Clinics / Camps / Other Events

June 2016

Equine Trail Sports Judging Clinic and Obstacle Challenges on June 18-19, 2016

On June 18th and 19th, Central Virginia Horse Rescue at Miracle Meadows will be holding a Equine Trail Sports Judging Clinic and Obstacle Challenges.

Schedule includes:
June 18 – AM Judging Clinic, PM Obstacle Challenge
June 19th – AM Obstacle Challenge

Location: Central Virginia Horse Rescue at Miracle Meadows
3009 Afton Grove Road, Kenbridge, VA 23944

Attend the Free Judging Clinic to become an Equine Trail Sports Certified Judge. Judges will receive a free membership with Equine Trail Sports, a laser […]

May 2016

America’s Mustang Stops in Arizona, Missouri and Virginia

Celebrate American Mustangs through Second-Annual Tour
Don’t miss the 2016 America’s Mustang tour! Now in its second year, the campaign—which educates Americans about wild mustangs and the public lands that support them—is building upon the successes from its 2015 inaugural tour to inspire everyone to take interest in the breed. This year’s campaign will have three celebration expos along its nationwide route: Queen Creek, Ariz., Sedalia, Mo. and Lexington, Va.
“Last year, we had more than 16,000 […]

Preakness Party to Benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding on May 21, 2016

The 6th Annual Preakness Party, to benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, will be held at the Middleburg Community Center on May 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Ms. Sue Jones will chair the event. The Honorary Chair is Andy, one of the most honored therapy horses in the nation, and he will be in attendance, weather permitting. Andy has recently been inducted into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame, and last year received the prestigious Klinger award. […]

Jeff Morrow Paintings on exhibit at Gallery On Madison, Middleburg, VA

In conjunction with Middleburg’s fourth annual Art in the ‘Burg celebration on Saturday, May 21, Gallery On Madison will feature a special exhibit of oil paintings by Jeff Morrow.
Morrow is an accomplished portrait and sporting artist who has been featured on the cover of The Artist’s Magazine, a national publication. His oil painting entitled “The Dandy” appeared on the July/August 2014 cover of the magazine and won First Place in the magazine’s All Media Competition. […]

April 2016

VHSA “Ask the Judges” Clinic on April 16th at Rose Mount Farm Horse Show

The VHSA Special Events Committee will be holding an “ASK THE JUDGES” Clinic on Saturday, April 16th, at the Rose Mount Farm Horse Show. This free Clinic is open to everyone and will begin at the conclusion of the show on Saturday and will be held under the tent, weather permitting. The Judges will be Kim Dorfman, Scott Fitton and Street Moore. Contact the Virginia Horse Show Association at http://vhsa.com or email vhsa@verizon.net

March 2016

An Interview with Tom Seay

Producer and host of “Best of America by Horseback” for eleven years, Tom shares his passion for riding and adventure, as well as his tips for success on the trail

How to Prepare for Trail Competition

The Trail Challenge has become a very popular event. More and more show horse competitors and trail riding enthusiasts are discovering the excitement and challenge

Huge Birthday Celebration planned for Secretariat at the Meadow on April 1-3, 2016 during the VA Horse Festival

William Nack, author of the best-selling book “Secretariat – The Making of a Champion” and Otto Thorwarth, who portrayed jockey Ron Turcotte in the Disney film “Secretariat” will be among the headliners for the Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow April 1-3.

They are joining Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery, Secretariat’s owner, and Charlie Davis, his exercise rider, to mark not only “Big Red’s” birthday but also the 80th anniversary of Meadow Stable.   The […]

Bellemount Stables offers Lessons, IEA, Camps, Shows and more in 2016

Bellemount Stables offers many amenities to the horse enthusiast.  Once an antebellum plantation circa 1810, Bellemount Stables is owned and operated by trainer Erin Oliff Culpeper. Bellemount Stables is a family friendly 80 acre farm in Beaverdam, VA, about 10 miles off the Ladysmith exit on I95. We are a full service boarding and training facility providing hunt seat instruction, shows, camps, and more. Two large stables with matted stalls, large tack rooms, feed rooms, wash […]

Don’t Miss the VA Horse Festival on April 1-3, 2016

The Virginia Horse Festival is planning a great lineup again this year on April 1-3 at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA.
The Virginia Horse Festival will  feature clinicians and demonstrations from industry experts including host and director of Best of America by Horseback, Tom Seay; Dr. Scott Pleasant; Horse Hippie founder and nutritionist Laura Stopper Batts; Mounted Games Across America Inc.; and Parelli Natural Horsemanship. The festival will also feature show jumping and dressage clinics, the Colt Starting […]