June 2014

International Equestrian James Wofford To Host Eventing Clinic

New Meadow Farm in Steeles Tavern, Va., hosts a Jimmy Wofford eventing clinic on July 31, 2014.

May 2014

Carriage Driving Clinic June 1, 2014

Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg, Va., will host a Tracey Morgan carriage driving clinic on June 1, 2014. The clinic and Fix-A-Test for carriage drivers offers instruction for drivers at all levels. Entry fee is $75/turnout. For more information and reservations, email Laura Doyle at ldoyle@morvenpark.org, call 804.798.2003, or visit http://www.morvenpark.org/programs/equestrian.html/event/2014/06/01/tracey-morgan-carriage-driving-clinic.

Wendy Murdoch Training Clinics at Evergreen Farm

Trainer Wendy Murdoch will host clinics on May 17 and on June 18, 2014 at Evergreen Farm in Berryville, Va.

Return to Riding Program June 30 – July 4, 2014 in Keswick, VA

Return to Riding, a new equestrian program running June 30 – July 4, 2014 at Montanova Stables Foundation in Keswick

Gegi Winslett Jumping Clinics in May 2014

Gegi Winslett hosts Bright Lights Jumping Clinics at Blue Top Farm in Nokesville, Va., on May 7 and 28. Gegi has a lifetime’s experience of riding, showing, teaching, show management, and course design; she will teach private, semi-private, or group lessons with horses and/or riders grouped by ability and schedule preference. The jumping clinic is held in a covered arena with rubber and sand footing. To sign up, e-mail Susan Larson at susanluvshorses@gmail.com or visit […]

April 2014

Wendy Murdoch Clinic April 16, 2014

Trainer Wendy Murdoch will host a clinic on April 16 at Evergreen Farm in Berryville, Va. She will discuss the Murdoch Method for horses and riders to reach their full potential. Cost is $145 for 45-minute to 1 hour session; auditors, $15/person (each rider may bring 1 auditor for no cost). No audio or video equipment allowed; Coggins presented day of clinic. Contact Evergreen Farm to reserve a spot: email to evergreendors@juno.com (www.evergreenfarm.info) or call […]

USHJA Trainer Certification Clinic at Fox Point Farm, May 10-11, 2014

Fox Pointe Farm in Quinton, Va., with its rolling hills surrounded by lush pine forests, may just be the perfect place to hold a USHJA-sanctioned trainer certification process (TCP) Clinic.

“Improving riders and developing horses is a top priority at my farm, so in the continuing education of our horses and riders, bringing in events like the USHJA TCP clinic is just parallel to my goals at Fox Pointe Farm,” says Colleen Seely, owner and trainer. “It is all about education and the willingness to continue that education regardless of a rider’s age and riding level, and these clinics are wonderful learning opportunities for riders and trainers alike.”

To that end, Fox Pointe Farm will host a USHJA trainer two-day certification and riding clinic for zone 3 on May 10 and 11.

Well-known USEF judge Julie Winkel and Geoff Teall, head trainer and owner of Montoga, Inc., are the scheduled clinicians for the TCP clinic.

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An Afternoon with Arabians April 12, 2014

Join Amethyst Acres Equine Center in Buchanan, Va., for an afternoon with one of the world’s rarest horses, the Egyptian Arabian. The event will be held from 1–4 p.m. Hear from industry experts, enjoy complimentary lunch, and learn about the tax benefits and profit potential of breeding these living treasures. Free admission; reservations required. For more information, email deb@amethystacres.com, call 540.254.1017, or visit www.amethystacres.com.

March 2014

Piedmont Horse and Dog Expo March 29, 2014

Dog and horse lovers—the horse and dog expo is March 29 at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises building! Demonstrations by both dog and horse experts, educational exhibits, and vendors are scheduled; event is 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with admission only $5 (free for younger than 12). Proceeds benefit local 4-H clubs, the FFA, and the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League. Visit www.piedmonthorseexpo.com for more information and schedule of events!

Dressage at Kelly’s Ford March 22, 2014

Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center hosts an educational seminar and dressage schooling show on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Remington, Va. The event, in the indoor arena, is sponsored by the Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association and will be conducted by USEF licensed “R” judge Nicky Vogel. Seminar will begin with two demonstration rides with scores and comments. For a prize list, email kellysford.horseshows@aol.com, call 540.399.1800, or visit http://www.innatkellysford.com/equest.html.