June 2017

Ashleigh Dove of Purcellville, VA wins the Randolph Scholarship during the 2017 Upperville Horse Show

UPPERVILLE, VA – Ashleigh Dove, a Purcellville, VA resident who discovered foxhunting while she was a Foxcroft School student and has been a regular participant with the Middleburg Hunt even while away at college, received the Theodora Ayer Randolph Sporting Scholarship “under the oaks” at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show on June 10, 2017.

The scholarship, which carries a $1,000 cash award, is given annually in memory of Randolph and the true sporting spirit she […]

June 2016

Horses in History – George Washington’s Horses

As we celebrate Independence Day this week, it seems fitting that we also celebrate one of the best-loved figures of American Independence.

May 2016

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. […]

December 2015

7 Fun Filled Equestrian escapes to enjoy during the holidays

Have you been promising yourself a different way to celebrate the holidays?
If you are head hostess or host for the family, maybe you need a mini vacation before your holiday labors are in full swing?
Whatever your goal, Virginia and nearby locales offer a variety of horsey opportunities for weekends or day trips. Some are perfect for you and your own horse. Others provide trusty trail  mounts and guides, a great option for sharing your hobby […]

January 2015

Casanova Hunter Pace Events

Hunter Pace Events – Sunday, February 15, 2015, Winfall 12:00 noon – Open to Everyone!

HUNTER PACE EVENT OVER FENCES – 12:00 Noon Open to pairs. About 3 1/2 miles over fair hunting country. Hunter Pace Series Conditions. A horse ridden in this event may be cross entered in the flat event, but may not start more than once over fences. Entry fee $60 per pair. No Post Entries. Points Count Toward Year-End Awards.

Run concurrently with […]

Advertiser Spotlight: Virginia Field Hunters and Merle-Smith Eventing

Virginia Field Hunters and Merle-Smith Eventing is home to Concerto Grosso, the 1998 Imported Holsteiner Stallion approved and licensed by the American Holsteiner Horse Association (AHHA), International Sporthorse Registry / Oldenburg North America (ISR/Old-NA) and Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI).  The 17-hand bay is by Concerto II (Contender) – Koenigspark xx.
The 2015 stud fee for Concerto Grosso is $1,200. Discounts are available for registered Warmblood, Thoroughbred and Performance mares.  Your foal may be eligible for […]

April 2014

Spring Fun Hunter Pace April 27, 2014

Lynn Haven Hounds welcomes spring with the Spring Fun Hunter Pace at Foremost Run Farm in Spotsylvania, Va., on April 27. Registration opens at 9 a.m., with start time 10 a.m. Pre-entries are $30; entry is $35 day of event. Lunch and beverage included for each entry or can be purchased. All classes open and prizes will be awarded for optimum time and pleasure in junior and senior categories, and for “best turned out team.” […]

Going to the Dogs (really) in Orlean, VA

The Old Dominion Hounds will host a foxhound puppy show and open house Saturday, April 26 at the club kennels in Orlean. Competition begins at 3 p.m., with Best in Show at 5.

An international panel of judges will score unentered hounds from recognized packs in the Northern Virginia and Virginia regions of the Masters of Foxhounds Association. There will also be a junior handler class for entered hounds, and a “farm dog” class for visitors.

Other […]

December 2013

Commonwealth Foxhounds Jr. Hunt Dec. 29, 2013

Join Commonwealth Foxhounds for a hunt designed to introduce foxhunting to the junior rider. Adults are welcome too. Held at Woodpecker Farm, 11321 Paige Road, Woodford, VA 22580 at 10 am

Three fields to accommodate all riding levels:

First flight follow the hounds and huntsman at paces ranging from a walk to a gallop. Jumps up to 2.5 feet high (optional).
Second Flight is a walk/trot/canter field with no jumps
Third Flight or the mounted hill toppers, is a […]

October 2013

Cross Country Clinic on Oct. 27th with eventer Mark Combs

Sunday October 27th Lynn Haven Hounds will be hosting a Mark Combs clinic at Orange Springs Farm in Unionville, VA.  Mark’s expertise will focus on getting us comfortable mastering the jumping obstacles in the hunt field. He will take out groups of five and concentrate on navigating each jump safely. There will be approximately 5 riders in each session which will last 1 and 1/2 to two hours. We would like to have at least two sessions so please be […]