March 2017

Tom Seay talks about his favorite VA Trails and upcoming rides

Now is the time to plan those trail riding trips right here at home in Virginia.  The television show, Best of America by Horseback has blessed me with guiding trail riders on incredible journeys such as my Atlantic to Pacific 3,300 mile ride, the 2,000 mile Old Mexico to Canada ride, the Yukon, Alaska, Hawaii, every state in the continental United States, the countries of Belize, Mexico, Honduras and the Caribbean.  We have ridden to […]

February 2017

When your horse has the sniffles

With the colder weather comes cold and flu season too. Just as coughs and sniffles travel through our schools and workplaces, they can travel through pastures and stables as well. So what should you do when you find your horse with a runny nose this winter?

Julien Beaugnon (of Cavalia) In Hand and Liberty Clinic Feb 18-19, 2017 at AAES, Leesburg, VA

Julien Beaugnon of CAVALIA will be holding an In Hand and Liberty Clinic at American Academy of Equestrian Sciences (AAES) in Leesburg VA. This will be a chance for you and your horse to learn how to train for and accomplish the behaviors you see done in their shows. Julien will work with you and your horse in a 2 day clinic so you can learn how to work in respect and balance with your […]

January 2017

Wiseman Farm – An Historic Estate is Reborn

Like a whiff of perfume left on a favorite sweater, the essence of Virginia Downing Wiseman is everywhere at Wiseman Farms, from the snowdrops she planted to the impeccably raked riding arena.
When she died in 2013 at age 93, Virginia left a rich legacy and a lengthy list of accomplishments. If one imagines a lifetime as a suitcase, then Virginia packed it until the zipper could barely close and sat on it to cram in […]

Make a Difference in a Life – Support Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue

You can help a horse in need by participating in one of the RVHR fundraisers - currently they are selling tickets to the April 8th celebration "Save A Horse, Taste Some Bourbon".

December 2016

The Horse Barn Tack Shop makes Holiday Gift Giving Easier!

The Horse Barn Tack Shop in Falmouth, VA has all your Holiday Gift needs including 10% Off Dublin Winter Wear during the month of December.

Holiday Camps Scheduled for Children and Adults

For anyone who still dreams of ponies and horses for Christmas, Stickin’ To Your Guns English and Western Training Facility in Spotsylvania, VA is hosting mini day horse camps during the holiday season.

The camps are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17-18, Dec. 20-22 and Dec. 28-29. They will cover horse care basics such as parts of the horse, grooming, tack, feeding, stall cleaning, illness and wound dressing. Camp lessons can also be tailored […]

November 2016

The Basics of Winter Hoof Care

Whether your horse is shod or barefoot, this article will give you some insight from a full time farrier on the simple ways to keep your horse healthy throughout the winter.

Lauren Kieffer’s Reflections on Rio

Lauren Kieffer from Middleburg, Virginia represented team USA in eventing this year at the Olynpics.  Read how she got there and where she plans to go now!

Written by Sarah McKay and appeared in our Nov/Dec 2016 issue
Ever since Lauren Kieffer was a little girl, it had been a dream of hers to compete in the Olympics. A passion and career woven into one, Kieffer’s love for horses and riding all began with a gift of riding […]

October 2016

Nov. 20, 2016 Fall Trail Ride through historic Keswick Hunt Club Territory

Trail riders will have a rare opportunity to ride in the beautiful Keswick area at a trail ride on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The ride, sponsored by the Virginia Horse Council, the Virginia Quarter Horse Association and the Keswick Hunt Club, will be on private Keswick hunt fixtures not normally open to the public. The trails cover lands rich in Civil War history and over which historic legends such as Lee, Jackson, Ewell, A.P. Hill, […]