September 2016

SEFHA Colt Starting Challenge Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016

Competitors will try to take green horses from round pen to rideable in a single day at the Colt Starting Challenge, returning Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, 2016.

Sept. 18th Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trial, Combined Test and Dressage Show

Looking for a fun event to put some miles on your young horses, or new to Eventing and want to keep it low key? Check out the Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trial, Combined Test, and Dressage Show (flexible entry). Located in Marshall, VA and includes Introductory (18”), Elementary (2‘), Beginner Novice, Novice and Training levels. Flexible entry format (enter dressage only, any two phases, or three phases). Courses have lots of open space and room […]

Ashland Equestrian LLC is a top-notch boarding, lesson and training facility in Warrenton, VA

Located in beautiful Warrenton, Virginia, Ashland Farm pre-dates the Civil War. The property includes two barns, an indoor ring, as well as easy access to miles of beautiful trails.

The newly renovated horseshoe shaped main barn features 10 12’x14’ matted stalls, tack room, feed room, office and an indoor wash rack.  The second barn has seven additional stalls and an outdoor covered wash rack.  Ashland Equestrian has a 75′ x 190′ indoor ring with top of the […]

The Virginia Horse Council – The Voice for the Virginia Horse Industry

In 1971, a group of horsemen came together to found the Virginia Horse Council to act as a voice for all of Virginia horse people, regardless of breed or discipline. The initial directors of the Virginia Horse Council (VHC) included L. Clay Camp, Daniel V. Flynn, Mary P. Hare, Kenneth Moore, George A. Morrow, Herbert W. Stuart, and Merle Wood. Since then, the organization has grown to fulfill its mission “to serve as the umbrella […]

Equestrian Center Opportunity in Portsmouth, RI

Historic Equestrian/Recreational Development Opportunity

A beautiful 11-acre complex of historical buildings with surrounding pastures and open space. The Town of Portsmouth, RI desires to develop this recreational complex with a private partner.

The current site is used as an equestrian center but has the potential for mixed or other uses. The beautiful early 20th century stone barns have exceptional potential that can support many recreational visions.

The town desires to lease the property and provide support in the […]

August 2016

Jill Wilson and Virginia Frediani win big in the Hunter Ring at HITS Culpeper

Competition continued at HITS Commonwealth Park with the Constitution Classic during Week V at HITS Culpeper. Professional, Amateur and Junior riders turned out to compete for the top spot in the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix and the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix. With only two weeks left until the HITS Championship on September 8-11, riders were hunting for a win to qualify for the prestigious $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix and the $250,000 Platinum Performance […]

Rio Olympic Games – Jumping training day

Competing at the Olympic Games is a big step up for a young man on an upward trajectory, but both he and his horse are totally taking it in their stride.

Does my horse need Antibiotics?

At the first sign of a runny nose it can be tempting to automatically put your horse on antibiotics. We want our horse to get better soon and what harm can it do?

Preparing for the Olympics

An Interview with former Olympian Will Coleman and team veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober
Written by Sarah McKay

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are quickly approaching, and while the United States will be represented on the equestrian side, so will Virginia. Two Virginians, Lauren Kieffer and Dr. Tim Ober are involved, the former competing in the eventing portion of the games, and the latter supporting the show jumping team as the primary team veterinarian.

Lauren Kieffer, of Middleburg, […]

Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Ulcers in horses are very common but they can be tricky to diagnose as there are a wide range of symptoms. It takes a team effort to address and treat the problem.