In the News

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, […]

Two’s Company wins the National Sporting Library & Museum Cup at the VA Fall Races

Irish-bred Two’s Company won the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) Cup at the 62nd Annual Meet of the Virginia Fall Races on Saturday, October 8. While early rain made the course footing soft, it did not seem to stop the seven year-old gelding, owned by Bruton Street – US and piloted by Sean McDermott, from edging out six other horses over the long 3 1/4 mile timber course.

It was anyone’s race until the tightly packed […]

Madeira School hosts ANRC Junior Horsemanship Challenge Competition November 5, 2016

A Junior Horsemanship Challenge competition will be hosted by The Madeira School on November 5, 2016. It is a multi-phase team competition sponsored by the American National Riding Commission (ANRC) based on ANRC’s National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, now in its 40th year.

Teams of two or three students in grades 6 through 12 will compete in four events: a Program Ride; a Medal Course; a Derby Course; and a Written Test, which is based on forward […]

Nov. 6th Poker Run to benefit Millwood Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Foundation

THE POKER RUN

EVENT TO BENEFIT MILLWOOD THOROUGHBRED RESCUE AND ADOPTION FOUNDATION
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Event to start promptly at 10:00 AM
The Poker Run – a cross-country adventure FOR TEAMS OF 2 OR 3 to be ridden over a marked course. Riders to follow flags (markers) from start to finish. There will be three check points along the route. Each two or three rider team will take two cards at each check point. The team with the […]

How to Prepare for Finals

3 Virginia Trainers share their strategies on how they mentally and physically prepare their riders for year end shows

Written by Sarah McKay for our Sept/Oct. 2016 Issue
As  summer winds down and fall begins, horse show finals will soon be upon us. We asked three trainers from around Virginia to share their insights into what makes their riders and horses successful at year-end final competitions:
When it comes to preparing ahead of time, Pam Baker, of Hillcrest […]

September 2016

The Virginia Hunter Championships – bringing the Hunter Community together

The Virginia Hunter Championships celebrated the success of their second annual show this past August.

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 […]