July 2016

Harold Chopping wins HITS Culpeper $25,000 Brook Ledge Grand Prix on Friday, July 15, 2016

Riders and horses turned out for Friday’s $25,000 Brook Ledge Grand Prix as a weekend of excitement kicked off at the Cavalier Classic, the third week of HITS Culpeper.

Coming home with the victory was Southern Pines, North Carolina equestrian Harold Chopping aboard Basje, owned by Kendra Bullington. This win makes Chopping and Basje’s third blue ribbon in the Grand Prix ring at HITS Commonwealth Park this year.

“He’s a very talented horse, and is also very […]

The National Sporting Library & Museum announces Meet the Author with George Morris Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is proud to announce a featured talk with renowned equestrian judge and trainer George Morris on September 14, 2016. Morris has an award-winning riding history spanning over 60 years and is considered a superstar in the equestrian world. He will be visiting NSLM to speak about his autobiography, Unrelenting: The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence, which was published in spring of 2016. Attendees […]

Trick Training Clinic August 27-28 in Crozet, VA with Jackie Johnson

Toad Hollow Farm in Crozet, VA is pleased to announce an equestrian trick training clinic in Crozet, Virginia,  August 27 and 28th. Jackie Johnson, an internationally acclaimed professional clinician and author will be teaching an intensive two day clinic at Toad Hollow Farm in the comfort of the shaded indoor riding arena.

During this intensive and amazing clinic experience students will learn the different ways they can can teach their horses to stretch, do target work, pedestal […]

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.

First case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a Virginia horse reported for 2016

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has confirmed the first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a Virginia horse this year. The horse, from Suffolk, was a Saddlebred mare. She exhibited symptoms on June 22 and was euthanized June 23.

Upcoming Fundraising events for the TB Retirement Foundation at Montpelier

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) at Montpelier has two new activities planned as fundraisers in July and September. The organization is a rescue for the many unwanted and neglected off track Thoroughbreds that can no longer have a racing career and are too damaged to enjoy a second career off the track.

 JULY 30TH YARD SALE
On July 30, 2016 the TRF will host a Yard sale at the Orange Firemen’s Carnival grounds on the corner of […]

5 Ways to Improve your Dressage Score!

Nearly every week we read about another upper-level dressage rider scoring in the 80s. You can improve your own scores, sometimes dramatically, by doing your homework.

Equine Trail Sports Judging Clinic and Obstacle Challenges on June 18-19, 2016

On June 18th and 19th, Central Virginia Horse Rescue at Miracle Meadows will be holding a Equine Trail Sports Judging Clinic and Obstacle Challenges.

Schedule includes:
June 18 – AM Judging Clinic, PM Obstacle Challenge
June 19th – AM Obstacle Challenge

Location: Central Virginia Horse Rescue at Miracle Meadows
3009 Afton Grove Road, Kenbridge, VA 23944

Attend the Free Judging Clinic to become an Equine Trail Sports Certified Judge. Judges will receive a free membership with Equine Trail Sports, a laser […]

May 2016

At Auction on July 8th – 52+ Acres Estate in Fauquier County, VA

This move-in-ready home on 52 +/- acres offers amazing views as well as the attractive combination of privacy and commuter convenience.

Update on the Peaceable Farm Horses

On October 19th, 2015, over 80 horses were removed from a property operating as Peaceable Farm in a raid conducted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It was a situation no one would ever want to encounter...