March 2016

This week in Horse History – Secretariat

Written by Juliette Beauchamp

Last June, American Pharoah galloped into the history books when he won the Belmont Stakes and racing’s prestigious Triple Crown, a feat not equaled since 1978. While horse enthusiasts around the world rejoiced over the bay colt’s success, Virginian’s will always have a special love for American Pharoah’s great-great-great-grandsire, himself a Triple Crown winner.

Secretariat, bred and raised in Virginia, is one of racing’s most beloved figures. He was born at the Meadow […]

An Interview with Tom Seay

Producer and host of “Best of America by Horseback” for eleven years, Tom shares his passion for riding and adventure, as well as his tips for success on the trail

How to Prepare for Trail Competition

The Trail Challenge has become a very popular event. More and more show horse competitors and trail riding enthusiasts are discovering the excitement and challenge


Nicholls Auction Marketing Group has offered at Auction on April 22, 2016 – From the Ennis Estate:  233 +/- acres of beautiful farm ground that features 160 +/- acres of timber, farm house (in need of restoration) and several outbuildings.  Only $500,000 Starting Bid!!
WHEN:  Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 1:30pm
WHERE: 13783 Blackwells Mill Rd., Goldvein, VA 22720
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The appointed Executor of the Ennis Estate has contracted Nicholls Auction Marketing Group to market and […]

Huge Birthday Celebration planned for Secretariat at the Meadow on April 1-3, 2016 during the VA Horse Festival

William Nack, author of the best-selling book “Secretariat – The Making of a Champion” and Otto Thorwarth, who portrayed jockey Ron Turcotte in the Disney film “Secretariat” will be among the headliners for the Secretariat Birthday Celebration at The Meadow April 1-3.

They are joining Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery, Secretariat’s owner, and Charlie Davis, his exercise rider, to mark not only “Big Red’s” birthday but also the 80th anniversary of Meadow Stable.   The […]

At Auction April 15 – 5BR WATERFRONT Home on Claytor Lake

Immaculate fully furnished 5 BR/2 BA move-in-ready home located in a cove on beautiful Claytor Lake.  Situated on a double lot in Plantation Estates, this home will make a wonderful primary residence or weekend get away home.  Boats, Jet Skis and more convey w/home!!  Only $250,000 Starting Bid!!
Date:  Friday, April 15, 2016 @ 11:00am
Location: 4303 Plantation Estates Rd., Radford, VA 24141
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Unable to enjoy this lovely property as much as […]

Announcing The Dover Adult Amateur Jumper Medal – National Pilot in Maryland 2016

Dover Saddlery has announced the introduction of a new competition medal program for adult amateur riders that will have its national debut as a pilot in Maryland in 2016.   The Dover Adult Amateur Jumper Medal (Dover AAJ Medal) is a new and innovative medal program designed to recognize, reward and incentivize the adult amateur jumper rider competing at 2’9” – 3’ at the regional level.

The new Dover AAJ Medal is not an equitation medal. Eligible […]

Don’t Miss the VA Horse Festival on April 1-3, 2016

The Virginia Horse Festival is planning a great lineup again this year on April 1-3 at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA.
The Virginia Horse Festival will  feature clinicians and demonstrations from industry experts including host and director of Best of America by Horseback, Tom Seay; Dr. Scott Pleasant; Horse Hippie founder and nutritionist Laura Stopper Batts; Mounted Games Across America Inc.; and Parelli Natural Horsemanship. The festival will also feature show jumping and dressage clinics, the Colt Starting […]

At Auction on April 8 – Gorgeous Estate home on 10.5 Acres

Nicholls Auction Marketing Group is offering this picturesque 5 BR/5.5 BA Fauquier County estate on 10.5 +/- acres featuring pool, outbuildings, pond, and only 30 miles outside off the DC Beltway!!  Only $250,000 Starting Bid!!

Location: 6201 Covey Rd., Warrenton, VA 20187
Date: April 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 am

Virtual and Aerial Tour

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7,500 +/- sf. 5 BR/5.5 BA luxury home on 10.57 +/- […]

Glenmore Farm Equestrian Center plans Clinic, Hunter Shows and Summer Camps

Located in Keswick, VA, just 5 miles east of downtown Charlottesville, VA, Glenmore Farm Equestrian Center has an action packed spring and summer planned for riders of all ages. Read the information below or check out their website at

Beginning in April, Glenmore Farm EC will host a “Fix My Ride Clinic” with Ellen Shevella on April 17, 2016.  The format will be run as classes at a horse show that are placed, analyzed, […]