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...

Morven Park’s 4th Annual Carriage Pleasure Driving Show, Combined Test, and Cross-Country Pleasure Drive June 18-19

Morven Park is hosting its fourth annual Carriage Pleasure Driving Show, Combined Test and Cross-Country Pleasure Drive on June 18 & 19, anticipating about 50 entries from throughout the eastern United States. The event is free to spectators, so bring a picnic and a blanket and step back in time as antique and reproduction carriages are drawn by miniature horses, drafts, pairs, and singles.

On Saturday, June 18, drivers will compete in a wide range of classes […]

America’s Mustang Stops in Arizona, Missouri and Virginia

Celebrate American Mustangs through Second-Annual Tour
Don’t miss the 2016 America’s Mustang tour! Now in its second year, the campaign—which educates Americans about wild mustangs and the public lands that support them—is building upon the successes from its 2015 inaugural tour to inspire everyone to take interest in the breed. This year’s campaign will have three celebration expos along its nationwide route: Queen Creek, Ariz., Sedalia, Mo. and Lexington, Va.
“Last year, we had more than 16,000 […]

Looking for something to do? Visit our Calendar of Events page!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Our Calendar of Events page has been updated to include as many Shows, Hunter Paces, Trail Rides, Clinics and Events that we could find throughout Virginia. Here is a list for the next week.

5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Local Landowners Happy

Whether  you ride with a hunt, love to trail ride, or want to keep horses on your property, having a good relationship with surrounding landowners is critical. With the encroaching developments eating up a lot of open spaces, those that remain are vital resources. Here’s a brief list of things you can do to help keep the relationship with your local landowners a happy one – for everyone involved.
1. Show Some Respect
If the respect issue […]

This week in Horse History – Civil War Horses in Battle

Over 620,000 men died during the course of the Civil War, due to combat, starvation, and disease. It has been estimated that for every soldier killed, at least three horses died. The total number of horses and mules killed during the Civil War has been estimated at up to 3.5 million.

Preakness Party to Benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding on May 21, 2016

The 6th Annual Preakness Party, to benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, will be held at the Middleburg Community Center on May 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Ms. Sue Jones will chair the event. The Honorary Chair is Andy, one of the most honored therapy horses in the nation, and he will be in attendance, weather permitting. Andy has recently been inducted into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame, and last year received the prestigious Klinger award. […]

The Importance of a Prepurchase Exam

So, you’ve decided to add a new horse to your herd? Congratulations! Owning a horse is a big investment in time, money and emotion.

Advertiser Spotlight: Agape Pet Services

Agape Pet Services will honor your request for the care and handling of your horse’s remains in an accurate courteous, compassionate and timely manner.

We understand that your horse is more than just a pet and respect the bond you share. As a member of the family, the loss of your horse can feel overwhelming. Allow us to assist you during this difficult time.

Agape Pet Services provides equine cremation with transportation.  Pick-up is available seven days a […]