July 2017

“For the Love of Equine” Art Show and Opening Reception July 8, 2017

Stop by Allure Art Center, White Stone, VA this coming Saturday, July 8, 2017… a group of ten Virginia equine artists are having an opening reception for our show entitled “For the Love of Equine”.  It’s a daytime event, 9am-4pm, and they will be sketching and painting outside, possibly from live Peruvian Paso horses, weather permitting.  Some artists will also be painting landscapes and doing “how to draw horses” demos.  So please come by if […]

A New Direction for Horse Talk

We are excited to announce that as of July, 2017 Horse Talk will be completely digital! In this new age of digital media, we plan to continue to keep Virginia’s horse lovers in touch with all the news and events. Our focus will stay the same – Virginia horses!

Please check our website often for new calendar of events, news, features, and horse health articles.

If you or someone you know is interested in contributing to our […]

June 2017

Washington International Horse Show announces all new footing for 2017 event

The Washington International Horse Show is pleased to announce the upgrade to all new footing for this year’s event at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., on October 24-29, 2017.

An organization that takes great pride in listening to the needs of its exhibitors, as well as continuously striving to improve and be the best, the management at WIHS looks forward to this enhancement.

“Our riders have been asking for new footing for years, but Verizon Center’s […]

Ashleigh Dove of Purcellville, VA wins the Randolph Scholarship during the 2017 Upperville Horse Show

UPPERVILLE, VA – Ashleigh Dove, a Purcellville, VA resident who discovered foxhunting while she was a Foxcroft School student and has been a regular participant with the Middleburg Hunt even while away at college, received the Theodora Ayer Randolph Sporting Scholarship “under the oaks” at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show on June 10, 2017.

The scholarship, which carries a $1,000 cash award, is given annually in memory of Randolph and the true sporting spirit she […]

Riders, Falls, and Concussions

Written by Mary Beth Jackson for our May/June 2017 Issue
There’s that moment after you come off your horse where you assess the damage to yourself. This time, I fell forward onto my knees, holding my head, still wearing my helmet. My nose dripped blood onto my breeches, and tears filled my eyes. My head hurt terribly, front and back. My helmet was cracked at the back.
My 15-year-old paint horse had bucked me, in the arena, […]

May 2017

Versatile 46+ Acres Farm in VA Hunt Country

Desiderate Farm in Rixeyville, VA is offered for sale.
This Versatile 46+ Acre farm in Virginia’s Hunt Country is close to 6 Hunt Clubs! Includes 7 paddockes + 7 Sheds with water and electric. 2 Barns, 2 Wash Stalls, Trails, Jump Field, Groom’s Cottage. Perfect B&B, Training, Breeding OR? Professional All The Way!

Home includes  5 bedrooms,  5 full baths, 2 half baths, Privacy + VIEWS!   $924,900
Contact Marilyn for an appointment! shack@LNF.com 540-220-1318 – 703-968-7000
 

April 2017

Control your Ectoparasites

Warmer, drier  weather is approaching quickly.  As we come out of our winter hibernation and eagerly make plans with our horses, so too are flies, ticks, and mosquitoes making plans to be a nuisance.  The unseasonably warm weather this past winter means insect populations will be returning in full force even earlier.  Although small, flies, mosquitos, and ticks, each present unique threats to your horse’s health.

Perhaps, the most ubiquitous pest of horses, the flies can […]

March 2017

The Art and Science behind Tad Coffin Saddles

When you step into the barn at Tad Coffin Performance Saddles, you immediately sense that there is something very different going on there. Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Greene County, Virginia, Tad and his team are committed to evolving the technology and conversation around saddles. Oftentimes, when it comes to finding the right saddle for our horses, we turn to a saddle fitter or rely on a system of padding […]

Tom Seay talks about his favorite VA Trails and upcoming rides

Now is the time to plan those trail riding trips right here at home in Virginia.  The television show, Best of America by Horseback has blessed me with guiding trail riders on incredible journeys such as my Atlantic to Pacific 3,300 mile ride, the 2,000 mile Old Mexico to Canada ride, the Yukon, Alaska, Hawaii, every state in the continental United States, the countries of Belize, Mexico, Honduras and the Caribbean.  We have ridden to […]

GOT RAIN ROT? The Remedy may already be in your Medicine Cabinet

Writtten by Penny Hawes, and appeared in our Sept./Oct. 2016 Issue
Got Rain Rot? It’s a common scenario – you’re grooming your horse and you notice a couple of scabby bumps along his back or croup. Or perhaps he looks like he’s developing a sore on the back of his pastern, or has greyish “crud” on the front of his hind cannon bones.
Whether you know it by the name rain rot, scratches, crud, mud fever or […]