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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

Amelia Courthouse – 40 acres w/immaculate 3BR/3BA home, barn, outbuildings, fencing and more!

Attention Animal Lovers!!!  The sellers are relocating and have contracted Nicholls Auction Marketing Group to market and sell this great move-in ready property at public auction.  Bring your horses and other 4 legged friends and purchase this lovely home by bidding your price!!

Move-in ready recently renovated 3 BR/3 BA home w/3 stall barn, outbuildings & fencing on 40 acres–Only $200,000 Starting Bid!!

  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 3:00pm
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At Auction – 204 Acre Estate with manor house, carriage house, barns in Essex Co. VA.

From the Estate of A.N. Johnston III: Historic Linden House Plantation on 204 +/- acres featuring fully furnished manor house, carriage house, commercial kitchen/dining hall, pond, barns and more!!

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 […]

February 2017

Diron Clements – making a living doing what he loves!

Written by Mary Beth Jackson, and appeared in our January/February 2017 Issue
Diron Clements’ cell phones are always ringing with a deal to be made. If it isn’t a buyer or seller calling about a home listing for the Pittsylvania County real estate agent, it’s someone calling for DC Clements Quarter Horses.
Clements, 34, is a barrel racer and trainer. His western-style living room is where he keeps mementos of his achievements. Champion belt buckles sparkle underneath […]

When your horse has the sniffles

With the colder weather comes cold and flu season too. Just as coughs and sniffles travel through our schools and workplaces, they can travel through pastures and stables as well. So what should you do when you find your horse with a runny nose this winter?

2017 Annual Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference Equine Session Announced

The 2017 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, the region’s premier animal nutrition conference, will be held April 5-6, 2017 at the Hunt Valley Wyndam Grand in Hunt Valley, MD. Two days of expert speakers have been lined up with the Equine Session held on the second day featuring morning seminars devoted to the aged horse, allergies, and how to boost the equine immune system. The afternoon will be devoted to the equine gut microbiome and related supplements.
Veterinarians, […]

Julien Beaugnon (of Cavalia) In Hand and Liberty Clinic Feb 18-19, 2017 at AAES, Leesburg, VA

Julien Beaugnon of CAVALIA will be holding an In Hand and Liberty Clinic at American Academy of Equestrian Sciences (AAES) in Leesburg VA. This will be a chance for you and your horse to learn how to train for and accomplish the behaviors you see done in their shows. Julien will work with you and your horse in a 2 day clinic so you can learn how to work in respect and balance with your […]

January 2017

Foxhunting in Virginia – Keeping the Tradition Alive!

A tradition in our country that dates back to the 17th century, foxhunting is a way to preserve history and enjoy the beautiful Virginia countryside
Written by Sarah McKay for our Jan/Feb. 2017 Issue. Thanks to the various photographers who contributed some fabulous photos for this feature. 

For foxhunters in Virginia, the sport is not just a hobby or a job—it’s a lifestyle. Best described by The Masters of Fox Hounds Association and Foundation, (MFHA), the sport […]