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 […]
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 […]
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?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
To Settle the Estate of Gail G. Auer: Nicholls Auction Marketing Group has been contracted by the executors to market and sell this lovely farmette at public auction. This peaceful property, only 2 miles from Rt. 29 and 16 miles from Charlottesville, is ideal for animal enthusiasts and hobby farmers!! Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and Bid Your Price!!
4 BR/3.5 BA (3 full & 2 half bathrooms) 2,600 +/- sf home on 5.9 +/- acres
Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce a rebranding, launch of a new fan membership, and additional membership benefits. Effective January 11, 2017, the Federation has become US Equestrian and has adopted a refreshed identity as part of a new overall strategic plan for the organization. This includes a refreshed logo that removes the shield element and better aligns the brand with other successful national governing bodies.
Introduced by incoming President, […]
Like a whiff of perfume left on a favorite sweater, the essence of Virginia Downing Wiseman is everywhere at Wiseman Farms, from the snowdrops she planted to the impeccably raked riding arena.
When she died in 2013 at age 93, Virginia left a rich legacy and a lengthy list of accomplishments. If one imagines a lifetime as a suitcase, then Virginia packed it until the zipper could barely close and sat on it to cram in […]
You can help a horse in need by participating in one of the RVHR fundraisers - currently they are selling tickets to the April 8th celebration "Save A Horse, Taste Some Bourbon".