December 2014

Advertiser Spotlight: Wendy Murdoch at 2015 Maryland Horse World Expo

Internationally recognized equestrian instructor and clinician Wendy Murdoch make five presentations at the 2015 Maryland Horse World Expo January 16 – 18 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium.

Murdoch is also the author of several books and DVDs, and creator of Ride Like A Natural® and the SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program™.  Her newest book is 40 Five-Minute Jumping Fixes to Improve Your Riding.

The 2015 Maryland Horse World Expo hours are noon to  8 […]

Holiday Gifts: What to ask for when you know you’re not getting a horse!

Here’s a list—by no means comprehensive—of some possible presents to ask your loved ones for this holiday season

November 2014

T-Town Tack Boot and Storewide Sale – Nov. 15th

One day only from 9 am to 4 pm. Great prices, shop early for the holidays!

July 2014

Advertiser Spotlight: Agape Pet Services

About Agape Pet Services
Easing the loss of a pet with integrity & Compassion
We are a full service trustworthy crematory that will honor your request for the care and handling of your dear pet’s remains in a courteous and timely manner. We offer private cremation, private attended cremation and group cremations. We also offer a large urn selection, memorials, keepsakes and resources to help you through the grieving process.
We are people who live and work with […]

June 2014

Join Mad Tack on June 7th for a Belmont Stakes Party

Mad Tack, a brand new tack store located at 646 S. Main St. Madison, VA, will be hosting a Belmont Stakes party on Saturday June 7, 2014

May 2014

Tack Swap and Rummage Sale at Saddlery Liquidators

Saddlery Liquidators in Haymarket, Va., hosts their 4th annual tack swap and rummage sale on May 26, 2014.

Come join the fun—local barns, groups, and organizations encouraged to participate. Bring your “horsey” items, tack, clothing, saddles, barn equipment, blankets, etc. Plus, the entire store is 25% off! Breeches, 50% to 70% off! Polos and t-shirts, 50% off!

For information about reserving a booth, visit, email, or call 888.723.3554.

Advertiser Spotlight – GearClean Horse Blanket Cleaning and Repair

It’s that time of year – time to pack the blankets up and put them away for the summer. GearClean, located in Winchester, Virginia will clean and repair your blankets and have them ready for use in the fall. Only $25 for cleaning all horse blankets. 
From website…….Horse blankets are routinely exposed to the ammonias found in urine and manure that act like acid on fabric, dramatically reducing its life and strength. Equestrian equipment may […]

5 Household Items With Surprisingly Helpful Uses in the Barn people love cool horse stuff that makes their life easier.

April 2014

Meet the Minis on April 26, 2014

Valhalla Farm in Westminster, Md., will hold an open barn and tack shop sale on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come visit the registered miniature show horses, tour the barn and 17 acres, and shop at the blow-out tack sale that features everything for your mini! For more information, email, call 410.404.3365, or visit

March 2014

Secretariat’s Birthday Celebration March 29, 2014

Big Red’s annual birthday celebration at The Meadow in Doswell, Va., will host the three men who rode the legendary race horse at the peak of his spectacular career. Hall of Fame jockeys Ron Turcotte and Eddie Maple, plus exercise rider Charlie Davis, are scheduled to join the festivities March 29, marking the first time all three have gathered together at Secretariat’s birthplace.

Joining the gathering will be Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery and co-author of the award-winning Secretariat’s Meadow: The Land, The Family, The Legend, and Riva Ridge: Penny’s First Champion, which she wrote with Leeanne Meadows Ladin.

The one-day program begins at 11 a.m. New this year is an open house for the Museum of the Virginia Horse and the Meadow Champions Galleries in the Meadow Hall mansion, which illustrates the history of the horse in Virginia since Colonial times. The Meadow Champions Galleries showcase the famous broodmares and racehorses of Meadow Stable, as well as the 1972–73 Triple Crown races of Secretariat and Riva Ridge. Also included in the line-up of events are autograph sessions; extensive display of Secretariat merchandise and memorabilia for purchase; exclusive memorabilia display, including the first training saddles worn by Secretariat and Riva Ridge; Secretariat descendants from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River; narrated tram tours of the farm; presentation of the horses and hounds of the Caroline Hunt; and pony rides and a moon bounce.