March 2014

Piedmont Horse and Dog Expo March 29, 2014

Dog and horse lovers—the horse and dog expo is March 29 at the Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises building! Demonstrations by both dog and horse experts, educational exhibits, and vendors are scheduled; event is 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with admission only $5 (free for younger than 12). Proceeds benefit local 4-H clubs, the FFA, and the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League. Visit for more information and schedule of events!

Stock Up on Supplies March 14–16, 2014

It’s time for Champion Saddlery’s March Madness Sale! Both stores (Doswell and Midlothian, Va.) host the 3-day event from March 14–16; sale includes boots, clothes, saddles, and much more—every item on sale 10 to 50 percent off retail. Visit for hours and directions, or call 804.227.3434 (Doswell), 804.594.7060 (Midlothian).




Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center hosts its fifth annual community tack swap on March 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the indoor arena. Unique, […]

February 2014

Advertiser Spotlight – ETB Equine Construction

Make Your Practice Perfect with Locally Made Schooling Jumps with Eric Bull of ETB Equine Construction 

Success in the competition ring comes down to practice. To quote show jumping legend George Morris, “Practice doesn’t make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect.” You can give yourself an advantage with proper schooling equipment, including safe, well-constructed show jumps.

A good schooling course consists of around 18-20 jumps, including standards, rails, extra rails for creating trot poles and ground rails, and any extras like flower boxes, a stone wall, picket fence or garden gate, and more. For a competition course you will need more of these “accessories” to make the course really stand out.


Champion Saddlery Tack Auction Feb. 7, 2014

Champion Saddlery’s midwinter saddle and tack auction will be held Feb. 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Doswell Ruritan Club in Doswell, Va. New and used saddles, bridles, bits, and miscellaneous horse equipment will be offered. Most merchandise is new. Call Champion Saddlery (804.227.3434) or for more information.

January 2014

Advertisers Spotlight – Dragon Ridge Photography

This week’s advertiser spotlight is on Dragon Ridge Photography, located in Haymarket, Virginia. Dragon Ridge Photography is owned by Didi McConnell, an award winning photographer whose works have appeared in Virginia magazines, and newspapers. She has received “Best in Show” awards in photo exhibit competitions.

Didi’s work focuses on weddings, babies and animals. Her expertise extend to specialty photo shoots, social and charity events, equine, and lifestyle photos. She is a member of the Professional Photographers […]

Newly released book: A Ranchwife’s Slant, Cowboys, Kids, and Ranch Life

Newly released: A Ranchwife’s Slant, Cowboys, Kids, and Ranch Life, a book by popular South Dakota humor columnist, speaker, and rancher, Amy Kirk!

A Ranchwife’s Slant  is published by Spinning Sevens Press—a Virginia based publishing endeavor owned by equestrian author, journalist, and regular Horse Talk contributor, Tom Moates.  In this compilation of more than 100 of her best columns and essays, Kirk candidly profiles the big things in life in small but humorous ways.

The foreword, contributed […]

December 2013

Charlottesville Southern States Coop to expand delivery area

Charlottesville Southern States Cooperative is pleased to announce that they are expanding their delivery area.  We will continue to serve the areas that are already established, such as Afton, Scottsville, Palmyra, Gordonsville, Locust Grove, Standardsville, Free Union, Crozet and more.  New areas that Charlottesville Southern States Cooperative will deliver include Culpeper and Mine Run.  By adjusting our current delivery schedule, we have been able to introduce Culpeper and Mine Run areas into the existing routes.  […]

November 2013

Holiday sales, events, and open houses for all the horse lovers on your Christmas list

It’s that time of year again, and Horse Talk’s advertisers have some great promotions, sales, open houses, Black Friday deals and lots more fun shopping events! Check out the advertisers below and click on their ad for more information about their event!

Clifton Saddlery Holiday Sale this weekend Nov. 16-17

Don’t miss the Holiday Sale at Clifton Saddlery – Feed & Pet this weekend Nov. 16-17. Lots of gift ideas for the horse and pet lover!
Conveniently located 1/4 mile from the intersection of Routes 28 and 29, just off of Route 66 in Centreville, VA. 

In addition to our variety of products for horse and rider, we offer a broad assortment of products, including feed, shavings and hay as well as products for your dogs, cats, […]

September 2013

A-1 Trailer Repair, Truck and Auto Service in Lorton VA


A1-Trailer, Truck & Auto Service works on all types of trailers: Working trailers, Boating trailers, Equestrian trailers, Box trailers with both electric and hydraulic brakes. Work includes, but is not limited to, electrical wiring repair, light replacements, structural and welding repair, wheel bearing grease repacking, axle replacement, and brake repair/service. We also have a small store that sells parts for trailers, if the part you are looking for is not in stock we can order most […]