February 2015

Adult Re-Riders – Back in the Saddle Again!

Reprinted from the Sept/Oct. 2014 Issue. Written by S. E. Morris
Autumn is upon us; for many, it’s time to go back to school. Perhaps we should ask ourselves, is it also time to return to riding? Adults in greater numbers have resumed horseback riding after a time lapse, whereas others are experiencing the joy of learning to ride for the first time. Several riding programs in Virginia offer lessons, support, and health advice for “those […]

Advertiser Spotlight: GearClean Blanket Cleaning Service

Horse Blanket Cleaning and Repair
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 be more susceptible to molds and other bacteria than a lot of other sports equipment because, in addition to the normal sweat, the equipment and blankets are often used in inclement weather conditions and stored in barns that tend to be damp—a perfect […]

January 2015

Soothing Sore Equine Muscles

 Equine Massage treatments can release stress and improve movement.
By S. E. Morris
With a soft voice and gentle hands, Jill Deming begins massage treatment on her latest equine patient. Her calm demeanor transfers to the horse, and her session to relieve fascial restrictions and increase mobility.
Deming, of Fredericksburg, Va., is a certified equine and canine massage therapist, specializing in therapeutic massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and animal Bowen. She is a member of the International Association […]

Rappahannock Equine Clinic “Educate & Vaccinate”

Rappahannock Equine Clinic will be hosting a client education seminar about equine disease: “Educate & Vaccinate.” Stop by for an evening of delicious food, great company and fun learning. Everyone will have a chance at winning various door prizes including a Kindle Fire!

When: It will be held Thursday, February 5th, 2015. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost, everyone is welcome!

Where: Rappahannock Equine […]

Advertiser Spotlight: Virginia Field Hunters and Merle-Smith Eventing

Virginia Field Hunters and Merle-Smith Eventing is home to Concerto Grosso, the 1998 Imported Holsteiner Stallion approved and licensed by the American Holsteiner Horse Association (AHHA), International Sporthorse Registry / Oldenburg North America (ISR/Old-NA) and Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI).  The 17-hand bay is by Concerto II (Contender) – Koenigspark xx.
The 2015 stud fee for Concerto Grosso is $1,200. Discounts are available for registered Warmblood, Thoroughbred and Performance mares.  Your foal may be eligible for […]

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 […]

May 2014

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 GearClean.com 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 […]

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 Valhalla@qis.net, call 410.404.3365, or visit www.valhallafarm.net.

March 2014

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 ChampionSaddlery.com 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, […]