October 2016

How to Prepare for Finals

3 Virginia Trainers share their strategies on how they mentally and physically prepare their riders for year end shows

Written by Sarah McKay for our Sept/Oct. 2016 Issue
As  summer winds down and fall begins, horse show finals will soon be upon us. We asked three trainers from around Virginia to share their insights into what makes their riders and horses successful at year-end final competitions:
When it comes to preparing ahead of time, Pam Baker, of Hillcrest […]

May 2016

Looking for something to do? Visit our Calendar of Events page!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Our Calendar of Events page has been updated to include as many Shows, Hunter Paces, Trail Rides, Clinics and Events that we could find throughout Virginia. Here is a list for the next week.

January 2016

2015 Yearbook – Congratulations to these Virginia riders!

Please join us in congratulating the horse and rider teams that are featured below for their accomplishments during 2015.  We love the versatility that is represented here, a true mix of ages, disciplines and breeds.
Lisa Vignerot and Prize Patrol
Lisa Vignerot of Stafford Virginia recently returned from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Select World Championships Show in Amarillo TX with an armful of prizes on her horse appropriately named “Prize Patrol”.  The Adequan Select World […]

August 2015

VA State Fair announces Schedule of Equine Events – Sept. 25 – Oct. 4, 2015

From Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, fairgoers can enjoy an exciting array of equines from all over Virginia.
Draft horses will be pulling; miniature horses will be prancing; ranch horses will be pushing cattle. There will be drill teams and rodeo thrills. A Showcase of Breeds will educate and entertain. The fair’s annual Salute to Secretariat will pay homage to the legendary Triple Crown champion who was born at what’s now The Meadow Event Park.

“The State […]

May 2015

Back to Basics Horse Show June 20th-21st

Since 2000, Back To Basics Horse Show Association has taken pride in promoting a love of horses in a relaxed, fun, and family-oriented atmosphere. BBHSA welcomes all breeds of horses to their organization, and prides themselves  on a diverse show schedule that includes English, Western, Timed Events, Driving, Over Fences, various Mini Horse classes and Gaited Country Pleasure classes where English, Western or Period Attire is allowed. It also has In-Hand Halter classes, Lead Line, […]

Alumni Tournament of Champions on June 14 in Stevenson, MD

The Alumni Tournament of Champions is the only horse show that solely celebrates alumni of the IHSA. In its 4th year, it invites anyone who showed as part of their collegiate career to compete, on horses provided, for Championship titles in Equitation Hunt Seat and Western.
The 2015 tournament will be held at St. Timothy’s school in Stevenson, MD. The facility boasts two rings and therefore we were able to combine both Western and Hunt Seat […]

March 2015

Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show

On April 25-26, 2015 the Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show will be held at Rose Mount Farm at 9601 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. This year’s show will benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation–Montpelier. Equine Event Photos will be attending (https://www.facebook.com/equineeventphotos). All horses must have a Thoroughbred Incentive Program ID from The Jockey Club in order to compete. Entry forms will be due April 18th including entry form, signed waiver, copy of your horse’s current negative Coggins, a copy […]

The Tale of Tape

Written by Berry E. Childers. From our January/February 2015 issue

Appaloosa horses, one of God’s most beautiful creatures, are known famously for two things: Beautiful color, and, often, an almost complete lack of a tail.

It is as a result very popular when showing the Appaloosa breed to intricately weave in a false tail with their real one- a tail that majestically reaches the ground and dances with their every movement. So it was that we found […]

River City Horse Show

On March 28, 2015 River City Horse Shows will be hosting its first show of the year.  River City Horse Shows is a series of all-breed, open horse shows held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.To be held at 10300 Courthouse Road. Chesterfield, Va. 23832. It will be eligible for Open Horse Show Association points. Gates will open at 7:00 A.M. and the show will begin at 9:00 A.M. There will be a Sunday rain date. $6 per class […]

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 […]