November 2016

Lauren Kieffer’s Reflections on Rio

Lauren Kieffer from Middleburg, Virginia represented team USA in eventing this year at the Olynpics.  Read how she got there and where she plans to go now!

Written by Sarah McKay and appeared in our Nov/Dec 2016 issue
Ever since Lauren Kieffer was a little girl, it had been a dream of hers to compete in the Olympics. A passion and career woven into one, Kieffer’s love for horses and riding all began with a gift of riding […]

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 […]

September 2016

Barn Night Returns to the Washington International Horse Show at Verizon Center on October 27

Popular night for young riders and horse lovers  features contests and prizes! 

One of the most popular nights during the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is Barn Night, presented by  Dover Saddlery with the generous support of The Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Barn Night is a favorite with young riders, barn mates and horse lovers who attend in groups and have […]

Sept. 18th Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trial, Combined Test and Dressage Show

Looking for a fun event to put some miles on your young horses, or new to Eventing and want to keep it low key? Check out the Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trial, Combined Test, and Dressage Show (flexible entry). Located in Marshall, VA and includes Introductory (18”), Elementary (2‘), Beginner Novice, Novice and Training levels. Flexible entry format (enter dressage only, any two phases, or three phases). Courses have lots of open space and room […]

August 2016

Preparing for the Olympics

An Interview with former Olympian Will Coleman and team veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober
Written by Sarah McKay

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are quickly approaching, and while the United States will be represented on the equestrian side, so will Virginia. Two Virginians, Lauren Kieffer and Dr. Tim Ober are involved, the former competing in the eventing portion of the games, and the latter supporting the show jumping team as the primary team veterinarian.

Lauren Kieffer, of Middleburg, […]

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 […]

3 Virginia Riders Share Their Experiences at the FEI/Adequan North American Jr/Young Rider Championships

The NAJYRC is one of the few opportunities juniors (ages 14 - 18) and young riders (ages 16 - 21) have to participate as part of a team.

Paul Ebersole Gymnastics Clinics at Morven Park in January and February

The clinics will take place in Morven Park's indoor ring. Lessons will last one hour for groups of three or four riders, for all levels.

September 2015

Healing Strides of VA offering Phillip Dutton Clinic Nov. 7, 2015

Healing Strives of Virginia is thrilled to be able to have Phillip Dutton for the day! Phillip's career as one of the top 5 event riders in the World is truly inspiring