New Meadow Farm in Steeles Tavern, Va., hosts a Jimmy Wofford eventing clinic on July 31, 2014.
The Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show isscheduled for July 25–27, 2014, at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va.
Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., is the site for the Eventing preparation trials for the upcoming 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
The Virginia Horse Trials Preliminary will be held May 23–25 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va. The international three-day event features riders from the United States, Canada, and Europe, including Olympic medalists and U.S. Equestrian Team members competing in dressage, cross-country jumping, and show jumping. Contact Brian and Penny Ross at 540.348.1152, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.vahorsetrails.com for entries, payment, and ride times.
Virginia starter horse trials, combined test, and dressage schooling will be held March 30 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va. Entries close March 25. Trials are to add an Advance Green XC Course for both the March and August/September Schooling events. There will be 8–10 simple obstacles, logs, and brush fences; no water and no ditches. The course will go around the water complex into the bowl area and back to the finish […]
Robert L. Banner, President of Great Meadow Foundation in The Plains, VA reported that on Friday, February 28, 2014, Great Meadow completed purchase of their adjacent 174 acres called Fleming Farm, reuniting parcels that were originally purchased by Arthur “Nick” Arundel in 1982 so that The Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races could establish a permanent home.
At that time, Arundel separated enough land to adequately host the races and retained interest in the remaining acres. He established a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, now known as Great Meadow Foundation and donated the racecourse property to the Foundation. Great Meadow’s mission is to “preserve open space for equestrian and community service.” Today, the foundation plays host to more than 40 events and draws more than 200,000 spectators through its gates annually. In addition to being the permanent home of the Gold Cup steeplechase races, the Great Meadow calendar features polo, show jumping, wine festivals, rocketry competition, cross-country foot races, and a very popular July Fourth celebration.
Sunday October 27th Lynn Haven Hounds will be hosting a Mark Combs clinic at Orange Springs Farm in Unionville, VA. Mark’s expertise will focus on getting us comfortable mastering the jumping obstacles in the hunt field. He will take out groups of five and concentrate on navigating each jump safely. There will be approximately 5 riders in each session which will last 1 and 1/2 to two hours. We would like to have at least two sessions so please be […]