October 2013

Photos from The Event at Kelly’s Ford on Oct. 19, 2013

Thanks to Cynthia Pixley for sharing some of her awesome photos she took at the Event at Kellys Ford.

October is a busy month for our advertisers! Horse Shows, Trail Rides, Events, Colt Starting Challenge, Sales, and More!

With the cooler weather comes a whole lot of horse shows and events in Virginia. We thought we would give our readers a quick look at our advertiser’s upcoming events for the rest of October and into November. Click on the links in red for more information.


Oct. 12-13 – Parelli Horse and Soul Tour – at the PG Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro, MD. 2 fun days of demos from Pat and Linda Parelli. Colt Starting, […]

Morven Park Horse Trials Oct. 4-6 will include 12 Olympic riders & 2 Pan Am Games gold medal winners

Morven Park’s fall Horse Trials has long been a favorite annual stop for the nation’s top riders, many of whom live within a few hours’ drive from this Northern Virginia icon.

This year will be no exception, as the Horse Trials draw more than 350 horse/rider combinations over the weekend of Oct. 4-6, one of the most spectacular times of year at what is already a stunning setting.

In his official capacity as Course Advisor for the […]

August 2013

Mary Schwentker Clinic on Oct. 5th at Win Green Farm

The CFC Farm & Home Center proudly presents the Mary Schwentker Clinic to be held at Win Green Farm in Rhoadsville, VA on October 5th, 2013.

Mary Schwentker is a leading three-day event rider. Mary has competed successfully at the international level, including the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, Fair Hill International, Radnor Hunt Three Day, and Essex Three Day. She was the winner of the inaugural Foxhall advanced horse trials. In 1999, Mary was short-listed […]

June 2013

Addition of Dressage, Hunter Trials and Combined Tests Offer Most Diverse Thoroughbred Celebration Show to Date

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation celebrated the fourth anniversary of the Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Shows (TCHS) on June 7-9 with increased class offerings and prize money. Thoroughbreds registered with The Jockey Club traveled from Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, and all points in Virginia to compete in more than eighty classes over three days of competition, vying for more than $4,500 in prize money, $8,000 in prizes, and nearly 600 ribbons. […]

May 2013

A few Cross Country photos from The Event at Kelly’s Ford, May 18, 2013

April 2013

First Time Rolex Win for Andrew Nicholson, Quimbo

New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson and Quimbo won top honors at the 2013 Rolex Three-Day Event in Kentucky Sunday. It was Nicholson’s first Rolex win and Quimbo’s first competition at the four-star level.  They scored 41.0

Nicholson was the last of 29 riders to navigate Richard Jeffery’s Show Jumping course, and he preserved the lead he’d gained in Cross Country, following his second place finish in the Dressage portion of the competition.

Defending champion William Fox-Pitt (GBR) finished […]

Andrew Nicholson Leads At Rolex

Andrew Nicholson’s two cross country rounds put him in first and second place at Rolex Saturday afternoon.  The New Zealander leads with Quimbo; Calico Joe took him into second.

In third place is Buck Davidson on Ballynoe Castle RM.  “It was a nice big bold course and the horses could see what they were going to jump,” he said.

William Fox-Pitt is in fourth place with Seacookie TSF.  He had led with Chilli Morning after Dressage, […]

William Fox-Pitt, Chilli Morning Lead After Dressage

By Susan Ujka

Friesian Demonstration at Rolex 2013

Photos by Susan Ujka.