August 2015

Last week’s top winners at HITS Culpeper Winston National

Show jumping competition returned to HITS Commonwealth Park this past week for HITS Culpeper Winston National.  Abigail McArdle, of St. Charles, Illinois, aboard David McArdle’s Cosma 20, got down to business in no time, taking home first in Friday’s $15,000 Brook Ledge Open Jumper Prix. In a first round field of 24, McArdle cleared the course in a time of 69.053 to become one of 12 entries moving on to a jump-off. Entering the ring […]

July 2015

WIHS Announces Exciting News for 2015

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the country’s premier metropolitan indoor horse show, announces exciting news for its 57th annual event, which will take place October 20-25, 2015, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The official 2015 WIHS Prize List is now available online.

Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Washington

The highlight event of WIHS, the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, presented by Events DC, has been selected as one of seven events to comprise the East Coast […]

Local Individual riders and teams score well at IEA Nationals

On April 24 - 26, 2015 in Wellington Florida, 396 of the nation’s leading middle school and high school equestrians competed for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals.

June 2015

2-Day Show Jumping, Riding and Course Design Clinic with Richard Lamb July 11-12

Help support the River Bend Pony Club as they sponsor a 2-day Jumping Riding and Course Design Clinic on July 11-12 with Richard Lamb.  Richard Lamb is a USEA Certified Level 3 Instructor, USEF National Pony Jumper Championships Chef d’Equipe, USPC Championships Show Jumping Course Designer, and 1996 Olympic Games show jumping Technical Coordinator.  Clinic will be held at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia and is organized by the River Bend Pony Club. Cost of […]

WIHS welcomes 22 Local Teens to Serve on 2015 Junior Committee

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events, is pleased to announce Miriam Dupree, 17, of Washington, D.C., as 2015 WIHS Youth Ambassador. WIHS also welcomes 22 local teens attending schools in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. to serve on the 2015 WIHS Junior Committee.

“We have a great group of students joining us this year with an astonishing breadth of accomplishments, interests and dedication to service. They are passionate about […]

Scenes from Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Wednesday June 3, 2015

Scenes from the hunter side of the Upperville Colt and Horse Show on Wednesday including Regular Conformation Hunters, High Performance Hunters, Take 2 TB Hunters and the Adult Amateur Hunters

May 2015

Bellemount Stables looks forward to meeting you in 2015

Bellemount Stables offers many amenities to the horse enthusiast.  Once an antebellum plantation circa 1810, Bellemount Stables is owned and operated by trainer Erin Oliff Culpeper. Bellemount Stables is a family friendly 80 acre farm in Beaverdam, VA, about 10 miles off the Ladysmith exit on I95. We are a full service boarding and training facility providing hunt seat instruction, shows, camps, and more. Two large stables with matted stalls, large tack rooms, feed rooms, wash […]

April 2015

Woodpecker Farm’s IEA team wins at Zone Finals and will travel to Nationals!

We caught up with Woodpecker Farm’s IEA team coach, Beth Linton just days after her high school team won at the IEA Zone 3 finals on March 28 and 29, 2015. Beth, also the trainer at Woodpecker Farm in Woodford, Va., shared some of the highlights of the exciting weekend with us.

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is a national organization: This description is taken from their website www.rideiea.org: for student equestrians in grades 6-12, the Interscholastic Equestrian […]

March 2015

Touch Point Farm has shows, camps and more!

Touch Point Farm is a beautiful equine facility located in Culpeper, VA. Offering Boarding, Lessons, Training, Horse Shows and Summer Camp for 2015.

Touch Point Farm offers quality riding instruction for all ages in a safe, FUN and friendly environment. Lessons are available year-round in hunt-seat, dressage and combined training with ample opputunities to compete in horse shows. Summer Camp sessions are also offered every summer.

Touch Point Farm offers a large, show-quality arena that is made available to riders. And if you’re a rain-or-shine rider […]

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 […]