June 2015

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

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, […]

Horse Show Safety- Are You Doing All You Can?

It’s horse show season again! For many of us, it’s a time of fun, seeing friends from last year, getting to spend time with our horses, and perhaps bringing home some ribbons, trophies or prize money. But all it takes is one accident, illness, injury or theft, and suddenly the show isn’t as much fun anymore.

We’ve looked at some ways exhibitors can take steps to insure that when the show is over, the only memories […]

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 […]

Ashley Trier Eventing Clinic June 5-7, 2015 in The Plains, VA

Great Opportunity to ride with an accomplished CCI** rider who specializes in green horses and riders as well as the more seasoned competitors! Conveniently located in The Plains, VA. Clinic is open to horse and rider from the Green to Preliminary levels.

Friday, June 5th – Private dressage lessons with Ashley Trier – Times will be sent out to individuals interested.

Saturday, June 6th – Stadium lesson for groups of 4-6 – Focusing on techniques that […]

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 […]

Airfield Western Dressage Series

The Airfield Western Dressage Series will begin this month on May 23-24th, 2015. The shows will be held at the Airfield 4-H Conference Center at 15189 Airfield Rd. Wakefield, VA 23888. Saturday May 23rd will include a clinic, Fix-A-Test, and cookout. Sunday May 24th will include performances of tests and opportunity to qualify for Year-End rewards . Entry fees for regular classes will be $25 per test and $40 per Fix-A-Test. The closing date for […]

April 2015

Virginia Equine Games Association Events

On July 18th, 2015 the Virginia Equine Games Association will be hosting a series of classes at Anna Valley Farm that will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. The farm is located at 1351 Evergreen Rd. Louisa, VA 23093. Virginia Equine Games Association (VEGA) promotes friendly competition, learning, and fun. It hosts obstacle themed shows, games, jackpots and other events. Want to improve communication or body control? Skills can be refined by attending […]

Cowboy Camp

On May 30-31, 2015 Cornerstone Horsemanship will be hosting a Cowboy Camp for rider’s who wish to introduce their horse to ranch work or improve upon their skills. Located at 5229 Homestead Trail, Reva, Virginia 22735 Cornerstone Horsemanship specializes in starting horses under saddle, ranch versatility, ranch horse pleasure, trail challenge, and stock horses. Cowboy Camp is a fun and informative weekend for riders of all levels to learn more about cowboy ranch work. No […]