February 2015

Adult Re-Riders – Back in the Saddle Again!

Reprinted from the Sept/Oct. 2014 Issue. Written by S. E. Morris
Autumn is upon us; for many, it’s time to go back to school. Perhaps we should ask ourselves, is it also time to return to riding? Adults in greater numbers have resumed horseback riding after a time lapse, whereas others are experiencing the joy of learning to ride for the first time. Several riding programs in Virginia offer lessons, support, and health advice for “those […]

Ranch Versatility/ Stock Horse Clinic

On April 11-12, 2015 Cornerstone Horsemanship will be hosting a ranch versatility/ stock horse clinic. It will be geared towards riders wanting to compete in ranch horse classes and stock horse competitions. It will also be  beneficial for those competing in cowboy challenges. Classes addressed will include Ranch Riding (formerly known as Ranch Horse Pleasure), Ranch Cutting, Ranch Trail, Ranch Reining, Ranch Roping, and Working Cow Horse. The clinic will include:

an emphasis on good horsemanship and well […]

EKG Stables 2015 Hunter Show Dates

EKG Stables at Hill Valley Farm is hosting a series of hunter horse shows for 2015 — listed below.  For more information, visit the Show Dates page on EKG’s website.  EKG is located at 5 Appaloosa Dr., in Spotsylvania, Va.

River Bend Pony Club Combined Test & Schooling Show March 15, 2015

The River Bend Pony Club will host their combined test and schooling show on March 15. Build up from First Timers (18″) through Baby Novice (2’3″), Beginner Novice (2’7″), Novice (2’11”) and Training (3’3″) to Preliminary (3’7″).  Schooling Rides earn you a judged dressage ride and/or 3 minutes in our jumping arena for you to do whatever you want!

The event will be held at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Va; Opening Date – January 12 (Entries […]

Frying Pan Park Spring Horse Shows

The following horse shows are being offered at Frying Pan Park for spring 2015.  Click the hyperlinks for more information and prize lists.

Frying Pan Park is located at 2709 West Ox Rd. in Herndon, Va.

Virginia Hunters

VA Hunters Horse Shows offer an great opportunity for inexperienced horses or riders to compete in a beginner friendly atmosphere. This is a great way to build confidence and earn experience while competing for great awards! Classes range from flat to over […]

Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center 2015 Show Schedule

For more information, visit http://www.kellysfordequestrian.com/

LTD Horse Shows Clinic on Feb. 22 “From the Judges Perspective”

LTD Horse Shows invites you to attend a clinic “From the Judges Perspective” at Morven Park on February 22nd. The clinic will be with Judge Oliver Brown! Oliver was VHSA’s Horse Person of the Year in 2010. He has been a pillar in the horse community for over 30 years.

The clinic will run in five sections: 18″, 2′, 2’3″, 2’6″ and 3′. Lunch and refreshments are provided. Each section is an hour/an hour and half […]

Feeding A Champion: Le Cavalier and HorseSense™

Written by S.E. Morris

Emmett Turner, of Ryland Knoll Farm in Rixeyville, Va. was the breeder of Le Cavalier, a 16.2 hand Oldenburg stallion (now gelded), foaled in 1998, and credits HorseSense™ Balanced Optimal Nutrition as critical to the early development of this horse.

Le Cavalier has an impressive collection of awards. Le Cavalier was ranked champion at his foal presentation in 1998 to the ISR registry, and was first-placed stallion in his age group at large […]

Mary King Clinic at Morven Park Nov. 20-21, 2014

Written by Jenna Calcaterra

On November 20–21 Mary King came to the area to teach a two-day clinic at Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. For those of you who don’t know about Mary, she is a British eventer who has won many medals among the Olympics, World Equestrian Games and European Championships. She has been part of six Olympic three-day teams and is, in the eventing world, an icon of Team Great Britain. Over the course […]

AQHA 2015 Novice Championship Moves to Virginia Horse Center!

In a major announcement from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) the Virginia Horse Center (VHC) has officially been awarded the bid for the 2015 AQHA Nutrena East Level 1 (Novice) Championships.

The AQHA East Level 1 Championships will make the move from Murfreesboro, Tennessee to Lexington, Virginia for the 2015 edition of the show, to be held September 30 – October 4.

With 1,562 total entries in the championship in 2013 and 2,726 entries in 2014, […]