April 2016

Safety on the Trail

As the warmer weather and longer days of spring approach, many riders in Virginia look forward to trail riding. Virginia is rich in riding opportunities

Battlefield Equestrian Society Bluebell Ride on April 12, along Bull Run

Ride with BES and SWETS for a lovely ride through Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) property and some private property near Bull Run

January 2016

2015 Yearbook – Congratulations to these Virginia riders!

Please join us in congratulating the horse and rider teams that are featured below for their accomplishments during 2015.  We love the versatility that is represented here, a true mix of ages, disciplines and breeds.
Lisa Vignerot and Prize Patrol
Lisa Vignerot of Stafford Virginia recently returned from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Select World Championships Show in Amarillo TX with an armful of prizes on her horse appropriately named “Prize Patrol”.  The Adequan Select World […]

August 2015

VA State Fair announces Schedule of Equine Events – Sept. 25 – Oct. 4, 2015

From Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, fairgoers can enjoy an exciting array of equines from all over Virginia.
Draft horses will be pulling; miniature horses will be prancing; ranch horses will be pushing cattle. There will be drill teams and rodeo thrills. A Showcase of Breeds will educate and entertain. The fair’s annual Salute to Secretariat will pay homage to the legendary Triple Crown champion who was born at what’s now The Meadow Event Park.

“The State […]

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, […]

March 2015

River City Horse Show

On March 28, 2015 River City Horse Shows will be hosting its first show of the year.  River City Horse Shows is a series of all-breed, open horse shows held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.To be held at 10300 Courthouse Road. Chesterfield, Va. 23832. It will be eligible for Open Horse Show Association points. Gates will open at 7:00 A.M. and the show will begin at 9:00 A.M. There will be a Sunday rain date. $6 per class […]

February 2015

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, […]

July 2014

Back to Basics Horse Show

The Back to Basics Horse Show Association (BBHSA) in Catlett, Va., has updated their show schedule to reflect recent cancellations because of weather. Two weekends have been added this season: July 26–27 and Nov. 8–9, 2014; the pleasure, mini, and trail classes will be held on Saturday, and gymkhana and speed events will be held Sunday. Also, the July 26 evening show has been cancelled. The show series continues Sept. 20–21 and Oct. 18–19; BBHSA […]

Horse Talk to sponsor the “Unlock the Potential: Adopt a Thoroughbred” Program at TB Heritage Show

The excitement is building with only a few weeks left until the Thoroughbred Heritage Show, being held at the Meadow Event Park, in Doswell VA on July 25-27.  Horse Talk is proud to be a sponsor of the “Unlock the Potential: Adopt a Thoroughbred” Program at the show. We have added a page to our website that contains a summery of all of the participating non-profit organizations. As we get closer to the show, we will […]

June 2014

Pleasure Shows at Silver Star Farm

Silver Star Farm in Spotsylvania, Va., continues their horse show season on June 28, 2014. The pleasure show starts at 9 a.m.; SMS, halter, and trail classes will be offered outside of the main show arena to give exhibitors a 4-hour time block to perform trail classes at own pace. Entries are $7/class for members of 4-H; nonmembers are $8/class.

This month’s judge is Katie Jackson, with Lisa-Marie Beckwith as the trail judge. Future 2014 shows […]


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