October 2016

How to Prepare for Finals

3 Virginia Trainers share their strategies on how they mentally and physically prepare their riders for year end shows

Written by Sarah McKay for our Sept/Oct. 2016 Issue
As  summer winds down and fall begins, horse show finals will soon be upon us. We asked three trainers from around Virginia to share their insights into what makes their riders and horses successful at year-end final competitions:
When it comes to preparing ahead of time, Pam Baker, of Hillcrest […]

May 2016

Looking for something to do? Visit our Calendar of Events page!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Our Calendar of Events page has been updated to include as many Shows, Hunter Paces, Trail Rides, Clinics and Events that we could find throughout Virginia. Here is a list for the next week.

East Coast Stock Horse Assoc. first show is May 7-8, 2016

The East Coast Stock Horse Association (ECSHA) is pleased to announce its 3nd Annual Show Series, featuring five events in Reva, Virginia showcasing East Coast stock horses of all breeds and their riders. Contestants qualify for year-end awards by competing in any three 2015 ECSHA shows.

The East Coast Stock Horse Association is an outreach organization of Horsemen’s International Ministry. The ECSHA offers a family friendly, affordable, fun environment to promote the versatility of the stock […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

March 2015

The Great American Trail Horse Sale is on April 10-11, 2015

The largest group of horse enthusiasts are those whose interest is in trail riding or just riding for pleasure. Finding the right horse for these activities can be a costly and time-consuming process. The Great American Trail Horse Sale and Competition, held April 10–11, at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va., caters specifically to the trail and recreational rider. This will be the 15th year for this unique, annual horse auction. They will be […]

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 […]