October 2016

Nov. 20, 2016 Fall Trail Ride through historic Keswick Hunt Club Territory

Trail riders will have a rare opportunity to ride in the beautiful Keswick area at a trail ride on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The ride, sponsored by the Virginia Horse Council, the Virginia Quarter Horse Association and the Keswick Hunt Club, will be on private Keswick hunt fixtures not normally open to the public. The trails cover lands rich in Civil War history and over which historic legends such as Lee, Jackson, Ewell, A.P. Hill, […]

Nov. 6th Poker Run to benefit Millwood Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Foundation

THE POKER RUN

EVENT TO BENEFIT MILLWOOD THOROUGHBRED RESCUE AND ADOPTION FOUNDATION
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Event to start promptly at 10:00 AM
The Poker Run – a cross-country adventure FOR TEAMS OF 2 OR 3 to be ridden over a marked course. Riders to follow flags (markers) from start to finish. There will be three check points along the route. Each two or three rider team will take two cards at each check point. The team with the […]

August 2016

5th Annual Liberty Ride on Sept. 17 starting at Montpelier

The Orange County Parks and Recreation Foundation will be holding their 5th Annual Liberty Ride on September 17, 2016. Starting out at James Madison’s Montpelier, this ride will go through wooded trails and pasture lands. The ride is about 10 miles and will end back at Montpelier for lunch. Riders must provide their own horses and tack.

The Liberty Ride is a fundraiser for the Orange County Parks & Recreation Foundation, a 501(c)3 Organization whose mission is […]

June 2016

Annual Guided Historical Trail Ride with The Black Horse Cavalry, 4th Virginia, Co. H.

The Battlefield Equestrian Society Proudly Presents its Annual Guided Historical Trail Ride with The Black Horse Cavalry, 4th Virginia, Co. H. on Sunday, June 12, 2016

Equine Trail Sports Judging Clinic and Obstacle Challenges on June 18-19, 2016

On June 18th and 19th, Central Virginia Horse Rescue at Miracle Meadows will be holding a Equine Trail Sports Judging Clinic and Obstacle Challenges.

Schedule includes:
June 18 – AM Judging Clinic, PM Obstacle Challenge
June 19th – AM Obstacle Challenge

Location: Central Virginia Horse Rescue at Miracle Meadows
3009 Afton Grove Road, Kenbridge, VA 23944

Attend the Free Judging Clinic to become an Equine Trail Sports Certified Judge. Judges will receive a free membership with Equine Trail Sports, a laser […]

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.

5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Local Landowners Happy

Whether  you ride with a hunt, love to trail ride, or want to keep horses on your property, having a good relationship with surrounding landowners is critical. With the encroaching developments eating up a lot of open spaces, those that remain are vital resources. Here’s a brief list of things you can do to help keep the relationship with your local landowners a happy one – for everyone involved.
1. Show Some Respect
If the respect issue […]

April 2016

Dear Dobbin – How do I approach a rude rider?

Dear Dobbin,

Some friends and I love to trail ride and one of our regular companions for these outings seems to love to trail ride, but might love her cell phone more. It is not unusual for her to leave her ringer on, answer calls, text, and sometimes even make calls when we are out supposedly to enjoy fellowship and nature. I am really getting tired of her rudeness! What should I do? How can I […]

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