March 2013

Massies Mill (Fleetwood) Benefit Trail Ride April 26-28, 2013

Spring is on its way! It will soon be time for Fleetwood Community Center’s spring 2013 trail ride! We invite you to join us for a weekend of great riding and good food in the mountains of central VA. Our ride offers beautiful views and a variety of terrain, including apple orchards, pastures, woodlands and limited gravel road. All trails are marked and are self-guided. The trails vary in difficulty and may be rocky at […]

Bad Bart’s Poker Ride, March 30, 2013, Doswell, VA

Riders start at 10 AM, Judging at 12:30 PM.

Location: Stonefield Farm, Doswell, Virginia

Bad Bart, Western Hanover County retired outlaw, has agreed to share some of his loot with Southern Express Drill Team IF local riders can beat him at poker at one of his poker runs. Bart always seems to come up with aces on his poker runs. Southern Express Drill Team thinks that you can beat Bart at his own game, if it is played […]

Trail Riding in Virginia – March/April Feature Article and Trail Riding Photos from our Facebook Fans!

Lots of fun trail rides and events coming up this spring and throughout the year. We featured an article in our March/April issue covering many of the trail riding venues, events and clubs in Virginia. We have added a page to our website which includes the article. Be sure to check it out if you are looking for some fun rides to attend this year. Go to

If you are hosting an event and don’t see […]

January 2013

VA Horse Council and VQHA Trail Ride at Ft. Pocahontas on March 22-24, 2013

The Virginia Horse Council and the VQHA will be co-hosting another trail at Fort Pocahontas in Charles City County on March 22-24, 2013.

Fort Pocahontas at Wilson’s Wharf is located next to Sherwood Forest Plantation and on the Route 5 corridor (37 miles east of Richmond)

Come for the day on either Saturday or Sunday, or primitive camp the whole weekend with most meals provided. The camp area is within walking distance to the James River where you can enjoy gorgeous river views and peaceful sunsets on foot or from horseback.

In addition to the trail ride there will be an AQHA trail challenge that is open to all breeds.

Please complete the attached registration form to sign up, If you have questions contact Cathette Plumer directly at 804-370-8631 or .

Pre-registration deadline is March 16.

See attached flyer for additional details.


Great American Trail Horse Sale and Competitions – April 5-6, 2013

One of the most popular activities to do with a horse is trail riding.  The Great American Trail Horse Sale and Competitions offers a venue for trail riding enthusiasts and folks looking for a good family horse.  There will be horses, mules and ponies of all breeds, and prices for all budgets.  The sale is held on April 5 & 6, at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va.  This is the 12th year of this unique horse auction that draws spectators, buyers and consignors from all around the country.

The event starts off on Friday, April 5th, at 11:00 am, with trainer and clinician Mary Miller Jordan.  Mary and her mustang “Silver Lining” are the winners of the 2012 Reserve Champion of the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, Legends Division.  She and her mustang “Lindsay’s Faith” also won ACTHA’s 2011 “America’s Favorite Trail Horse”.   Mary will give a clinic and also perform on her mustangs under saddle and at liberty.  All clinics and admissions are free.


September 2012

Join USTR for “A Chili Ride in November” to benefit the Blue Ridge Center Sunday, November 4, 2012

Join us for a day of riding on the beautiful trails of the Blue Ridge Center in Loudoun County, Virginia on November 4, 2012. The event will be held at the Blue Ridge Center in Neersville, Virginia, located between Hillsboro and Harpers Ferry. The ride will be approximately 10 miles long over mixed terrain, including bridges and creek crossings. Trails will be marked by ribbons and riders will “go as they please.” Ride out will […]

Tidewater Horse Council Fall Trail Ride Oct. 14


37093 Warrique Rd. Ivor, VA 23866 

Sunday, October 14, 2012- 

Check in time 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Riders leave 9:30 AM –11:30 AM; Last rider out at 11:30 AM. 

$20 PER RIDER, $15 FOR THC Members. 

Lunch will be available to purchase for an additional fee. (Join THC and pay the member price for the ride!) A current negative Coggins is mandatory and will be checked […]

Fall Trail Ride Schedule for VA and surrounding areas

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July 2012

Amelia Springs Fall Trail Ride Sept. 21-23, 2012

Amelia Springs Fall Trail Ride Sept. 21-23
Located at 7720 Mount Zion Rd. Jetersville, VA. 23083 Our trails offer a variety of terrain including creek, pasture, woods and gravel roads.  Trails are self guided on private Hunt Club property. Trails will be marked Short and Long rides. Gates open at 10:00 A.M. Friday for Camping. Early arrivals welcome on Thursday after 3:00 P.M. It is a primitive site in an open field. […]

Horses in Service Fundraiser Trail Ride Nov. 17

Horses In Service 
10600 Cosby Mill Rd. Quinton, VA 23141
November 10th, 2012
Rain Date: November 17th
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Pre-registration by Nov. 8
Cost: Lunch only = $10, Pre-registered Riders = $30, At the gate = $40

Pre‐Registration By Nov. 8th

Download H.I.S. and Grubbs waivers from H.I.S. website before arrival at:

Complete and email / mail both waivers, copy of current coggins and “WANTED”

information from flyer (for each rider) to:

Horses In Service

Natural Therapeutic Riding Center

6301 Hines Rd. Henrico, VA 23231

Make checks payable […]