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6 WHAT’S NEWS 8 RIDERS, FALLS, AND CONCUSSIONS 14 TOM SEAY TALKS ABOUT... 16 TOXIC PLANTS 18 HORSES, HARD WORK, AND FAIRY DUST 24 2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 34 CROSS YOUR THUMBS 44 CLASSIFIED ADS 46 SERVICE DIRECTORY

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Virginia Horse Center dedicates new ring in memory of Sandy gerald The Hilltop rings project, a loving effort to memorialize former president of the Virginia Horse Shows Association Sandy Gerald, has been completed and it’s debut was during the Lexington Spring Series. The Virginia Horse Center has refitted Arena B and the adjacent schooling Arena A with new kruse Cushion Ride (kCR) footing to improve the showing experience for both horse and rider. Respected horseman and course designer Allen Rheinheimer of Zionsville, IN was brought in to complete the upgrades which included resurfacing the 160’ x 230’ arena and 96’ x 250’ schooling arena with U.S. manufactured kCR footing, re-grading, and reshaping the base for drainage. Located next to the Hill Top Campground and Community Park Pavilion, both rings were previously composed of a bluestone base and natural sand. Rheinheimer is regarded as a U.S. based FEI footing expert. “We even have kCR in my wife, Cathy’s, outdoor and indoor arenas and, believe me, if it wasn’t a great product, I would definitely hear the negatives,” he expressed. “kruse Cushion Ride doesn’t need to be

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mixed with finer sands that make footing pack, and it is really the perfect blend for the more seasoned, older horses.” In approximately two weeks the project was completed and the formal dedication of arena “B”, renamed the Sandy Gerald ring, will happen in August during the Lexington National Horse Show. The benefits of the renovations are numerous and competitors can look forward to exhibiting on quality footing suited for high performance athletes. Composed from 100% recycled product, shredded Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) fiber mixed with proper sand, kCR footing is all weather and requires limited water application because it retains moisture so maintenance is significantly reduced. Sandy Gerald, who passed in 2016, had a special place in the Virginia Horse Center family. He was the longtime coach of the Hollins University equestrian team and became a part of the Virginia Horse Shows Association Hall of Fame in 2015. Ernie Oare, president of the Foundation, is pleased that his friend’s contributions to the horse center could be memorialized in this way for years to come. To learn more about the Virginia Horse Center please visit www. horsecenter.org.

Morven Park Equestrian Center Upgrades for 2017 This year will be a busy year at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center, and I’m so pleased with the activities we have planned for 2017. We will


host: 7 Hunter/Jumper shows, including the iconic AA Middleburg Classic Horse Show. 9 Dressage Shows (hosted by VADA NOVA, CDCTA & PVDA), Pony Club Show Jump Rally, 2 Carriage Driving competitions (Recognized Arena Driving Trial & Carriage Pleasure Show) 3 Horse Trials (2 National & 1 International/CIC 3* with Olympic caliber horses and riders) where riders participate in “equestrian triathlon.” In addition to the show schedule already on the calendar, they are working on plans to add Arena Polo this summer. Get those picnic baskets & blankets ready, and bring the kids for some good family fun! The Morven Park International Equestrian Center is scheduled for a major overhaul in 2017, beginning with the construction of three new outdoor riding arenas. Thanks to a very generous donation, our current Davis and Bedford arenas are undergoing a complete makeover, with new footing and

fencing to be installed over the next two months. We’ll be launching a new Equestrian membership program that will expand trail riding opportunities to Morven Park donors. Morven Park welcomes over 300 volunteers each year who are critical to the success of our events. Volunteering is an excellent way to learn more about equestrian competitions and become a valuable part of Loudoun’s equestrian community. All who are interested are welcome, and no experience is necessary for many of the jobs. Even if you don’t ride or compete, we invite you to come and watch Olympic horses and riders up close and personal as they navigate the cross country course obstacles at top speed, or be transported back to the 1800s as horses and carriages compete in the elegant Carriage Pleasure Show. We look forward to seeing you in 2017 and sharing these experiences with you. Be sure to check out the calendar of events

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on the website (www.morvenpark.org) for a comprehensive list of activities.

May 11th Roundabout at the Horse Farm CFC Farm and Home Center, Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation, Pasture Planning and Water Systems District and Magnolia Equestrian Center invite you to a Roundabout at the Horse Farm. On Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 3pm to 7pm join them for information on Conservation, Composting, Weed Control and Horse Nutrition. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. An opportunity to ask the experts, visit with vendors, get free stuff, and enter for door prize will all be available. Everyone is invited. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Cindy Dell at 540-727-8325. Magnolia Equestrian Center is located at 20420 Germanna Hwy/Rt. 3, in Stevensburg, VA.

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Riders, Falls, and Concussions Wri t t e n b y Ma ry B eth J a c k s o n

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here ’ s that moment after you come off your horse where you assess the damage to yourself. This time, I fell forward onto my knees, holding my head, still wearing my helmet. My nose dripped blood onto my breeches, and tears filled my eyes. My head hurt terribly, front and back. My helmet was cracked at the back. My 15-year-old paint horse had bucked me, in the arena, at a simple trot. To be sure, we’ve had our differences in the 13 years we’ve been partners, but I’ve never been bucked until this spring. Why is a story for another time, but my point is this: I would never have expected my equine partner to hit the “eject” button on me. I remounted, rode for another few uneventful minutes, and then untacked. I didn’t lose consciousness, so I drove home. I slept most of the next couple days, feeling like I was in slow motion. I experienced frequent headaches, and


it hurt my eyes to look at screens. I liked the dark. My nose bled off and on, and my neck was sore. Sometimes I would be talking and just draw a blank. I wondered if I should have gone to the emergency room. I’m sharing my story, because according to Dr. Stephanie Bajo, this is a typical rider experience with concussion – down to my mistakes. The University of Virginia neuropsychologist is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. She also evaluates patients

may order scans if they suspect a more severe injury. Bajo says you don’t always have to

at UVA’s Acute Concussion Evaluation Clinic in Charlottesville. She is a former show jumper with a passion for educating people – especially fellow equestrians – about mild traumatic brain injuries. “Concussion is the most mild type of traumatic brain injury,” Bajo says. Traumatic brain injuries can range from concussion to heavy bleeding or tissue damage in the brain. Concussions are not diagnosed by scans, but by symptoms. Typical symptoms include dizziness, disorientation, vomiting, mental slowing, headache, nausea and vision disturbances. Doctors

and are having symptoms,” Bajo says. He or she can consult with you about whether further care is necessary and how to recover. But if there is outward bleeding, or if symptoms continue to worsen, especially if they worsen rapidly, it’s time to head to the ER, she says. Other signs you may need the ER include consistent vomiting, weakness in any part of the body, impaired motor skills, decreased comprehension and personality changes. The good news, says Bajo, is that the majority of people with concussions

“If you hit your head, don’t get back on your horse” rush to the emergency room. “It’s always good to let your primary care doctor know you hit your head

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will recover. How quickly depends on age and health. A healthy college-age person can expect to recover in seven to 10 days; adolescents between three and 30 days; and adults within two weeks or even longer. “While concussion is a mild form of brain injury, for the vast majority, we expect a full recovery from concussion,” Bajo says. Symptoms that persist beyond typical recovery time warrant further evaluation, such as what she does at the Acute Concussion Evaluation Clinic. “I try to combine all aspects of a person’s history... to understand how their brain is working,” she says. One of the mistakes I made was getting back on my horse after I was bucked. Equestrians are taught to remount so we restore confidence in ourselves and in our animals. Possible head injury is where an exception needs to be made, Bajo says. “If you hit your head, don’t get back on the horse,” she says. “It’s important to get rid of some of that mentality.” She adds, “You’re putting yourself at risk of falling again and getting another injury.” First, to ride safely, equestrians need all the functions that concussions symptoms hamper. Second, another injury lengthens recovery. Bajo says riders should follow the Zurich Return to Play protocol, which allows for a gradual return to full physical and cognitive activities after a rest period. The tiredness that comes with a concussion is a signal that the brain is recovering, she says. It’s also important to not allow an unnecessarily extended rest, which can bring new difficulties. People with previous anxiety and depression are more at risk of those things following the experience. Continued on page 10   H O R S E TA L K M A G A Z I N E  

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CONCUSSIONS...... from page 9 “What we don’t want to see is someone being very scared and not moving forward with that gradual resumption of activities,” she says. That’s especially true for equestrians, whose daily and social activities revolve around their horses. It’s a matter of culture and community. “It’s not a hobby, it’s part of people’s lives,” she says. Of course, it would be better to avoid injury entirely, or minimize potential for injury. Dr. Bajo says the incidence rate of concussion in equestrian activities is 9-15% of injuries reported. In other words, she says, “It (concussion) compromises 9-15% of all horseback riding injuries.” But that’s just what researchers can confirm. Bajo believes concussions are widely underreported. Equestrian activities are less regulated, with fewer sanctioned activities. Falls and injuries occur mostly during schooling, not sanctioned events, she says. Furthermore, equestrian activities carry a substantial risk. “Equestrian activities have higher

rates of more severe brain injuries and total body injuries than other activities” like rugby, skiing, and car racing, she says. The risk comes from the distance of the rider above the ground and the speed of movement. You’d think that equestrians of all disciplines would be faithful helmet wearers, but Bajo says research indicates consistency in helmet wear

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is low, and decreases with riding experience. “It’s shocking,” she says. Good riders on good horses can still get hurt, she says. You need a helmet “no matter how much you trust your animal.” “We can’t predict their behavior Continued on page 12


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CONCUSSIONS...... from page 10 although we can trust some horses more than others,” she says. “Anything can occur with the most sane, bombproof animal.” And when it does, she says, “Using a helmet can reduce risk of brain injury by 50 percent.” “Using a helmet does not prevent concussion,” she says. “It prevents skull fracture. If you hit your head with a helmet on, that does not mean you have not sustained a concussion.” It’s a matter of physics. “When a rider falls and hits their head on the ground, the brain accelerates forward and hits the front of the skull,” she says. “It often doesn’t cause a visible injury.” She adds, “You’re stopped, but your brain keeps moving within the skull.” People are often surprised to learn you can get a concussion without hitting

your head. This can happen when your horses approaches the fence for a jump, refuses, and the rider is thrust forward. The brain continues to move. Even a torso hit can result in a concussion. These things can also result in what’s called a “coupcontracoup” injury, where the brain hits the front and back of the skull. In my case, this could explain why the front of my head hurt so badly when the impact caused a crack to the back of my helmet. I was likely thrown forward before landing on the back of my head. Bearing all this in mind, Bajo says it’s just good policy to wear a helmet whenever you’re with a horse. “I recommend people wear helmets mounted or unmounted, whenever you interact with the animal,” she says. “While the risk may be decreased, you are still at risk when dealing with the animal.” It’s advice I’ll be heeding.

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DO YOu gET M O r E PrOTECTiON iF YOu SPEND M OrE M ON EY ON A HELM ET? Not necessarily. Like infant car seats, ASTM/SEI certified equestrian helmets are graded on a pass/fail basis. All ASTM/SEI certified equestrian helmets are required to meet the same minimum standards. That said, designs can vary. Some are better suited for round or oval head shapes, and some come down lower in back to shield the base of the skull. Extra money buys competition chic and better ventilation. The best helmet is the one that fits you properly – regardless of the price tag.


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Tom Seay Talks About... Great Rides Close to Home by tom seay

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e are often asked to recommend an event or a close-to-home event for Virginia riders and their horses. Of course, there are shows and local trail rides everywhere. Perhaps you would like to treat yourself and your

horse to something special. At our farm in Culpeper, we do a Friday-Saturday event called an Introduction to Cattle Drives. It is designed for trail riders to have a first-time experience in a safe environment even if you or your horse have never done this. Driving over 100 head of cattle through woodlands, streams, and pastures is an

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adventure that never gets old. For less than $100, your parking, your stall, one-on-one instruction, two cattle drives and a Friday night Team Penning event is an unbelievable bargain and you don’t have to go out west. The Gathering at the Farm is an annual event that happens mid-May is a relaxed atmosphere


for trail riders from all over the country. This year the Virginia Draft Horse & Mule Association will host demonstrations with work horses, mules, wagons, plowing and hands-on instruction. All of this is combined with a trail ride, wagon rides, seminars with Bobby Knight of Knight Horsemanship on natural horsemanship, Dustin Kelley of Kelley Farrier Services on hoof care and a seminar on equine dentistry. An old fashioned southern country picnic is mid-day on Saturday under the grand walnut trees of Andora Farm and a traditional full banquet on Saturday evening is the icing on the cake. Even if you do not have a horse at this time, you would be most welcome. Older folks can reminisce about work horses in the past and share it with their children and/or grandchildren. Anyone in the horse world in central Virginia has heard of the historic Belmead Plantation. For the filming of the Best of America by Horseback National Television Show, they have opened the plantation up for the public to join us as we ride and film this great riding location outside of Richmond. Tens of thousands enjoyed reading

about our recent historic Knights of the Golden Horseshoe ride. We traveled back in history with period costume and our horses to follow Virginia’s first governor’s ride of 1716. In the beginning of June, we will retrace the famous ride of Jack Jouett where a young man during the Revolutionary War rode through the night to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to warn Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson of the British plans for an early morning capture and execution thus dubbing Jack Jouett the “Paul Revere of the South”. Our ride will be hosted, in part, the town of Mineral, VA with a parade, an afternoon ride on a portion of that famous ride and an extremely rare opportunity to ride horses for the cameras at Monticello. Due to the logistical complexities, this ride is limited to twelve people. I do not know of this historic ride ever being recreated in the past. A dozen riders will be treated to incredible colonial and southern hospitality meals at Andora Farm original house that dates to 1758. I would love to invite you to ride

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with us. You can visit our website, www. bestofamericabyhorseback.com, for more details and dates or you can call us at 540-829-9555. Join Best of America by Horseback on these Upcoming Rides and Events May 12-14: Gathering at the Farm in Culpeper, VA June 2-4: Jack Jouett Historical Ride in Culpeper, VA June 9-11: Cattle Drive in Culpeper, VA June 23-30: Cruise to Alaska July 7-9: Cattle Drive in Culpeper, VA September 11-17: Horse Country Campground in Forester Falls, ON September 22-24: Elkins Creek Horse Camp in Pedro, OH October 7: Belmead Stables & Riding Club November 2: Tanglewood Acres Campground in Bainbridge, OH November 4&5: Christmas Music Show Honoring the Military at the Paxton Theatre in Bainbridge, OH November 11-12: Bogue Chitto State Park in Franklinton, LA Learn more about us: www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com

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Toxic Plants HORSE HEALTH:

To xi c Pl ant s to Equines Katie Eisner, DVM Rappahannock Equine Clinic

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reen pastures make for happy horses and happy horse owners, but do you know what’s really growing in your fields? Fortunately, when offered adequate forage and feed, most horses preferentially avoid toxic plants. However, knowing what weeds and grasses are in your pasture can help prevent these unfortunate events or help your veterinarian treat a suspected toxicity. Several grasses can prove toxic when consumed in large enough quantities. Fescue, a common grass found in pastures, becomes toxic due to a fungi that parasitizes it and produces toxic compounds called ergot alkaloids. We predominantly, see prolonged Fescue and complicated gestation in pregnant mares. Complications range from a lack of milk production to dysmature foals, unhealthy

Buttercups placentas, and, rarely, abortion. Removing the mare from Fescue for the last few months of pregnancy or treating with Domperidone prior to Alsike Clover foaling can minimize these problems. With Dallisgrass intoxication, neurologic signs occur such as tremors and convulsions. Treatment includes removing the horse from the pasture. Another common forage, Alsike clover can cause photosensitization (sensitivity to sunlight) and eventually liver damage if consumed for long periods of time. Other common clovers found in pasture are more harmless. There most common side effect is a syndrome known as “Slobbers.” As the name suggests, horses that

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have eaten more than their fair share of clover will salivate excessively, often with long strings of drool pouring from their mouth. Removing your horse from

Some weeds you might find in your pasture that can be toxic include dogbane, milkweed, and buttercups. Dogbane and milkweed have gastrointestinal and cardiac effects, causing symptoms such as colic, diarrhea, and arrhythmias. Buttercups can cause mild irritation of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract. In all toxicities, treatment is based on the symptoms the horse is exhibiting.

Milkweed the affected pasture will resolve photosensitivity and slobbers, however, liver damage may be irreversible.

The list of plants that can be toxic to horses is quite long. The good news is that if provided adequate hay or good quality pasture, most horses will avoid those plants that are toxic. Effective pasture management to discourage weed growth and encourage grass for a healthy pasture is the best means of preventing toxicities in horses. For more information, contact your veterinarian or local Virginia Cooperative Extension agent. Toxic Pasture Grasses: - Fescue - Dallis Grass - Alsike Clover - Johnson Grass Toxic Pasture Weeds: - Dogbane - Milkweed - Buttercups - Pokeweed

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Horses, Hard Work, and Fairy Dust The Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Hunt Seat Finals Wr it te n By P enny H awes

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pril 21 - 23 was a busy weekend for middle and high school riders from around the country as the Interscholastic Equestrian

Meg Bonner and Carol Hawley after Meg received her first place at Zone Finals

Association (IEA) held their National Hunt Seat Finals at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. Judges Rachel Kennedy and Melanie Smith Taylor assessed 380 riders ranging from 6th to 12th grade. The 67 horses

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in the competition were all loaned by 15 area barns and colleges. Even the torrential rains couldn’t dampen the spirits of the riders who came to compete, most of them on horses they’d never ridden before this show.


The I E A Formed in 2002 with just 200 riders, the IEA’s mission is “to introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools (primarily ages 11 19) to equestrian sports.” Horse ownership is not a requirement, which gives many young riders an opportunity to compete that they wouldn’t otherwise have. Membership now tops 12,500, and covers 42 states. Horsemanship and equitation are the main judging criteria in an IEA show. To level the playing field, horses are drawn at the beginning of the competition, and over fences riders only get to warm up over 2 fences before they are judged in over fences class. Under saddle riders do not get a warm up. There are both flat and over-fences classes in divisions ranging from beginner through advanced. Continued on page 20

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IEA NATIONALS..... from page 19 While all the riders work extremely hard to qualify for the national championships, there are often a few who stand out because of their courage, hard work and sheer determination to succeed. Katie Balding and Meg Bonner are two such riders.

Kat i e B ald ing - A Ha r d W o r king K id Katie Balding, who is a high school senior this year, rides out of Foxtail Farm in Smithfield, VA. As an avid equestrian, Katie is unusual in that she has never owned her own horse. She is a working student at Foxtail Farm, and, according to coach Dana Kiser, is a “very hard working kid. She rides 6 days a week, she spends a lot of time riding without stirrups. She really challenges herself.” The beauty of IEA program is that riders don’t have to own their own horse to compete, and they can still be very competitive. Virginia is part of IEA Zone 3, and both the Middle and High School Teams from HRA/Foxtail Farm were one of the three teams from Zone 3 who qualified and competed at Nationals this year. Dana has had great success in the past with her individual riders and her teams. The Foxtail Farm Equestrian Team was established in 2011 and despite being a first year team, Foxtail Farm riders qualified for the 2012 IEA Regional Finals, as well as IEA Nationals. The team tripled in size for the 2012-13 show year after combining forces with Hampton Roads Academy. Riders again qualified for Regional Finals, Zone Finals and IEA Nationals. And in 2013, as a member of the Foxtail Farm Middle School Team, Katie Balding won her division at Nationals! According to Dana “Katie has competed in Nationals 6 times now, which is

pretty unusual, and she was a National Champion a few years ago over fences. She puts in the hours and gets the work done.”

Meg Bonner T he Def inition of C ou rage According to coach Carol Hawley of Whitestone Farm, Meg Bonner has been “very wary of life since she drew her first breath”. Carol and Meg’s Mom, Kathleen, are best friends. Their relationship goes back to a time when Carol coached the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team for the University of Mary Washington, and Kathleen was on her team. So Carol has known Meg all her life, and has tremendous respect for the way Meg handles herself. However, the idea of showing a horse that she had never ridden before, terrified Meg.

student, but it’s all about the horses and dogs. Even with her love for horses, Meg’s fear of riding unfamiliar horses could have been a barrier between her and competing at IEA competitions. According to Carol, “Meg wanted to do this, even though she was terrified. She loved the team concept of IEA. She loved being with the other kids. She loved being on the road and traveling to shows; however, drawing a horse or pony out of an envelope was the most frightening thing you could ever ask her to do.” Carol and Kathleen discussed plans for Meg and how they might be able to help her reach her goals. Kathleen wondered if Meg would ever get past the fear enough to compete, but Carol told her, “I guarantee something — this weakness, handled correctly, will become her greatest strength.” Carol’s words were prophetic. Under

Meg Bonner gives a smile and a pat to the adorable Seamus as she finishes up her IEA Nationals debut. Photo courtesy of her proud dad, Fran.

“Her fear of what horses might do under saddle, particularly at the canter, is very strong. Her wariness of horses, was deep -- very, very deep.” Meg is passionate about horses. That’s all she thinks about — night and day. She’s very bright, and a very good

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careful tutelage, Meg applied herself tirelessly to develop her riding skills so that she knew no matter what the horses did, she could handle it. Over the last year she has developed more skill and experience which has improved her confidence. She has also grown taller and


stronger. Meg’s first opportunity to join the IEA team at Whitestone Farm was last year when she was in 6th grade. Carol told Meg that she could enter a show whenever she was ready, no one was going to push her. Meg did enter the first show last year but once she was finished she decided she didn’t

“In teaching her, I had to be very careful about bringing her education forward, without scaring her half to death.” - Coach Carol Hawley discussing Meg Bonner

want to do any more. Carol and Kathleen weren’t worried. Meg would proceed at her own pace. This year, Meg was ready. She was eligible for the Future Beginner Walk/Trot/Canter Division. Carol promised her, “Enter, and if you get to the show and you’re terrified, we’ll scratch. You can feel confident knowing you won’t be Continued on page 22

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and ponies. Coaches and riders were impressed with the quality of horses at the competition. Dana Kiser of Foxtail Farm and Sugi Dewan from Crafty Fox Farm both agreed that there were “a lot of really good horses this year - the best we’ve seen in a while”.

IEA Nationals..... from page 21 pushed beyond what you can do. If we enter you and we put you on the horse, and you go in the ring and you need to be out of there, let me know and we’ll get you out.” Although Meg did scratch at one show, her determination pushed her past the fear at all of her other shows. Carol remembers, “At her first show, she got her draw, got on, went in the ring, and won both of her classes. She had also qualified for Regionals. It was the happiest day of our lives! Here was the kid we had to promise could scratch! We were so thrilled she was at Regionals, and she won the whole thing. Then she won Zones! Since Meg had won her class at Regionals, which were held at Morven Park in February, she qualified to go to Zones. Held at Hazelwild Farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where Meg also participates in lessons, and shows,. Zone Finals was comprised of the top teams and individuals from 5 surrounding states. “The entire region was cheering her on. Everyone knew how hard she was working physically, to cover the deficit she had emotionally. Meg took full responsibility for her fear - she never blamed it on her horse, the wind, or her trainer. “ says Carol. Meg won her class at Zones! She was now qualified for Nationals! Carol said when you take a student to a show like the IEA National Finals, they all deserve to be there - everyone works so hard, but some really have the ability, while others “need the fairy dust sprinkled on them to help them out.” Although Meg didn’t place in the finals, Carol was thrilled with the quality of her riding –“she was one of the people who didn’t need the fairy dust.” Meg rode her best against 21 of the nation’s top IEA

Above: Woodpecker Farm’s IEA teams and coach Beth Linton. Below: Kris Kringle was one of the favorite draws at IEA Nationals. He was brought to the show by Woodpecker Farm. Photos by Lily Peterson

riders at her level. She deserves to be proud of her triumph over her fears!

Woodpecker Farm’s Middle School Team Woodpecker Farm’s Middle School Team was one of the three Zone 3 middle school teams who made the journey to Nationals. Riders Ella Peterson, Brook Morfit, Alyssa Paulette, Genevieve Lindamood and Isabel Baggette did their best under the tough competition at Nationals. Although they were just out of the ribbons at 9th place, Coach Beth Linton put it all in perspective when she stated, “ There are over 670 middle school teams in the country competing in IEA, and to win 9th place is something to be extremely proud of.” Beth, who is the trainer at Woodpecker Farm in Woodford, VA also coached two individual riders who qualified for Nationals. Emily Goddin is a senior this year that competed in Varsity Open Over Fences. Brook Morfit is in 7th grade and competed in the Future Novice Flat Class, and brought home the fifth place ribbon! Brook had luck on her side when she drew one of the show favorites, Kris Kringle for all three of her classes.

T he Horses None of the rides would have been possible if not for the donated horses

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Dana brought 6 horses, and when asked about a favorite, replied, “Of course I love all our horses but Prince is a crossrail superstar and Lt. Joey is my daughter’s (7 years old) children’s pony. He is very cute, and has the “awww” factor.” As mentioned earlier, another favorite was Kris Kringle, a very cute gray pony owned by Beth Linton of Woodpecker Farm. Kris not only had the looks and personality, but also for the rideability. Both of Kris’s riders in the Future Intermediate class were called back, and ended up first and third in a class of 22. The IEA is committed to the wellness of the horses in all competitions. To recognize the quality of the horses donated for the three-day event, “Gypsy” (provided by Memory’s Hill Farm) was named Champion Outstanding IEA Hunt Seat Horse and “Gem” (also provided


by Memory’s Hill Farm) was named Reserve Champion Outstanding IEA Hunt Seat Horse. While the 380 riders, 67 horses, countless coaches, parents, friends and family members look back at the wet weekend in Lexington, the memories of the great rounds, supportive team mates and generous supporters will last, even as preparations for the next competition season begin. For more information about the IEA or to view results of the National Huntseat Finals, visit www.RideIEA.org, or their Facebook page - Facebook.com/rideiea/.

The US Equestrian Lettering Program The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) now known as US Equestrian, offers a lettering program for student athletes in middle and high schools. The lettering program was started to provide recognition for athletes who may not letter in traditional high school sports. It’s a grass roots program, which welcomes riders in all disciplines, and all breeds of horse. Many riders already meet the requirements: • 100 hours of riding or training horses • Compete at 3 competitions - any level (they don’t need to be USEF recognized competitions) • Grades 5 - 12 • Program year June 1 - May 31 • Member of USEF Participation in the program can help on college applications, as administrators notice the recognition from the national governing body of the Olympic Equestrian sports. For more information, visit https://www.usef.org/start-riding/ youth-programs/lettering

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May 2017 Hunter/Jumper

May 13 – Kemper Knoll Farm Hunter Horse Show, SWVHJA, McGaheysville, VA www. swvhja.org May 13 - Topline Horse Center H/E/J/ M Pauline Creeden Yorktown, VA 757-5918791 www.toplinehorsecenter.com jpcva@ juno.com

May 3-7 - Lexington Spring Encore “AA” HB/P B/H/J/ M Leslie Brown Lexington, VA 540-460-2305 www.horsecenter.org

May 13 - TWA Jumper Show Warrenton Show Grounds, Warrenton, VA 540-9721342 www.facebook.com/twahorseshows, g.winslett@earthlink.net

May 4-7 - Sedgefield Horse Show “A” H/J Martin F. Schlaeppi Greensboro, NC 336-822-4313 www.sedgefieldshowgrounds.com, martin.schlaeppi@dhyllp.com

May 13 - Four Oaks Farm Horse Show Series H/E Aileen Ryalls Palmyra, VA 434-5898488 www.fouroaksfarmva.com, four_ oaks_farm@yahoo.com

May 6 -Autumn Olive Farm H/E Syndi PickneyBlunk Goochland, VA 804-457-3707 www. autumnolivefarm.com autumolivefarm@ msn.com

May 13 - Elmington Hunter Series, Elmington Farm, LLC, Berryville, VA, 540-955-6219, info@elmington.com, www.Elmington.com

May 6 -Kellys Ford Equestrian Center H/E/J/M Beth Ravinsky Remington, VA 423-3660859 www.kellysfordequestrian.com, bethravinsky@yahoo.com May 6 - Coventry Farm H/E Cindy Carson Downing Ashland, VA 804-798-2003 www. coventryfarm.com coventryfarm@msn.com May 6 - Foxtail Farm HRHSS H/E Dana Kiser Smithfield, VA 757-359-9197 foxtailfarm1@ gmail.com

May 13 - Hanover Heritage Hunter Show H/E Kimmie Lawhorn Hanover, VA 804-3994022 www.hanoverheritage.com May 13 - Atlantic Saddle Club H/E Karen Smith Virginia Beach, VA 757-227-0330 atlanticsaddleclub@gmail.com May 13 - GLC Horse Haven Farm H/E Cathy Duker Farmville, VA 434-392-4599 www. glchorsehavenfarm.com cancunresorts@ hotmail.com

May 13 - Fox Chase Farm (Rescheduled from 4/1) H/E Maureen Hanley Middleburg, VA 540-687-5255 www.HunterHorseShows. com contact@foxchasefarm.com May 14 - TWA Hunter Show H/E/M Warrenton Show Grounds, Warrenton, VA 540-9724342 www.facebook.com/twahorseshows, g.winslett@earthlink.net May 14 - EKG Stables at Hill Valley Farm H/E Erin K. Grampp Spotsylvania, VA 540-5826272 www.ekgstables.com eringrampp@ aol.com May 14 – Bedford County Hunt Horse Show, SWVHJA show, Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA 540-597-9661, www.swvhja.org May 14 - Sandstone Jumper Show J Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www. sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@aol. com May 14 - CVSJA @ Deep Run Hunt Club J Nanci Harmon Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-8833050 www.cvsja.com cvsja@aol.com May 14 - Farmington Hunt Club Jumper Show E/J/M Jennifer Daly Free Union, VA 434-996-3823 May 16-21 - Keswick Horse Show HB/P B/H/J/ M Keedie Leonard Keswick, VA 540-3775750 colebelle@msn.com

May 6 - McDonogh May Jumper & Eq Show “B” J/E Streett Moore Owings Mills, MD 443-544-7120 www.horseshowing.com

May 13 - Stillmeadows CHSA H/E/M Sulu Rose Reed Mechanicsville, VA 804-746-4477 www.rtsatstillmeadowsfarm.com stillmeadowsfarm1@gmail.com,

May 18-21 - Triangle Sandhills Spring Classic H/J Joan Petty Raeford, NC 919-556-7321 www.trianglefarms.com, horseshows@ trianglefarms.com

May 7 - Red Gate Farm Hunter/Jumper Series, Bluemont, VA 540-882-3530 www.redgatefarmva.com redgatefarmva@aol.com

May 13 – Kemper Knoll Farm Jumper Horse Show, SWVHJA, McGaheysville, VA www. swvhja.org

May 20 - Whitestone Farm H/E Kathleen Bonner Fredericksburg, VA 540-840-5484 www.whitestonefarmva.com

May 7 - Fun In The Sun Show H/E/J Aimee Shirley Currituck, NC 757-472-5866 www. shsava.org www.shsava.org May 12-14 - James River Horse Show @ Rose Mount Farm HB/P B/H/ M, Spotsylvania, VA 757-846-8176, www.jamesriverhorseshow. com, jamesrivershow@aol.com

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May 20 - Coventry Farm H/E Cindy Carson Downing Ashland, VA 804-798-2003 www. coventryfarm.com, coventryfarm@msn.com May 20 - Whippoorwill Farm H/E, Shackelfords, VA 804-366-8778 www.whipporwillfarm. net, rde2wn@gmail.com May 20 -GLC Horse Haven Farm H/E Cathy Duker Farmville, VA 434-392-4599 www. glchorsehavenfarm.com, cancunresorts@ hotmail.com May 20 -Locke Meadows Horse Show H/E Rachael McCarthy Berryville, VA 540-5332951 www.lockemeadows.com May 21 Rock Branch Horse Shows H/E Robin Wood North Garden, VA 434-981-5279 www.northgardenequestriancenter.com, rmwood725@gmail.com May 21 - Lake of the Woods Hunter Show, Locust Grove, VA 540-972-2238 www.lowa. org May 21 - Sandstone Horse & Pony Show H/E/M Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www.sandstonefarm.com, sandstonefarm@ aol.com

May 27-28 – Hollins Summer Horse Show, SWVHJA. Hollins University, Roanoke, VA 540-362-6691, www.swvhja.org May 27 - Southern Heritage Farm H/E Betsy Price Midland, VA 540-270-4615 shfboarding4u@aol.com May 11 - 12 LTD Horse Shows (Jumpers 2nd Day) H/E/J/ M Carol Bailey Warrenton, VA 540-664-1599 www.ltdhorseshows.com ltdhorseshows@gmail.com May 28 - Hidden Haven @ The Meadows Event Park H/E Carol Anne Chiamardas Doswell, VA 804-677-6051 www.hdnhvn.com hdnhvn@earthlink.net May 28 - Hazelwild Farm Horse Show H/E Teresa Seay Fredericksburg, VA 540-891-7101 www.hazelwildfarm.com secretary@hazelwildfarm.com May 28 - CVSJA @ Deep Run Hunt Club J Nanci Harmon Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-8833050 www.cvsja.com cvsja@aol.com May 28 - Turner Farm Events H Kim Karanik Great Falls, VA 703-675-4125 www.turnerfarmevents.org kimkaranik@aol.com May 28 - Hoof - N - Woof 4H Benefit Show H/E/M Jennifer Daly Free Union, VA 434-9963823 sbchantily@hotmail.com sbchantily@hotmail.com May 28 - Summerduck Run Farm Horse Show H/E Rosemary Thomas Culpeper, VA 540-825-6177 summerduckrunfarm@gmail.com May 29 - Orange County Fair Horse Show H/E Drew Taylor Orange, VA 540-229-6156 www.pdrewtaylor.com pdrewtaylor@aol.com

May 21 - Sugarloaf Mountain Horse Show Series H/E/J/ M Bill Yeager Adamstown, MD 301-514-0111 www.lochmoyfarm.com, shows@lochmoyfarm.com May 21 - Cedar Breeze Farm Spring Fling H/E/J Aimee Shirley Virginia Beach, VA 757-4725866 cedarbreezefarm@cox.net May 21 - Lake of the Woods H/E Bridget Hutchens Locust Grove, VA 540-972-2238 www.lowa.org bhutchens@lowa.org May 26-28 - Maryland Summer Classic H/J/M Alan Lohman Owings Mills, MD 410-5962051 alohmanjr@gmail.com May 27 - Autumn Olive Farm H/E Syndi PickneyBlunk Goochland, VA 804-457-3707 www.autumnolivefarm.com autumolivefarm@msn.com May 27 - Fox Pointe Farm Horse Shows H/E Colleen Seely Quinton, VA 804-263-5191 www.foxpointefarmva.com foxpointefarm@ yahoo.com May 27 - CP Horse Show @ Deep Run H/E Clyde Poarch Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-7322138 edgewoodone@aol.com

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May 2017 Dressage/CT/Eventing May 5-7 – VADACC Dressage at the Meadow, Recognized Dressage Show, Doswell, VA, www.dressageatthemeadow.com May 6 - CVACTA CT and dressage schooling show, Oakdale Farm. Powhatan, VA 804-517-0722, rose.equestrian@gmail. com, www.cvacta.org,

May 20-21- Lexington Spring Dressage, USEF Level 3 Competition, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.rosinburg-events.com May 21 – Schooling Show at Chestnut Oaks, Doswell, VA ardenleamanor@gmail.com May 25- 28– The Virginia CCI1*/CIC2* and Horse Trials, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.vahorsetrials.com

May 7 – Homestead Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Catlett, VA, www.vadanova.org

May 25 – Kelly’s Ford Twilight Eventing/CT/ Dressage, Remington, VA 40-399-1800, kellysfordequestriancenter.com

May 11 – CDCTA Thursday Evening Dressage Schooling Shows. Warrenton, VA www. cdcta.com

May 27 – Evergreen Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Berryville, VA www.evergreenfarm. info

May 13- Oakdale XC Schooling, Fix a tests, HT and Dressage Show, Powhatan, VA www. eventinginvirginia.com

May 28 – Red Gate Farm Combined Test, Bluemont, VA, (540) 882-3530, RedGateFarmVA@aol.com, Www.RedGateFarmVA. com

May 13 - Sandstone Farm Combined Test and Dressage Schooling Show, Millwood. VA, www.sandstonefarm.com, 540-837-1261, sandstonefarm@aol.com May 13 – Dressage with a View, Schooling Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA, www. horsecenter.org May 13- Eventing in Virginia Fix-A-Test, Dressage schooling Oakdale Farm, Powhatan, VA, www.eventinginvirginia.com May 13 – Hoofbeats to Hope Dressage Schooling Show, Catlett, VA, www.vadanova. org May 13-14 – Gary Rockwell Clinic at Liberty Farm, Middleburg, VA www.grayhorsedressage.com May 14 - Deep Creek Stables Show Series, Dressage and CT, Deep Creek Stables, Chesapeake, Virginia, 757-985-5187, tilghmanboys@netzero.net, facebook.com/ deepcreekstables, May 20 – Compass Rose Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Haymarket, VA 703-913060, grass@ccr.org, www.cdcta.com May 20-21- PVDA Show at Morven Park, Leesburg, VA www.pvda.org May 20 - Toad Hollow Combined Test, Dressage Show & Intercollegiate Team Challenge, Charlottesville, VA www.eventinginvirginia.com

May 19 - Friday Night Thunder Speed and Games IBRA Show, Sprouse’s Corner Ranch, Buckingham, Virginia, 4349838181, laruelanes@yahoo.com, www.SprousesCornerRanch.com, May 20-21 – Lexington Spring Dressage, USEF Level 3 Competition, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org May 20-21 - Middlebrook Hounds Hunt Hunter Pace, Contact MaryAnn for info, directions, 540-886-6817, firstwhipmh@ aol.com, or Facebook – Middleburg Hounds Hunt Club May 20 - James River Classic ADT, Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA, 804-229-9708, lmlegg@vcu.edu, http://omnibus.americandrivingsociety.org/CompetitorsOmnibusListing.aspx?ID=101,

May 2017 Western/Breed/Etc.

May 20-21, 2017 - Equine Rescue League’s 27th Anniversary Spring Open House, Promise Kept Farm, Lovettsville, VA, (540) 822-4577, bubbasays2@aol.com, www. equinerescueleague.org,

May 6 - Western Riders of Virginia Horse Show, Western Riders of Virginia, Glen Allen, Virginia, 540-809-6509, VLL13@aol. com, www.westernridersofvirginia.com

May 21 - Prince William Horse Association, Four Winds Farm, Nokesville, VA, (703)7547873, Shallont@msn.com, http://www. pwha.net,

May 6 - Silver Star Farm Pleasure Show, Spotsylvania, VA 540-972-0966, www.silverstarfarmonline.com

May 21 - Driving Clinic with Lisa Singer, Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA, 804-2299708, lmlegg@vcu.edu

May 7- Deep Creek Stables Mounted Games, Deep Creek Stables, Chesapeake, VA, 757-985-5187, tilghmanboys@netzero.net, facebook.com/deepcreekstables,

May 24-28 - John & Kathy Baar 5 Star Master Parelli Instructor & Horse Development Specialist Clinic, The JBiTRanch LLC, Berryville, VA, 303-775-6201, info@ jbitranch.com, www.jkbaar.com

May 10-13 – Bonnie Blue National Horse Show, USEF Rated Saddlebred, VA horse center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org May 11 - CFC presents: Roundabout at the Horse Farm, Information on Conservation, Composting, Weed Control,and Horse Nutrition, Magnolia Equestrian Center, Stevensburg, VA, Contact Culpeper Farmers Coop to RSVP 540-727-832 May 12 - Gathering at the Farm, Best of America by Horseback and Tom Seay. Andora Farm, Culpeper, VA, 540-829-9555 www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com May 18-21 – Old Dominion Miniature Horse Club, VA horse center, Lexington, VA www. horsecenter.org

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May 27-29 - Saddlery Liquidators Big 3 day sale! Haymarket Store Only. 888-723-3554, www.saddleryliq.com

June 2017 Hunter and Jumper June 1 - Sandstone Jumper Show J Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www. sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@aol. com June 2-4 - Virginia Arabian Horse Show NH Robin Lohnes Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA 540-347-2975 www.vahaclub.com riffkhala@aol.com


June 2017 Hunter and Jumper June 2-4 - Boumi Temple Horse Show HB/P B/H/J/ M Streett Moore Owings Mills, MD 410-446-1310 www.bfshowmanagement.com adawson@mcdonogh.com June 3 - Deep Run Spring Show H/E Joy Robinson Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-690-7814 www.deeprunhorseshow.com jhrobinson@ rtrlawgroup.com June 3 - Farmington Hunt Club Spring Horse Show H/E/M Stephen Bickers Charlottesville, VA 434-361-9420 stephen.s.bickers@ gmail.com June 3 - Turner Farm Events H Kim Karanik Great Falls, VA 703-6754125 www.turnerfarmevents.org kimkaranik@aol.com June 3 - Kellys Ford Equestrian Center H Beth Ravinsky Remington, VA 423-366-0859 www.kellysfordequestrian.com, bethravinsky@ yahoo.com

June 10 - Southern Heritage Farm H/E Betsy Price Midland, VA 540-270-4615 shfboarding4u@aol.com June 10- GLC -Horse Haven Farm H/E Cathy Duker Farmville, VA 434-392-4599 www.glchorsehavenfarm.com cancunresorts@ hotmail.com June 10-11 - House Mountain Horse Show H/E Molly Trimble Moore Lexington, VA 540-261-6928 www.horsecenter.org horseyack@ rockbridge.net June 11 - EKG Stables at Hill Valley Farm H/E Erin K. Grampp Spotsylvania, VA 540-582-6272 www.ekgstables.com eringrampp@aol. com June 11 - CVSJA @ Deep Run Hunt Club J Nanci Harmon ManakinSabot, VA 804-883-3050 www.cvsja.com cvsja@aol.com June 13 - TWA Tuesday Jumper Show at Summerduck Run Farm, Culpeper, VA 540-972-4342 www.facebook.com/twahorseshows, g.winslett@earthlink.net

June 3 - BRH Annual Horse Show H/E/M Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www.sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@aol.com

June 14-18 - Loudoun Benefit Horse Show HB/P B/H/J/ M Streett Moore Upperville, VA 540-486-5658 www.loudounbenefit.org, jen@loudounbenefit.org

June 3 – Stonebridge Equestrian Center 11, SWVHJA show, Natural Bridge, VA stonebridgeequestriancenter@gmail.com, www. swvhja.org

June 14 - Picturesque Farm Wednesday Evening Schooling Shows, Warrenton, VA 540-349-2026 www.picturesquefarm.com kristy@ picturesquefarm.com

June 3 - Fox Chase Farm H/E Maureen Hanley Middleburg, VA 540-687-5255 www.HunterHorseShows.com contact@foxchasefarm.com June 3 - Topline Horse Center H/E/J/ M Pauline Creeden Yorktown, VA 757-591-8791 www.toplinehorsecenter.com jpcva@juno.com June 4 - Red Gate Farm Hunter/Jumper Series, Bluemont, VA 540-882-3530 www.redgatefarmva.com redgatefarmva@aol.com June 4 - Rock Branch Horse Shows H/E Robin Wood North Garden, VA 434-981-5279 www.northgardenequestriancenter.com, rmwood725@gmail.com June 4 - Woodpecker Farm H/E Beth Linton Woodford, VA 540-6235581 beth@woodpeckerfarm.com June 4 - GRHSA Hosted by Brandywine Farm @ Hunter Lane Stables H/E Terry Kinch Richmond, VA 804-339-7884 www.brandywinefarmva.com terrykinch@brandywinefarmva.com June 5-11 - Upperville Colt & Horse Show HB/P B/H/J/ M Tommy Lee Jones Upperville, VA 540-687-5740 www.upperville.com, uchs1853@gmail.com June 7 - Picturesque Farm Wednesday Evening Schooling Shows H/E Kristy Willwerth Warrenton, VA 540-349-2026 www.picturesquefarm.com kristy@picturesquefarm.com June 10 - Autumn Olive Farm H/E Syndi PickneyBlunk Goochland, VA 804-457-3707 www.autumnolivefarm.com autumolivefarm@ msn.com June 10 - Pam Herman Farms H/E Pam Herman Chesapeake, VA 757-421-4340 pamhermanfarms@aol.com May/June 2017

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June 2017 Hunter and Jumper June 16 - Bull Run Hunt Series H/E Drew Taylor Locust Dale, VA 540-229-6156 www. pdrewtaylor.com pdrewtaylor@aol.com June 17 - Four Oaks Farm Horse Show Series H/E Aileen Ryalls Palmyra, VA 434-5898488 www.fouroaksfarmva.com four_oaks_ farm@yahoo.com June 17 - Fox Pointe Farm Horse Shows H/E Colleen Seely Quinton, VA 804-263-5191 www.foxpointefarmva.com foxpointefarm@ yahoo.com June 17 - Sandstone Horse & Pony Show H/E/M Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-8371261 www.sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@aol.com June 17 - Whitestone Farm H/E Kathleen Bonner Fredericksburg, VA 5408405484 www.whitestonefarmva.com June 17 - Sprouse’s Corner Ranch Show Series H/E LaRue Sprouse Dowd Buckingham, VA 434-983-8181 www.sprousescornerranch. com, laruelanes@yahoo.com June 17 - Coventry Farm H/E Cindy Carson Downing Ashland, VA 804-798-2003 www. coventryfarm.com coventryfarm@msn.com June 17 – Randolph College 1, SWVHJA show, Lynchburg, VA434-384-3231, www.swvhja. org June 18 - Hidden Haven @ The Meadows Event Park H/E Carol Anne Chiamardas Doswell, VA 804-677-6051 www.hdnhvn. com hdnhvn@earthlink.net June 18 - Lake of the Woods H Bridget Hutchens Locust Grove, VA 540-972-2238 www.lowa.org www.lowa.org June 20 - Oakland Heights Under the Lights Pony Show H/E Anna Burkett Gordonsville, VA 540-525-3059 www.oaklandheightsfarm.com oaklandheightsfarm_horseshow@yahoo.com June 20 - Foxtail Farm Summer Classic H/E Dana Kiser Smithfield, VA 757-359-9197 foxtailfarm1@gmail.com June 21-25 - Deep Run Horse Show H/M Tom Blankenship Manakin-Sabot, VA 540-9675374 www.deeprunhorseshow.com, allisonwhittemore@gmail.com

June 21 - Autumn Olive Farm H/E Syndi PickneyBlunk Goochland, VA 804-457-3707 www.autumnolivefarm.com, autumolivefarm@msn.com June 21 - Picturesque Farm Wednesday Evening Schooling Shows, Warrenton, VA 540-349-2026 www.picturesquefarm. comm kristy@picturesquefarm.com June 24 - TWA Jumper Show Warrenton Show Grounds, Warrenton, VA 540-9721342 www.facebook.com/twahorseshows, g.winslett@earthlink.net June 24-25 – Memory’s Hill Horse Show, SWVHJA, Waynesboro, VA 540-383-6424, www.memoryshillstables.com, www. swvhja.org June 24 - McDonogh Grand Local Horse Show H/E/J Miranda Grabill Owings Mills, MD 443-544-7120 www.horseshowing.com mkolbe@mcdonogh.org June 24 - Locke Meadows Horse Show H/E Rachael McCarthy Berryville, VA 540-5332951 www.lockemeadows.com June 24 - Atlantic Saddle Club H/E Karen Smith Virginia Beach, VA 757-227-0330 atlanticsaddleclub@gmail.com, June 24 - Touch Point Farm Schooling Show H/E Meredith Jones Culpeper, VA 540-5472031 www.touchpointfarm.com meredith. jns@gmail.com June 25 - June One Day “B” H/J/M Streett Moore Upper Marlboro, MD 410-446-1310 www.bfshowmanagement.org June 25 - Rivanna Run Hunter Show Series H/E Robin Wood North Garden, VA 434-9815279 www.rivannarun.com rivannarun7@ gmail.com June 25 - TWA Hunter Show H/E/M Warrenton Show Grounds, Warrenton, VA 540-9724342 www.facebook.com/twahorseshows g.winslett@earthlink.net June 25 - Hazelwild Farm Horse Show H/E Teresa Seay Fredericksburg, VA 540-8917101 www.hazelwildfarm.com secretary@ hazelwildfarm.com June 27 - TWA Tuesday Jumper Show at Summerduck Run Farm, Culpeper, VA 540-972-4342 www.facebook.com/ twahorseshows, g.winslett@earthlink.net

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June 27 - Oakland Heights Hunder the Lights Horse Show H/E Anna Burkett Gordonsville, VA 540-525-3059 www.oaklandheightsfarm.com oaklandheightsfarm_horseshow@yahoo.com June 28 - Hanover Heritage Hunter Show H/E Kimmie Lawhorn Hanover, VA 804-3994022 www.hanoverheritage.com June 28 - Lake of the Woods H/E Bridget Hutchens Locust Grove, VA 540-972-2238 www.lowa.org bhutchens@lowa.org June 28-July 2 - Warrenton Pony Show (VHSA Pony Medal Finals) PB/H/ M Tommy Lee Jones Warrenton, VA 540-270-1734, www. warrentonhorseshow.com June 30-July 2 -VHSA Associate Summer Horse Show H/E Clyde Poarch TBD 540-3490910 www.vhsa.com June 28-July 2 - NCHJA Annual Show H/J Patrick Rodes Raleigh, NC 919-538-4781 info@nchja.com

June 2017 Dressage/CT/Eventing June 2-4-VA Arabian and Futurity - breed Restricted, Doswell, VA www.vahaclub.com June 2-4 -Capital Dressage Classic, licensed, Raleigh, NC www.ncdcta.org June 3 – Dressage with a View, Schooling Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www. horsecenter.org June 3- Eventing in Virginia Cedar Creek Ht, CT and dressage schooling show, Staunton, VA www.eventinginvirginia.com June 3 – Looking Glass Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Hamilton, VA, www. vadanova.org June 4 – Homestead Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Catlett, VA, www.vadanova.org June 4 – Frederick Area Dressage Schooling Show, Jefferson, MD, www.vadanova.org June 8 – CDCTA Thursday Evening Dressage Schooling Shows. Warremton, VA www. cdcta.com June 9 -11 – VADA/NOVA Summer Dressage Competition, Morven Park, Leesburg, VA www.vadanova.org


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June 2017 Dressage/CT/Eventing June 10 - Sandstone Farm Combined Test and Dressage Schooling Show, Millwood. VA, www.sandstonefarm.com, 540-837-1261, sandstonefarm@aol.com June 15-18 - Blue Ridge Classic Arabian Breed Restricted, Va Horse Center www.horsecenter.org June 17-18 - VA Summer Dressage Culpeper, Va www.rosinburg-events.com June 20-22- Eventing Camp With Eric Smiley, Stephen Bradley & Sharon White@ Penmerryl Farm, www.eventinginvirginia. com June 22 – Kelly’s Ford Twilight Eventing/CT/ Dressage, Remington, VA 40-399-1800, kellysfordequestriancenter.com June 24 – Thorsten Kramer clinic at Walnut Acres Far, Williamsburg, VA https://www. facebook.com/groups/726525460705194/ June 24-25- Wavertree Open XC Schooling & Horse Trials, Afton, VA www.eventinginvirginia.com June 24 – Compass Rose Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Haymarket, VA 703-913060, grass@ccr.org, www.cdcta.com June 24-25- PVDA Ride for Life Dressage Upper Marlboro, MD www.pvda.org June 24 – Evergreen Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Berryville, VA www.evergreenfarm. info June 29 – Looking Glass Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Hamilton, VA, www. vadanova.org

June 2017 Western/Breed/Etc. June 2-4 – VA Barrel Classic, VA horse center, Lexington, VA, 434-941-4893 www.horsecenter.org, www.facebook.com/VirginiaBarrelClassic/ June 2-4 - Jack Jouett Historical Ride in Culpeper, VA, 540-829-9555 www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com June 2-3 – Old Dominion Gaited Horse Association show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA, www.odgha.net

June 3 - Silver Star Farm Pleasure Show, Spotsylvania, VA 540-972-0966, www. silverstarfarmonline.com

June 19-23- Touch Point Farm Summer Camps, Culpeper, VA 540-547-2031 www.touchpointfarm.com, meredith.jns@gmail.com

June 3 - Western Riders of Virginia Horse Show, Western Riders of Virginia, Glen Allen, Virginia, 540-809-6509, VLL13@aol. com, www.westernridersofvirginiacom,

June 19-23 - Woodpecker Farm Summer Camp - Advanced Camp - Woodford, VA 540-6235581, www.woodpeckerfarm.com

June 3- Hobby Horse Show @ White Oak Stables, White Oak Stables, Warrenton, VA, 5402725830, jadendreamer13@gmail. com, http://white-oak-stables.com/services/ hobby-horse-shows/, June 4 – Hear the beat show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org June 9-11 - Cattle Drive at Andora Farm, Culpeper, VA, 540-829-9555 www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com June 12-16 8am-3pm - Art of the Horse, The JBiT Ranch, LLC, Berryville, VA, 540-2556784, mulleinhillats@gmail.com June 12-16 - Touch Point Farm Summer Camps, Culpeper, VA 540-547-2031 www. touchpointfarm.com, meredith.jns@gmail. com June 15-18 – Blue Ridge Arabian Classic, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org June 15-17 - Extreme Mustang Makeover, Eastern States Expo, Massachusetts, www. extrememustangmakeover.com/events/ massachusetts June 17 - Sprouse’s Corner Ranch Show Series- Open and 4-H Qualifying Show, Sprouse’s Corner Ranch, Buckingham, Virginia, 434-983-8181, laruelanes@yahoo. com, www.SprousesCornerRanch.com June 17-18 – Old Dominion Region Pony Club Jumping Rally, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org June 17-18, 2017 - Morven Park Carriage Pleasure Show, Combined Test & Drive, Morven Park International Equestrian Center, Leesburg, Virginia, 703-777-2890 X 6614, ldoyle@morvenpark.org, www. morvenpark.org, June 18 - Prince William Horse Association, Four Winds Farm, Nokesville, VA, (703)7547873, Shallont@msn.com, http://www. pwha.net,

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June 21-2 – Roanoke Valley Horse Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org June 26-30 - Touch Point Farm Summer Camps, Culpeper, VA 540-547-2031 www.touchpointfarm.com, meredith.jns@gmail.com June 27-July 1 – USHJA Emerging Athletes Program, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org June 30 – July 2 – American Valuing Assoc. Region IX Championships, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org

July 2017 Hunter & Jumper July 1 – Stonebridge Equestrian Center SWVHJA show, Natural Bridge, VA 40-291-1000, www. swvjha.org July 4 - Sandstone Jumper Show J Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www.sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@aol.com July 4 - Oakland Heights Hunter Series H/E Anna Burkett Gordonsville, VA 540-525-3059 www.oaklandheightsfarm.com oaklandheightsfarm_horsesho w@yahoo.com July 5 - Autumn Olive Farm H/E Syndi PickneyBlunk Goochland, VA 804-457-3707 www. autumnolivefarm.com autumolivefarm@ msn.com July 5 - Picturesque Farm Wednesday Evening Schooling Shows, Warrenton, VA 540-3492026 www.picturesquefarm.com kristy@ picturesquefarm.com July 5-9 - Showday National H/J/M Kristen Vale Culpeper, VA 845-246-8833, www.hitsshows. com, kaitlin@hitsshows.com July 8 - Hawkesbury Farm @ Roseoldian Farm H/E Kathy King Virginia Beach, VA 757-6213918 kackiesue@msn.com July 8 – Randolph College SWVHJA show, Lynchburg, VA434-384-3231, www.swvhja. org


July 2017 Hunter & Jumper

July 9 - Hunter Lane Stables H/E Elaine Wilson N. Chesterfield, VA 804-743-1986 ewilson10@verizon.net

July 8 - Hanover Heritage Hunter Show H/E Kimmie Lawhorn Hanover, VA 804-3994022 www.hanoverheritage.com

July 11 - TWA Tuesday Jumper Show at Summerduck Run Farm, Culpeper, VA 540-972-4342 www.facebook.com/ twahorseshows, g.winslett@earthlink.net

July 8 - Silver Lining Farm Horse Show @ Deep Run Showgrounds H/E John West Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-337-7567 www. silverliningfarmofva.com, ponyman4ever@ comcast.net July 8 - GLC Horse Haven Farm H/E Cathy Duker Farmville, VA 434-392-4599 www. glchorsehavenfarm.com cancunresorts@ hotmail.com

July 11-12 - House Mountain Horse Show H/E Molly Trimble Moore Lexington, VA 540-261-6928 www.horsecenter.org horseyack@rockbridge.net July 12-16 - Cavalier Classic H/J/M Kristen Vale Culpeper, VA 845-246-8833, www. hitsshows.com, kaitlin@hitsshows.com

July 8 - Topline Horse Center H/E/J/ M Pauline Creeden Yorktown, VA 757-591-8791 www. toplinehorsecenter.com jpcva@juno.com

July 12 - Picturesque Farm Wednesday Evening Schooling Shows, Warrenton, VA 540-349-2026 www.picturesquefarm.com kristy@picturesquefarm.com

July 8 - 9 LTD Horse Shows (Jumpers 2nd Day) H/E/J/ M Carol Bailey Leesburg, VA 540-664-1599 www.ltdhorseshows.com ltdhorseshows@gmail.com

July 14 - Four Oaks Farm Horse Show Series H/E Aileen Ryalls Palmyra, VA 434-5898488 www.fouroaksfarmva.com four_ oaks_farm@yahoo.com

July 9 - EKG Stables at Hill Valley Farm H/E Erin K. Grampp Spotsylvania, VA 540-5826272 www.ekgstables.com eringrampp@ aol.com

July 15 - TWA CHSA Hunter Show H/E/M Rose Mount Farm, Spotsylvania, VA 540-9724342 www.facebook.com/twahorseshows g.winslett@earthlink.net

May/June 2017

July 15 - Fox Pointe Farm Horse Shows H/E Colleen Seely Quinton, VA 804-263-5191 www.foxpointefarmva.com foxpointefarm@ yahoo.com July 15 - Hawkesbury Farm @ Pam Herman Farms H/E Barry Jackson Chesapeake, VA 757-620-4917 hawkesburyfarm@aol.com July 15 - LinMorlLand Farm Horse Show H/E Victoria Skelding Gloucester, VA 804-8158296 linmorland@aol.com July 16 - Aunt Sis Memorial Classic @ Hazelwild Farm H/E Teresa Seay Fredericksburg, VA 540-891-7101 www.hazelwildfarm.com secretary@hazelwildfarm.com July 16 - Locke Meadows Horse Show H/E Rachael McCarthy Berryville, VA 540-5332951 www.lockemeadows.com July 19 - Autumn Olive Farm H/E Syndi PickneyBlunk Goochland, VA 804-457-3707 www.autumnolivefarm.com autumolivefarm@msn.com July 19 - Orange County Fair Horse Show H/E Drew Taylor Orange, VA 540-229-6156 www.pdrewtaylor.com pdrewtaylor@aol. com

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July 2017 Hunter & Jumper July 19 - Picturesque Farm Wednesday Evening Schooling Shows Warrenton, VA 540-349-2026 www.picturesquefarm.com kristy@picturesquefarm.com July 22 - McDonogh Grand Local Horse Show H/E/J Miranda Grabill Owings Mills, MD 443-544-7120 www.horseshowing.com mkolbe@mcdonogh.org July 22-23 – Memory’s Hill Horse Show, SWVHJA, Waynesboro, VA 540-383-6424, www.memoryshillstables.com, www. swvhja.org July 22 - VBHSA Cooler Show H/E Kasey Evans Chesapeake, VA 540-847-5866 www.vbhsa. com kackisue@msn.com July 22 - Elmington Hunter Series, Elmington Farm, LLC, Berryville, VA, 540-955-6219, info@elmington.com, www.Elmington.com July 22 - Stonehouse Stables H/E/M Tara Best Toano, VA 757-566-0666 www.stonehousestables.com tara@stonehousestables.com July 22 - Whippoorwil Farm H/E Leigh Rigsby Shackelfords, VA 804-366-8778 www.whipporwillfarm.net rde2wn@gmail.com July 22 - HRHSS - Riverdale Farm H/E Carla Francis Wakefield, VA 757-653-7817 www. hrhss.net July 23 - Rivanna Run Hunter Show Series H/E Robin Wood North Garden, VA 434-9815279 www.rivannarun.com rivannarun7@ gmail.com July 23 - Sandstone Horse & Pony Show H/E/M Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www.sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@ aol.com July 23 - CVSJA @ Deep Run Hunt Club J Nanci Harmon Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-8833050 www.cvsja.com cvsja@aol.com July 23 - Hidden Haven H/E Carol Anne Chimardes Doswell, VA 804-677-6057 www.hdnhvn.com hdnhvn@earthlink.net July 2 - Woodpecker Farm IEA Tryouts for Middle and High School, Woodford, VA 540-623-5581, www.woodpeckerfarm.com

July 25-30 - Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show I H/J Richard Cram Blowing Rock, NC 803-649-3505 www.blowingrockhorses. com psjshows87@gmail.com July 26 -Picturesque Farm Wednesday Evening Schooling Shows, Warrenton, VA 540-349-2026 www.picturesquefarm.com kristy@picturesquefarm.com July 27-30 - Rose Mount Farm Show HB/P B/H/ M Ann Garnett Wheeler Spotsylvania, VA 540-842-4228 www.rosemountfarm. com ann@rosemountfarm.com July 28 - EKG Stables at Hill Valley Farm H/E Erin K. Grampp Spotsylvania, VA 540-5826272 www.ekgstables.com eringrampp@ aol.com July 28 - Bull Run Hunt Series H/E Drew Taylor Locust Dale, VA 540-229-6156 www. pdrewtaylor.com pdrewtaylor@aol.com July 29 - C-rated MHSA regional CESHS hunter show, Breezy Run Farm, Church Hill, MD 410-570-4742. www.breezyrunfarm.com July 29 - TWA Jumper Show Warrenton Show Grounds, Warrenton, VA 540-972-1342 www.facebook.com/twahorseshows, g.winslett@earthlink.net July 29 - CP Horse Show @ Deep Run H/E Clyde Poarch Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-7322138 edgewoodone@aol.com July 29 - Sugarloaf Mountain Horse Show Series H/E/J/ M BillYeager Adamstown, MD 301-514-0111 www.lochmoyfarm.com shows@lochmoyfarm.com July 29-30 – Kemper Knoll Farm Hunter/ Jumper Horse Show, SWVHJA, McGaheysville, VA www.swvhja.org July 29 - Atlantic Saddle Club H/E Karen Smith Virginia Beach, VA 757-227-0330 atlanticsaddleclub@gmail.com, July 29-30 – VA Commonwealth Games, Liberty University Equestrian Center, 513-839-5607, www.swvhja.org July 30 - TWA Hunter Show H/E/M Warrenton Show Grounds, Warrenton, VA 540-9724342, www.facebook.com/twahorseshows, g.winslett@earthlink.net

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July 2017 Dressage/CT/Eventing July 2 - Sandstone Farm Combined Test and Dressage Schooling Show, Millwood. VA, www.sandstonefarm.com, 540-837-1261, sandstonefarm@aol.com July 6 – Bull Run Hunt Dressage and Combined Test Schooling Show, Locust Hill Farm, Locust Dale, VA 540-547-2031, meredith.jns@gmail.com, cdcta.com July 8 - Augusta Expo Jumper Derby, Augusta Expo Center, Fishersville, VA www.eventinginvirginia.com July 13 – CDCTA Thursday Evening Dressage Schooling Shows. Warremton, VA www. cdcta.com July 14-16- Dressage at Lexington by VADA, Licensed Show, Lexington, VA www.dressageatlexington.com July 16 - Deep Creek Stables Show Series, Dressage and CT, Deep Creek Stables, Chesapeake, 757-985-5187, tilghmanboys@netzero.net, facebook.com/deepcreekstables July 22 – Kelly’s Ford Horse Trials, Remington, VA 40-399-1800, kellysfordequestriancenter.com July 22 - Brookhill Jumper Derby, Brookhill Farm, Charlottesville, VA www.eventinginvirginia.com July 27 – Kelly’s Ford Twilight Eventing/CT/ Dressage, Remington, VA 540-399-1800, kellysfordequestriancenter.com July 27 – Looking Glass Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Hamilton, VA, www. vadanova.org July 29 - CVACTA CT and Dressage schooling show, Keystone Acres, Chesterfield, VA 804-517-0722, rose.equestrian@gmail. com, www.cvacta.org July 29 - 30- Raleigh Summer Dressage I & II www.rosinburg-events.com July 30 – Bull Run Hunt Dressage and Combined Test Schooling Show, Locust Hill Farm, Locust Dale, VA 540-547-2031, meredith.jns@gmail.com, cdcta.com


July 2017 Western/Breed/Camps/Etc. July 1 - White Bird Appaloosa Rescue Obstacle Challenge Series; held at 4004 Bethlehem Road, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923; for information email renfrob@cstone.net http://www.whitebirdapps.com/ July 1 - Silver Star Farm Pleasure Show, Spotsylvania, VA 540-9720966, www.silverstarfarmonline.com July 1, 2017 - Western Riders of Virginia Horse Show, Western Riders of Virginia, Glen Allen, Virginia, 540-809-6509, VLL13@aol.com, www.westernridersofvirginia.com, July 7- Friday Night Thunder Speed and Games IBRA Show, Sprouse’s Corner Ranch, Buckingham, Virginia, 4349838181, laruelanes@ yahoo.com, www.SprousesCornerRanch.com, July 5 – 9 – Region 1 Arabian Championships, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org July 7-9 - Cattle Drive at Andora Farm, Culpeper, VA, 540-829-9555 www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com July 10-14 - Touch Point Farm Summer Camps, Culpeper, VA 540-5472031 www.touchpointfarm.com, meredith.jns@gmail.com July 10-14 - Woodpecker Farm Summer Camp, Woodford, VA 540-623-5581, www.woodpeckerfarm.com

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July 2017 Western/Breed/Etc. July 15-16- Middlebrook Hounds Hunt Hunter Pace, Contact MaryAnn for info, directions, 540-886-6817, firstwhipmh@ aol.com, or Facebook – Middleburg Hounds Hunt Club

Aug. 2-6 - Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show II H/J Richard Cram Blowing Rock, NC 803-649-3505 www.blowingrockhorses. com, psjshows87@gmail.com Aug. 2 - Autumn Olive Farm, Goochland, VA 804-457-3707 www.autumnolivefarm.com autumolivefarm@msn.com

July 16 - Prince William Horse Association, Four Winds Farm, Nokesville, VA, (703)7547873, Shallont@msn.com, http://www. pwha.net,

Aug. 2 - Picturesque Farm Wednesday Evening Schooling Shows, Warrenton, VA 540-349-2026 www.picturesquefarm.com, kristy@picturesquefarm.com

July 17-21 - Touch Point Farm Summer Camps, Culpeper, VA 540-547-2031 www. touchpointfarm.com, meredith.jns@gmail. com

Aug. 3-6 - Bay State Classic “A” Show H/J/M Streett Moore Owings Mills, MD, 443-5447120, www.horseshowing.com

July 17-21 - Woodpecker Farm Summer Camp, Woodford, VA 540-623-5581, www. woodpeckerfarm.com July 24-28 - Touch Point Farm Summer Camps, Culpeper, VA 540-547-2031 www. touchpointfarm.com, meredith.jns@gmail. com July 27-29 – Southern States Breed Horse Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www. horsecenter.org July 28-30 – VA Presidential Paso Fino Assoc Horse Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org July 29-30 – American Connemara Pony Region III Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org July 29 - White Bird Appaloosa Rescue Obstacle Challenge Series; held at 4004 Bethlehem Road, Charlotte Court House, VA renfrob@cstone.net, www.whitebirdapps. com/ July 31-Aug. 3 - Woodpecker Farm Summer Camp, Braehead Farm, Fredericksburg VA 540-623-5581, www.woodpeckerfarm.com

August 2017 Hunter/Jumper

Aug. 4 - Four Oaks Farm Horse Show Series H/E Aileen Ryalls Palmyra, VA 434-5898488 www.fouroaksfarmva.com four_oaks_ farm@yahoo.com Aug. 5 – Stonebridge Equestrian Center SWVHJA show, Natural Bridge, VA 40-2911000, www.swvjha.org Aug. 5 - Locke Meadows Horse Show H/E Rachael McCarthy Berryville, VA 540-5332951 www.lockemeadows.com Aug. 5 - Coventry Farm H/E Cindy Carson Downing Ashland, VA 804-798-2003 www. coventryfarm.com coventryfarm@msn.com Aug. 5 - Topline Horse Center H/E/J/ M Pauline Creeden Yorktown, VA 757-591-8791 www. toplinehorsecenter.com jpcva@juno.com Aug. 6 - Sandstone Horse & Pony Show H/E/M Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www.sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@ aol.com Aug. 6- OTTB Benefit H/J horse show (plus Jack Russell races), Breezy Run Farm, Church Hill, MD 410-570-4742. www. breezyrunfarm.com Aug. 6 - BHSA Jumper Classic/Hunter Benefit Show @ Rose Mount Farm, Spotsylvania, VA 540-972-1342 www.battlefieldhsa.com g.winslett@earthlink.net

Aug. 1 - Oakland Heights Under the Lights Pony Show Gordonsville, VA 540-525-3059 www.oaklandheightsfarm.com

Aug. 6 - GRHSA Hosted by Brandywine Farm @ Hunter Lane Stables, Richmond, VA 804-339-7884 www.brandywinefarmva. com terrykinch@brandywinefarmva.com

Aug. 1 - TWA Tuesday Jumper Show at Summerduck Run Farm, Culpeper, VA 540-972-4342 www.facebook.com/ twahorseshows, g.winslett@earthlink.net

Aug. 6 - Touch Point Farm Schooling Show H/E Meredith Jones Culpeper, VA 540-5472031 www.touchpointfarm.com, meredith. jns@gmail.com

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Aug. 8 - Oakland Heights Under the Lights Horse Show H/E Anna Burkett Gordonsville, VA 540-525-3059 www.oaklandheightsfarm.com oaklandheightsfarm_horseshow@yahoo.com Aug. 9 - Picturesque Farm Wednesday Evening Schooling Shows H/E Warrenton, VA 540-349-2026 www.picturesquefarm. com kristy@picturesquefarm.com Aug. 9-13 - Lexington National Horse Show “AA” HB/P B/H/J/ M Leslie Brown, Lexington, VA 540-460-2305, www.horsecenter.org Aug. 12 - Kellys Ford Equestrian Center H/E/J/ M Beth Ravinsky Remington, VA 423-3660859 www.kellysfordequestrian.com, bethravinsky@yahoo.com Aug. 12 - Princess Anne Farm H/E Michelle Sturtz Virginia Beach, VA 757-630-9170 msturtz@cox.net Aug. 12 - Hanover Heritage Hunter Show H/E Kimmie Lawhorn Hanover, VA 804-3994022 www.hanoverheritage.com Aug. 13 - EKG Stables at Hill Valley Farm Spotsylvania, VA 540-582-6272 www. ekgstables.com eringrampp@aol.com Aug. 13 - Sandstone Jumper Show J Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www. sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@aol. com Aug. 13 - CVSJA @ Deep Run Hunt Club J Nanci Harmon Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-8833050 www.cvsja.com cvsja@aol.com Aug. 13 - Hidden Haven @ The Meadows Event Park H/E Carol Anne Chiamardas Doswell, VA 804-677-6051 www.hdnhvn. com hdnhvn@earthlink.net Aug. 16-20 - Winston National H/J/M Kristen Vale Culpeper, VA 845-246-8833, www. hitsshows.com kaitlin@hitsshows.com Aug. 19 - Autumn Olive Farm H/E Syndi PickneyBlunk Goochland, VA 804-457-3707 www.autumnolivefarm.com autumolivefarm@msn.com Aug. 19 - Whippoorwil Farm H/E Leigh Rigsby Shackelfords, VA 804-366-8778 www.whipporwillfarm.net rde2wn@gmail.com Aug. 19-20 – Memory’s Hill Horse Show, SWVHJA, Waynesboro, VA 540-383-6424, www.memoryshillstables.com, www. swvhja.org


August 2017 Hunter/Jumper Aug. 19 - Silver Lining Farm Horse Show @ Deep Run Showgrounds H/E John West Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-337-7567 www.silverliningfarmofva.com ponyman4ever@comcast.net Aug. 19 - Atlantic Saddle Club H/E Karen Smith Virginia Beach, VA 757-227-0330 atlanticsaddleclub@gmail.com Aug. 19 – Randolph College 1, SWVHJA show, Lynchburg, VA434384-3231, www.swvhja.org Aug. 19 - Foxtail Farm HRHSS H/E Dana Kiser Smithfield, VA 757-3599197 foxtailfarm1@gmail.com Aug. 19 – 20 - LTD Horse Shows (Jumpers 2nd Day) H/E/J/ M Carol Bailey Warrenton, VA 540-664-1599 www.ltdhorseshows.com ltdhorseshows@gmail.com Aug. 20 - Red Gate Farm Hunter/Jumper Series, Bluemont, VA 540-882-3530 www.redgatefarmva.com redgatefarmva@aol.com Aug. 20 - Hazelwild Farm Horse Show H/E Teresa Seay Fredericksburg, VA 540-891-7101 www.hazelwildfarm.com secretary@ hazelwildfarm.com Aug. 23-27 - Commonwealth National H/J/M Kristen Vale Culpeper, VA 845-246-8833 www.hitsshows.com, kaitlin@hitsshows.com Aug. 25-26 - Young Horse Festival HB/P B Keedie Leonard, Lexington, VA 540-377-5750

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August 2017 Hunter/Jumper Aug. 26 - GLC Horse Haven Farm H/E Cathy Duker Farmville, VA 434-392-4599 www. glchorsehavenfarm.com cancunresorts@ hotmail.com

August 2017 Dressage/CT/Eventing Aug. 5-6 - Eventing in VA Fix-a-test, CT, HT, Dressage schooling show, Plain Dealing Farm, Scottsville, VA www.eventinginvirginia.com

Aug. 19 - 20- Penmerryl Open XC Schooling & Summer Horse Trials, Greenville, VA www. eventinginvirginia.com Aug. 24 – Looking Glass Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Hamilton, VA, www. vadanova.org

Aug. 6 – VADA/NOVA Dressage Schooling Show, Morven Park, Leesburg, VA www. vadanova.org

Aug. 25-26 – VA Dressage Assoc. Horse Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA, lookingglassfarm@mac.com, www.horsecenter.org

Aug. 26 - Roseoldian Farm H/E Amanda Abernethy Virginia Beach, VA 757-729-2733 equit8@hotmail.com

Aug. 6 – Red Gate Farm Combined Test, Bluemont, VA, (540) 882-3530, RedGateFarmVA@aol.com, Www.RedGateFarmVA. com

Aug. 26 – VADA Chapter Challenge, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA, www.vada.org

Aug. 26-27 – Memory’s Hill Horse Show, SWVHJA, Waynesboro, VA 540-383-6424, www.memoryshillstables.com, www. swvhja.org

Aug. 10– CDCTA Thursday Evening Dressage Schooling Shows. Warrenton, VA www. cdcta.com

Aug. 26 - CP Horse Show @ Deep Run H/E Clyde Poarch Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-7322138 edgewoodone@aol.com

Aug. 26 - Elmington Hunter Series, Elmington Farm, LLC, Berryville, VA, 540-955-6219, info@elmington.com, www.Elmington.com Aug. 27 - Summerduck Run Farm Horse Show H/E Rosemary Thomas Culpeper, VA 540-825-6177 summerduckrunfarm@ gmail.c om Aug. 27 - Woodpecker Farm H/E Beth Linton Woodford, VA 540-623-5581 beth@woodpeckerfarm.com Aug. 30-Sept. 3 - Warrenton Horse Show “C” HB/H Tommy L. Jones Warrenton, VA 540-347-2612 www.warrentonhorseshow. com

Aug. 10 – Looking Glass Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Hamilton, VA, www. vadanova.org Aug. 12-13- VADA-CH Licensed dressage show at HITS Culpeper www.vadach.org Aug. 12 - Sandstone Farm Combined Test and Dressage Schooling Show, Millwood. VA, www.sandstonefarm.com, 540-837-1261, sandstonefarm@aol.com Aug. 17 - Kelly’s Ford Twilight Eventing/CT/ Dressage, Remington, VA 540-399-1800, kellysfordequestriancenter.com Aug. 19-20 – CDCTA Dressage at Glenwood Park, Middleburg, VA www.cdcta.com

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Aug. 27 – Frederick Area Dressage Schooling Show, Blue Horse Farm, Jefferson, MD, www.vadanova.org Aug. 30-ERAHC Classic Open Dressage licensed show, Lexington, VA www.erahc. org

August 2017 Western/Breed/Etc. Aug. 3-6 – Eastern Arabian Horse Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org Aug. 5 - Western Riders of Virginia Horse Show, Western Riders of Virginia, Glen Allen, Virginia, 540-809-6509, VLL13@aol. com, www.westernridersofvirginia.com, Aug. 7-11 - Woodpecker Farm Summer Camp, Braehead Farm, Fredericksburg VA 540-623-5581, www.woodpeckerfarm.com


August 2017 Western/Breed/Etc. Aug. 11 - Friday Night Thunder Speed and Games IBRA Show, Sprouse’s Corner Ranch, Buckingham, Virginia, 4349838181, laruelanes@yahoo.com, www.SprousesCornerRanch.com, Aug. 13 - Prince William Horse Association, Four Winds Farm, Nokesville, VA, (703)754-7873, Shallont@msn.com, http://www.pwha.net, Aug. 17-20 NBHA Colonial Nationals Barrel Racing, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org Aug.19-20 - Middlebrook Hounds Hunt Hunter Pace, Contact MaryAnn for info, directions, 540-886-6817, firstwhipmh@aol.com, or Facebook – Middleburg Hounds Hunt Club Aug 24-26 – VA Young Horse Festival, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org Aug. 25-26 - Iron Mountain Jubilee Endurance Ride and Ride & Tie, Ivanhoe Horse Show Grounds, Ivanhoe, VA, 336-351-4753, minglewood@surry.net, http://www.ironmountainjubilee.com Aug. 30 – Sept. 3 – Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club, Championship Breed Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, www.horsecenter.org

September 2017 Hunter/Jumper Sept. 1-3 - Grensboro Hunter Jumper Classic “A” H/J Martin F. Schlaeppi Greensboro, NC 336-822-4313 www.sedgefieldshowgrounds. com martin.schlaeppi@dhyllp. com Sept. 2 - TWA CHSA Hunter Show H/E/M Rose Mount Farm, Spotsylvania, VA 540-972-4342 www.facebook.com/twahorseshows g.winslett@earthlink.net Sept. 2 - Locke Meadows Horse Show H/E Rachael McCarthy Berryville, VA 540-533-2951 www.lockemeadows.com Sept. 2 – Creekside Stables Summer Encore Hunter Show, SWVHJA, Port Republic, VA 40-430-299, www.swvhja.org Sept. 2 - Topline Horse Center H/E/J/ M Pauline Creeden Yorktown, VA 757-591-8791 www.toplinehorsecenter.com jpcva@juno.com Sept. 3 - Red Gate Farm Hunter/Jumper Series, Bluemont, VA 540-882-3530 www.redgatefarmva.com redgatefarmva@aol.com Sept. 3 - CVSJA @ Deep Run Hunt Club J Nanci Harmon ManakinSabot, VA 804-883-3050 www.cvsja.com cvsja@aol.com Sept. 4 - Brookhill Farm Labor Day Show H/E Stephen Bickers Charlottesville, VA 434-361-9420 www.brookhillfarmequestriancenter. com, stephen.s.bickers@gmail.com Sept. 8-9 - Back to School Classic “A” H/J/M Streett Moore Upper Marlboro, MD 410-446-1310 www.bfshowmanagement.org Sept. 9 - Deep Run Spring Show H/E Joy Robinson Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-690-7814 www.deeprunhorseshow.com jhrobinson@ rtrlawgroup.com May/June 2017

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September 2017 Hunter/Jumper Sept. 9 - Four Oaks Farm Horse Show Series H/E Aileen Ryalls Palmyra, VA 434-5898488 www.fouroaksfarmva.com four_oaks_ farm@yahoo.com Sept. 9 - Kellys Ford Equestrian Center H/E/J/ M Remington, VA 423-366-0859 www. kellysfordequestrian.com, bethravinsky@ yahoo.com Sept. 9 - Pam Herman Farms H/E Pam Herman Chesapeake, VA 757-421-4340 pamhermanfarms@aol.com Sept. 9 - Sandstone Horse & Pony Show H/E/M Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www.sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@aol.com Sept. 9 - Turner Farm Events H Kim Karanik Great Falls, VA 703-675-4125 www.turnerfarmevents.org kimkaranik@aol.com Sept. 9 - Southern Heritage Farm H/E Betsy Price Midland, VA 540-270-4615 shfboarding4u@aol.com Sept. 9 – Bridgewater College Hunter Show, SWVHJA, Weyers Cave, VA, 540-448-3921, www.swvhja.org Sept. 10 - Rock Branch Horse Shows H/E Robin Wood North Garden, VA 434-981-5279 www.northgardenequestriancenter.com, rmwood725@gmail.com Sept. 10 - EKG Stables at Hill Valley Farm H/E Spotsylvania, VA 540-582-6272 www. ekgstables.com eringrampp@aol.com Sept. 10 - Trimble’s Ridge Horse Show @ VA Horse Center H/E Molly Trimble Moore Lexington, VA 540-261-6928 horseyack@ rockbridge.net Sept. 10 - GRHSA Hosted by Brandywine Farm @ Hunter Lane Stables, Richmond, VA 804-339-7884 www.brandywinefarmva. com terrykinch@brandywinefarmva.com Sept. 13-17 - Maryland Horse & Pony Show H/J Becky Foster Upper Marlboro, MD 443-417-7976 www.mdhorseandponyshow.com Sept. 16 - Autumn Olive Farm H/E Syndi PickneyBlunk Goochland, VA 804-457-3707 www.autumnolivefarm.com autumolivefarm@msn.com

Sept. 16 - Fox Pointe Farm Horse Shows H/E Colleen Seely Quinton, VA 804-263-5191 www.foxpointefarmva.com foxpointefarm@ yahoo.com Sept. 16 - Elmington Hunter Series, Elmington Farm, LLC, Berryville, VA, 540-955-6219, info@elmington.com, www.Elmington.com Sept. 16 - Lake of the Woods H Bridget Hutchens Locust Grove, VA 540-972-2238 www.lowa.org www.lowa.org Sept. 16 - Stillmeadows CHSA H/E/M Sulu Rose Reed Mechanicsville, VA 804-7464477 www.rtsatstillmeadowsfarm.c om stillmeadowsfarm1@gmail.com, Sept. 16 - Lake of the Woods H/E Bridget Hutchens Locust Grove, VA 540-972-2238 www.lowa.org bhutchens@lowa.org Sept. 16-17– Memory’s Hill Horse Show, SWVHJA, Waynesboro, VA 540-383-6424, www.memoryshillstables.com, www. swvhja.orgSept. Sept. 17 - Hazelwild Farm Horse Show H/E Teresa Seay Fredericksburg, VA 540-8917101 www.hazelwildfarm.com secretary@ hazelwildfarm.com Sept. 17 - Sandstone Jumper Show J Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www. sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@aol. com Sept. 17 - CVSJA @ Deep Run Hunt Club J Nanci Harmon Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-8833050 www.cvsja.com cvsja@aol.com Sept. 17 - Hanover Heritage Hunter Show H/E Kimmie Lawhorn Hanover, VA 804-3994022 www.hanoverheritage.com Sept. 19 - Woodpecker Farm IEA Tryouts for Middle and High School, Woodford, VA 540-623-5581, www.woodpeckerfarm.com Sept. 20-24 - Middleburg Classic H Nardeen Henderson Leesburg, VA 757-846-8176 www.middleburgclassic.com middleburg@ aol.com Sept. 23 - TWA Jumper Show Warrenton Show Grounds, Warrenton, VA 540-9721342 www.facebook.com/twahorseshows, g.winslett@earthlink.net Sept. 23 - Turner Farm Events H Kim Karanik Great Falls, VA 703-675-4125 www.turnerfarmevents.org kimkaranik@aol.com

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Sept. 23 - Whitestone Farm H/E Kathleen Bonner Fredericksburg, VA 5408405484 www.whitestonefarmva.com Sept. 23 - Whippoorwil Farm H/E Leigh Rigsby Shackelfords, VA 804-366-8778 www.whipporwillfarm.net rde2wn@gmail.com Sept. 23 - Princess Anne Farm H/E Michelle Sturtz Virginia Beach, VA 757-630-9170 msturtz@cox.net Sept. 23 - Coventry Farm H/E Cindy Carson Downing Ashland, VA 804-798-2003 www. coventryfarm.com coventryfarm@msn.com Sept. 23 – Glenmore Hunt Pony Club Hunter show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA 540-421-938, www.swvhja.com Sept. 24 - TWA Hunter Show H/E/M Warrenton Show Grounds, Warrenton, VA 540-9724342 www.facebook.com/twahorseshows g.winslett@earthlink.net Sept. 24 - Rivanna Run Hunter Show Series North Garden, VA 434-981-5279 www.rivannarun.com rivannarun7@gmail.com Sept. 24 - Summerduck Run Farm Horse Show Culpeper, VA 540-825-6177 summerduckrunfarm@gmail.com Sept. 27-Oct. 1 - Culpeper Finals H/J/M Kristen Vale, Culpeper, VA 845-246-8833, www. hitsshows.com kaitlin@hitsshows.com Sept. 28-30 - American Saddlebred Horse Association of VA ,Lexington, VA 540-9820581 www.ashav.net walktrot@cox.net Sept. 30 - Hawkesbury Farm @ Roseoldian Farm H/E Barry Jackson Virginia Beach, VA 757-620-4917 hawkesburyfarm@aol.com Sept. 30 - Four Oaks Farm Horse Show Series H/E Aileen Ryalls Palmyra, VA 434-5898488 www.fouroaksfarmva.com four_oaks_ farm@yahoo.com Sept. 30 - Silver Lining Farm Horse Show @ Deep Run Showgrounds, Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-337-7567 www.silverliningfarmofva. com, ponyman4ever@comcast.net Sept. 30- Oct. 1 – Hollins University Fall Horse Show, Roanoke VA 40-362-6691, www. swvhja.org Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 - LTD Horse Shows (Jumpers 2nd Day) H/E/J/ M Carol Bailey Leesburg, VA 540-664-1599 www.ltdhorseshows.com ltdhorseshows@gmail.com


September 2017 Dressage/CT/Eventing

Sept. 16-17- Middlebrook Hounds Hunt Hunter Pace, Contact MaryAnn for info, directions, 540-886-6817, firstwhipmh@aol. com, or Facebook – Middleburg Hounds Hunt Club

Sept 2 – Dressage with a View, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www. horsecenter.org

Sept. 17 - Prince William Horse Association, Four Winds Farm, Nokesville, VA, (703)754-7873, Shallont@msn.com, http://www. pwha.net,

Sept. 9-10 – VADA/NOVA Autumn I Dressage Competion, Morven Park, Leesburg, VA www.vadanova.org Sept. 9 –Oakdale HT, CT & Dressage show, Powhatan, VA www.eventinginvirginia.com Sept. 9- VADA-FR Licensed Dressage Show I, Rose Mount Farm, Spotsylvania, VA www.vadaf.net Sept. 10 – CDCTA Fall Horse Trials. Berryville, VA 540-635-0287, lisa@ waywardspringsfarm.com, www.cdcta.com Sept. 16 - Sandstone Farm Combined Test and Dressage Schooling Show, Millwood. VA, www.sandstonefarm.com, 540-837-1261, sandstonefarm@aol.com

Sept. 22-24 – VA State Barrel Finals, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org Sept. 28-30 – American Saddlebred Horse Assoc. of VA Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org

October 2017 Hunter and Jumper Oct.1 - Red Gate Farm Hunter/Jumper Series, Bluemont, VA 540-8823530 www.redgatefarmva.com redgatefarmva@aol.com

Sept. 17 - Deep Creek Stables Show Series, Dressage and CT, Deep Creek Stables, Chesapeake, VA, 757-985-5187, tilghmanboys@netzero.net, facebook.com/deepcreekstables

Oct. 1 - Rock Branch Horse Shows H/E Robin Wood North Garden, VA 434-981-5279 www.northgardenequestriancenter.com, rmwood725@gmail.com

Sept. 23 - CVACTA CT and Dressage schooling show, Chesterfield, VA 804-517-0722, rose.equestrian@gmail.com, www.cvacta.org,

Oct. 2-8 - Capital Challenge Horse Show H/J Oliver Kennedy, Upper Marlboro, MD 301-260-8467

Sept. 23-24 - Eventing in VA Cedar Creek Farm Fix-a-Test, HT and Dressage schooling show www.eventinginvirginia.com

Oct. 4-8 - NC State Fair H/J Show, Raleigh, NC 919-839-4701 www. ncstatefair.org sheri.bridges@ncagr.gov

Sept. 24 -Aria Farm Dressage schooling show ardenleamanor.gmail.com Sept 30 – Oct. 1 – VA Starter Horse Trials, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org

September 2017 Western/Breed/Etc. Sept. 1-3 – VA Paint Horse Club Color Classic, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org Sept. 1-3 – East Coast Halter Futurity Breed show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org Sept. 2 - Western Riders of Virginia Horse Show, Western Riders of Virginia, Glen Allen, Virginia, 540-809-6509, VLL13@aol.com, www. westernridersofvirginia.com Sept. 3 – Hear the Beat Community show to benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org Sept. 9 - White Bird Appaloosa Rescue Obstacle Challenge Series; held at 4004 Bethlehem Road, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923; for information email renfrob@cstone.net, http://www.whitebirdapps.com/ Sept. 14-17 – VA State 4-H Championship Horse Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org

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October 2017 Hunter and Jumper Oct. 7 - Autumn Olive Farm H/E Syndi PickneyBlunk Goochland, VA 804-457-3707 www. autumnolivefarm.com autumolivefarm@ msn.com Oct. 7 - Kellys Ford Equestrian Center H/E/J/ M Beth Ravinsky Remington, VA 423-3660859 www.kellysfordequestrian.com, bethravinsky@yahoo.com Oct. 7 - Whippoorwil Farm H/E Leigh Rigsby Shackelfords, VA 804-366-8778 www.whipporwillfarm.net rde2wn@gmail.com Oct. 7 - Roseoldian Farm H/E Amanda Abernethy Virginia Beach, VA 757-729-2733 equit8@hotmail.com Oct. 7 - Fox Pointe Farm Horse Shows H/E Colleen Seely Quinton, VA 804-263-5191 www.foxpointefarmva.com foxpointefarm@ yahoo.com Oct. 7 - Whitestone Farm H/E Kathleen Bonner Fredericksburg, VA 5408405484 www. whitestonefarmva.com

Oct. 7 - Southern Heritage Farm H/E Betsy Price Oct. 14 - MP Horse Show @ Deep Run H/E Michelle Poarch Manakin-Sabot, VA Midland, VA 540-270-4615 shfboarding4u@ 804-732-2138 edgewoodone@aol.com aol.com Oct. 7 - Topline Horse Center H/E/J/ M Pauline Oct. 14 - Sprouse’s Corner Ranch Show Series H/E LaRue Sprouse Dowd Buckingham, VA Creeden Yorktown, VA 757-591-8791 www. 434-983-8181 www.sprousescornerranch. toplinehorsecenter.com jpcva@juno.com com, laruelanes@yahoo.com Oct. 8 - EKG Stables at Hill Valley Farm H/E Erin Oct. 14 - Oakland Heights Hunter Series, K. Grampp Spotsylvania, VA 540-582-6272 Gordonsville, VA 540-525-3059 www. www.ekgstables.com eringrampp@aol.com oaklandheightsfarm.com oaklandheightsOct. 8 - Orange County Fair Horse Show H/E farm_horsesho w@yahoo.com Drew Taylor Orange, VA 540-229-6156 www. Oct. 14 - Lake of the Woods H Bridget pdrewtaylor.com pdrewtaylor@aol.com Hutchens Locust Grove, VA 540-972-2238 Oct. 8 - CVSJA @ Deep Run Hunt Club J Nanci www.lowa.org www.lowa.org Harmon Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-883-3050 Oct. 14 – Stonebridge Equestrian Center www.cvsja.com cvsja@aol.com SWVHJA show, Natural Bridge, VA 40-291Oct. 8 - Hunter Lane Stables H/E Elaine 1000, www.swvjha.org Wilson N. Chesterfield, VA 804-743-1986 Oct. 15 - Rivanna Run Hunter Show Series H/E ewilson10@verizon.net Robin Wood North Garden, VA 434-981Oct. 14 - Turner Farm Events H Kim Karanik 5279 www.rivannarun.com rivannarun7@ Great Falls, VA 703-675-4125 www.turnergmail.com farmevents.org kimkaranik@aol.com Oct. 15 - Woodpecker Farm H/E Beth Linton Oct. 14 - Sprouse’s Corner Ranch, LLC H/E Woodford, VA 540-623-5581 beth@woodLaRue Dowd Buckingham, VA 434-983-8181 peckerfarm.com www.sprousescornerranch.com, Oct. 15 - Locke Meadows Horse Show H/E Rachael McCarthy Berryville, VA 540-5332951 www.lockemeadows.com Oct. 15 – Sweet Briar Fall Equitation Show, Sweet Briar, VA 434-381-6116, www. swvhja.org Oct. 21 - Four Oaks Farm Horse Show Series H/E Aileen Ryalls Palmyra, VA 434-5898488 www.fouroaksfarmva.com four_oaks_ farm@yahoo.com Oct. 21-22 – Randolph College SWVHJA show, Lynchburg, VA 434-384-3231, www.swvhja. org Oct. 21 - Sandstone Horse & Pony Show H/E/M Luci Strange Millwood, VA 540-837-1261 www.sandstonefarm.com sandstonefarm@ aol.com Oct. 21 - Elmington Hunter Series, Elmington Farm, LLC, Berryville, VA, 540-955-6219, info@elmington.com, www.Elmington.com Oct. 21 - Southern Heritage Farm H/E Betsy Price Midland, VA 540-270-4615 shfboarding4u@aol.com Oct. 21 - Hanover Heritage Hunter Show H/E Kimmie Lawhorn Hanover, VA 804-3994022 www.hanoverheritage.com

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October 2017 Hunter and Jumper Oct. 21-22 – Randolph College Fall Festival, Lynchburg, 434-384-3231, www.swvhja.org Oct. 21 - Silver Lining Farm Horse Show @ Deep Run Showgrounds, Manakin-Sabot, VA 804-337-7567 www.silverliningfarmofva. com, ponyman4ever@comcast.net Oct. 22 - Fox Chase Farm, Middleburg, VA 540-687-5255 www.HunterHorseShows. com contact@foxchasefarm.com Oct. 22 - Hazelwild Farm Horse Show H/E Fredericksburg, VA 540-891-7101 www. hazelwildfarm.com secretary@hazelwildfarm.com Oct. 28 – Trimble’s Ridge Hunter Show, SWVHJA show, Location to be decided, www.swvhja.org Oct. 28 - LinMorlLand Farm Horse Show H/E Victoria Skelding Gloucester, VA 804-8158296 linmorland@aol.com Oct. 28 - Coventry Farm H/E Cindy Carson Downing Ashland, VA 804-798-2003 www. coventryfarm.com coventryfarm@msn.com Oct. 28 - 29 LTD Horse Shows (Jumpers 2nd Day) H/E/J/ M Carol Bailey Leesburg, VA 540-664-1599 www.ltdhorseshows.com ltdhorseshows@gmail.com Oct. 29 – Sweet Briar Fall Medal Finals, Sweet Briar, VA 434-381-6116, www.swvhja.org Oct. 29 - BHSA Hunter Classic Show @ Hazelwild Farm H/E Gegi Winslett Fredericksburg, VA 540-972-1342 www.battlefieldhsa.com g.winslett@earthlink.net

October 2017 Dressage/CT/Eventing Oct. 7 – VADA/NOVA Dressage Schooling Show, Compass Rose Farm, Haymarket, VA www.vadanova.org Oct. 7-8- Wavertree Hall, XC schooling, Horse Trials & Intercollegiate Team Challenge, Afton, VA www.eventinginvirginia.com Oct. 8 – Compass Rose Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Haymarket, VA 703-913060, grass@ccr.org, www.cdcta.com Oct. 12-15- CBLMS and VADA licensed show at Lexington, VA www.virginiadressage.org

Oct. 14 - Hannah George Memorial Horse Trials and College Team Challenge, Greenhill Park, Salem, VA www.eventinginvirginia.com Oct. 21 – Kelly’s Ford Horse Trials, Remington, VA 540-399-1800, kellysfordequestriancenter.com Oct. 21-22- Chapel Springs Open XC Schooling, Horse Trials & Intercollegiate Team Challenge, Free Union, VA www. eventinginvirginia.com Oct. 22 - Aria Farm schooling dressage Arlenleamanorg@gmail.com Oct. 26-29 – VA Horse Trials, CIC2*, CCI1*/2*, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www. horsecenter.org

October 2017 Western/Breed/Etc. Oct. 6 - Friday Night Thunder Speed and Games IBRA Show, Sprouse’s Corner Ranch, Buckingham, Virginia, 434-983-8181, laruelanes@yahoo.com, www.SprousesCornerRanch.com, Oct. 7 - Belmead Stables and Riding Club ride with Tom Seay, 540-829-9555 www. bestofamericabyhorseback.com Oct. 7 - Silver Star Farm Pleasure Show, Spotsylvania, VA 540-972-0966, www.silverstarfarmonline.com Oct. 8 - Prince William Horse Association, Four Winds Farm, Nokesville, VA, (703)7547873, Shallont@msn.com, http://www. pwha.net, October 14 - Sprouse’s Corner Ranch Show Series, Sprouse’s Corner Ranch, Buckingham, Virginia, 4349838181, laruelanes@yahoo.com, www.SprousesCornerRanch.com, Oct. 21-22 – 29th annual Therapeutic Riding Assoc. of VA annual show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org

November 2017 Hunter and Jumper Nov 3- 5- SWVHJA Annual Hunter/Jumper Championship Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA www.horsecenter.org, http:// www.swvhja.org/ May/June 2017

Nov. 7-12 - Duke Jump For The Children Show H/J , Raleigh, NC 919-556-7321 horseshows@trianglefarms.com Nov. 9-12 - VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show H/E Clyde Poarch Lexington, VA 540-349-0910 www.vhsa.com Nov. 16-20 - RMI Raleigh Benefit Show (“AA”) HB/P B/H/J John Rush, Raleigh, NC 904-703-1798 www.rushshows.com Nov. 17-19 - The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival & Scholarships Show, Upper Marlboro, MD 434-242-8937 www.midatlanticeq.com, theodhs@gmail.com

November 2017 Dressage/CT/Eventing Nov. 4 – Dressage Schooling Show at Bright Moon Farm, Winchester, VA 571-264-1517, trish@halfpass.net, www.cdcta.com Nov. 4 – VADA/NOVA Dressage Schooling Show and Championship Show, Morven Park, Leesburg, VA www.vadanova.org Nov. 11-12 Penmerryl Farm Fall Horse Trials, Open XC Schooling & Intercollegiate Team Challenge, Greenville, VA www.eventinginvirginia.com Nov. 12- Chestnut Oak schooling dressage show, Ashland, VA Arlenleamanor@gmail. com Nov. 18 – Calais Horse Trials, Powhatan, VA, 804-356-8877, www.levelgreenriding.com Nov. 19 - Deep Creek Stables Show Series, Dressage and CT, Deep Creek Stables, Chesapeake, Virginia, 757-985-5187, tilghmanboys@netzero.net, facebook.com/ deepcreekstables

November 2017 Western/Breed/Etc. Nov. 4 - Silver Star Farm Pleasure Show, Spotsylvania, VA 540-972-0966, www.silverstarfarmonline.com Nov.-5th Annual Poker Run, Sandstone Farm, Millwood, VA 540-837-1261, www.sandstonefarm.com

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Improve your riding in a Murdoch Minute

Cr o s s y ou r th um b s Use this Murdoch Minute to train yourself to use your hands less and your legs more

By Wendy Murdoch

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o your hands tend to wander apart when you ride? Does one hand drift more than the other? Do you lean to one side to turn instead of remaining upright? Here’s an easy exercise to find out just how much your need your hands to steer. Next time you ride notice what you do with your hands when you ride circles and turns. Do you pull one hand back, down or out? Do you wait until the last minute to ask your horse to turn? Do you forget to turn from your seat even when you know this is what you should be doing? Sometimes hands seem to have a mind of their own. You know you don’t want to pull on your horse. But you find

that one hand takes over when you think your horse isn’t listening. Crossing your thumbs when you ride will give you feedback about how much you want to use your hands. Many riders are very “one-sided” or “right-handed”. If you are one of those riders the following exercise awkward at first. Developing more awareness through non-habitual movements such as Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® lessons will improve your coordination and use of both sides and allow your horse to go both ways more easily. You can find Feldenkrais classes and practitioners I your area by going to www.feldenkrais.com. To feel what it is like doing nonhabitual movements clasp your hands together. Notice which thumb is on top.

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Look at how you have your fingers interlaced. Unlace your fingers and interlace them again with the opposite thumb on top. How does this feel? What is different in your shoulders? Does your body feel different in places other than your hands? Return to your habitual pattern. Notice what happens to your breathing, shoulders, and degree of overall comfort. Change the interlacing of your fingers back and forth a few times. Some people have to do this very slowly threading each finger in the new position. This is fine. It is your attention to the process that is important. Does the non-habitual interlacing feel more comfortable after switching 10 times? Or do you still have to think about where each finger goes? If so continue to switch back and forth for a while. Stop and notice which way your fingers are interlaced. Is this the habitual or nonhabitual way? Switch and feel what it’s like the other way. Notice that the nonhabitual movement has become easier, more familiar and you don’t have to think about it so much. By paying attention to what you are doing you build new


The rider is pulling with her left hand and leaning to the inside for the turn.

neural pathways in your brain so that you have a choice about which way to interlace your fingers. This concept can be used in many ways to improve your riding. While mounted hold your reins in both hands. Cross your thumbs one over the other. Notice which way you crossed them. Keep the thumbs crossed as you ride. Do you want to pull both hands to the side to turn? Do you feel stuck, like you can’t turn at all? Do you want to let go of your thumbs because you feel like this is a “stupid lesson”? If you find yourself frustrated and your horse not listening it is time to reexamine your seat. Turning should come from your pelvis not your hands! Catch a piece of mane with your pinky finger if you want to move your hands across the horse’s neck. This will not stop you but makes you more

Cross the thumbs while holding the reins.

aware when your hand crosses the neck. To turn think of pointing your belly button where you want to go let your shoulders follow your seat. Repeat this lesson crossing your thumbs the non-habitual way. How is this different? Is it more difficult to turn your horse or keep you hands in the middle? Switch the thumbs back and forth until the non-habitual way is as comfortable your habitual way. Use this Murdoch Minute to keep a drifting hand in place and prove that you can turn without pulling on your horse’s head. When both the habitual and nonhabitual way feels the same you will be more balanced on your horse and remember to enjoy the ride!

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Hold a piece of mane in the pinky finger of one hand.

Wendy Murdoch is available for lessons and clinics in the Northern Virginia region as well as throughout the United States. She teaches riders of all levels and disciplines how to improve the horse’s performance by improving their body position. On-line join Wendy’s Facebook group Fans of the Murdoch Method and find more articles, blog and her new book 50 5-Minute Fixes to Improve Your Riding, based on the Murdoch Minutes at www:murdochmethod.com.   H O R S E TA L K M A G A Z I N E  

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Airy Bank Farm, Warrenton, VA - Located just 1/4 mile north of the town line, this 51 acre field boarding facility is both safe & friendly. Trails for hacking, a run in shed, free trailer parking & access to a barn, if necessary. Each horse is checked several times a day. Owner supplied grain and/ or supplements can be fed. Owner lives on premises & is a life long horse owner. $260 per month. Your first month is 1/2 price. Discount for multi-horse owners. Call Leslie at 540-729-8606. BELL MEADOWS - south Stafford County/ Fredericksburg area. Full care boarding facility. 12 x 12 box stalls. Turn out on green pastures. Riding arena. Access to trails. Friendly, family operation. Free trailer parking. $350/ month. 540-371-9922 / 540-287-3476 BERRYVILLE, VA - JBIT RANCH, LLC - Established in 1998, The JBiT Ranch, LLC provides both full care and field board for your horse in a friendly, family environment. We offer access to hundreds of miles of trails on our 128 acres, indoor arenas, round pen, 14 stalls, wash and grooming stalls. Owners on site. Western or Eng. welcome. 15 min. to Winchester, 25 min West of Leesburg. www. jbitranch.com 540-533-2483 info@jbitranch. com BESTCARE HORSECARE - Culpeper, Va. Providing your horse complete, personalized care, boarding, training, and consulting. Lush pastures w/run-in sheds, automatic waterers, 6-stall barn, washstall, tack room, arena, 60’ round pen, trails, and more! $225/ month. Woods Edge Farm, (202) 957-2696, woodsedgefarm@gmail.com. BLUE RIBBON STABLES, Inc. - Stafford, VA. We are in central Stafford, 4 miles east of the Courthouse at 1810 Brooke Rd. 12 X 12 matted stalls with fans & lights, central fly spray system & daily pasture turn out. Each pasture w/ auto waterer & all board fences. Lighted outdoor arena. Full care only at $375/mo includes feed, hay, and trailer parking. 540-720-0162

Breezy Pines Farm - Full or partial care available on a quiet farm on the D.C. side of Warrenton. Daily turnout, 12x12 stalls, 2 feedings per day, top quality hay, pine bedding, riding ring and lots of individual TLC, including holding horse for farrier and vet. No pasture board available. Fee depends on the level of care needed. Serving horse owners for 28 years, references are available. Call Trish at (540) 270-9331 or email: ethier5@comcast.net for more information.

CAPSTONE FARM - Located in Opal (Warrenton). We have an indoor ring, two outdoor rings, a round pen, a wash rack, thirty-six acres, fenced and cross-fenced, an experienced staff and hunter/jumper lessons available. $375.00 per month. Sandi 540-222-3137, SDeisterhoft@netzero.net FAIRFAX - OLIVER STABLES – Mins. from Fairfax County Pkway, Burke Lake, Springfield, Clifton & GMU. Lighted indoor & outdoor arenas, large stalls w/rubber mats, indoor & outdoor wash areas. Daily turnout & rotated on excellent pastures. Hay in front of your horse year round in corrals and pasture areas. Access to many trails. Boarding only- no lesson horses. Bring your own instructor (with insurance) or use one that we currently have on file. Open 7am – 10pm. $490-$515. Full care available. Owner/manager lives on premises and celebrating 44 years of operation. OLIVER STABLES, 10814 Henderson Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Call 703-216-9584, 703-978-4341, or email Oliverstables@verizon.net. Please visit www.oliverstables.com. Fairfax Station - Self Care, 4 paddocks, 2 stalls with mats. H/C wash, tack room with saddle racks and sink. Very nice ring. Hay loft, board fencing. $545/month. Call 571-3299821 HARRISONBURG, VA - Full board $250, near JMU. Training, lessons available. Lots of trails. We attend Hunter & Dressage Shows and Cross Country Events. Call Mary Jean for more details 540-810-4996 Haymarket area - Ridgeview Stables offering quality boarding at a small private stable. Small private farm (4-6 horses on farm) 10 acres. We offer boarding to horse owners that are interested in assisting with barn duties. Boarders will clean stalls twice a week for reduced board. We feed twice daily, grain and hay, with turnout, blanketing and special needs. 12 x12 matted stalls, wash stall, Lighted 100 x150 Blue stone arena, trailer parking, and more. $325 month. Please call Lisa at 571-238-8092. rvstables@verizon.net

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La Bella Luna Stables. LLC - Boarding, outdoor rings. Field care ($300/month): pasture with troughs, round bales, twice daily feeding in barn. Full Care ($425/month): large stalls, twice daily feeding, pastures for mares and geldings, troughs, round bales, blanketing, supplements. Aldie, VA. 703-5771578 or email: ericeesmith@ aol.com. Louisa, VA - Lessons, Boarding and Training - Quality boarding, lessons, training in a friendly and professional atmosphere. LESSONS & TRAINING - Your horse or ours! Discount lesson packages, leases and training packages - buy 10 lessons or training sessions for your horse and get the 11th free! BOARDING - Stalls available for full board $450 per month, Field board also available for $250 a month. Multi-horse DISCOUNTS. Tasha Kessler 540-223-3350, www. artemisequestriancenter.com, artemisequestriancenter@gmail.com MISTY BROOK FARM in King George Co.  Full care facility within easy drive to the MD and VA show circuit and to the Commonwealth Hunt. 95 x 300 lighted sand arena, center aisle barn w/ fly system, h/c wash stall, tack room & climate controlled lounge w/observation deck & bathroom. Hilly turn outs. Dressage training and English riding lessons from beginner to advanced by certified instructor. Go to www.mistybrookfarm.com, follow us on Facebook, or call Karla (540) 847-1251. mistybrookfarm@yahoo.com. MOONRAKER - Convenient to Warrenton & Manassas. Large box stalls & field board, wash stall, 24 hr turnout. Indoor arena, jumping ring, full-sized dressage arena, miles of trails, all on 180 acres. Tack lockers, heat/AC lounge, & bathroom. All disciplines welcome. 540-788-4458 e-mail: moonrakerstable@earthlink.net. MORNING GLORY FARM - 75 acre farm, excellent full and field care, outdoor riding ring, round pen, trails, 35 acre turn out, on site farrier available. 15 miles south of Manassas airport. Calverton, VA 540-270-1278, mglory@ erols.com NOKESVILLLE - Always There Horse Care Layup and rehabilitation care by licensed vet tech. Full care board also available. All aspects of horse care including foaling. 24 hours a day. 703-754-7955 cell 703-915-6255 www.alwaystherehorsecare.com

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Nokesville - Stoney Lonesome Farm - Full Care board Space available for mares and geldings. Full board $345. Barn manager/ owner lives at property and has 40+ years of horse experience. Laid back, drama-free environment. Sand ring and grass ring, both with jumps. Open fields and wooded trails for riding. Fans in stalls. Board includes grain (twice daily feeding), hay, blanketing and turnout. 703-298-9567, janro031@hotmail.com RIVER BEND RANCH - Stanley, VA Now offering full-care stall or pasture board! Family owned and operated for almost 40 years, our ranch sits on 300 acres with a half-mile frontage on the Shenandoah River. Boarding package includes access to large indoor and outdoor arenas, wash area, training roundpen, and beautiful trails to ride! Pasture board $225/ mo, stall board $325/mo. 540-652-1836, office@riversbendranch.com, www.riversbendranch.com. RIVER HILL STABLES - Luray, VA. Family owned and operated since 1997. 12 x 12 stalls, indoor and outdoor arena, roundpen and lots of trails. Full care with daily turnouts, tack room & wash bay. All disciplines welcome, lessons available. Bring your horse for weekend trail riding and cottage rental, great rates. 540-843-0401 riverhillstables@embarqmail.com, www.riverhillstables.com Rockin J Ranch - 211 W. in Amissville, close to Culpeper & Warrenton. Large pastures with run-ins, 60’ round pen, standard size ring and lots of trails. Veterinarian lives on premises. Field board $250/month, 4-stall barn avail $400/month 540-937-5764 Sandstone farm, Training and Boarding Facility, located in Eastern Clark Co. Millwood, Va. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge -near the Shenandoah river off Rt 50. 30 minutes from Middleburg and 20 minutes from Winchester. Large board pastures, two lighted all weather riding arenas, miles of cross country riding and trails. Go to Sandstonefarm.com call 540-837-1261 THUNDER RIDGE, INC. - Winchester, VA. 25 acre full care facility w/ 25 years experience including a veterinary assistant background. 12x12 stalls w/fans, lighted paddocks w/ runin sheds & auto. waterers, lighted 170’x70’ sand arena & roundpen, indoor hot/cold wash stall & tack room. English and Western lessons & training (540) 667-2580. clarissa@ thunderridgeinc.com or go to our web site www.thunderridgeinc.com.

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EMPLOYMENT

JOB WANTED - I am looking for a job on a farm to take care of horse or as a farm maintenance person. Please call Juan 540905-1078. Marshall, VA

FARRIERS

SKILLED CERTIFIED FARRIER available throughout northern Virginia: cold shoeing, hot shoeing, for all sizes and breeds. prompt, quality care for your horse.   Call Budi at (703) 389-0528  or email: tulodo@gmail.com to make an appointment. Also go to www. btsporthorse.com

HAY/FEED/STRAW

Horse Hay For Sale - Orchard grass, Orchard grass mixed. Delivery available. Call Gary Breeden @ (540) 778-1486 HAY FOR SALE - Alfalfa, orchard grass, alfalfa-orchard mix, fescue for sale. Pick up or delivery. Call: 252-241-9729 Sharon@ eastcoastsquare.com

REAl Estate

APPROACHABLE SOUTHERN ELEGANCE In the gated equestrian community of Meadowland, in Locust Grove, VA (Orange County) sits this custom brick Colonial. Nearly 7,000 sq ft. this estate offers an open & bright floorplan, main level owner suite w/ luxury bath, gourmet kitchen, theater room, indoor basketball court, & saltwater pool. Home sits on 21+ acres of rolling fields & overlooks a two/three stall barn complete w/ wash stall, tack room. MLS#0R986774 Contact Kelly Thornton 540-718-5763 kt51275@aol.com, www.upwardstudio.com/ real-estate/tour/32641-deep-meadow-lnlocust-grove-va/ $890,000

Services

EQUINE DENTIST - Traditional hand floating on non-sedated horses. Certified equine dental technician, 30 plus years of experience, Registered in the state of Virginia. A short video can be viewed of the average routine care for a horse at www.horsedentistvirginia.com or Youtube.com. 540-6753815 kenpankow@gmail.com May/June 2017

TRAILERS FOR SALE

2 horse BP Rice Trailer - tall enough for 16.2 HH horses. Immaculate condition, always kept in a garage. Very light weight, only 2,000 lbs. Front and rear ramps with mats. Please contact Brian at 540-752-1961 or fifthidg@aol.com for more information. $5,000 obo

TRANSPORTATION

Always There Horse Transport - 24 hour emergency and non-emergency transport. Local and long distance hauling. Quality care, reasonable prices. 703/754-7955, 703915-6255 cell. www.alwaystherehorsecare. com

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