NoVa Horse Events to Attend

horse events

Do you have enough horse events to fill up your year? Probably not, you could always fit more in. I gathered the best horse events in Northern Virginia that I’m hoping to attend. Check out the list below. Which one(s) are you attending? Warrenton Pony Show | June 26 – 30, Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, […]

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SafeSport in USEF

warm up ring

I’m not a USEF member (I’m way too casual currently) so while I was vaguely aware of Safe Sport. I wasn’t really paying attention because exactly none of it applied to me. Then, this morning I found out that Robert Gage has passed away, and it sounds like a likely suicide. He had been banned […]

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My Trailer Preferences

two horse straight load

I always find it interesting to learn why people buy the things they do. “Such and such is soooo perfect!” they will say. But why? What unique needs did the person have to make that choice? What experiences made them decided they had to have that feature? Why is what they wanted so different from […]

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Upperville Has Started

entering the show ring

It’s one of the best times of the year…. Upperville-mas, where we celebrate being together with beautiful horses, and the ones who have been really good this year receive ribbons from the mythical St. Claus Bride! I think they officially shortened the name to Upperville Colt and Horse Show because Upperville-mas is such a mouthful. […]

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Horses, Meet Baby

Now that little Bridgette is 5 weeks old, I figured it was time for her to meet the horses. After all, she’s going to be spending her WHOLE LIFE with them, so the sooner she gets along with them the better. (We’re agreed the whole point of having kids is to force your hobbies on […]

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The Barn Plan

hay storage

I’ve had big barn plans in the past, but I’ve since scaled back my more elaborate ideas. A couple of factors play into this – the time required, the cost, and considering resale value down the road. If I built something more elaborate, chances are I would never get my money back.  So, the new […]

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The Mud Problem

This has been the wettest year I can remember. Certainly, the wettest year since we bought this farm. We would get weeks of rain, one week of sun, and more weeks of rain. All that rain amounted to so much mud. More mud than I’ve dealt with.  My normal mud control is to scrape it out […]

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