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June 10, 2011

State Quarantine lifted at Volo Farm

Westford MA, June 8th, 2011.  Volo Farm is pleased to report an end to their quarantine. State officials released us from quarantine on June 7th.

The farm owned pony “Bullwinkle” was tested on April 26th, and was positive for both the respiratory and neurologic strains of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV1). Volo staff immediately placed the farm on voluntary quarantine, with no horses moving in or out. State officials placed the farm under quarantine on May 4th.

June 10, 2011

Flair Sponsor 2011 Dutton Eventing Academy

Flair LLC, makers of the FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strip, is pleased to announce their sponsorship of Phillip Dutton’s 2011 Dutton Academy Eventing Camp. Phillip Dutton, a two-time Olympic Gold-Medalist and member of the US Equestrian Team, will hold this year’s annual Dutton Academy June 12-17, 2011 at Dutton’s True Prospect Farm in Pennsylvania. 

June 10, 2011

This Week in International Disciplines



June 10, 2011

2011 Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Selection Trials Conclude with Three Horses Meeting the Qualification Requirement for FEI World Breeding Championships

Lexington, KY - The Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Selection Trials 2011 qualifying season concluded last week at the Eastern Selection Trials in Leesburg, Va.


June 10, 2011

Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby to Host Rider Reception at BuBinga Lounge

Reno, NV - May 25, 2011 - The Second Annual Franktown Meadows Hunter Derby is pleased to invite all of its participants to a VIP rider reception benefitting ALS of Nevada. The beautiful reception will be held on Sunday September 4, 2011 from 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the luxurious BuBinga Lounge in the host hotel, Eldorado Hotel Casino Reno. Riders, trainers, owners, and sponsors are all invited to attend this exciting event, where the order of go will be drawn for the hunter derby the following day.

June 10, 2011

California Young Rider, Riana Porter Seems to Shine Even When the Sun Doesn't

Despite Mother Nature's record breaking rains this last weekend, Riana and Romax Foldager made a clean sweep winning all three Young Rider classes at the Shelly Siegel Show in Santa Rosa, CA.   After her victory, Riana commented, "Romax and I are really just starting to compete this season.  We had some show hurdles for the month of May."   Weather and the EHV-1 lockdowns have made competitions difficult this season.

June 10, 2011

Shenandoah Arabians & North East Peruvians at the Virginia Horse Center

From June 16-19, the Virginia Horse Center will welcome two dynamic, breed-centric shows. 

The Shenandoah Arabian Classic will run June 16-19, and is Arabian Horse Association rated, USDF rated, and a USEF "A" rated Arabian, Half Arabian and Dressage horse show. Featured divisions include Sport Horse, Dressage,Working Hunter, all seats of Equitation, Sidesaddle, Halter, Liberty, English & Country Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Native Costume, Trail, and Western Horsemanship competition. 

June 10, 2011

Virginia Horse Center Foundation 25th Anniversary Date Announced

On Saturday, October 8, 2011, the Virginia Horse Center Foundation will open its proverbial barn doors to celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary.

“We want to mark the occasion with a community-oriented day of activities highlighting the vibrant and diverse nature of the Virginia Horse Center,” said Katherine Truitt, the Executive Director, adding that, “There are a lot of people to thank for the Foundation’s longevity – from founding members to politicians to the board to our participants - and we want them to feel our gratitude.”

June 10, 2011

Patricia Griffith & Heritage Farm Join Team EquiFit

Boston, MA – June 08, 2011 –EquiFit, inc., makers of distinctive high performance equine products, has added Heritage Farm’s Patricia Griffith to their Team of Sponsored Riders. Griffith has distinguished herself in both the Hunters and the Jumpers and with the many successes of her students since her turning professional in 1997. In addition to representing the brand she will collaborate with EquiFit on future product development.

June 7, 2011

Deadline Extended: 2011 Washington International Horse Show Poster Contest

Washington, DC, June 7, 2011 – The Washington International has extended its deadline for submitting entries in the 2011 Poster Contest to July 31st at midnight.  WIHS, the leading indoor equestrian event in the US, is seeking an original poster design for its 53rd annual event, to be held Oct. 25-30, 2011, at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.  The six-day equine extravaganza features the country’s leading horses and riders in exciting jumping competition.

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