Equine Events: Piedmont Area Horse Briefs

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Angling show at NSL

A new art exhibit, “Angling in the Western World” opens at Middleburg’s National Sporting Library and Museum this Saturday, Sept. 28. The exhibition comprises mid-17th to 21st century American and British works, and focuses on the history of the pursuit of fishing as a sporting activity with a range of angling scenes, still lifes, illustration art, paintings and sculpture of salt and freshwater fish and a selection of early rare books.
Admission is free to the library and museum. Call (540) 687-6542 or log onto www.nsl.org for more.

Judged ride set Sept. 29

The Battlefield Equestrian Society will host a judged pleasure ride Sept. 29 at the Manassas National Battlefield Park. The 10-mile course will include a number of scored trail horse “obstacles” such as water crossings, backing patterns and crossing a tarp. Ribbons are given in age and breed categories.
Log on for more: www.BattlefieldEquestrianSociety.org.

Border Collie trials Oct. 4

An open Border Collie trial will be held Oct. 4 at Dawgwood Farm in Goldvein. There is a $2,000 purse for the U.S. Border Collie Handlers Association sanctioned trials.
Another trail is planned Oct. 19 also at Dawgwood. Proceeds from the event go to the Mary Babb Cancer Center.
Call (540) 788-4190 or E-mail dimorja@yahoo.com for more information.

Train with Mary Schwentker Oct. 5

Upper level event rider Mary Schwentker will teach a cross-country jumping clinic Oct. 5 at Win Green Farm in Rhoadsville. Auditors and riders of all levels are invited to take part. Call (540) 364-0004 or E-mail Lwilliamsoncfcfarmhome.com to sign up. The event is put on by the Culpeper Farm and Home Center.

Montessori benefit Oct. 13

A combined test and dressage schooling show Oct. 13 benefit the Mountainside Montessori School near Marshall. The event is planned at Copperfield Farm near Hume.
Divisions range from leadline/poles to novice. There will be a costume competition and schooling the week before the event.
Call (540) 364-2505 for details.

Cross-country team ‘chase Oct. 27

The Orange County Hounds will host a cross-country team chase, just like a hunter pace, Oct. 27 at Old Whitewood Farm in The Plains. Teams of three or four will compete over timed courses for limited and genuine hunters, and pairs of hilltoppers will compete over a shortened course.
Competition begins at 9 a.m. Call (540) 687-6965 for a prize list.

Schramm clinic in November

The Old Dominion Hounds Pony Club will host a Nov. 2-3 clinic with Jimmie and Dom Schramm, upper level three-day event rider-trainers and creators of Evention, a Web-based training program.
Lessons, for all levels of horse and rider, are at Copperfield Farm in Hume. Kindly hosted at Copperfield Farm by Kerry Hunt and Alice Johnson.

o Groups will be kept small with 1+ 1/2 hours of riding both days

o Dressage & jumping arenas and a jumping field with XC fences

o Open to all! Riders and auditors welcome.

o Lunch included for riders.

o 30 minutes from Warrenton and Middleburg. Stabling available.

Don’t let this fun and exciting training opportunity pass you by… $200 – Riders, $25 – Auditors To enter email Bonnie Barr-Briggs: farmriot@gmail.com
Classes will fill up fast – first come, first served basis. Entries due no later than October 22.