Articles Tagged 'Virginia'

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Trail Riding at Mt. Rogers, Virginia’s Diamond in the Rough

Have you ever ridden in a place where the views literally take your breath away? Where when you look out over the scenery you can’t help but think Heaven has to look like this? by Ashley Agee, The North Carolina Cowgirl There is a spectacular place called Mt. Rogers National Recreat...

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Upperville Horse Show in Virginia

My visit to the Upperville Horse Show, touted as the oldest horse show in the United States. This 7 day competition attracts a range of competitors, from young children on ponies to leading Olympic and World Cup riders. by Darley Newman The Upperville Horse Show, touted as the oldest horse s...

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Therapeutic Horses of Caisson Stable

Learn about how horses are helping wounded warriors through a therapeutic riding program By Susan Seligman Natasha McKinnon is a bubbly 24-year-old chatting away about horses. But it is not your usual equine conversation. Soldier McKinnon lost part of her leg when her convoy was hit in Iraq. The h...

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Virginia- U.S. Army Caisson Stables

Learn about the Caisson Stables at Ft. Myer by Darley Newman I just arrived back from a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently renovated 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Barn in Fort Myer, Virginia. Susan Seligman has written a great article on The Old Guard, "The ...

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Short Equestrian Vacations Can Actually Increase Your Happiness

by: Equitrekking host Darley Newman Can't get away for a whole week to take a riding vacation? There are lots of new flexible horse riding trips that allow you a shorter time in the saddle in Vermont, Ireland, Virginia, North Carolina, Alaska, Colorado and beyond. Shorter vacations are ideal...

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Virginia- Manassas Battlefield Park

When winter was ending and spring had arrived, my sister Diane Oliver and I loaded up two horses and went to Manassas National Battlefield Park. Summer (trail horse and foxhunter) and Americoma (a thoroughbred who was newly in foal) were thrilled to be out on a trail. We had obtained our permit...

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Virginia- Marriott Ranch

Learn about a historic Virginia ranch where you can saddle up and play cowboy only an hour's drive from Washington, DC. By Rich Van Haste Ask your average American to picture a ranch and they will likely recall wide-open spaces somewhere out west, far from northeastern cities. Certainly t...

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The Horses of the Caisson Stable… Honoring Those Who Served

By Susan Seligman My 6 AM arrival seemed painfully early, but this was the army, and everyone had already reported for duty at the Caisson stables by 4:00. Eight military funerals are scheduled today, and the soldiers of the elite Caisson platoon at the Ft. Myer army base in Arlington, Virginia...

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Virginia- Hunt Country Stable Tour

Travel with us for the Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour in Virginia Hunt Country by Darley Newman The weather was just perfect as my friends and I set off for Upperville, Virginia to begin the annual Hunt Country Stable Tour, a once a year self-drive tour that would take us into some of Hunt Co...

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Virginia- Ride for the Cure Interview

Learn about Ride for the Cure- a Virginia horse ride to raise money for breast cancer research by Darley Newman On October 10, 2009, I will be horseback riding alongside equestrians, mothers, daughters, fathers and friends for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Ride for the Cu...