Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Today was the big Annual Eastern Mid Winter Quarter Horse and Paint Sale at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington Virginia. I went early for the preview (where the riders show the horses in the arena) to get some photos, meet up with some CEC's (Cheif Executive Cowchicks) and to buy a pair of cowboy boots. I had an hour in a half to complete all of my tasks because when we got there the security at the Horse Center would not let me bring my 6 month old Boxer Nitro into the Anderson Coliseum (all dogs must be crated or service dogs). So I had my husband Chris take Nitro and walk through some of the horse barns to meet people (he is in training) and also to get him used to being around the horses. I actually am happy to say I got everything knocked out in an hour so that my horseva readers can see this great event on-line. Below are the photos I got today of some of the venders, sale horses, spectators/prospective buyers, local equestrians and of course a photo of my cool cowboy boots I purchased. If you have some nice photos of the horse sale today be sure to post them on our Horseva Facebook Page...have a great weekend! Christina for horseva.com
*** Double click on the collage to enlarge each photo***
(Top Left: CEC's of Cross View Farm and Botetourt County)
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Photos taken by Christina Lee for http://www.horseva.com/ - All rights reserved.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011
English pleasure is generic term for a number of different English riding classes seen at horse shows in the United States, where the horse is ridden in either hunt seat or saddle seat tack.
In the average English pleasure class, the horses perform as a group, exhibiting the natural gaits of the walk, trot, and canter, and may also be asked to extend the trot or to perform a hand gallop. Horses are judged on their manners, performance, quality and conformation. The horse is to give the impression of being a pleasure to ride.
Read more about English pleasure here
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
These photos were taken by my friend Grant Plaskon in Rockbridge County. Check out the beautiful horses with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography with us Grant!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
There is a new Franklin County 4-H Club at Jefferson Valley Farm called "EquiStars". They will be recruiting new members at their first "meet and greet" at the Westlake Dairy Queen (in the party room) on Friday evening, January 21 from 6:30PM-8PM. This "meet and greet" that will give potential members (parents and children) a chance to meet everyone, eat, and sign up to enroll as a new member of EquiStars. There will be lots of forms and information that will be handed out during this meet and greet meeting. Registration and dues for the year are $ 25 per child (ages 5-18). If you want to know more about 4-H youth programs, click Virginia Cooperative Extention
For more information about EquiStars 4-H Club Contact:
Jefferson Family Farm LLC
Franklin County 4-H "EquiStars"
4-H Youth development goals and benefits:
• Improve competencies of Virginia youth in the following life skills: knowledge, reasoning, creativity, personal, social, vocational, citizenship, health, and physical.
• Develop supporting environments for 4-H youth development.
• Design volunteer development systems that attract, retain, train, and energize youth and adult volunteers who are progressive and have an enduring commitment to youth.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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Friday, January 7, 2011
"Rodeo Horses" taken by Christina Lee for horseva.com (all rights reserved)
I stopped by the Salem Civic Center this afternoon to get a couple of photos of the Rodeo ponies hanging out. The Kroger Valleydale Rodeo starts this evening at 7:30 PM - All seats $ 15.00
For tickets, times and information about the Kroger/Valleydale Rodeo click here
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Gabriel is a 9 year old Thoroughbred. He is 16.1 hands and as you can see from the photos Anna and Gabriel make a good team. Thanks Anna for sharing these great photos with us!
The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered a "hot-blooded" horse, known for their agility, speed and spirit.
The Thoroughbred as it is known today was first developed in 17th and 18th century England, when native mares were crossbred with imported Arabian stallions. All modern Thoroughbreds can trace their pedigrees to three stallions originally imported into England in the 17th century and 18th century, and to 74 foundation mares of English and Oriental (Arabian, Turkoman or Barb) blood. During the 18th century and 19th century, the Thoroughbred breed spread throughout the world; they were imported into North America starting in 1730 and into Australia, Europe, Japan and South America during the 19th century. Millions of Thoroughbreds exist worldwide today, with over 118,000 foals registered each year worldwide.
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