Horse/Equine News

Hunt clubs consider merger

Two of Virginia’s oldest foxhunt clubs, the Old Dominion Hounds and the Rappahannock Hunt, are considering a merger, according to hunt officials. Through an agreement between ODH joint-masters Gus Forbush and Margret “Douglas” Wise and […]

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Horse Briefs

Schooling event Sept. 19 The Old Dominion Hounds Pony Club will host a dressage show and combined test Sept. 19 at Windsor Lodge in Flint Hill. Any dressage test can be ridden, and the combined […]

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Local horsewoman injured in fall; benefit this Sunday

A farm accident a month ago nearly claimed the life of longtime Virginia horsewoman Tinker Lyman. A benefit auction and dinner is planned Sunday, June 27 near Culpeper, a party Lyman says she expects to attend. “I’m thankful for the chance,” she said in a recent interview. “I’m completely humbled by the outpouring of support from the community, my friends and family.” […]

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Flint Hill triple play hopes Whacked

esides capturing the featured Gold Cup race, rider Paddy Young also scored Saturday with steeplethon winner The Whacker.
Young, riding for owner Robert Kinsley and champion trainer Tom Voss, said the second-season jumper was “a bit surprised” with the variety of fences he found on the unique course that combines timber, brush, a stone wall, open ditch, 100-foot long water splash and more. […]

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Local hound makes good

At the tender age of four, she’s already a standout champion. She has that natural presence of a pageant regular. Winner of every possible prize at the local and regional level, she batted her unbelievably […]