32 Ashby Street Suite 204
Warrenton, VA 20186
tel(540) 349-0910



Debbie Dunn Mueller

The service for Debbie Dunn Mueller who passed away on December 23, 2018, will be held on March 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Purcellville Baptist Church.  Their address is 601 Yaxley Drive, Purcellville, VA  20132 (540-338-6400).  Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Mueller's family and friends.


 National Show Hunter Hall of Fame

The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame's nomination deadline was January 15, 2019.  The following Virginians were nominated to the Ballot:

Meredith McLaughlin
Marguerite Taylor
"The Cad", owned by Waverly Farm

We are very excited about our very own being nominated for the ballot for such a prestigious organization and wish them all the best when the voting is complete!

For further information, please visit their website at:  The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame




Wreaths Across America

Wreaths across America is a non-profit organization that lays wreaths at the many grave sites across America for our fallen soldiers. The VHSA is pleased to once again sponsor 20 wreaths to be laid at Arlington National Cemetery this month in honor of our soldiers who have given their all for all of us.   If you would like to sponsor as well, please visit their website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.com


The following individuals are unable to accrue VHSA points, ineligible to compete at the VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show and unable to attend the VHSA Convention:

Fae  Cordova (Savannah Cordova) - NSF Check
Baily Dent - NSF Check written to an Associate Sanctioned Horse Show
Olivia Fuller - NSF Check
Paul Logan, Pachanga Farms - NSF Check & Rule Violation
Susie Mansell (Show Place Farm, LLC) - NSF Check
Andrew Kenneth Milne (Anna Milne) - NSF Check
Margaret Elizabeth Morris - NSF Check
Shannon Simmons - Outstanding Debt
Amanda Smith - NSF Check
Jeanette Whitehurst (Carrie Ellis) - NSF Check


Congratulations to the 2018 VHSA Yearling Futurity Winners
The Virginia Horse Shows Association's Yearling Futurity was hosted by the Warrenton Horse Show.  Mr. Richard D. Abbott from Kennett Square, Pennsylvannia, graciously judged this event.  Congratulations to Ms. Elizabeth Capor who is the breeder/owner of both the Grand Champion and the Reserve Grand Champion.


             Sire:  Cabalito        Dam:  Allegria                                                               
                      Dam's Sire:   Argosy                                                                                   
                 Breeder:  Elizabeth Capor                                                                           


           Sire:  Popeye K        Dam:  Ryka                                                               
                Dam's Sire:   Regazzoni                                                                                   
              Breeder:  Elizabeth Capor          


The Virginia Horse Industry Board granted the Virginia Horse Shows Association's Yearling Futurity Program $5,000 which was used entirely for Prize Money for all of the Virginia Bred winners.  The VHSA is deeply honored to be a recipient of the grant from the VHIB.



 2018 VHSA/EMO Medal Finals

Congratulations to all of the winners at the VHSA/EMO Insurance Agency Medal Finals that were held at the Lexington National Horse Show:

Children's Medal

1st  - Jacqueline Needle
2nd - Garrett Hagenlocker
3rd  - Hugh Turner
4th  - Zoe Holliday
5th  - Holly Longest
6th  - Amelia Rewis

Junior Championship on the Flat

1st  - Jordan Teoring
2nd - Lori Ohannessian
3rd  - Gabrielle Glendening
4th  - Emma Pell
5th  - Emily Cyrway
6th  - Helen Lohr

Junior Horsemanship Award

1st  - Jordan Toering
2nd - Ana Bertozzi
3rd  - Helen Lohr
4th  - Jenna Zimmerman
5th  - Josie Elliott
6th  - Kayla Wolfe

Amateur on the Flat

1st  - Lauren Campbell
2nd - Haley Redifer
3rd  - Katlynn Butler
4th  - Beth Butler
5th  - Brianna Sims
6th  - Trinity Hammerschmidt

Adult Medal

1st  - Haley Redifer
2nd - Trinity Hammerschmidt
3rd  - Lauren Campbell
4th  - Madeleine Lohr
5th  - Chloe Schmidt
6th  - Madison Busey

Thank you to all of our sponsors who made this an amazing event! 
        The EMO Insurance Agency, Inc.
        Champion Saddlery
        EquipEquine - Jennifer Hedgepeth


2018 VHSA/LMCF Medal Finals

Congratulations to all of the winners at the VHSA/Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund Medal Finals that were held at the Warrenton Pony Show on Friday, June 29th:  

Pony Medal

1st  - Madison Allen
2nd - Sarah Semko
3rd  - Kacy Baumgart
4th  - Mary Hunter Millet
5th  - Emma Smith
6th  - Addy Wingate
Pony Equitation on the Flat
1st  - Mary Hunter Millet
2nd - Emma Smith
3rd  - Peyton Tuttle
4th  - Ellie Laferty
5th  - Kacy Baumgart
6th  - Sarah Semko
Children’s Pony Medal
1st  - Abigail Felsenthal
2nd - Emily Deskevich
3rd  - Kelly Baumgart
4th  - Alexandra Gendreau
5th  - Ava Smith
6th  - Skyler Ward




Thank you to all of our sponsors who made this an amazing event!  
        The Lauren Maxwell Charitable Foundation
        Champion Saddlery
        EquipEquine - Jennifer Hedgepeth

2018 VHSA Associate Jumper Double Points Horse Shows

The VHSA Associate Summer Horse Show will be held June 30th ~ July 2nd at the Deep Run Horse Show Grounds in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. This show will strictly be a Hunter Show with no jumper divisions offered. The VHSA Associate Summer Show will also be recognized by the Battlefield Horse Show Association, Capital Horse Show Association, DC Area Horse Show Series, Greater Richmond Horse Shows Association, Hampden Roads Horse Show Series, Middle Peninsula Horse Show Association, Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association and the Virginia Beach Horse Shows Association.

For the Associate Jumper Divisions the VHSA will recognize four regional horse shows in Virginia which will offer double points strictly for the Associate Jumper Divisions. A horse can only be awarded double points at just one of the following shows:

                                       7/22/18         Central Virginia Show Jumper Association Show in Manakin-Sabot, VA
                                      7/10-11/18    House Mountain Horse Show in Lexington, Virginia
                                      8/5/18            BHSA Benefit Horse Show in Spotsylvania, Virginia
                                     10/14/18         Sandstone Farm Horse Show in Millwood, Virginia

In order to have one of these horse shows count as an individual horse's double point jumper point show the owner/rider must complete the form that will be available at each of these horse shows designating that specific horse show as their one double point show. This form must be completed at the show and must accompany the horse show results that the Show Secretary will send to the VHSA office. If the VHSA office does not receive a form for your horse, then no double points will be awarded. There will be no exceptions - It is the owner/rider's responsibility to make sure to complete the form at one of the four horse shows of their choice.


VHSA Division Sponsorship

The 2018 Division Sponsorship Opportunities are available.  Sponsorships cost $100 per Division and the Sponsors are listed on our website, in our VHSA Convention Booklet and the VHSA 2019 Yearbook. Click on this link for A complete list of divisions that are available.


 2017 VHSA Special Award Winners
Congratulations to the following Special Award Winners:

Horseperson of the Year:   Ada Cosby

Amateur Sportsmanship Award:   Neysa Bryant

Junior Exhibitor of the Year Award:  Helen Lohr

Horse Show of the Year Award:    Upperville Colt & Horse Show

The Barry A. Jackson Memorial Award:  Clyde Poarch

Andrew Montgomery Award:  Wendy Mathews

Elizabeth Nelms Memorial Owner of the Year Award:   Diana Dodge 

Susan Hagan Award:   Carol Reedy

Frances Newbill Rowe Junior Exhibitor Award:   Lauren Dean

The Double R Partners-In Memory of Amy Reistrup Trophy:   Brooke Kemper

The Michael Lenehan Memorial College Scholarship:  Katherine Define

VHSA L.M. Sandy Gerald Memorial Riding Scholarship:   Riley Hogan




2019 VHSA Board of Directors
Congratulations to the following individuals who were elected to the 2019 Virginia Horse Shows Association's Board of Directors:


Mr. Walter J. Lee, President (Zone 4 Rep) Mrs. Wendy Mathews Treasurer (At Large) 
Mr. Oliver Brown, Vice President (Hunter Breeding Rep) Ms. Nancy Peterson, Secretary (Zone 6)

Ms. Joan Alberti (Owner Rep) Mrs. Carol Miller (Historian Emeritus)
Ms. Dede Bache-Shumate (At Large) Ms. Molly Trimble Moore (Zone 3 Rep)
Ms. Tara Best (Zone 7 Rep) Mrs. Betty R. Oare (Hunter Rep)
Mrs. Claiborne Bishop (Equitation Rep) Mr. Ernest M. Oare (At Large)
Mrs. E. Sue Bopp (At Large) Mr. Clyde Poarch (Associate Rep)
Mrs. Ada Cosby (At Large) Mrs. Sulu Rose Reed (Zone 5 Rep). 
Ms. Diana Dodge (At Large) Mrs. Carol Reedy (Saddlebred Rep)
Ms. Jane Gaston (Zone 1) Mr. Gordon Reistrup (At Large)
Ms. Jenny Graham (At Large) Ms. Meg Rhodes (At Large)
Mrs. Sue T. Grossmann (At Large) Ms. Sandra Ruiz (Jumper Rep)
Ms. Teddi Ismond (Licensed Officials Rep) Ms. Peg Seals (At Large)
Dr. Stewart Kohler  (Pony Breeding Rep) Ms. Jan Simpson (Trainer Rep)
Mrs. Louisa Lenehan (Zone 2 Rep) Mr. Chris Wynne (At Large)
Ms. Meredith McLaughlin (At Large)  

The VHSA 2017 Annual Live and Silent Auction 

Every year the VHSA holds a Live and Silent Auction during the Annual Meeting & Convention.  This fund raiser would not be able to be held without the many volunteers who obtain auction items as well as the many donors who graciously donate items.  We would like to thank everyone involved with the Live and Silent Auction, especiall our Donors.  Please remember to visit these businesses in support of their generosity. 
A complete list of Donors can be downloaded here:  2017 Auction Donors



 VHSA Handbook For Horse Showing
The VHSA Junior Members Committee created a wonderful guide for horse showing.  This is a wonderful reference guide for all horsemen, regardless of age.  The Handbook can be downloaded by following this link:   VHSA HANDBOOK FOR HORSE SHOWING

The Official Custom Boot Maker of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that E. Vogel Bespoke is the Official Custom Boot Maker of the VHSA.   Please visit their website athttp://www.vogelboots.com/  63 Flushing Avenue, Unit 331, Brooklyn NY  11205, 718-522-3899


The Official Manufacturer of Custom Horse Jumps of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that Platinum Jumps is the Official Manufacturer of Custom Horse Jumps of the VHSA.  Please visit their website at www.platinumjumps.com   Michael Morris - 434-996-8004 

The Official Sadler of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that Antares Sellier France is the Official Provider of Animal Health Products and Supplies of the VHSA.   Please visit their website at www.antares-sellier.com  

The Official Equine Custom Tailoring Company of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that The Clothes Horse is the Offical Equine Custom Tailoring Company of the VHSA.   Please visit their website at www.theclotheshorse.com    2200 Wallace Blvd., Ste A, Cinnaminson, NJ 08077  856-829-8460

The Official Equine Transportation Company of the VHSA
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that MJR Horse Transportation of Keswick, Virginia, is the Official Equine Transportation Company of the VHSA.   Please visit their website at www.mjrhorsetransportation.com

The 2018 VHSA memberships expired November 30, 2018.   The Membership Dues are:  Senior Membership Dues are $50, Junior Membership Dues are $40, Farm Membership Dues are $50 and the Lifetime Membership Dues are $400 for Individual and for Farm. Horse Recording fees are $50.  HORSE RECORDINGS ARE LIFETIME.  Points cannot begin to accrue until membership becomes active and any horses that were not previously recorded must be recorded.  Renew your membership online!  Click on "Pay Dues" on the Home Page Navigation Bar.  Membership becomes active the same day.   

Teresa Ramsay Photography
Teresa Ramsay now has a website where exhibitors can view photos as well as order photos directly from her.  The website isteresaramsayphotography.com    

Ralph E. Main, Jr. - Legal Counsel of the VHSA
Mr. Ralph E. Main, Jr. of Dygert, Wright, Hobbs & Heilberg, PLC of Charlottesville, Virginia, is the official legal counsel for the Virginia Horse Shows Association.