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28 May 2008 @ 06:34 am
We're hosting some great clinics at our place in Marshall, VA in June:

Saddle Fitting Clinic with Colleen Meyer of Advanced Saddle Fit, Friday June 6,  5 pm
Join one of the country’s top saddlers for an educational evening on saddle fit. Colleen will discuss proper fit of the dressage saddle, the needs of different conformations, saddle design, innovations in padding and common misconceptions. Bring a dish for our potluck dinner to accompany the lecture. No audit fee!
Individual Saddle Fit Consultations with Colleen Meyer, Saturday June 7
Colleen will be available for individual saddle fit consultations, perfect for those looking for a new saddle. Advanced Saddle Fit specializes in Albion and Black Country Saddles, as well as their new exquisite - and very affordable - Détente line. Colleen will bring bridles, girths, browbands, pads and other accessories.
Dressage Schooling Show hosted by CDCTA, Sunday June 8
The Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association hosts a dressage schooling show, offering classes at all USDF and USEF levels. Contact www.cdcta.com for a prize list and entry blank.
Scott Hassler clinic, Tuesday June 17,  6:30 am-3pm
USEF Young Horse Team Coach Scott Hassler gives monthly clinics at Sprieser Sporthorse, working with riders from amateur to international professional, and riders green to FEI. Auditor space is available - $30.
Wendy Murdoch clinic, Saturday-Sunday, June 21-22, times TBA
Wendy's "Murdoch Method" is an innovative combination of Feldenkreis, horsemanship and body awareness that helps riders dramatically improve their seat and position. Rider and auditor space available. Auditing $40; lessons $130.

Contact me at lauren at spriesersporthorse dot com, or 540.364.6179, for more info. 
07 January 2008 @ 06:36 am
I've got about 40 bales of alfalfa hay for sale, NoVA (Marshall - one hour west of DC). $8/bale, you pick up and load. Very pretty stuff. Email lauren at spriesersporthorse dot com or 540.364.6179. 
05 April 2007 @ 11:29 am
I know this is a bit of a long shot, but in the next 1-3 months I'll have a stall opening up in my barn and I'm looking for someone that wants to board, and do barn chores in exchange for reduced rate board. I'm getting a new job that will make it difficult for me to maintain my barn AND work, so a stall is opening up. We're mostly an eventing based barn- although most any discipline is welcome.

Located in Purcellville, VA which is about 20 minutes from Morven Park, 45 minutes from Fairfax County, and within 2 hours of most all Area II horse trials.

About the barn-
5 stall center aisle barn w. running water and electricity- constucted in summer 2005
12x12 matted stalls w. dutch doors
10 acres divided into 3 paddocks
Hot/Cold Wash Rack
Automatic fly spray system
Heated tack room
Hacking distance to a grass dressage ring, 2 bluestone jumping rings, 1 bluestone dressage ring.
Trails/Galloping areas
Access to a top notch team of vets and farriers
and tons more!

for pictures, pricing details, or anything else- leave a comment here and I'll get back to you.
Current Mood: coldcold
30 January 2007 @ 01:49 pm
Assuming both boys are sound and ready to go, I'll be riding both of my horses at Fox Chase in Middleburg on Saturday and possibly Hazelwild in Fredericksburg on Sunday.

They'll be in some of the same divisions so I need someone to do one of them in the hack, and I'm wondering if anyone here would be game. You can school both and pick which one you like better and want to show.

More info:
1.) Yes, it's a W/T/C class but the rider should be able to comfortably ride a 2'6", preferably 3' course; and/or be able to competently ride a First Level dressage test. This is because, while neither of my horses is difficult to ride, my one horse is young and inexperienced and the other is un poco loco, so the rider will need to be the confident leader, not the hopeful passenger.

2.) We provide horse, tack, and entry fees, although feel free to bring your saddle.

3.) You provide your outfit.

4.) You must ride on an Ammy Card.

Any takers?
10 January 2007 @ 07:49 pm
Ok, so i've got a couple of things.

1. Does anyone here foxhunt ( i realize this is probably a very stupid question)? or know someone who does?
Is it your/thier life?
Do you hunt with Oak Ridge, Millington or know someone who does?
Does anyone have any info on wether Hollins University has an equine major?
Has anyone been to college for an equine four year and what'd you think?
Does anybody have any tips for selilng an older, arthritic horse?
Does anybody know Kimberly Carneal/heard of her?
Can anyone here tell me what is going on with the grand prix? Im lost.
Does anyone live in/near Esmont and know of formerly RIN RAN, now Apsara Farm?
Is it being sold?
Current Mood: chipperyah
Current Music: drifting- Sarah Mclachlan
04 January 2007 @ 11:09 pm
finally got pics of my horsie, unfortunately have none of me riding him(which is really weird and kinda creeps me out), but ive got one of me riding a barrel racer in Arizona from a few years ago. My vest is kind egulfing me :)
So glad to be able to post pics of my boy, though.
It's summer, and hes handsome!

25 December 2006 @ 11:43 am
Who knows if anyone will be interested, but some people have been posting that their horses are giving them trouble and they don't have money for trainers so...

Because I've decided to scrap my Florida plans due to Alphy's vetting issues and to stick around VA with the boys during winter break, I find myself with only one and a half horses to ride and nothing but time on my hands.

Therefore, I extend an open invitation to anyone in the Charlottesville/Richmond area who wants a couple weeks of free lessons and/or training for their horse.

If you send your horse, for $500 a month (which is base board and goes not to me, but to the owner of the barn for the stall) I'll gladly put your horse in a full, show-quality training program. Your horse gets a 14'x12' impeccably clean stall, free choice hay, grain, turnout with any combination of blankets and boots you desire, daily grooming, and 5-6 days a week of schooling with tack cleaned daily. There's an indoor so he'll get ridden no matter what the weather is doing.
You can come for as many free lessons as you want.

I'll also drive to your place to school/teach if you just cover my gas.

Basically, I like the horses and I have the time so I'm happy to do it.

Any takers?
25 December 2006 @ 01:44 am
BTW, here's the site: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqvvn_lorenzo
(forgot to poste it in my utter awe)
Current Mood: enthralled
25 December 2006 @ 01:40 am
I dont know much about it, but Oh My God.
Current Mood: enthralled
20 December 2006 @ 10:21 am
Does anybody have any tips for starting to look at buying a sport horse (arab) while i still own my ancient purebred? Where to look? I don't want to spend too much, and i'd have to trailer across the country.
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