Celebrating achievements & activities of our members!

This page is dedicated to the successes of our Tri-State Riding Club Members.  Should you have news or achievements of interest to the Tri-State Membership about you and your horse, or about a fellow member, please let the Webmaster know by filling out the contact form.  Also don’t forget members can post to the Tri-State Member Facebook Page

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Paula Horne and Corgidale Fenix–On course to bring home the Bronze in 2021!

‘Fenix’ and Paula continued their journey into the world of Dressage in 2020. Highlights of their year include Reserve Champion–First Level Dressage at Lexington Amateur Sporthorse Championships. They competed at the GAIG/USDF Region 1 Championships receiving qualifying scores at First and Second Level towards their USDF Bronze Medal. Additionally, the pair were First and Second Level Champions at the VADA/NOVA Championship Schooling Show.

Paula would like to thank Tri-State Riding Club trainer, Mary Flood and friend, Shannon DeArmas for all their help in developing them as a competitive Second Level duo. In 2021 Paula plans to start working on her first Freestyle test and hopes to achieve the Bronze Medal.


Tri-State riders Adair Soho, Biddie Lowry, Diane Hutchinson and Judy Brescia did a fantastic job on May 14th in the Working Equitation (WE) obstacle Fix-A-Course event at Looking Glass Farm. The learning clinic was a low stress opportunity to ride a full 10-obstacle Ease Of Handling WE Course for our WE Trainer Kimberly Da Silva.  She scored the course as if it was a horse show, but afterwards discussed the round with the participant who then got to ride the course again.  It was a great learning experience.

“Join the WE movement” and sign up for Tri-State WE lessons (offered May 15th and June 5th.) WE is really fun (for both horse and human), can be ridden in any style tack, and challenges your horse to really think and partner with you.

•LIKE Working Equitation Virginia on FB to learn more about this fascinating sport in our local area.

Special thanks to Kimberly da Silva and Alison Head.

Thanks to the the Tri-State supports cheering us on

Wendy Murdoch Clinic held at  Ride On Ranch March 10th  Check out this summary.   LINK

Club members Sharon Peart and Jen Sullivan had a horsey Aiken SC adventure over President’s Day weekend to get a break from winter and take lessons with TSRC trainer Becky Lee. They trailered two horses in a standard two horse, ten hours each way, stopping 3-4 times along the way. This was the third Aiken visit for Jen, the first for Sharon, and the first time trailering that far with horses for both. The trips down and back went smoothly, and they rode on the white sandy trails in Hitchcock Woods everyday and had lessons with Becky Lee on 70-75 degree days with no rain. They boarded the horses at Buckleigh Farm where Becky keeps her horses. Amenities include: a covered ring, an outdoor jumping ring, an outdoor dressage ring, a racetrack, a top-notch eventing schooling venue 10 minutes away and Hitchcock Woods 15 minutes away. Riders and horses all thoroughly enjoyed their vacation!

2018 Tack Sale was a great success!

The weather was perfect of a indoor tack sale and the business was brisk.  Two floors for vendors, from artists to equine groups and saddle fitters and individuals selling cool stuff, made for a diverse and lively opportunity for all.  Check back here soon for more details.

Tack Sale 2018

Tack Sale 2018

Tri-State’s annual Member Trail Ride at Camp Highroad (left) was well attended and we had great weather!   Tri-State’s participation in the Purcellville Christmas Parade this year was not as well attended, as the weather was “wintery” but those who came had a great time and the crowd was large and appreciative!