Join us for our monthly meetings

Club meetings are held at 7pm on the third Thursday of the month.

In 2020 our Club has had many of the same challenges that other organizations have in trying to gather and meet, decide matters of club business, and socialize with our fellow members. Being horse people, and well-accustomed to being outdoors in whatever weather, we’ve held meetings outdoors in socially distanced safety. When we couldn’t be outdoors we’d meet in a member’s indoor arena! Again, being distanced and masked.

Now, in 2021, with the unpredictable weather we are migrating to a Zoom platform until we can finally meet in person. See at right for information about our meeting speakers and presentations. We often times have informative and engaging speakers or meet in a venue of interest. We hope you will join us!

Presentation | Why low starch? Tracking the effects of energy source on behavior and metabolism in horses

About our presenter | Robin White

Robin is an associate professor in the department of Animal and Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech. She has a PhD in mathematical modeling and sustainable agricultural systems from Washington State University and trained as an animal nutritionist while serving as a postdoctoral scholar for the National Animal Nutrition Program, a national research support project funded through the USDA. At Virginia Tech, Robin teaches courses in animal nutrition, equine nutrition, ruminant nutrition, the equine industry, current issues in animal sciences, and precision technologies. She also runs a research program which centers on the nexus of livestock, technology, and the environment, which includes work evaluating equine nutrition and precision management technologies for the equine industry.

Presentation | Bits & Bitting

About our presenter | Paula Horne, DVM

Paula is a lifelong horsewoman, starting with her first pony at age 6. She pony clubbed, foxhunted, evented, and hunter showed throughout her youth. She obtained her HA rating in Pony Club. After vet school she began practicing in Loudoun County with renowned equine veterinarian , Jack Howard. She has been the owner of Hoof and Paw Veterinary Service since 1989. In her spare time she is a national examiner for the US Pony Clubs.

Ten things to consider before buying a horse.

About our presenter | Paula Horne, DVM

Paula is a lifelong horsewoman, starting with her first pony at age 6. She pony clubbed, foxhunted, evented, and hunter showed throughout her youth. She obtained her HA rating in Pony Club. After vet school she began practicing in Loudoun County with renowned equine veterinarian , Jack Howard. She has been the owner of Hoof and Paw Veterinary Service since 1989. In her spare time she is a national examiner for the US Pony Clubs.

Western saddles and pads.

About our presenter | Denise Corder

Denise owns Cedar Lane Farm Tack Store in Middletown, VA. Family owned and operated tack store offering new tack, custom, handmade leather products, and laser engraving on wood or leather.

Saddle fitting introduction

About our presenter |Cathy Frederickson owner of Millwood Equestrian. Cathy is a National Examiner for the U.S. Pony Club, she teaches, tests, and reviews skills of youngsters across the country and abroad.  She has brought her fount of knowledge to her recent endeavor of saddle fitting. She works with clients to correctly fit the saddle to their horse looking carefully at conformation and movement. She is an independent saddle fitter.

Always something new and interesting at Tri-State Riding Club.  In summer 2020 Stephanie Jennings began offering Working Equitation classes along with her other obstacle and horsemanship lessons.  Working Equitation Lessons

Tri-State puts on one or two fundraisers each year to raise money for the club.  In addition to membership revenue, the money the club raises goes to supplement lessons and clinics for the membership.  Also the club votes to support organizations and other non-profits nominated by the membership.

In years past the club has voted to support rescue groups and therapeutic riding groups and other worthwhile charities.  Also the club provides donations to facilities that support us, such as Camp High Road, which has allowed us hold member trail rides and Judged Pleasure Ride (JPR) on their beautiful property.

Coming Up!

Monthly Tri-State Member Meetings are the third Thursday of the month.