The Virginia State Governor’s office has finally set forth procedures for horse shows. Please familiarize yourself with the Governor’s guidelines for all sanctioned horse shows since we must follow local and state laws. Phase 3 went into effect July 1st:
The Virginia Horse Council has created a graphic chart for Barn Safety: BARN SAFETY CHART
The Virginia Horse Industry Board has provided resources for all horse owners: https://www.vhib.org/covid-19-resources
The 2021 VHSA Yearbook is now available online. You will find the link on our "Events" above, then "Yearbook".
Kenneth Wheeler, Sr.
We are deeply saddened to report that Mr. Kenneth M. Wheeler, Sr. passed away this morning, March 3, 2021, at his beloved Cismont Manor Farm in Keswick, Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wheeler Family.
A celebration of life for all of his family and friends is being planned for later in th year.
The Family has requested that in liew of flowers, please consider a donation to the Virginia Horse Center Foundation http://vahorsecenter.org/support-vhcf/ or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.HillandWood.com.
DeDe Bache-Shumate and Barbara Chappell
We would like our members to keep two very wonderful people in your thoughts and prayers as they both are recovering from two separate horrible accidents.
DeDe Bache-Shumate is at home convalescing and we hope will be back up on her feet within six to eight weeks. She was very lucky to not be hurt worse than she was. We wish her a very speedy recovery!
Barbara Chappell is still in Fairfax Hospital recovering from surgery and awaiting many more surgeries. Our hearts go out to Barbara and her family during this very long road to recovery. Her beautiful family has pulled together to help her and each other and need our help in any way we can. The Chappell family has signed up for "Meal Train". This online program allows people to contribute meals to the family so there is one less thing they have to worry about while supporting Barbara in her very tough recovery time. Please visit the following site and help when you can (meals for "Colt Hills" - Barbara's beloved farm):
Please keep DeDe and Barbara in your thoughts and prayers.
The Virginia Horse Industry Board is the Official Sponsor of the Virginia Horse Shows Association Awards Program.
2021 VHSA Membership Renewals
Designer Face Masks
The Virginia Horse Shows Association is very pleased to announce that our dear friend, Frederique Poulain (Designes by Frederique), who has provided the beautiful hand painted pieces that are awarded at the Associate Championship Horse Show each year has added to her list of many talents, the art of making Face Masks. These gorgeous Face Masks are available to our members for a 10% discount on your entire order by entering the promo code of VHSA at checkout. Frederique is generously donating $1.50 to the VHSA for every mask that is purchased.
Please visit her website: www.iwantthatmask.com - Enter Promo Code: VHSA
MEMBERS NOT IN GOOD STANDING
Fae Cordova (Savannah Cordova) - NSF Check
Olivia Fuller - NSF Check
Samantha Lamb (Allison Scott) - NSF Check
Paul Logan, Pachanga Farms - NSF Check & Rule Violation
Susie Mansell (Show Place Farm, LLC) - NSF Check
Kathy Martin Grumulski - NSF Check
Veronica Lorraine Martin (Kelly Davenport) - NSF Check
Andrew Kenneth Milne (Anna Milne) - NSF Check
Margaret Elizabeth Morris - NSF Check
Shannon Simmons - Outstanding Debt
Amanda Smith - NSF Check
Jesica Warthen (Alexis Warthen) - NSF Check
Pamela Weaver (Amanda Weaver) - NSF Check
The votes have been counted and we are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2020 Special Awards:
Junior Exhibitor of the Year: Kellen Sullivan
Elizabeth Nelms Owner of the Year Award: Kate Dixon
The Double R Partners Perpetual Trophy - In Memory of Amy Reistrup: Georgine Winslett
Congratulations to the winners!