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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Point-to-Point Races are Coming!

WEST CHESTER, Pa--Spring is in the air and also the beginning of the Point-to-Point races in Chester County.

Brandywine 1aThe hounds of the Radnor Hunt pay a visit to the Brandywine Hills Point-to-PointThe 78th running of the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point is scheduled for Sunday, April 5th.

This is the oldest point-to-point in the Delaware Valley, and its proceeds benefit the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance’s environmental education and watershed conservation programs.

Brandywine 2aA horse jumps the stone wall at last year’s Brandywine Hills Point-to-PointThe Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point races are sponsored by the Radnor Hunt Foxhunters & The Hounds Foundation.

Race day offers fun and exciting pony and horse races, a parade of foxhounds and a children’s activities area.

There are four pony races as well as a stick pony race.

At 1:45 jump races begin with the Ladies’ Race with four more to follow over approximately 17 jumps.

Gates open at 11 a.m. off Route 842 with preferred parking at $50 near the finish line and general admission parking for $20 per car.

Refreshments are available on-site for purchase.

Raffle tickets are available at $10 for chances to win prizes including trips, artwork, restaurant certificates and Devon Horse Show box seats.

Brandywine 4Race day favorites – Stick Pony racesThe H.E. Myrick Conservation Center is the headquarters of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC).

The 318-acre property is located in Pocopson Township along Route 842, six miles west of West Chester and three miles east of Unionville.

Contact: Betsy @ bstefferud@brandywineredclayorg or 610-793-1090, or visit for more information.


Roger Van Doorene joins Tamarian Farm in Ocala as trainer

OCALA, Fla.--Tamarian Farms, located at 4615 NW 110th Avenue, Ocala, Fla.,, 34482 is pleased to announce the addition of Roger Van Doorene as the trainer in residence for the upcoming winter season.

Tamarian 1Roger Van DooreneRoger started his career as the runner up to the BP Equitation Challenge (South Africa’s version of The Maclay Equitation Finals) at 14 years old.

At 16, Roger captained the South African Invitational Schools Team to The All England Show Jumping Championships at Hickstead, England.

Tamarian 2Roger evented nationally, produced several Grand Prix horses in South Africa and in 1995 immigrated to the USA from South Africa.

He has competed in three Countries - The U.S.A., the United Kingdom and South Africa - with an impressive record to boot.

Roger moved to Nashville in 2002 after having lived in Los Angeles for six years where he trained with fellow Polish Grand Prix Jumper George Tsjarcheck.

Tamarian 3Roger now focuses his time as a mentor, personal developer and trainer, and he is committed to helping individuals reach their dreams in the world of Show Jumping and Equestrian Sports.

Roger can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Equitation shows will be held at 11 am on Tuesdays starting on Feb. 11 for six consecutive weeks.

Bridget will be fielding show related questions at 352-598-7469.

It's always 70 degrees and sunny in our Indoor!

COCHRANVILLE, Pa--The Stables At Fox Crossing’s (SFC) monthly jumper shows provide wonderful schooling opportunities for horses and riders of all levels year-round.

Marty 1SFC’s mission is to provide a fun learning experience for every horse and rider, whether over 2’ fences for a first- time competitor or a 3’6 tune-up for the seasoned competitor.

SFC is known for inviting jump courses, rider-friendly staff, and beautifully decorated jumps.

Marty 4A new electronic timer and display system, efficient class management, and a large spacious indoor facility ensure rider and spectator enjoyment no matter what the weather brings.

Regular jumper divisions include two-phase, time first round, and jump-off classes, with ribbons for first through sixth plus division champion and reserve champion.

Series prizes are also awarded, and the High Point Series Rider wins $500!

marty 3Fall-winter series shows are indoors and include pairs or gamblers choice classes.

SFC’s spring-summer series shows run outdoors and include derby cross classes.

SFC nominates jumper riders in for the annual Colonial Classic in Harrisburg.

Upcoming Fall–Winter Series dates: Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, and March 15.

Delicious home-made food is on site.

Wear weather-appropriate attire.

On-line pre-entries are discounted and encouraged.

Marty Armstrong

Marty logoThe Stables At Fox Crossing

501 Walter Rd.

Cochranville, Pa. 19330

Visit or text 443-866-5375.

Visit or text 443-866-5375.

Announcing the Grand Opening of Tamarian Farms in time for HITS, Live Oak and WEC in Ocala Fla.

OCALA, Fla.--Come one and come all "Snowbirds" who ride year round but without frostbite!

Ocala 1Located in Ocala, Fla., the "Horse Capital of the World", lies Tamarian Farms Equestrian Center.

Nestled between routes 27 and 40 and just 1 mile from the new World Equestrian Center, Tamarian Farms is a quiet, comfortable facility designed for those who require a serious hunter/jumper training facility.

Ocala 2You can practice your riding in our all weather 100x200 competition sized indoor, train your horse in one of two 60' indoor exercise rings, and board your horse in one of the 30 12x12 stalls located in the indoor, or one of our 30 other stalls located nearby.

And when it's turnout time, your horse will love our large paddocks.

Ocala 3And we don't stop with your horse.

Our country club like atmosphere offers a meeting room, kitchen, lounge, observation deck, and men's and women's locker rooms with shower facilities.

All the best to pamper you and your favorite equine!

Our open house will be on Dec. 1, so come on by and have a Nespresso and a bite to eat, on us of course.

Better yet, bring your horse and try out our indoor.

Then, when you're finished, come back in, take a shower and relax in our lounge or in the observation deck.

For more information or to arrange to bring your horse with you to our open house, please call 866.580.3276 and ask for Jim.

The Horse of Delaware Valley

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