How many of you stop horseshowing for the winer because you can't afford to go to Florida or can't justify the time away from your jobs to take 2 months off and go to Florida? Maybe your horses aren't ready to go to the indoor winter A shows in other parts of the country so you are forced to stop showing for the winter. Then you start back at the schooling shows in the spring and spend March and April trying to catch up to the horses that have been showing all winter. In Charlottesville and Central Virginia we have been able to ride and horseshow outside all winter.
Of course, there have been days when the temperature did not rise enough for the ring to thaw, but most of the winter we have been able to ride outdoors. Today Shadowfax LLC at the Glenmore Equestrian Center took two sales horses to the horseshow at Speakeasy Farm. After a week of temps in the 60's the 48 degree weather felt a little cool, but the sun was warm, the footing was good and these young horses were able to progress and get some good mileage.
If you are looking for a good area to relocate you farm to, consider the Charlottesville, Virginia horse country where you can ride year round without needing to have an indoor. A Charlottesville horse farm may be the perfect choice.