Articles: 2009 Horse News
2009 $20,000 TCH Fox Chase Show Series Kicks Off on
Jenny Ross of
Phelps Media Group, Inc.
at (561) 753-3389 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Middleburg, VA - January 6, 2009 - The $20,000 TCH Fox Chase
Show Series will launch into action on January 10, 2009, at Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg,
The horse show series is an annual non-rated show circuit for equestrians in
area. Fox Chase Farm hosts two shows a month, with competitions continuing
throughout the year until late September.
Maureen Hanley, Director of Operations of Fox Chase Farm,
manages all of the horse shows, and she was also the founder of the TCH Fox
Chase Show Series in 2006. "With the way the economy is going, it's getting
more expensive to go to the rated shows," commented Hanley. "We are excited to
offer the same quality shows as any rated competitions with our jumps,
courses, real pine trees for fill, excellent footing, and great year-end
prizes. We are also very excited to be able to offer our locals the opportunity
to be recognized by the USHJA, since we are now a recognized affiliate."
The $20,000 TCH Fox Chase Show Series is the first non-rated
horse shows series to be affiliated with United States Hunter Jumper
Association (USHJA), the national affiliate for hunters and jumpers. High-point
competitors are honored at the series' year-end party. This year Fox Chase Farm
has increased the series' overall prize money to $20,000, which will be awarded
to the series' leading horses and riders at the party.
Hanley added, "We also offer private heated bathrooms, great
food in the new 'food cottage' with heat and TV, a heated viewing
lounge, and a timely horse show, with great organization at the
in-gate and quality judges. Why go and pay big money at the rated shows, when
you can have all that they offer and more at our shows?"
With the series just around the corner, Fox Chase Farm now
provides free online classifieds for local equestrians and businesses in the
area. This free service is available on the farm's website. Members of the
equestrian community can buy and sell horses and ponies, tack, farm equipment,
cars, trucks, trailers, and post Help Wanted ads.
To advertise for free on the Fox Chase Farm website, please
go to www.foxchasefarm.net and click
on "Free Online Classifieds."
For more information on Fox Chase Farm, please go to www.foxchasefarm.net or call
office at 540-687-5255.
2009 $20,000 TCH FOX CHASE SHOW SERIES
$20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate TCH Fox Chase Show Series
The TCH Fox Chase Show Series offers an annual non-rated
show circuit for talented, local equestrians. The farm hosts two shows a month,
and competitions continue throughout the year until late September, with
year-end awards and $20,000 in prize money presented at the series' annual
Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg, VA.
A horse show, clinic and event facility that is conveniently located in the
heart of hunt country.
January 10: Fox Chase Farm Kick-Off Horse
Show, the first show of the 2009 $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Fox Chase
Farm Horse Show Series. This show will be held indoors.
January 24: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show, held
February 14: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA
Associate Horse Show
February 28: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show
March 7: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show
March 21: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show
April 4-5: USHJA Emerging Athletes Program
April 11: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show
April 25: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show
May 9: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show
May 23: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show
May 31:$5,000 JUST JUMPERS
MINI-PRIX featuring courses designed and built by Olympic Gold Medalist Joe
June 13: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show
June 20: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show
July 11: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show
July 18: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show
August 1: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Horse Show
August 22: $20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show
September 7: $5,000 JUST JUMPERS MINI-PRIX featuring courses
designed and built by Olympic Gold Medalist Joe Fargis
September 12: Final Horse Show $20,000 USHJA/VHSA
Associate Horse Show
September 26: Final Pony Show
$20,000 USHJA/VHSA Associate Pony Show
8am - 5pm daily
Admission is free to the public.
Parking is free to the public.
Chase Farm is located on Route 50 between Middleburg and Aldie at 23323 Foxchase
Farm Lane, Middleburg, VA 20117.
Detailed directions are available online.
Both show arenas were recently re-graded and reconstructed.
The outdoor arena has new dust-free footing that becomes sponge-like when
watered. The rings have competition standard lighting, and the facility has a
state-of-the-art sound system with 16 speakers placed throughout the arenas and
The dimensions of the competition areas are as follows:
Indoor: 80' x 200'
Outdoor: 160' x 350'
Outdoor Schooling Arena: 165' x
*New All Weather frost-free
waterers in paddocks
*New fenced board paddocks
*Security system with code at
*47 stall barn with attached
*Weather-protected access to
arena from stable for horses and riders
*Wash stall with hot/cold water
and heat lamps
*Grooming stalls with heat lamps
*Gazebo, which comfortably
accommodates up to 50 people for BBQs, outdoor receptions, and events
*Six stall owner's barn with
hot/cold wash stalls and heat lamps, tack room and private bathroom and shower
*Individual tack lockers
*Private men's and women's
changing rooms and showers
*Front office and lounge next to
indoor arena with fireplaces, central heat and air-conditioning
*Newly remodeled men's and
women's bathrooms with central heat and central air-conditioning
*Two bedroom/ two full bathroom
cottage available for short term rent - equipped with kitchen and sitting area,
perfect for visitors in town for foxhunting, showing, or just passing through
Carr & Hyde Insurance
Margaret Weinberg Design
My Suburban Oasis
Maureen Hanley 540-687-5255, Diane Lunsford 703-618-9992
Photographer: Peggy Smith, http://www.peggyjsmith.com
2008 Top 10 Horse Shows - Virginia Horse Show Association
2008 Finalist Award: Small Business of the Year - Loudoun
Chamber of Commerce
2007 Winner of Equine Business of the Year - Loudoun Chamber
2007 Top 10 Horse Shows - Virginia Horse Show Association
2007 Finalist Award: Equine Business of the Year - Loudoun
Chamber of Commerce
2006 Top 10 Horse Shows - Virginia Horse Show Association
Maureen Hanley, Director of Operations
Fox Chase Farm, LLC
P.O. Box 743