ANIMAL SITTER My name is Kary Hodge and I am a Navy wife that just moved to Gainesville and is looking for an
animal sitter job. I have had ten+ years experience w/ horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, cows and house sitting. My
e-mail is and my phone # 860-823-9612  Thank you Kary

Rod Cameron

Tim Donovan is one of the leading wildlife painters in America. See his work at He lives in

Experienced Trainer willing to Travel --
Whether you need a horse started under saddle or just continuing education for your horse, I am ready and willing.  
Quiet and patient, with an ability to structure a program with each individual horses needs in mind.  Strong dressage
background, experienced in maintaining hunt horses, and a competitive in three day eventing.  Willing to come to you
or your welcome to join me at my facility.  References available.  
Please call 703-999-8201 or email
Leslie Chelstrom

Hunt Ridge Stables at Blue Ridge Farm, Upperville, VA
Large box stalls, Convenient to local hunts, Sand riding ring, Hot and cold wash stall and beautiful trail riding.
Experienced care for Broodmares, Yearlings, Lay-ups and Turnouts
Stall board $600 monthly, also available individualized turnout for stall boarded horses.
Field board $350.00 monthly
CALL cell 703-973-1140 Evenings 540-592-3508

Stalls and Pasture available in Lucketts, Virginia - Self-care stall and pasture board available.  Pasture is lush with
board fencing, run-in shed and automatic waterer.  4 stalls available and use of use ring and jumps.  Farm is
conveniently located off Route 15  just 1 mile north of Lucketts.  $225/month per horse.  Horses must not be cribbers
and must have recent vaccinations and negative Coggins.  Please call Melissa at 703-344-8118 or email

HANDYMAN Need anything done around your house, farm or office? I might have the right man for the job. A friend is
'between jobs' and has been filling spaces with handyman work and more. He has some tools and knows basic
carpentry, fix-it, painting (just did an entire house interior -- looks great, plus a deck refinishing), etc. He can also do
business work -- from simple data input to business plans to general accounting/finance to computer work and more.
Also knows his way around the barn/farm so horse help or farm assistance (heavy work included) are easily possible. He
can also run errands etc. Chris can work by the job or by the hour. Email directly or call
(443) 254-6375.
Feel free to pass this along or post to other sites

Folded Stock Ties:  I make stock ties in a variety of patterns and fabrics.  The ties are made 84" long, 4" wide unfolded
and 2" wide folded.  These are not shaped stock ties.  See some of the ties at my
blog:    Each tie is $25 and that includes postage.  
Please contact me at:
Thank you, Leslie

GIFT IDEAS Christmas is around the corner, Oh Ya! and here is a GREAT site for original gifts for the horse person in
your life.  Please give Dagmar a call Her web site is;  

Virginia Trail Ride Package: Services provided for those of you who want to ride the Virginia trails, but don't know how
to get started. I can provide you with the resources for a comfortable, safe, ride in the mountains or on more gentle
terrain.  Learn how to set up for  camping with your horse or find lodging and stabling.  Find the trails so you can enjoy
them on your own in the future.  Learn about conditioning and care of your horse in distance riding.  I have 34 years
experience as a riding instructor and 25 years riding Virginia trails and  competitive trail riding.  Showing others is a
pleasure to me.  your horse or mine.
Contact Louise Hanscom at 804-784-5139 in Manakin-Sabot, Va.

Green Carpet Stable's
TEN - Traveling Equine Nurses
Equine Medical Care
Benefits of using TEN;
TEN allows your horse to stay at home for a speedy recovery.
TEN costs less then keeping the horse at the equine hospital or a layup facility
TEN has qualified nurses to administer treatments trained by the local equine hospital
TEN's nurses are available for emergency calls and to assist the referring veterinarians.
TEN provides medical documentation of all procedures performed on the horse including any communication made with
the referring veterinarian.
TEN foes a vital sign check before every treatment to evaluate changes.
TEN is supported and recommended by the local veterinarians.
For more information call 703-999-8873
38100 Gospond Lane, Leesburg, VA 20175

Handyman Services
The Wright Stuff
No Job Too Small
(also bar-tends)
Buck Wright540-522-1812

Silver fox Farm Leesburg Va. 703-727-4483
Full care stall board $450.00
Field Board $300.00,
Lighted ring, hot & cold wash rack,
Private barn, small group turn out, worming, restroom, adult lessons, bring your own trainer,
Good ride out, great ladies to ride with & free trailer parking.  

Over The Grass Farm, in The Plains, VA is happy to announce the addition of a lesson program to our wonderful
 Lessons are $50 per week (for two lessons) and when the students are ready we will trail ride/ cross country
jump on the weekends.  We have limited availability and keep the lessons small at 1-3 people per lesson.  We are only
accepting students (children or small adults- we only have ponies) who would be interested in foxhunting with us in the
fall (Saturdays we will hunt 1st field with Warrenton Hunt and Sundays we will hunt 2nd field with the MOC Beagle
Pack).  These lessons will be used to prepare the riders for the hunt season which begins in September.  There are
showing, eventing, trail riding, etc options available all summer long as well (at your own cost). We also have the
opportunity to help out with hound exercise all summer long!   We would like to find riders who would be interested in
taking two arena lessons during the week and, when they are ready, join us for a cross country lesson on the
We have the following lesson times available for riders:        
Monday/Friday 4-5:30 for more advanced riders (those who can walk and trot comfortably and who can/want to canter
and jump).  There are two spots available for these times. and we can add one more person to our Tuesday/Thursday
lessons from 4-5:30 where the students are currently WTC and jumping about 2-3 feet.      We apologize but our
beginner lessons are currently full. Please let us know if you'd like to be on a waiting list.    
This is a private farm so visits are by appointment only. If you would like to come sit in on a lesson or would like to come
meet the ponies please call to set up a time.   
Leave a message for Lacy at 540-253-5228 and your call will promptly be returned or send an
email to

Need help getting ready for your spring shows - Riding lessons now available. Experienced horsewoman available for
Competed through Intermediate (CCI**) eventing, ridden through 2nd level dressage, shown hunters/jumpers; graduate
Pony Clubber; taught by Olympic Rider and BHS Instructor.  Experience with building confidence for horse and rider.  
Both adults and children accepted. Will travel within 30 miles of Leesburg, VA Other services available - coaching at
shows/events; braiding; clipping;
buying/selling horses Joanna (Aiken) Bleakley - 703-554-2773

Folks, Many people have been telling me to turn professional with my photography, and I've been listening.  As a
result, please look at my new website: for my new venture, KLM Images.  You will find
there a number of portfolios and, at the end, a new Virginia Hunting Diary.Aside from the snazzy new look, the biggest
change will be that you can buy prints and items like mugs and t-shirts directly from the website.  You can also get
digital downloads, for those of you who want to do that.  If you've been using my pictures in places like
Facebook or in online articles, you will still be able to get those low resolution downloads for free.  You can also do
searches -- if you are not from one of my regular hunts, try searching for your hunt's name (especially useful for the
Pack Trials section).
I will continue to provide all materials for the benefit of the hunts of which I am a member (for their websites,
newsletters, publicity, Xmas gifts, and so forth) free of charge.
For those of you worried about dial-up speeds, I am still providing pages of thumbnails which should minimize your
pain.  These thumbnail pages are smaller pages than on my old site, and should therefore be much faster.
The existing Hunting Gallery ( ) will be migrated over to the new site,
essay by essay.  There are 136 essays (as of 12/30/2008), so that's going to take a while.  If you don't see a cover photo
for a gallery in the Virginia Hunting
Diary section of KLMImages, that means the essay hasn't been moved yet.  Once ALL of the essays have been moved,
the old Hunting Diary site will be retired, and I'll make an announcement.  If you want to get pictures from an essay
that hasn't been moved yet, let me know and I'll move it over right away so that it's available for you.
All new essays will be posted to the KLM Images site, and I will continue to announce them through my email
distribution lists.
As you know, I am running very far behind on producing the essays from this winter (I'm currently stuck at 12/31/08, a
day I attended 2 events).  To minimize the consequent frustration, I'm going to begin rendering the current essays in a
timely manner as they occur, and catch up on the in-between ones as fast as I can.  So you will start to see placeholders
for essays after 12/30/08, and might wonder if you missed an announcement.  Don't worry: as I produce each new
essay, whether it's current or a little older, I will always send an announcement.  If there is some particular essay you
want from that stretch of time (I have heard special requests for BRH
New Year's Day, NTB with Pond Hill Beagles, and the BRH Point to Point), let me know and it will go to the top of the
work list.  I do apologize for the backlog, but I attended many more events this year than last year, and it's gotten away
from me.
Please let me hear your feedback and any suggestions for improvement.
Thanks for taking an interest!
Karen Myers (email)
540-554-8334 (home)
408-242-5580 (cell)
408-904-4887 (efax)

PLEASE HELP, from Gin Richardson  As you know, with the downturn in the economy, many people are losing their
homes.  Those families who have nowhere else to go, head for shelters, and most shelters refuse to allow pets.  This
means that the family dog that's been so loyal,unconditionally loving, and protective of these families has no place to go,
except the animal shelter.  Many animal shelters are becoming inundated by animals who have become homeless, and a
large number of these poor animals are being put to sleep because the shelters simply don't have the space to hold
them until they can find new forever homes.
Unfortunately, along with the downturn in the economy goes the loss of donations to organizations who depend on
them to survive and take care of these animals.  
Tri State All Breed Rescue is a no-kill shelter system where dogs are fostered
out to caring families to take good care of them until new forever homes can be
found for them.  Tri State provides food, vet care and more for these dogs.
Tri State All Breed Rescue desperately needs:
Cotton towels
Paper towels
Kirkland dog food
Dog beds
Old Blankets/Quilts
The website is  Please contact
Deborah Wolfe @

Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple... Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is
having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to
abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site and click on the
purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertiser s use the
number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned or neglected animals in exchange for advertising.
Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

call Frances Cook, 757-853-0178
Cat Rescue Inc, Chesapeake, VA, 757-432-9345

Lindsay Fox is now accepting a limited number of students. Instruction available in Hunters, Jumpers and Eventing.
Lindsay has a lovely selection of horses and ponies. Looking to show? Not a problem. We regularly attend both the local
and rated shows. However; showing is not required. Lindsay’s students are welcome to trailer their horses to Aldie
Equestrian Center for their lessons at no additional charge. Traveling to you may be an option as well. For more
information please email
or call 703-887-4622