RideAlert:  Member Benefit Continues for 2015!

The VHC introduced an exciting one-time member benefit in 2013 that continues for 2015- all active members, who have not previously received a RideAlert bracelet and are interested, will receive at no cost a RideAlert “Visible Identification for People” bracelet. This is a $24.99 value”In the event of an emergency, those first on the scene will see the rider’s visible RideAlert wristband and call the RideAlert 24/7 Incident Response Center using the Incident Number clearly displayed on the wristband. The Incident Response Center will request the wristbands Unique ID to identify the person in question so as to relay any appropriate medical information to those on the scene.whitespaceThey alsorider safety, Ride Alert Ride Alert contact the member’s next-of-kin and family with details of the incident, the caller’s name and phone contact details and anything else that helps the members and family to be reunited. Our members will receive a one year’s free subscription to this great service, and will have the option of renewing directly with RideAlert if they so desire.whitespaceMembers who would like to receive a bracelet for this service need to contact the VHC via email at info@virginiahorsecouncil.org, indicating their interest. A packet with a bracelet and full RideAlert instructions will be mailed out to all interested VHC members who have not previously received one. If you are interested in receiving the RideAlert membership benefit, please get your membership to the VHC right away!

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bg-topThe Virginia Horse Council is your voice for the expanding equine industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Council is a not-for-profit organization formed by horsemen for Virginia horsemen. The membership and Board of Directors represent all breeds. The purpose of the Virginia Horse Council is to promote and improve the horse industry in Virginia.

Our mission is to serve as the umbrella organization of the Virginia equine community and to serve as the lobbyist on issues affecting, horsemen, horsewomen and horses in the Commonwealth. This is a mission that your Virginia Horse Council Board of Directors takes seriously and is both committed to following and is dedicated to fulfilling. bg-topKeswick Hunt Ride2014 KESWICK TRAIL RIDE

Riders will be crossing thru several farms that are part of the Keswick Hunt Club territory.  Parking is on Castalia Farm which is about a 600 acre farm located in the central Virginia Piedmont Region. The Central Piedmont Region includes mountains, hills and lowlands. The district’s broad range of eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture reflects the district’s 260 years of settlement. With an abundance of open land there are many beautiful views.There are several small hamlets that were formed in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These hamlets include the settlements of Keswick, Cismon, Cobham, Lindsey and Stoney Pont along with several black settlements that were formed after the Civil War.  Other farms that you may be crossing are Clover Hill Farm, Cloverfields Farm, Cismont Manor Farm, Tall Oaks Farm, Bridlespur Farm, Ben-Coolyn Farm and East Belmont. This is the land that Thomas Jefferson rode across before the days of automobiles.

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