At the 2017 fall Open Barn, new arrival Red Sox Fever got the news that he has new sponsors, Anne Atkinson and Mary Atkinson. Where would we be without our wonderful sponsors?
Ollie certainly brought a smile to one visitor’s face at our Spring Open Barn. He is one of the rescues from Peaceable Farm and thoroughly enjoys his new life meeting so many wonderful supporters of our program. He is a gentle and kind soul and quickly became our choice for our new “mascot”! Photo by…
Read this wonderful article written about some of the men in the Second Chances program here at James River!
Officer Shane Clarke discusses how his career path led him to the Virginia Department of Corrections and the horsemanship program he admired so much, such that he jumped in and took the classes himself.
Derby hats galore at the annual Kentucky Derby party held this year at the Deep Run Hunt Club. A break in the rain allowed us to enjoy the patio and lovely view of the hunter trials field.Photo by Debby Thomas
The Spring Open Barn on Sunday, April 26, was full of inspiration and positive energy as visitors heard from the men about what the horses and the program have meant to them. We thank everyone for sharing the beautiful day with us.
Delegate Peter Farrell, who represents Goochland, Louisa and Henrico, presented a General Assembly resolution commending the TRF’s Second Chances program at the James River Work Center during the spring Open Barn. Accepting the resolution are chapter president, Stephanie Nixon, past-president, Robin Williams, and Dr. Tom Newton.
Covert Action being groomed for his appearance in the Meadow descendants parade at the recent Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show. Marcia McCormick, Anne Tucker, and Janis Paiva are making sure he looks his best. We were so proud to be a part of this wonderful celebration of Off the Track Thoroughbreds performing in hunter, jumper and…
Another great Kentucky Derby party at the Wine Loft raised needed funds for the horses at James River. Pictured left to right are Karen Fowler, Stephanie Nixon, and Jennifer Berdell. Huge thanks to these gals and all who helped make the party such a success. Congratulations to California Chrome!
Former Virginia state inmate, Tamio Holmes, who learned to be a farrier in prison, has returned as a free man to work on Covert Action, grandson of Secretariat. Photo reprinted with permission from the Washington Post