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2023 Fall Open Barn
Saturday, October 14
10 am - 2 pm

Join us to meet our retired racehorses and the incarcerated women in our program who care for them.  Learn how this program provides a second chance for the horses and the inmates.

Thank you to Trader Joe's in Short Pump for donating water bottles for our event!

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Past Events

You've missed these events already, but keep an eye out for upcoming events! Many of these are annual occurrences!

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4th Annual JRHF Pony Swim

September 16, 2023

On September 16, the ponies will race down Stag Creek in Ashland to raise  funds for the James River Horse Foundation.
This fun online event is a great way to get involved with this important Foundation.   All proceeds support the care of our herd of retired racehorses and the vocational program for the incarcerated women who care for them.
$15 per pony entry.  Cash prize to the winning entry.  Get your ponies and watch to see if you picked a winner!

3rd Annual JRHF Pony Swim

August 28, 2022

On August 28, the ponies raced down Stag Creek in Ashland to raise much needed funds for the James River Horse Foundation.

This fun event was a great way to get involved with this important Foundation.  All proceeds support the care of our herd of retired racehorses and the educational program for the incarcerated women who care for them.

A $15 donation enters your"pony" in the Derby.  Entries close at 10 am the day of the race.

JRHF Angel Trees

December 2021

Our annual JRHF Angel Trees will be set up in two local stores...Southern States in Goochland and Midlothian.

The trees will be up beginning mid-December.


Stop by and purchase feed, supplies, and goodies needed to take care of our herd! The horses thank you!

2nd Annual JRHF Pony Swim

August 28, 2021

On August 28, ponies will race down Stag Creek in Ashland to raise much needed funds for the James River Horse Foundation.  This fun event is a great way to get involved with this important foundation.  Funds raised go to support the 23 retired racehorses that are thriving at the State Farm Work Center in Goochland County.  The JRHF program not only provides lifelong care to these horses, it provides job training, life skills and equine assisted recovery to the select group of female inmates selected for the program.  Won’t you help?

1st Annual JRHF Pony Swim

October 10, 2020

Join us virtually for our first ever Pony Swim! We will be launching our pony "rubber ducks" in Stagg Creek in Ashland and one will race it's way to victory! 


A number will be written on each pony corresponding to each entry. The winning pony will receive 10% of the pot! 


All remaining money raised will be used to cover the costs of providing round bales for our herd this winter. 

Barn 4 Bingo Night

February 29, 2020

Join the James River Horse Foundation for a lively night of bingo to benefit Barn 4! Come in from the cold and leap into the new year with a night of fun, games, and designer purse prizes!Your first book of Bingo cards and a dauber are included with admission (20 games). Additional books will be available at the door. Also included with admission are 2 drink tickets and light hors d'oeuvres, with additional drinks available for purchase!

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