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Welcome to the Nokesville Horse Society.
The Nokesville Horse Society is a service organization
committed to the education and promotion of equestrian
activities for the enjoyment and recreation of all residents of
Northern Virginia.
Crystal Crown
Trail Rides
Trail Rides
NHS would like to thank the following persons who have contributed/helped NHS: Luck Stone-Bull Run Plant / Cleve Benton, Affordable Farm Services, Mowing of Sky Meadows for Crystal Crown Judged Pleasure Ride / Dean Ely, New Virginia Tractor of Manassas (donation of Gators for Manassas and Nokesville parades) / Joe London Training LLC (In partnership with NHS), Host Quadrille/Drill Team Clinics and Gaited Show / Sue Fanelli, Show Manager for  Gaited Show and English Show Series  / Cherie Leporatti, Show Manager for Western Show Series / Katrina Bills, Instructor for Beginner Jumping Clinics  / Erika Andrews, Instructor for Obstacle Clinics / Philip Layton and Bull Run Premier Events - donation of tables and chairs for Tack Swap / David Herbert, NHS Webmaster .... Contact NHS to find out how you can help too.
For additional information regarding the Nokesville Horse Society,
please contact: Patty Lugiano at 703-623-7491
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Click here to see the 2015 overall English (Hunter) points!

To Qualify for Western Year End Awards - attend 4 shows
To Qualify for English Year End Awards - attend 3 shows
For both you must volunteer 8 hours - see your show manager for more information.
Click here to see the 2014 overall Western and English points!
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An IMPORTANT message for NHS Members and Friends:
Does NHS have a future?  How might that affect the hugely popular and successful
Crystal Crown Series and other events that draw a large crowd?  Has the steady decline
of membership and volunteerism finally caught up with NHS?  Despite not so apparent to
NHS rank and file, in as much as current and past Boards have “covered/plugged the
holes/filled-in for lack of volunteers, etc.” so that all appeared to be OK…is isn’t!Every
other area club Board is feeling the same pressures and in some cases, barely hanging
on due mostly because of their pure and unselfish love for what we do with our horses. 
But, that only lasts so long!  Regarding NHS, no single past Board is responsible for
where we find ourselves….its insidiously cumulative.  For whatever reasons, the days of
the 50-80+ member attendance at NHS membership meetings with lively friendship, food
and high expectations is long gone.  The Jeff and Marlys Shoup era which saw NHS as
what many considered to be the best Club in Northern Virginia is gone.  Family and
societal pressures increasing…economic issues surface…and more.  The days of the “free
lunch” for those equestrians who choose never to give back to their area Clubs is perhaps
near and end.
You might not know that when the past NHS Board completed their tenure of service and
requests for replacements went out, NO ONE answered the call.  For a while, it looked
like NHS was finished.  Some of us would not allow that and so here we are, seeking to
hold together a less than optimum volunteer base with the same hardcore supporters that
have ALWAYS stepped up…some for 10-15 years.  As an aside, we are steadily rebuilding
the membership?  Perhaps it is simple logic…if not enough equestrians care perhaps
there is no need or interest in having NHS.  Seems pretty simple to me!  And so,
recognizing the issues, we have looked for and found some ways to perhaps save
NHS…but still, not without a more supportive member volunteer effort.  Here is what I
am proposing to the NHS Board:
· Regarding the English and Western Schooling Shows…have only 2 shows each, one
in the Spring and one in the Fall.  These will be one-day shows only.  No series, no
year-end high points and no end of year awards.  The English shows are immensely
popular and successful…the Western shows are not but if demand and volunteerism
is there, we will continue.  If not, they will be cancelled
· No volunteers for any scheduled activity will result in that event being cancelled
· Concentration on 1-day FUN events such as various Clinics, i.e. obstacle, horse
soccer, jumping, gymkhana, Crystal Crown and other similar events desired and
supported by the membership
I am soliciting any and all comments and/or recommendations…please do not be bashful. 
The bottom line is rather straight forward:  No volunteers will result in no NHS.
Lastly but important, our Board Vice President position is becoming vacant…we need a
volunteer to step forward.  Please contact our Secretary, Kari Boberek at 571-220-9234
or via email or text if you are interested.

Best Regards,
Frank Boberek, President NHS


Nokesville Horse Society will be participating in the Manassas Christmas Parade on December 5th at 10AM. We will be parking in the Manassas Shopping Center located at Manassas 4 Cinemas 8890 Mathis Ave, Manassas, VA 20110. Please be at the parking area at 8 AM no later than 9 AM. The streets get really congested after 9 AM.

The theme of the Parade is (Lights Camera Christmas). NHS will participate in all colors. Pick a color and have fun.
NHS invites riders from the Prince William County Mounted Police Unit to be our guests for the Parade. We would like to extend a warm invitation to join us.
We are also participating in the Nokesville Christmas Parade on December 12th at 4PM. We will be parking at Brentsville District High School Located at 12109 Aden Road, Nokesville VA 20181. Please be at the parking area no later than 3PM. We need to be ready to Ride at 4PM.

Due to liability, you must be an NHS member to participate. You can find the Member Application on our website at www.nokesvillehorsesociety.com. If you join now, your membership will carry through the end of 2016. If you wish to join us, please reach out to Rose, contacts below, no later than 12/5.
Rose will need a copy of the current Coggins on the horse you will be riding. If you live in a perfect world and have a scanner, please email to her. If not, please mail them to the below address. She would like to have all Coggins copies before December 5, 2015. This will save her a lot of hassle on the day of the parade. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call Rose or Marian Cloud. Come have fun with us at the parade. We look forward to seeing all of you.

Rose Murphy, 703-929-5379
Director of Operations 2015
14121 Aspen Tree Lane
Nokesville VA 20181
Email (neonboots@yahoo.com)

Marian Cloud
Parade Coordinator 2015
Email (nokesvillecloud900@gmail.com)