For additional information regarding the Nokesville Horse Society,
The Nokesville Horse Society is dedicated to the improvement and preservation
of the equestrian community in Northern Virginia. In the face of urban growth,
we will unite with both public and private organizations to become a leader in
educating the residents of Northern Virginia on the benefits of equestrian
activities, the development and maintenance of Northern Virginia equestrian
trails and facilities while endeavoring to function as a bridge between
development and preservation, promoting greenways and facilities for the
equestrian community and general public use. We are resolved to keeping the
horse in the horse community!
The Nokesville Horse Society was formed in January 2001. The group assembled with a common
interest in creating lasting relationships among horse enthusiasts in the greater Prince William County
area. The membership quickly grew to encompass equestrians in neighboring counties of Fauquier,
Loudoun, Fairfax, Warren and others. The activities of the NHS cover the entire spectrum of equestrian
interests from trail riding, to english and western showing, driving, gymkhanas (fun shows), clinics,
judged trail rides and of course community service. In addition, every month the NHS monthly
meeting features a guest speaker with a timely topic of interest to today's horse person.
Past president of the organization, Jeff Shoup of Gainesville VA, says "We all have a common goal to
protect our community values and way of life. The equestrian community is a big part of our region's
economy. Our partnership with our communities will help us keep the horse in the horse community.
Living and working in the Northern Virginia region for over 25 years I have seen so many changes. We
can't prevent change but we can strive to coexist with it. The NHS is dedicated to being an
organization that will work with inevitable growth so we can continue to enjoy our favorite recreation
and equine related businesses."
In addition to being a community service organization, the NHS is committed to education and having
fun! Special events throughout the year include the "NHS Farm & Family Day", the big winter NHS
Tack Swap, the NHS leg of the "Crystal Crown Series Judged Trail Ride", the NHS Schooling Show
Series, "Gymkhanas" (games on horseback) and monthly trail
For more information about the Nokesville Horse Society or to become a member contact our
Membership Coordinator, Kari Boberek. You may also click on the links here to open a Membership
listed on the application.