Michelle von Schmidt-Pauli & VSP Dressage, LLC

VSP Dressage, LLC is a small business that brings classical dressage instruction, performance training and problem-solving sessions directly to clients across the region. VSP founder Michelle von Schmidt-Pauli has trained with American dressage pioneers and has developed and trained young to mature horses.

Spotlight – BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center

NOVAWE spotlight this month is on BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center in Leesburg, Virginia owned by NOVAWE member Jan Benjamin. BeBalanced a non-medical, holistic approach to solving stubborn weight gain.

Gallop Web Services - Kathi Watts & horse Redbone

Spotlight – Gallop Web Services

Gallop Web Services is an award-winning full-service web and technology company providing creative online business solutions to commercial, public sector, government, healthcare clients and of course equestrian organizations including Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE).

Total Equine Veterinary Associates - photo of Dr. Jay Joyce

Spotlight – Total Equine Veterinary Associates

NOVAWE Business Member Total Equine Veterinary Associates of, Leesburg, VA., delivers advanced, comprehensive, total equine care. Dr. Jay Joyce, DVM and his team offer a state-of-the art mobile equine clinic environment. “Dr. Jay,” as he is known, and his wife Paula built Total Equine Veterinary Associates (TEVA) upon steadfast principles familiar to most equestrians: PERFORMANCE. WELLNESS. EXCELLENCE.

Timber Dream Farm - Jackie Patch

Spotlight – Timber Dream Farm

Timber Dream Farm, LLC, is an idyllic place to achieve success, spanning more than 40 rolling acres beautifully set in the heart of Purcellville, Virginia. Owner and life-long equestrian Jackie Patch has an entrepreneurial spirt and focus on achievement. She offers a well-rounded board and training program and has added Working Equitation (WE) to her offerings.

Spotlight – Stephanie Jennings

Stephanie Jennings is a shining example of support, partnership, and success. The Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE) business member is co-owner of Professional Horse Services, LLC, a regular sponsor of NOVAWE events. Jennings is a beautiful and effective rider and is leading the country in the Confederation for Working Equitation standings, Level 2 Open Division (as of November 2019).

Spotlight – Allison Reed

Allison Reed, owner of Bella Vita Stables, trainer and Working Equitation (WE) clinician based in Catharpin, VA, has worked closely with the Northern Virginia Working Equitation (NOVAWE) organization since its inception to establish and promote the sport throughout the region.

Spotlight – Adair Soho

Member Adair Soho’s story is similar to a lot of Working Equitation (WE) enthusiasts, she was introduced to WE through a NOVAWE Play Day and caught the WE fever.  “It is so fun. My mare Skye loves it!,” said Soho, of her  reining-bred mare that shows as Cromeless Mercedes.  “I never started with Working Equitation thinking it would become my thing,” she explained, “but it has.”