Brotherhood of Working Farriers Association - Our mission is to provide horse owners with professional, intelligent, and accurate information on sound shoeing by professional farriers. We promote certification for farriers and strongly advise horse owners to seek out the services of certified farriers. We are the largest farrier association in the work, with farriers, horse owners, and those interested in the safety of horses, shoeing, research and farrier science as our members.
Virginia Horse Council - Serves as a central forum and voice for all horse breeds and equestrian sporting and recreation groups.
Virginia Horse Industry Board - Their mission is the promotion and economic development of the Virginia horse industry. The VHIB works to help Virginia's horse industry thrive - primarily through its grants program. The Board annually awards grants to projects in the areas of education, research and marketing. Since 1995, the VHIB has "reinvested" more than $1.6 million back into the industry. In addition, through the relatively new "Virginia Bred" program, the Board has invested some $90,000 into helping breed and other equine associations promote Virginia bred horses. For more information on the Horse Board, visit www.vhib.org
Virginia Hancock Horses - AQHA breeder of Joe Hancock and Blue Valentine lineage horses located in the heart of Virginia.