Sunday, July 20, 2014

Love of horses keeps crowd, participants smiling at show

From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph by Greg Jordan

BLUEFIELD — Rain failed to dampen enthusiasm Saturday as riders and their horses competed before the public at the 46th annual Bluefield Shrine Horse Show.

John and David Trail run alongside Sherri Anderson as she takes a victory lap after winning a blue ribbon in the Therapeutic Class at the Bluefield Shrine Horse Show Saturday. Staff photo by Jon Bolt 

J.P. King, 5, of Tazewell, Va., led his pony Marshal Dillon into the ring at Lotito Park in Bluefield for the Best Groomed Pony and Horse Competition. He won second place.

“That is absolutely the cutest thing,” a passing woman said as Marshal Dillon was led back to his stall. J.P. said he liked both the riding and the dressing up.

Families huddled under nearby tents while children made last moment preparations and waited for their turn to ride. Kayle Carr, 8, of Falls Mills, Va., summed up her reasons for riding when she said, “You get to have fun.”

Riding helps children to build up their confidence, her father Scott Carr added. 

Under another awning, 4-year-old Alea Reynolds, of Bluefield, nodded when asked if she liked horseback riding. “When you pull on the reins,” she said about her favorite part of riding. “And I have a little horse. It’s a miniature horse.

Her name is Gracie.” Sarah Jacobs, 9, of Bluefield, Va., said she has been riding horses for three years. “But this is her first horse show,” her mother, Laura Jacobs, added.

To read the full article today on the Bluefield Daily Telegraph, please click here. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pine Spur HUNTER Horse Show - August 2, 2012 - Pine Spur Hunt Club

The Pine Spur Hunt Club HUNTER Horse Show will take place on August 2, 2014 at the Pine Spur Hunt Club in Vinton VA.

This show is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force.
Judge: Ariadne Paxton
Entry fee: $8 per class

Contact Tamla Nichols for more info and a show flyer at 540-890-2211 or email Tommy Barron at

Friday, July 18, 2014

New London Horse Show Series III - August 9, 2014

The third show in the New London Horse Show Series will take place on August 9 , 2014 at the New London Ruritan Club 2411 East Lynchburg Turnpike, Forest VA 24551

The show will start at 9:00am. Judge: Honorable Lauren Maddox

*You must show in 3 out of 4 series shows to qualify for the Series High Point Champion
Show Manager: Jody Toms - Contact:

This show is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force but you do not need to be a member to participate.

Click here to view the show flyer and prize list. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

H.I.M. Benefit Horse Show - August 16, 2014 - Reva VA

The Horsemen's International Ministry will be hosting a fun benefit Horse show on August 16, 2014 starting at 9:00am.

The Rain Date will be August 23, 2014.

The Horsemen's International Ministry and the East Coast Stock Horse Association are putting on a fun horse show to benefit the ministry. Riders of all disciplines, ages, and experience are welcome.
The classes are set up to be fun as well as competitive, with an emphasis on fun!

For more information call 540-292-5213

Location: 5229 Homestead Trl, Reva, VA 22735
Food and drinks will be available on the horse show grounds.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Eastern Arabian Championships - VHC - 7/31-8/3

The Eastern Arabian Championship show is a direct qualifier for the National Championship Show held in October featuring sport horses, dressage, driving, English, Western, costume, reining, sidesaddle, trail and hunter over fences classes at professional, amateur and youth levels.

Photo from South African - Capturing the Majestic Horse at Pakamisa

Outstanding vendor area to shop in. Free parking and free admission.
For more information on this horse show please contact: Cricket Stoncius at 603.878.1447


 Location: Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA
Arenas:  Entire Facility

Click here to view the complete prize list. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rockbridge Regional Fair and Southern States Horse Show - July 18-19 - Virginia Horse Center

The Rockbridge Regional Fair and Southern States Horse Show offers a little something for all riders.
From Saddle Seat Equitation classes to Pleasure driving, Hunter, English, Western, Ranch riding, to American Saddlebred classes.

To read more about his great show click here to view the show prize list. 

SWVADA Show - July 19, 2014 - Green Hill Park Equestrian Center

Entries are now being taken for SWVADA's next dressage schooling show on July 19th at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center in Salem VA.

Photo courtesy of Horse Journal

Click here to see the Prize List Ride Times:

* Ride times will be posted on the SWVADA website the Thursday evening prior to the show.

 Other Information:

 • Use the SWVADA Schooling Show Entry Form available on the website (must have signature).
 • Mail entry to show secretary listed on entry form.
 • Indicate test level (name and number).
 • Junior riders (18 and under) may ride one test free with a paid entry of at least one test.
 • Make all checks payable to SWVADA.
 • Include negative Coggins test dated within 12 months of show date.
 • Leadline, Equitation, and Suitability will be scheduled near noon and must be pre-entered.
 • Classes will be divided into Junior/Senior if entries warrant.
 • Ribbons will be given through 6th place.
 • Please contact the show manager before the closing date for volunteer opportunities.
 • All dogs must be leashed. Owners of impounded dogs will be fined $35.
 • No horses will be admitted to GHPEC without a negative Coggins test. Effective March 1, 2011, for dressage:

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday Night Thunder - Under The Lights Speed and Games Horse Show - July 11

The Friday Night Thunder Under The Lights Speed and Games Horse Show will take place on Friday July 11, 2014 starting at 6PM at the Sprouse's Corner Ranch located at 16680 W James Hwy in Buckingham, VA 23921. This show is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force but you do not need to be a member to participate.

Angelica Wellman guides her horse CJ through the poles 

For more show info call (434) 983-8181 or click here to look at the show flyer and prize list.

Champion and Reserve Awards in Pee Wee, Youth and Adult Divisions. There will be BBQ Pit Chicken to be purchased on site. 

JACKPOT payout it 75% of entry fees and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners plus ADDED MONEY! 

Friday, July 4, 2014

2014 Spottwood-Raphine Ruritan Club 89th Annual Horse Show July 12, 2014

The 2014 Spottswood-Raphine Ruritan Club 89th Annual Horse Show will take place July 12, 2014 starting at 12:00 Noon at 797 Spottswood Rd - Spottswood Community Center in Spottswood, VA

Judge: Richard Toms
For more information contact the Show Manager Charlie May at 540-292-5367 or Alice Martens at 540-879-9976. Email

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Roanoke Valley Pony Club Summer Benefit Horse Show - July 13- Green Hill Park Equestrian Center

The Roanoke Valley Pony Club's Summer Benefit Show is a large open show with Hunter/Jumper divisions, Pleasure divisions, Trail, and Games classes.

It is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force and affiliated with the Mid-South Horse Show Association.

Proceeds from this event are used to support members going to USPC championships, members testing for Upper-Level Certifications, and for club equipment,.

RVPC Summer Benefit Show 2014 The RVPC Summer Benefit Show will be held on Sunday July 13 at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center starting at 8am (Ring 2) and 10am (Ring 1). Trail Class in Ring 3 starts at 9:00am. Afternoon show will not start before 1:00pm   Judge: Kim Huffman and Reanna Willey

Click here for the Prize List. Or you may use the form below to have them emailed to you.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Franklin County 4-H Trailblazer Horse and Pony Show

The 6th Annual Franklin County 4H Trailblazer Horse and Pony Show will take place on Saturday June 21, 2014 starting at 9:00am. Registration begins at 8:00am. This show is sanctioned for points by the Blue Ridge Horse Force and the Franklin County Equestrian Club. You do not have to be a member of either club to participate at this show. This is an Open Horse Show.

Click here to view the show flyer/prize list. 

For more information contact Mark Hatcher at 540-493-2430 or

Location: Ginther Farm in Rocky Mount VA
Judge Terri Klein Rakosky

Old Dominion Pony Club Show Jumping Rally - June 21-22 - VHC

The Old Dominion Pony Club Show Jumping Rally will take place June 21-22, 2014 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington VA.

 Category: Youth 6/21/2014 - 6/22/2014

 Pony Club Mega Rally and Show Jumping Rally in rings A, B, and Wheeler Rings at the top of the hill. Contact: Terry Abrams 540.357.0700 Email:


 Location Rings A, B, and Wheeler Ring

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Roanoke Valley Horse Show

The horse show kicks off tonight! Tickets are now on sale for the Roanoke Valley Horse Show!
This great Horse Show event takes place June 16-21, 2014 at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, VA.

The Roanoke Valley Horse Show features some of the top riders in the industry along with their beautiful horses from all over the world.

Tickets for the Roanoke Valley Horse Show are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6pm Adults - $8.50 Kids (2-12) - $4.50

Thursday, Friday 6pm Adults - $13 Kids (2-12) - $6.50 

Saturday 6pm Adults - $16 Kids (2-12) $7.50 Pass (Mon-Wed) 6pm Adults - $17.50 Kids (2-12) $9.50 

For more information visit

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Walnut Springs Horse Show - June 14, 2014

The Walnut Springs Horse Show will take place on Saturday June 14, 2014 at the Walnut Springs stables at 3589 Glade Road in Blacksburg VA. (540) 953-3155

This show is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force to earn points but you do not have to be a member to participate.

Schooling is from 8:00am - 9:45am
Horse Show Start Time: 10:00AM
Judge: Danielle Toms
$8 per class. Pre-registration until 5pm Friday June 13th to get a reduced rate of $7 per class.

No Dogs ALLOWED on the property.

Stalls available for this show at $25 for the day or $35 overnight - be sure to reserve yours early.

Click her to view the show flyer and for directions and additional information. 

Grand Prix Rider/Trainer Ragan Roberts Show Jumping Tune Up Clinic - June 14 - Stone Bridge Center

Stone Bridge Equestrian Center Presents… A Clinic and Open House with Ragan Roberts Show Jumping Tune Up Ragan Roberts has trained jumpers qualifying for the Prix de States in Harrisburg PA as well as hunters that qualified and competed in Devon, Harrisburg and Washington.

 Regan Robert's riders have won Zone Finals in Medium and Large Pony, Children’s and Junior Hunters, and Amateur and Junior Jumpers. Ragan’s students have contested both the USEF Medal and Maclay Medal Finals. Ragan spent several years showing in Europe, and was honored to represent the USA in Nations Cup competition.

Following his return to the states, Ragan imported Quipit LF, who he has developed into a top tier grand prix competitor. Ragan and Quipit have successfully competed at Spruce Meadows, Pennsylvania National, Washington International, and fall indoor circuit shows. Ragan has recently decided to make Stone Bridge Equestrian Center his home.

Please join us in welcoming Ragan to the equine community and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from an international level competitor. Riders of all levels are welcome and will be grouped by fence height. Each two hour session will include a focus on proper flatwork for developing Hunters and Jumpers, followed by gymnastics for horse and rider, and finishing up with exercises to tune up your coursework.

We encourage the community to come out and enjoy free auditing along with tours of the farm. Learn about our summer riding camps, training and lesson programs, and IEA teams. Bring your children for $5 pony ride lessons. We hope to see you there!

Clinic Registration Deadline is JUNE 11th

Call Leslie Wright (540) 330-3176 or email to reserve your spot now!!! June 14th, 2014 Start Time 8 am 2 Hour Group Lessons- Riders of All Levels Welcome Cost= $90 per Rider, Auditing is Free Stabling and Concessions Available

Click here to view the registration and information.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Glade Mountain Saddle Club Horse Show June 21

Join the Glade Mountain Saddle Club on June 21, 2014 at the Rural Retreat Fair Grounds in Rural Retreat for their annual Glade Mountain Saddle Club Horse Show.

Registration begins at 11:30am and the horse show starts promptly at 1:00pm
Gates open at 11:00am. Admission $5  Children 6-12 $2. Children under 6 are FREE

Judge Rusty Miller out of Burlington, NC. For more information contact Betty Byrd at (276)-686-6414 or Ashley Privett (276)-620-3563 or email

Speed events will not start before 6:00pm

Click here to view the show flyer.