Sunday, August 31, 2014

Franklin County Equestrian Club 1st Annual County Fair Horse Show

The Franklin County Equestrian Club will be hosting their 1st Annual County Fair Open Horse Show sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force and the Franklin Co. Equestrian Club on Saturday Septmeber 6, 2014.

Location: Ginther Farm, Rocky Mount.
Concessions will be available
Championship and Reserve Championship given in Western, Walking/Racking, English, Gymkhana ~ Youth and Adult and Games.

Pre-Register by Friday August 29, 2014 and receive $1.00 off your entry fee per class.

Click her to view the show flyer, prize list and see instructions on how to Pre-Register (and directions to the farm). 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hear The Beat Open Horse Show - Sept 7 - VHC

The Hear The Beat Open Horse Show will have it's third show in the 2014 season on Sunday September 7 at the Lexington Horse Center at the East Complex starting at 8:00am.

Contact Debbie Work c/o Virginia Horse Center

Click here to view the show flyer and prize list. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cross View Farm Show Series - GHPEC - August 23 - 24

The 2 Day Cross View Farm Dog Days of Summer Horse Show Series will take place on August 23 and August 24, 2014 at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center in Salem, Va.

Saturday August 23, will be the Hunter Jumper Show classes with Judge Liz Hinds
Sunday August 24*, will be the Open/Trail/Games/Western classes with the honorable Judge Barbara Prather and Judge Ken Davis

Contact Tabitha Thompson at

Location: Green Hill Park Equestrian Center in Salem VA.

* Identifies classes are sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force

Click here to view the Show Flyer

Thursday, August 28, 2014

VADA Dressage Schooling Show - VHC - Aug 21, 2014

There will be a Dressage Schooling Show at the Virginia Horse Center on August 23, 2014. This schooling show will take place in the East Complex.

For more information contact Allison Head at
or call her at 540-729-4847

Monday, August 25, 2014

ERAHC Virginia Classic Andalusian/Lusitano Horse Show August 29 - VHC

The Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club Show - Virginia Classic Andalusian/Lusitano Horse Show will take place at the Virginia Horse Center on 8/29/2014 - 8/31/2014 Type R Zone: 3

2014 Virginia Classic Championship Show This year's Virginia Classic Shows marks the 22nd anniversary of ERAHC with the Open Dressage Show on Thursday followed by the three-day Andalusian/Lusitano Region 6 Championship Breed Show. We will be again at the Virginia Horse Center in historic Lexington, Virginia.

The Andalusian/Lusitano breed show is a USEF regional championship show, so it's a great opportunity to rack up points for the USEF Horse of the Year awards - and, of course, bragging rights. In 2014, we will also have specialty classes for Puro Sangue Lusitano (PSL) horses under a Portuguese judge.

As always, the dressage show is open to all breeds. It is a USEF/USDF "A" rated and approved for GAIG Region 1 qualification. And for the first time this year it also will qualify for AQHA Dressage Register of Merit and year-end high point awards.

Virginia Classic Open Dressage Show August 28, 2014 Virginia Classic Andalusian/Lusitano Region 6 Championship Breed Show August 29 - 31, 2014 Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA - Anderson Coliseum Entry Deadline has been extended - August 18, 2014 
USDF/USEF " A" rated. Approved for BLM Qualifying championships and GAIG Region 1 qualifying championships.
Contact Tel: (301) 447-6240 Email: 
Click her to view the Prize List


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Astride With Pride Horse Show - August 30, 2014 - GHPEC

The 11th Annual Astride With Pride Benefit Horse Show will take place at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center on Saturday August 20, 2014 starting at 9:00AM

This horse show is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force. There will be home cooked food on the show grounds.

Officials: Hunter - The Honorable Jennifer Sydnor Fessler
All Breed, Gaited, Trail, Ranch Horse and Games the Honorable Lauren Maddox
Show Manager- Jody Toms
Announcers: Lynda McGarry
Limited Stalls available for $15 each (paid before the stalls will be unlocked and opened).
For more information please call 540-816-0049
Proceeds benefit Astride with Pride Therapeutic Riding Program.
Contact Stormie Shelton at 540-816-0049 or email

Click here to view the show flyer and prize list. 

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

The Friday Night Thunder Under The Lights speed and games horse show will take place on August 22, 2014 at the Sprouses Corner Ranch starting at 6PM.

Ladies Barrel Racing III photo by Barbara Read -

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

Jackpot payout is 75% of entry fees for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners plus ADDED MONEY!

Sprouses Corner Ranch is located at 16680 W James Anderson Hwy, Buckingham, VA 23921
Phone: 434-983-8181

Click here to view the Show Flyer

Monday, August 18, 2014

Virginia Presidential New World Show Paso Fino Horse Association Event IX

The Virginia Presidential PFHA Event will be held August 22nd - 24th, 2014. See the current Prize Book for our August 2014 show.

The Prize Book contains the prize list, map to the show grounds, class list, entry forms, and important USEF notices. Note! Please be sure you have the most current version of our Prize Book (Revision 5 - updated on 29 July, 2014). 

Some classes have been deleted and/or changed and we've moved the start time of the Friday, Aug. 22nd show to 10:00am.The Paso Fino Horse Show Association will be hosting this wonderful breed show at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA from August 22 - 24, 2014

Arena Location: Anderson Coliseum

For more information on this show go to

Friday, August 8, 2014

New London Horse Show Series III - August 16, 2014

RESCHEDULE TO AUG 16 (was scheduled for Aug 9th).
Please note and share: The Aug 9 New London Horse Show has been RESCHEDULED to the following weekend, August 16. 

The third show in the New London Horse Show Series will take place on August 16 , 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. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Lexington National Horse Show "AA"

Category: Hunter/Jumper
Location: Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA

Dates:  8/6/2014 - 8/10/2014

Event: United States Equestrian Federation "AA" rated Hunter/Jumper horse show.

Contact: Leslie Brown at 540.464.2961 Email:

 For vendor information call 540.464.2966 or email

Click here to view Prize List 
Arena location Entire Facility

Sunday, August 3, 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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Park Service Reduces Assateague Horse Heard to 100

By Jeremy Cox, The Daily Times Salisbury BERLIN, Md. (AP) —

Technically speaking, horses are as foreign to the sands of Assateague Island as phragmites, the reedy marsh plant that covers hundreds of the barrier island's acres.
Photo by Joe Lamberti, AP

The National Park Service accuses both invaders — calling them out on an agency website from among a host of invasive species on Assateague — of inflicting "significant impact" on native plants and animals.

Photo by Joe Lamberti, AP

For its ecological crimes, phragmites have been marked for eradication. Park managers remove them by hand or spray them from the skies with a potent weed-killer designed for aquatic pests.

By comparison, the feral horses are treated with kid gloves. Twenty years into its horse-control program on the Maryland side of the island, the park service can claim victory. This year, the agency reached its goal of reducing the size of the herd to no more than 100 horses.

To view the entire story click here. 

Sunday, July 27, 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. 

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