Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hear The Beat - Christmas Edition Horse Show - VHC - December 13, 2014

Category: Therapeutic Riding

Horse show date: 12/13/2014  Start time: 12:00 noon



This final Hear the Beat show of the year will be a celebration of the end of the 2014 show season as well as Christmas. It will feature a Farmer's Market, a Christmas Bazaar, classes just for fun, and a chili dinner to end the day. ALL proceeds will go to the Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding, LLC program, located at the Virginia Horse Center and serving people with mental, physical, behavioral and emotional issues.
 Come and join us to show, shop, or just laugh at us in our "Ugly Sweater" Contest, Equine Costume Class, Christmas Cactus Bloomer Class, or any of the other silly classes we are planning!
 Hoofbeats is a 501 (c) 3 Charity Horses Helping People Since 1994

PRIZE BOOK 
Judge: Ms. Danielle Toms
This is a non-sanctioned horse show
Location Anderson Coliseum

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

VHC Equine Education Day - 12-13-2014

Category: Clinics

Date: 12/13/2014



This event features several mini seminars 

"Parasites and Nutrition" by Dr. Tabby Moore, DVM 

"Safety Seminar" by Tammy Nichols and 4-H 

"Equine Toxins" by Diane Hinch and Pony Club

 "Equine Careers" by Melyni Worth

 "Equine Nutrition At Its Best" By Southern States

 "Judging" by renowned horsewoman Betty Oare of Warrenton, Virginia

A lifelong equestrian, Betty Oare rode professionally for her father, J. Arthur Reynolds, in Tryon, N.C., until 1981 when she took her amateur status. She’s enjoyed championship wins at most of the nation’s top hunter shows. Now 70 and married to fellow horse enthusiast and trainer Ernest Oare, Betty campaigns Capone and Fine Kiss in the amateur-owner hunter divisions and foxhunts with the Warrenton Hunt (Va.). When she’s not in the saddle, she’s an active U.S. Equestrian Federation R-rated judge, sits on the U.S. Equestrian Federation National Hunter Committee and U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Hunter Breeding Committee, Open Hunter Task Force and Amateur committees, and is a board member of many Virginia shows. 

 Location East Complex

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Bedford County Hunt Fall Horse Show - November 16, 2014

The Bedford County Hunt Fall Horse Show will take place on Sunday, Novermber 16, 2014 at 9:00am (schooling permitted until 8:30am the morning of the show) at the Randolph College Riding Center

This Fall show is Sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force.



Location: Randolph College Riding Center at 4762 Hawkins Mill Road, Lynchburg VA
Show manager: Kindrea Kenny 540-597-9661
Limited stalls available: Call Randolph College at 434-348-3231 to reserve your stalls.

Click here to view the show flyer. 

Advantage Ranch Community Horse Show - November 15, 2014

Advantage Ranch Community Horse Show



For the benefit of Participants in the Riding Lesson Program

Date: Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Judge: Elizabeth R. Hyde, Duffield VA

Indoor Arena, showing rain or shine Sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force (*) and the Mid-South Horse Shows Association


Entry Fee: $10 per class Ribbons awarded 1st through 6thwith high point Champion and Reserve for Hunter, Western and English $400 offered in Payback Classes

If traveling by GPS: the address is 4190 Dori Del Hills, Blacksburg, VA Coming from I-81, use exit 118B,approximately 3 miles from the farm DO NOT take Bishop Road, it is too narrow for trailers, go past it to Coal Bank Hollow.
For more information contact Deb Dyer at 540-230-5698 or email her at debdyer@advantageranch.com 

Click here to view the show flyer

Riding My Way Back Documentary Screening - VHC - November 13, 2014

RIDING MY WAY BACK

Riding My Way Back is a short documentary that chronicles one soldier's journey back from the brink of suicide. In 2010, Staff Sergeant Aaron Heliker returned from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in addition to third-degree burns and nerve damage from a roadside bomb. At his most desperate and isolated, on 42 medications and suicidal, Aaron is introduced to the unlikeliest of saviors: a horse named Fred. Through caring for Fred and building mutual trust, Aaron begins the difficult process of reconnecting to the world around him and healing the terrible, invisible wounds of war that had nearly defeated him.




Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7 p.m. The Virginia Horse Center will be a co-sponsor in the event, donating the room, and the set-up. The documentary is awesome, and is an example of the powerful healing bond between man and horse. Everyone is invited to join us for this event.
A $5.00 admission/per person will be charged and donations for Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center will be appreciated so we can keep offering the healing benefits of the program to others in need.

Location Appomattox Mezzanine

Virginia Horse Shows Associations Championships - VHC

Dates: 11/13/2014 - 11/16/2014

Year-end double point show for members of the Virginia Horse Shows Association who have competed in at least five associate member shows during the 2032 show season Points for year end awards can be accrued at any member show, but only the top ten shows plus any points earned at the championship show will count towards year end awards.



The championship show was established in 1992 as a two day show with around 100 exhibitors and has grown to a four day show that hosted over 500 exhibitors in 2014.

Contact: Clyde Poarch Phone: 804.732.2138 Email: edgewoodone@aol.com 
Vendor Contact: Cheryl Link 540.291.1349 or 540.570.1349

 Location: Virginia Horse Center - Lexington VA
Arenas: Entire Facility

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fall Virginia Horse Trials - VHC

Fall Virginia Horse Trials Category: Eventing

Dates: 10/31/2014 - 11/2/2014



The Virginia Horse Trials, an abbreviated version of a three-day eventing competition, draws several hundred eventing riders from around the country. 

Contact: Brian or Penny Ross at 540.348.1152
 Email: vht@cfw.com 
 Website: www.vahorsetrials.com 

 Location Cross-country courses,
Dressage rings, Anderson Coliseum

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FCEC Armed Forces Day Stars and Stripes Horse Show - Noverber 8, 2014

The Franklin County Equestrian Club will hold it's first annual Armed Forces Day Stars and Stripes Horse Show. This show will be sanctioned by the FCEC and the Blue Ridge Horse Force.



Class sponsorship to benefit Unbridled Change Take Back The Reins Combat PTSD Program

Date: Saturday November 8, 2014. Registration begins at 9AM and Show starts at 10:00am.

Location: Dove Valley Farm Stables in Henry VA.

Click here to view the show flyer

Cross View Show Series Hunter/Jumper and Open Horse Shows This Weekend

The Cross View Farm Show Series will take place this upcoming weekend at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center in Salem VA. Both of these horse shows have classes sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force but you do not have to be a member of the BRHF to participate.



Saturday Nov 1, 2014 will be the Hunter/Jumper Show. Click her to view the show flyer. 

Sunday Nov 2, 2014 the Open/Trail/Games Show will take place. Click here to view the show flyer for Sunday's show. 

SW Virginia Hunter Jumper Association Finals - VHC - November 7-9

Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association Finals will take place at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA on Noverber 7-11, 2014.

Category: Hunter/Jumper



End of year Hunter/Jumper horse show for SWVHJA

Contact: Clyde Poarch Email: edgewoodone@aol.com

Vendor Contact: Cheryl Link 540.291.1349 or 540.570.1349

 Location:Anderson Coliseum

Monday, October 20, 2014

Halloween Fun Horse Show - GHPEC - Sunday Oct 26, 2014

The Halloween Fun Horse Show will take place on Sunday October 26 starting at 10:00am at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center in Salem VA. This show is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force but you do not need to be a member to participate. This is an OPEN horse show.



This horse show is so much fun for the entire family!

Contact: Tamla Nichols 540-890-5770

Costumes are encouraged in all classes but must not block vision of horse or rider or considered disruptive (flowing capes, etc) to flat/pleasure classes.*
2. Helmet required in youth games. Protective/safety equipment will not be penalized in any class.

3. Call 540-387-6256 by 9:00 a.m. on show date if the weather is questionable. A message will be on the answering machine if the show is cancelled. Cancelled show will not be rescheduled.

4. Concessions will be provided by the 4-H Riders Horse Club. 5. Dogs must be on a leash.

Click here to view the show flyer. 

New London Horse Show Series Battle of The Barns Oct 25

The New London Horse Show Series Battle of The Barns will take place on October 25, 2014 at 9:00am.

This horse show will be held at New London Ruritan Club at 2411 East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike, Forest, VA 24551.




Judge: Honorable Don Coates

Show Manager: Jody Toms
Click here to view the show flyer and class sheet
Email: NewLondonHorseShow@gmail.com 
or
visit www.NewLondonHorseShow.com

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Friday Night Thunder- Under The Lights Speed and Games Horse Show - October 24

The Sprouse's Corner Ranch Friday Night Thunder Under The Lights SPEED and GAMES horse show will take place October 24 at 6PM at the Sprouse's Corner Ranch at 16680 W. James Anderson Hwy in Buckingham VA 23921. For more info call 434-983-8181.


Photo from Ponybox.com

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

Click here to view the show flyer. 

Willow Creek Farms Horse Show October 18, 2014 - Forest VA

The Willow Creek Farm's Horse Show will take place on October 18, 2014 starting at 9:00am in Forest VA. This horse show is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force and the Franklin County Equestrian Club but you do not have to be a member of either organization to participate.




Judge: Shelby Turner
Class fees: $ 9 per class.
Show Manager: Helen Brown 434-660-9830

Click here for more details, contact info, direction and class lists. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sprouse's Corner Ranch Fall Festival Horse Show

The Sprouse's Corner Ranch Fall Festival Horse Show will take place on October 11 (rain date October 12) starting at 9:00am.



Sprouse's Corner Ranch is located at 16680 W. James Anderson Hwy. in Buckingham, VA
Phone 434-983-8181 or go to www.SprousesCornerRanch.com



Class fees: $8 for pre-entry or $9 post entry.
or $65 ride all day (same horse and rider combination). In order to get the $65 all day rate you must PRE-REGISTER. Pre-entries can be emailed to peggi@ourpaintedhorse.com by October 9, 2014.

This show is a BRHF and VWRHOA Sanctioned show.
Hickory Chips BBQ Concessions Truck will be there along with Thomas Tudor Photography.

Champion and Reserve Champion Awards giving in 14 divisions!

Click here to view the show flyer and class list 

Horseplay 4-H Club Benefit Horse Show Oct 12, GHPEC

The Horseplay 4-H Club Horse Show will take place on Sunday, October 12, starting at 9:00am at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center in Salem VA.

This horse show is a benefit horse show and BRHF Medal Finals.



Contact Heather Skeens at hskeens73@gmail.com for more info.

Click her to view the show flyer.