Monday, February 9, 2015

Virginia Horse Festival - March 27-29,2015

The Virginia Horse Festival will take place at Meadow Event Park on March 27-29, 2015.

Click here for more info. 

The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia, is rich in history and adaptable event space. Thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat was born here in 1970. Three years later he blazed his way into Triple Crown history.

Don't delay buy your Virginia Horse Festival Tickets TODAY!
Advance online tickets for the March 27-29 Virginia Horse Festival are now on sale.

Buy tickets online and save! This three-day festival at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County is for horse owners, riders and enthusiasts. Shop for horse industry supplies, including boots, feed, barns, trailers, clothing and more. Demos, clinics and seminars will educate and entertain. Click HERE for the current schedule.

Leslie Morris Breast Cancer Benefit Horse Show - March 21, 2015

Where: Patrick Henry Girls Home - 1039 Brookneal Hwy, Rustburg, VA 24588
This show is not sanctioned by the BRHF.

When: Saturday March 21, 2015 starting at 12:00 Noon.

Click here for updates on their FB Page. 

At this time the details I have are: March 21st Starts at noon Location PHGH Rustburg Va (click on the where box below for directions)

From Danielle Toms Certified Judge has been hired The class list will have something for all levels and many disciplines and I will post here as soon as her barn folks get it to me.

This is a casual horse show. Safety come first. Wear your pink as a symbol of support OR wear you finest of show clothes.

We just want YOU there! There will be a 50/50 An announcer has volunteered along with others that will be running the show office and other duties of a show. No other volunteers needed at this time. 

There will be an area to set up tables to sell used tack. You are responsible for your set up at all times(bring your own table)

Fee is $10  a table, this money goes back to Lesley. I will be there with my clients showing and helping.

If you want my assistance as a coach I will do so (space limited please let me know asap) for a discounted fee of 25$ a person. ALL MONEY WILL GO TO LESLEY!!!! Ribbons, Trophies (new and refurbished) and medals will be the prizes for the day! There will be a pre entry fee that will be cheaper then the day of the show fee. When I get an address for that I will post it!

Lesley Morris is a special lady in our community that is now fighting the battle of breast cancer. I'm sure this will have many of you in shock but it does show us how close to home this can hit. How it can effect the strongest, kindest and most loving people. For many months now Lesley has been fighting this alone because she didn't want to" burden her sickness on anyone" she says. In the recent months she began to tell her closest of friends and family. During Lesley's last visit with her cancer doctor on the 20th she was told her cancer had spread. Her next step is surgery this coming April. Even with insurance bills and other expenses are piling up. In this overwhelming time she is now having to also stress about how things will all get paid, how to make ends meet. Lesley has a wonderful barn family, friends and family that want to do something special for her to raise money to help her in this time of need.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Polar Bear Horse Show 2-14 to 2-15

The Polar Bear Hunter/Jumper Horse Show will take place at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA on   2/14/2014 to 2/15/2015

This show is a Hunter winter schooling show to prepare for the spring show season.

For a copy of the Prize list contact the Show Manager and Contact: Clyde Poarch

Click here for the Prize Book and Class lists.

Arena location: East Complex

Blue Ridge Horse Force Year End Awards Ceremony

The Blue Ridge Horse Force a local horse club will hold it's Annual 2014 Year End Awards Ceremony at 4:00pm, on Sunday February 15, 2015 at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, VA.

Photos by: Christina Lee for

Nominations are needed for the Jerry Zwart Sportsmanship Award The Jerry Zwart Sportmansship Award is awarded annually to the BRHF member who exhibits the highest level of sportmanship and integrity.
This award was established in memory of the late Jerry Zwart. Please send nominations to Leslie Prillaman

New For 2014, continuing in 2015! BRHF Equitation Medal To be judged 60% over fences, 40% on the flat.
Fences 2 ft. 6 inches. Course of fences to consist of at least 8 jumps with at least 2 changes of direction. The class (and Finals) will be divided into Youth and Adult. Show managers holding qualifying classes may offer the classes separately, or may combine the youth and adult.

 Riders to jump course first, and at least the top 6 riders will be called back for the flat phase. Riders may be tested on the flat using USEF Equitation Tests 1-9. (See USEF website for tests Scroll down to EQ113 to see tests.

If further testing is needed, riders may be asked to jump a shortened course, which may have other testing elements within the course.

Points for the BRHF Equitation Medal will NOT go toward regular year end awards, but riders with 5 or more accumulated points will be invited to show in the BRHF Equitation Medal Finals at the Horseplay 4H Benefit Horse Show in the Fall. A Medal Finals Champion and Final awards will be dependent upon the outcome of that class.

Rider points posted prior to the MORNING OF the Horseplay Benefit show will count toward qualification. If previous show management does not turn in points by this time, the points will not count toward qualification. There will be a "last chance" qualifying class prior to the medal finals at the Horseplay Benefit Show. Points accumulated at any show after the Horseplay Show will roll over to the next show year. Click here to read more about the Blue Ridge Horse Force. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

GHPEC Winter Series II

The Green Hill Park Equestrian Center will hold the first show of it's three show series to raise money to go towards upkeep of GHPEC on January 11, 2015.

2015 GHPEC Winter Series Dates:  Feb 1, Series II - March 8, Series III.

The show will start at 11:00am and gates will open at 9:00am

Judge: Richard Toms

Sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force. BRHF classes are open to everyone and you do not have to be a member to participate. If you are a member you will get points for placing in each class.

This show is co-sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Pony Club.

Entry is $8.00 per class     Show Manager Tamla Nichols

Call 540-387-6256 by 9:00am the day of the show date for a recorded update if weather is questionable.

Click her to view the Show Flyer/Prize List

Stonewall Country Horse Show "A" Series

Stonewall Country Horse Show "A"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

Stonewall Country Horse Show II - 1/30 - 2/1/15. - entries post marked by 1/23 will not incur a $35 late fee. Judges Mike Rosser - H/HE  and Peggy Beachy - H/HE/J

United States Equestrian Federation "A" rated Hunter and Jumper horse show. This event is owned and operated by the VHCF and managed by Leslie Brown. 


For vendor information call 540.464.2966 or email 

Location: Virginia Horse Center
Areana:  Anderson Coliseum and East Complex

Virginia Winter Tournament - VHC - 1-10-2015

Virginia Winter Tournament

 Category: Saddlebred

Date: 1/10/2015

Show Manager: Nancy Troutman 540.598.9083 

General start time: noon

 General end time: 3:00pm

 Location Barn 5 (Bent Tree Farm)

Winter Schooling - VHC 1/5-3/1/15

Winter Schooling

Category: Hunter/Jumper 1/5/2015 - 3/1/2015

Rider: Amber Bowman - photo by 

The Virginia Horse Center will host Winter schooling which will be available from January 5 to March 1, 2015 at the VHCF.

Call the Stable Office at 540-464-2966 for reservations.

 Location East Complex

Polar Bear Schooling Horse Show - VHC - 2/14-2/15

The Polar Bear Schooling Horse show will take place at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia on 2/14-2/15/15

This schooling horse show is a Winter Hunter Series show to prepare riders for the spring show season.

Location: Virginia Horse Center
Arena: East Complex

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

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 

Click here to view the show flyer

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


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: 
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

 Location Cross-country courses,
Dressage rings, Anderson Coliseum