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

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

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. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Old Dominion Saddlebred Show

Old Dominion Saddlebred Show

Category: Saddlebred 10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014



Show benefiting the Old Dominion Futurity will feature 3-gaited, 5-gaited, fine harness, park, pleasure prospect, equitation, academy, children's, fun classes and more.

Contact:

 Location East Complex

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In Memory of Oglala Star aka "Reiny"

My Reiny was my dream horse. I got her when she was 12 years old and 300 pounds over weight. I spent the next year trimming her weight down and training her. We got her in 1996 and started showing her in 1997. She won many Blue Ridge Horse Force High Point Championships in Barrels, Poles, Flag Race, ect. She was what we call a "dream horse".


Photo above: Our very first horse show was an Appaloosa Horse Show (all the ribbons where 1st, 2nd and thirds). I was so proud of my pony!

We were so thrilled when Reiny made it to her 30th Birthday in May of this year. She also taught several little kids in our family and the children of friends how to ride a horse. The kids loved her and she loved them.



Two weeks ago she had hives from her head to toes. The Vet came out three times to take blood for tests and put her on medication. The hives turned into blisters and the blisters turned into a raging fever. By the end of the week she had blisters covering her face and trouble breathing (and she had not eaten for days) so she was put to rest in our back pasture where she will remain.


I hope she is running free in the wind and that some day if I am lucky we will be together again.

In Memory of my beautiful mare Oglala Star aka. "Reiny".

This is a photo of her about 6 weeks ago before she became so ill. The Vets never figured out what was going on. None of our horses have been off the farm in years so it wasn't something they caught from another horse. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Walnut Springs Fall Frolic October 4 - Blacksburg, VA

The Walnut Springs Fall Frolic will take place October 4th starting at 10:00am at the Walnut Springs Stables at 3589 Glade Road in Blacksburg, VA


Judge: TBA

This is a Blue Ridge Horse Force Sanctioned Horse show but you do not have to be a member to participate. Fees: $ 8 per class unless you pre-register on our before Friday by 5pm prior to the show (in that case the fee is $7 per class for pre-registration).

Please send all email and all pre-entries to the walnutspringsstables@verizon.net

Click here to view the show flyer.

Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia Fall Horse Show

Category: Therapeutic Riding

Show dates: 10/4/2014 - 10/5/2014

This horse show is an annual show for riders with disabilities will feature a variety of classes including dressage, equitation, obstacles, pole bending, costume and United Professional Horseman's Association classes.

Photos from TRAV Therapeutic Riding Association of VA at www.travinc.org



Contact: Lynda McGarry at 540.344.7092

 Website: www.travinc.org 

Location Bent Tree Barn (5) and Woods Hill Barn (6)

World and Grand National Friesian Championship Horse Show

Category: Breed Shows 10/1/2014 - 10/5/2014

Location: Virginia Horse Center


Photo by Katrina Routson

Welcome to the 10th Annual IFSHA World and Grand National Championship Horse Show.

Featuring Friesian and Part Bred Friesian Horses and offering USEF Carriage Pleasure Driving, English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Trial, and Western Dressage Classes Open to All Breedds

Contact: Nancy Nathanson at Info@ifshaworld.com or thepark@246.net

Phone: 805.448.3027

Website: FriesianShowHorse.com 

Location Anderson Coliseum

Click here to view the Prize and Class lists. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Walnut Springs Fall Frolic Oct 4, 2014

The Walnut Springs Fall Frolic will be held on Saturday October 4th at Walnut Stables at 3589 Glade Road in Blacksburg, VA 24060. Classes include, Hunter, English, Western, Ranch, and Games.

You can send email and pre-entries to walnutspringstables@verizon.net




Due to insurance regulations ALL RIDERS must wear approved helmets while mounted, NO EXCEPIONS

Pre-entries are welcomed and may be emailed to walnutspringstables@verizon.net by Friday Prior To The Show at 5pm.
Any questions about classes, stabling, etc may be directed to Reesie Fensom or Heather Flynn; walnutspringstables@verizon.net 

This is a BRHF sanctioned horse show, while formal show attire is not required; riders are expected to present themselves and their horses in a neat and safe fashion. This is an Open horse show and you do not have to be a member of the BRHF to participate.

Concession will be available for purchase. Click her to view the show flyer.