Monday, May 18, 2015

Roanoke Equestrian

Letter from Christina Lee - HorseVA

Hi Riders and CEC's (Chief Executive Cowchicks), 

As most of you know I have been so busy with it has been very difficult to keep up with a National audience on DDR with having to list deaf dogs all over the country for adoption so that it doesn't leave me much time to list events here on I started this blog 7 years ago and in the last two years even though I update it once a week, I don't get time to network the horse shows like I used to. 

Christina Lee on her horse Skippy with NRV Fair Manager Bud Walsh

It was much easier promoting the local shows when I was showing Skippy and Reiny because I was going to all the horse shows (and I took thousands of photos).  Now I rarely make it out to any of the local horse shows so it would be much better for all of you if you had someone local covering the region's horse shows. 

When I saw a new blog called Roanoke Equestrian I was so excited to see someone locally pick up the reins and writing about upcoming equestrian events. I will also be discontinuing the HorseVA FB page. This is truly a gift from God so I don't have to feel like I am letting all of you down when I don't have time to list and promote your horse shows. 

Here is a link to Roanoke Equestrian.   Click here to go to Roanoke Equestrian's FB page. 

I have been blessed to know each and every one of you! My husband Chris will still take care of the BRHF and Green Hill Park Equestrian Center websites but now I am FREE! Haha!

Happy you all...mean it! ~ Christina 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Upcoming Green Hill Park Equestrian Center Horse Events.

April 18, 2015 - SWVADA Fix A Test 
Entries are now being accepted for the April 18th Southwest Virginia Dressage Association (SWVDA) Fix-A-Test with Tracey Smith-Oliver (USDF "L" Graduate) at Green Hill Park in Salem, VA. Remember: SWVADA members receive a discount and preference, so make sure to join or renew (see membership information below). Entry form is available in Event Information, or by clicking here.

Roanoke Valley Pony Club Spring Frolic Horse Show Green Hill Park Equestrian Center in Salem VA.

April 19, 2015: Roanoke Valley Pony Club Spring Frolic 
Show Flyer

Blue Ridge Eventing Association
RVPC Spring Frolic Sunday, April 19, 2015, 08:00 - 17:00 Roanoke Valley Pony Club CT and Schooling Dressage Show

Location : Green Hill Park Equestrian Center

SBRAA Lee - Jackson Classic - VHC - 4/11-4/12

Senandoah-Blue Ridge Appaloosa Association (BRAA) Lee-Jackson Classic Category: Regional Appaloosa Horse Show
Dates: 4/11/2015 - 4/12/2015

This two-day show features Appaloosa horses from as far away as New England, Texas and Florida. See spots while they compete in halter, performance, and futurity classes.

Contact: Karen Pennington at 540.872.2637



 Location: Virginia Horse Center in Lexington VA
Areana: East Complex

Great Amercian Trail Horse Sale and Competition

Category: Trail

Dates: 4/10/2015 - 4/11/2015

The Great American Trail Horse Sale is a unique annual horse auction and trail competition for all breeds of horses. Horses will be priced for all budgets. There will be a Trail Challenge competition open to the public on Saturday evening following the Trail Horse Sale.

Contact: Turnbull Equine Productions at 704.272.9359



 Location: Virginia Horse Center in Lexington VA
Arena: Anderson Coliseum

Franklin Co. Equestrian Club Spring Fling Open Horse Show - April 11

This horse show is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force and the Franklin Co. Equestrian Club.

Date: April 11, 2015. Registration starts at 8:00am. Show starts at 9:00am

Location: Ginther Farm - Rocky Mount

Judge Chuck Nifong - Concessions will be available

This is an All Breed Open Horse Show and you do not need to be a member of either horse club to participate.

Click here to view the show flyer and get directions. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Virginia Quarter Horse Classic - VHC

Category: Western

A large Quarter horse show with something for everyone.
April 16 - 19, 2015 at the Virginia Horse Center

Judges: Nancy Sue Ryan, Larry Hansch, Lynda Danielson, Karen Watters, Kelly McDowall, Suzy Jeane Hylton Maiden

$50,000 3 and Over Western Pleasure.

Trail classes to be done by Tim Kimura Limited Futurity Classes Novice Classes Amateur Ranch Riding $250 added money Stall
Reservations: Tammi Berry 423-502-1297
Show Manager: Dave Higgins 434-315-4434

Hylton Maiden entry form. The showbill can be found here.
For more information, visit

Location:Virginia Horse Center - Lexington VA
Arenas:  All facilities

Bedford County Hunt Spring Show - April 18-19 - Randolph College Riding Center

Walnut Spring Stables Spring Fling Horse Show April 18, 2015

This horse show will take place at 3589 Glade Road in Blacksburg VA starting at 10:00am on April 18, 2015.

Schooling: 8:00am - 9:45am

Judge: TBD   Class fees: $8 per class.
If pre-registration is received by 5pm on Friday April 17th class fees will be $7 per class

To view the class flyer with contact information and directions, please click here. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Lexington Spring Premiere "AA"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

Dates: 4/22/2015 - 4/26/2015

This horse show is a United States Equestrian Federation "AA" rated Hunter and Jumper horse show, featuring a $2500 USHJA National Hunter Derby on Friday and a $25,000 Grand Prix Show Jumping on Saturday evening.
The Lexington Spring Premiere has been voted the "AA" Members Choice Award winner for Zone 3 of USHJA.
Contact: Leslie Brown at 540.464.2961
For vendor information call the VHC Stable Office at 540.464.2966

Prize List 

 Fax: 540.258.1829
For vendor information call 540.464.2966 or email

Franklin County Trailblazers Spring Show - April 25 - Ginther Farms

The 7th Annual Franklin Co. 4H Trailblazer Horse and Pony Show will take place on April 25 starting at 9:00am (Reg is at 8:00am) at the Ginther Farm in Sontag 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 to participate. This is an Open Breed Horse show.

Entry Fee: $8.00 per class
Judge: Chuck Nifong
Ribbons through 6th Place.

High Point and Reserve Championship presented for: Western, Ranch, Hunter, English, Games, and Gymkhana for both Youth and Adult divisions (for exact same classes).

Click here to view the show flyer and get directions. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Virginia Starter Horse Trials - VHC - March 28-29, 2015

Category: Eventing
Dates: 3/28/2015 - 3/29/2015

 The Virginia Starter Horse Trials offers a cross-country schooling day on Saturday and Starter Horse Trials on Sunday in which riders compete in dressage, cross-country jumping and show jumping.

Photo from

 For additional information go to: 

 Location: Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA at the  Cross-country courses

USHJA Training Certification Clinic with Mary Babick

Category: Clinics          Dates: 3/21/2015 - 3/22/2015

Location: Virginia Horse Center Lexinton VA

On Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, top hunter and equitation trainer Mary Babick will be presenting a two-day clinic, organized by the Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association (SWVHJA).

Thank you for your interest in the Mary Babick Clinic at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. The clinic is open to individuals interested in riding in the clinic or those interested in attending as an auditor. Please complete one registration form for each person in attendance.

For more information visit: 

 Clinic registration form is available online here.

Spring Breakout Quarter Horse Show - VHC 3-21 to 3-22

Category: Western Horse Show   Dates: 3/21/2015 to 3/22/2015
Location: Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA
Arena: Anderson Coliseum
This horse show is sanctioned by the AQHA, VQHA and SMQHA

This four-day Quarter horse show offering a full line-up of Southern Maryland Quarter Horse Association, Virginia Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Association sanctioned halter and performance classes.

Judges: Tony Burris/ Rhonda Replogle / Judd Paul / Larry Little
Show Manager: Dave Higgins / Show Secretary - Linda Falls

For stall reservations, contact Stephanie Cash at 540-294-6181.
 For any show information, please contact either Dave Higgins at 434-315-4434 or Linda Falls at 910-740-1943
Click here to view the Class/Prize list. 

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.