HorseVa would like to dedicate this post to say Congratulations to the 4-H Horse Lovers for putting on a great horse show called Rise Up And Ride to raise money for local Cancer Research. What a wonderful group of young people (and their parents) all wearing pink and working very hard as a team to put on a great horse show. You all ROCK! To celebrate your success HorseVa has put together three collage of photos from your awesome horse show. Enjoy and thanks again!
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(Photos taken by Christina Lee for Horseva.com - all rights reserved)
I stopped by the New River Valley Fair in Dublin VA last week. What an awesome fair! They have livestock competitions, bull riding, barrel racing, county music recording artists, a fun fairway with great rides, food and games. Here are some photos from the NRV taken this week. See you there!
(Click on each photo collage to enlarge to full size)
(Photo taken by: Christina Lee for HorseVa.com - all rights reserved)
The Blue Ridge Eventing Association (BREA) will be holding Combined Tests with Cross County and Dressage Tests at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center on August 6, 2011. The closing date for this competition is July 29, 2011.
The Ride With Pride Open Horse Show will be held Saturday July 23, 201 at Cedar Creek Stables. The show will start at 8:30AM. The Judge for this show is Judy Bonin. Entry fee into each class is $ 8 per class and $ 5 per games/trail class. All proceeds go to support Ride With Pride Therapeutic Riding Program.
Call Laura at 540-292-1654 for directions and information.
The New River Valley Fair in Dublin Virginia kicks off this week from July 18-23, 2011 at the New River Valley Fair Grounds. There will be all kinds 4-H livestock competitions, entertainment, rides, great food and fun for the entire family. The Horse Pull will be on Tuesday evening at 7PM (miniature horse and draft horse) and the Rodeo Bull Riding and Barrel Racing will be Saturday night at 7:30PM.
(photo by: Christina Lee for Horseva - all rights reserved)
Join the riders at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center for a fun filled summer evening of showing at GHPEC.
Date: Friday July 29, 2011 Managers: GHPEC Advisory Committee Location: Green Hill Park Equestrian Center - Salem VA Starting Time: 5PM (gate opens at 3:30pm) Stalls: $ 20.00 for the day. Judge: Nancy Troutman - Salem VA Awards: Ribbons 1st-6th place Entry fee: $ 8 per class
This show is sactioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force (but is open to all riders) and Co-sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Pony Club. Click here for Show Flyer
Frederick Co. Fair Annual Horseshow will be Sat. July 23rd at 9am at the Frederick Co Fair Grounds. This is an open show. There will be Western, Hunter, Gaited, and Speed. Hosted by Golden Horseshow 4-H Club & The Rocky Top Riding Club! All are welcome! For more information please contact Rose McDonald at 540-877-4935 or Stacie Cain at 540-336-9291, or you can contact us through the website at http://www.fredrickcountyfair.com/
I just saw this story about the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue being under quarantine for equine strangles. This is truly devastating when an organization such as the RVHR has to deal with 33 rescue horses. If any of you in our Horseva community can help with a donation or dropping off some supplies at the gate, I am sure the staff at the Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue will be forever greatful. Here is the story from wsls.com
FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA --
The Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue (RVHR) has been placed under quarantine.
RVHR management says the quarantine is voluntary, and came after five horses came down with equine strangles.
According to the American Association of Equine Practioners (AAEP), strangles is caused by bacteria infecting the upper airway and lymph nodes of a horse's head and neck. The AAEP describes the disease as highly contagious, and particularly effects younger horses.
Key signs of the disease are: A fever of above 101.5 degrees fahrenheit (up to 106.0), a runny nose, enlarged lymph nodes in the space between a horse's lower jaw bones, coughing, difficulty in swallowing, and depressed with no appetite.
The RVHR says the five horses have been moved from the RVHR's general population, and no one will be allowed on the property, other than the RVHR's normal seven volunteers.
All 33 horses at the RVHR are having their temperatures taken two times per day, according to the RVHR, and each horse will be tested and vaccinated once the other horses have recovered. The RVHR estimates this process will cost $219.50 per horse, for a total cost of $6,496.50.
If you would like to make a donations, the RVHR is asking for the following items:
Germ-X Hand Sanitizer
Scrubbing brushes, scrubbing sponges
Large heavy trash bags
Large soaking trays for human feet
If you would like to give a donation, I have linked directly to their Just Give.org donation page. Thanks so much for all your help. Christina Lee - HorseVa
This video was filmed last weekend at the Green Hill Park Equestrian Center (the Pony Club Horse Show) and if you have never been to the Green Hill Park Equestian Center, this video will give you an idea of how nice this facility really is. This video was put together by Rachael Sampson and the horse and rider in the video is Rachael and her horse Frankie. I love Rachael's creativity. She submitted this video on Horseva's FB page. If you have a horse related video or photo you want to share post it here on our FB page.
Our Photo of The Week this week was submitted by Mark Hatcher and this is his daughter running the barrels at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center today at the Roanoke Valley Pony Club Benefit Horse Show. Bailey placed first in youth barrels on her horse Shadow. Congratulations Bailey and Shadow! If you have photos from the RVPC Horse Show please feel free to share them with us on our Horseva Facebook page.
(photo taken by: Christina Lee for Horseva - all rights reserved)
Event: House Mountain Horse Show (Hunter/Jumpers) - SWVHJA and VHSA Associate Member Shows Dates: July 12-13, 2011 Location: Virginia Horse Center Arena: Anderson Coliseum; Fletcher and Wiley Discription: Two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders. Contact: Molly Trimble Moore at 540-261-6928 Forms:Prize book
July 20-23: Rockbridge Regional Fair and Southern States Horse Show
Annual fair with activities including midway rides, games, concerts, livestock shows, horse shows and more.
Location: All Facilities
Fair Contact: Deborah Work 540.464.2953
Southern States Fair Horse Show - Prize List
Horse Show Contact: Alice Martens
Event: Rise Up and Ride Benefit Horse Show Sanctioned By: The Blue Ridge Horse Force (BRHF) Date: July 16, 2011 Starting Time: 9AM Location: Green Hill Park Equestrian Center Managers: 4-H Horse Lovers - Lauren Bryant (540)-597-9746 or Lpbryant21@yahoo.com
or Hayley Wentzel (540) 529-1549, Julia Moran (540) 397-4726, Alonee Crutchfield (540) 589-7890 Judge: Kathy Hoskins - Entry Fee: $ 8 per class
***Show our strength and wear your pink*** The show staff will be selling a pink tie-died show shirt adn if you would like one please contact Julia Moran for more information. (540) 397-4726
July 6-10: Arabian Horse Association Region 15 Championship
One of the largest and best Arabian horse shows in the country, a direct qualifier for the National Championship Show held in October. Arabian and half-Arabian championship show featuring sport horse, dressage, driving, English, Western, costume, reining, sidesaddle, trail and hunter over fences classes at professional, amateur, and youth levels. Outstanding Commercial Exhibit and Bazaar area. FREE PARKING & FREE ADMISSION
Bryerfest kicks off today throught Sunday (July 15-17) at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY!
There is so much to do at BreyerFest® that it can’t be contained to just one place! Be sure to see the exciting equine acts and shop ‘til you drop at the Covered Arena. Then, make your way over to the New Indoor Arena to see what model horse showing is all about! Finally, take in the incredible Swap Meet and Artisans’ Gallery at the off-site mecca of BreyerFest, the Clarion – Formerly the Holiday Inn North, our host hotel.
Rachael Sampson was the winner of our photo contest last week which means she will also be our Photo Of The Week for Independence Day. I hope Rachael doesn't mind but I took her winning photo and added some special effects to celebrate Independence Day. Here is the winning photo. Thank you to all those folks who took the time to submit photos for our contest. If you would like to see some of the photos they are on HorseVA's Facebook Page Thanks again! Christina Lee - HorseVA
Photo Contest Winner: Rachael Sampson giving some TLC to her horse Frankie (click on photo to enlarge).
In celebration of this being a three day holiday I thought we would join our pet blogger friends and do the Saturday Pet Blog Hop for our readers to enjoy over the Independence Day weekend.
Special thanks goes out to our Pet Blog Hop hosts, Life With Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume! If you would like to read some entertaining pet blogger posts in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, just click on one of the host links above or click on the purple Pet Blogger Hop button on the right side of our homepage.
Chris and I were coming back from a horse show two weekends ago and on the way home we passed a pasture with a new little filly in the herd. What a little cutie pie so we thought we would share these photos with our friends from the Saturday Pet Blogger's Hop and our Horseva readers. Here is wishing everyone a very Happy Independence Day Holiday! Happy Pet Blog Hopping! Christina and Chris Lee- Horseva
(photo taken by: Christina Lee for Horseva - all rights reserved)
Be sure to join the Roanoke Valley Pony Club for their annual benefit Horse Show at Green Hill Park Equestrian Center in Salem. Va. The show will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2011.
Event: RVPC Benefit Horse Show Location: Green Hill Park Equestrian Center Date: Sunday July 10, 2011 Ring 1 starts at 8AM - Ring 2 starts at 9AM and the afternoon show will not start before 12:00PM. Sanctioned: BRHF but open to all riders Entry fees: $ 10.00 1st - 6th place ribblons
***All youth 18 and under must have ASTM/SEI certified helmets. Safety headgear will not be penalized in any class.
VQHA Open Show Program Approved Event: The Central Virginia Paint Horse Club Open Show Location: Augusta Expo, Fishersville VA. Starting time: @ 9:00 am, Registration open @ 8:00 am Judge: Lucas Cash Entry fees: $6 per class, $5 per class for CVPHC members,
$10.00 for Jackpot Classes
Payout for Jackpots: Must have 5 entries to payback.
1st - 40%, 2nd - 20% and 3rd – 15% Show Flyer