The horse shows and other events are hard to come by in the Roanoke region this weekend — and perhaps just as well as weather forecasters are beginning to utter the “S” word for this weekend in the area. If they are right and you’re left to cuddle up inside this weekend, there is still hope: Online streaming. I can’t even imagine if I would have had such a thing as a horse-crazy kid. With a good connection, you never have to never be very far from an arena filled with sleek show horses.
- USEFnetwork will broadcast two Grand Prix live from the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, Calif., on Friday and Sunday. Friday’s is the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix. Sunday’s is the $50,000 Go Rentals Grand Prix.
- USEFnetwork also has a huge library of On-Demand videos that include George Morris clinics, the U.S. Dressage Finals, the Washington International Horse Show, the Pennsylvania Horse Show, the U.S. Pony Finals and the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic just to name a few.
- The Arizona Sun Circuit (AQHA, NRHA, NSBA) is streaming live on Horse Show Global. The show starts Saturday, Jan 24, and runs through Feb. 1.
- FEItv is broadcasting Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping from Zurich. (Requires $15 monthly subscription.)
A LOOK AHEAD
- Stonewall Country Horse Show, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, Virginia Horse Center
- Polar Bear School Show, Feb. 14-15, Virginia Horse Center East Complex
- Green Hill Winter Series II, Feb. 1, Green Hill Equestrian Park, Salem
- Hollins Spring Welcome Horse Show, Feb. 26 – March 1, Virginia Horse Center
- Pennsylvania Horse World Expo, March 5-8, Harrisburg
- Spring Breakout AQHA Show, March 21-22, Virginia Horse Center
- Virginia Horse Festival, March 27-29, The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, Va.
- Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 25-26, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.