Please let the snowstorms and bitter cold be over, and let’s get to some horse shows! Things are a little slow in the Roanoke region, but there are a few horse-related events going on in the region this weekend to help us dream of spring!
VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER
EVENT CANCELED… We showed up Saturday morning to find the Va Horse Center locked and gated. Hollins Spring Welcome Horse Show “A” is for hunter/jumpers and runs Thursday through Sunday. Dee Thomas, Carole O’Brien, Judy Spitzer, and E. Sue Bopp are judging. The 4-day show is a qualifier for the Virginia Hunter Championships that will be held Aug. 15 at the Virginia Horse Center.
The Botetourt County Horsemen’s Association will hold it’s monthly meeting on March 3 at Bellacino’s in Daleville. This month will focus on local youth programs.
The seminar by the Southwest Virginia Dressage Association that was scheduled for Sunday, March 1, has been postponed until March 15. The Educational Sunday at Flanagan Stables is a free annual seminar on a variety of equine-related topics including lameness, long-distance riding, trailering and trailer safety and training and driving draft horses. Plus a used tack sale. Registration is 8 a.m. and is free. See http://www.swvada.org for more information.
A LOOK AHEAD
- Pennsylvania Horse World Expo, March 5-8, Harrisburg
- Botetourt County Horsemen’s Association annual Tack n’ Trade Sale, March 7, VFW Hall, 4902 Roanoke Rd (Rt 220 ), Daleville
- Seminar hosted by Southwest Virginia Dressage Association, March 15, 8 a.m. Flanagan Stables, Christiansburg.
- Spring Breakout AQHA Show, March 21-22, Virginia Horse Center
- Virginia Horse Festival, March 27-29, The Meadow Event Park, Doswell, Va.
- Botetourt County Horsemen’s Association welcomes Virginia Tech’s Dr. Scott Pleasant to discuss current health concerns for horse owners. April 7, Bellacino’s in Daleville.
- Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 25-26, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.