GET YOUR HORSE FIX: Equestrian events around Roanoke this weekend (March 7-8)

Things are picking up this week as the snow begins to melt away. Let’s hope for warm weather and no snow as we head into March.

VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER

The House Mountain Horse Show is set for March 7-8 at the horse center Coliseum for hunters/jumpers.  The two-day regional schooling show is named after the Lexington area mountain. The show is owned and operated by the VHCF and managed by Keedie Leonard & L.M. “Sandy” Gerald. Glenn Moody of Charlottesville will judge. Find the Prize List here.

GREEN HILL EQUESTRIAN CENTER

The Salem park will hold its third show in its Winter Series on March 8, beginning at 11 a.m. Ken Davis will judge. Find a show flyer here.

COGGINS CLINIC

Get your required Coggins testing done at the Early Bird Coggins Clinic. Load up and meet Dr. Heather Hilgartner of Windover Equine Services on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m.-1p.m. at Liberty Lake Park in Bedford, Va.   Digital Coggins $23, Fecal Egg Counts $15.  Vaccines available with notice. Call 540-397-6796 for more information.

TACK SALE

The Botetourt County Horse Association’s annual Tack n’ Trade Sale is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the VFW Hall, Rt 220 in Daleville.

VIRGINIA/NORTH CAROLINA HORSE FESTIVAL

The Virginia Cooperative Extension hosts. Demonstrations on Dressage and Long Lining, Parade of Breeds, Hunter/Jumper, and Mounted Shooting plus many more exhibitors and vendors. The festival begins at 10 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m. at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex on U.S. 29 in Chatham, Va. Admission is free. More information.

The Farm Show Complex arena.

ROAD TRIP 

The Pennsylvania Horse World Expo, is March 5-8 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. (4 1/2 hour-drive from Roanoke).The World Expo includes seminars, clinics, a stallion avenue, carriage racing, shopping with hundreds of vendors and Theatre Equus, a musical variety show. All activities are heated and parking is free, but there is a daily admission charge of $12 for adults and $6 for children 6-12, cash only at the door.

A LOOK AHEAD

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