We are excited for the AQHA to roll into the Virginia Horse Center this weekend, but that’s not the only show in town (or even the only event at the horse center) if that’s not your cup of tea.And if you don’t feel like going out, we’ve got online options listed too.
VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER
- AQHA: The Virginia Quarter Horse Association is holding is annual Spring Breakout show at the horse center this weekend. Larry Little, Judd Paul, Tony Burris, Rhonda Replogle will judge. The show will start at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will open with trail, move to hunter classes, pleasure driving, western riding, ranch horse pleasure and reining later in the day. Sunday will open with halter and showmanship and then move to western pleasure and horsemanship classes. Find a complete class schedule here.
- CLINIC: Mary Babick will be presenting a two-day clinic, organized by the Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association (SWVHJA) this weekend. Babick’s two-day hunter and equitation clinic will offer three sections including a 2’6″ hunter section, a 3′ hunter section and a 3′ equitation section. Riding spots are filled but auditor spots are still available. Audit tickets are available for $150/day or $250 for both days, and TCP participants may register to receive credits for $300. Babick, of Freehold, NJ, has trained students and horses out of her Knightsbridge Farm, earning victories and at such shows as Devon, the Penn National, Washington International, U.S. Pony Finals and the North American Junior and Young Rider Championship. Babick’s students have earned many state, zone and national championships, from the small pony to the national equitation finals and the junior and amateur-owner jumper sections.
The Leslie Morris Breast Cancer Benefit Horse Show will be Saturday at the Patrick Henry Girls Home, 1039 Brookneal Hwy, Rustburg, Va. Show starts at noon, gates open at 10 a.m. (About 1 hour from Roanoke) Show is casual and participants are invited to wear pink or their fanciest show clothes.
A LOOK AHEAD
- Advantage Ranch Community Horse Show, Advantage Ranch, 4190 Dori Del Hills Blacksburg.Contact Deb Dyer at 540-230-5698 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Blue Ridge Horse Force sanctioned.
- 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.
- The Great American Trail Horse Sale, April 10-11, Virginia Horse Center, trail horses and performance horses of all breeds. Horse sale Saturday at noon.
- Cross View Horse Show Series, May 16-17, Green Hill Equstrian Center, Salem, Va.
- Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 25-26, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.
- Micheal Lyons Performance Clinic, Saturday, June 27, Walnut Springs Stables, Blacksburg. $175 to ride, $25 to audit. Limited spaces are available. (336) 267-1086
- Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour, Aug. 22-23, Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Va.
STREAMING LIVE ONLINE
- USEFnetwork will show the cross country phase of the Carolina International at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Dressage and Jumping clips On Demand now.)
- USEFnetwork is also showing the Live Oak Invitational Live from Ocala, Florida, this weekend. Saturday starts at 9 a.m. with a driving marathon. At 2 p.m. the Grand Prix will be streamed live.
- iEquine.com is streaming the Silver Dollar Circuit (AQHA) from Las Vegas, Nevada. Amateur and youth classes will run through the weekend.
- iEquine will broadcast the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix on Monday, March 23. The class caps the HITS Ocala Winter circuit and is the second jewel of the million-dollar series.