GET YOUR HORSE FIX: Equestrian events this weekend in the Roanoke region (March 28-29)

The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia, which is the farm where Secretariat was born,
will host the Virginia Horse Festival this weekend.


The Franklin County Equestrian Club will host a competitive trail ride at 10 a.m. Saturday at Waid Park in Rocky Mount. Registration at 9 a.m. Participants are instructed to meet in the top parking lot at the baseball field. The ride is about 2.5 miles long and will include 5 or more obstacles.


The Advantage Ranch Community Horse Show will be held at Advantage Ranch, 4190 Dori Del Hills Blacksburg. It is Blue Ridge Horse Force sanctioned. Contact Deb Dyer at 540-230-5698 or email for more information.


The horse center will be hosting the Virginia Starter Horse Trials  on Sunday with schooling on Saturday


The Virginia Horse Festival is this weekend at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va.  — the birthplace of Secretariat. The festival features clinics, demonstrations, shopping, a Mustang Makeover competition (including an auction of event participants Saturday evening) and more. Tickets are available in advance online or at the gate. Find the schedule of events here.



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