|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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER
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.
A LOOK AHEAD
- 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.
- Franklin County Equestrian Club Spring Fling Horse Show, April 11, Ginther Farm in Sontag, 10 a.m., Blue Ride Horse Force sanctioned.
- 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.
- Roanoke Valley Pony Club Spring Frolic, April 19, Green Hill Equestrian Center, Salem, Va. Combined Training Show from Intro to Preliminary divisions.
- Franklin County Trailblazers Horse and Pony Show, April 25, 9 a.m., Ginther Farm, Sontag, Va.
- Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, April 25-26, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.
- Franklin County Equestrian Club Gymkhana Saddle Series, May 8, Never Too Late Stable, Wirtz, Va.
- Cross View Horse Show Series, May 16-17, Green Hill Equstrian Center, Salem, Va.
- 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.