This weekend most people will set aside for the Easter Bunny as he/she spreads sugar highs and colored Easter eggs to children everywhere, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mark the holiday with horses, too, on this spring weekend.
VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER
- The horse center is hosting Saddlebreds at the Old Dominion Saddlebred Futurity Show on Saturday and Sunday in the East Complex. The show will be judged by Jessie Richardson of New Jersey. Find a prize list and schedule here.
- On Sunday, the center will also host the Maury River Horse Trials.
The Botetourt County Horsemen’s Association welcomes Virginia Tech’s Dr. Scott Pleasant to discuss current health concerns for horse owners on April 7 at Bellacino’s in Daleville. The talk is free and open to the public.
- The Madness Show 2015 (AQHA) will be broadcast live from Wilmington, Ohio, on iEquine.com from now to April 5. Find a show schedule here.
- The Arizona Cutting Horse Association’s Spring Fling will be broadcast live now through Saturday on ShowHorse.
- The MHAA National Miniature Championships are streaming live from Australia now through Saturday on iEquine.com.
- Want to combine sun, sand and horses for Spring Break? The Longines Global Champions Tour is streaming live from Miami Beach. And when we say from the beach we mean it. The arena is just feet from the waves. The $600,000 Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach Grand Prix is Saturday afternoon.
A LOOK AHEAD
- 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.
- Hollins Horse Sale (471 Lee Highway), April 18, Hollins Stockyard, Tack at 1 p.m., horses at 6 p.m. Sale by C&H Sales.
- 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.