|A horse approaches a fence during the Rockbridge Grand Prix at the Lexington Spring Premiere Horse Show.|
VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER
The hunters and jumpers are back this week at the center. The Lexington Spring Encore “AA,”Horse Show will run April 29 through May 3 and includes the International Hunter Derby on Friday night in the Hilltop Ring and a Grand Prix on Saturday night in the Coliseum.
The Horseman’s Association of Southwest Virginia Open Spring Fun Show is Saturday, May 2, at the New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin, Va.
The Patrick Henry Saddle Club will host a IBRA/NBHA Barrel show on Saturday, May 2 at 50 Clovehill Drive in Bassett, Va. Exhibitions will start at 11 a.m. and the first NBHA Class will start at 2 p.m. Find the showbill here.
The East Coast Stock Horse Association and AQHA are sponsoring a Ranch Horse Gathering, May 2 and 3, in Revo, Virginia. The show is open to all breeds and includes classes such as Working Cow Horse, Cutting, Reining and Ranch Riding.The show is part of a five-show series at 5229 Homestead Trail in
Reva, Virginia, which is near Culpepper and about a 3-hour drive from Roanoke.
- Bonnie Blue National Horse Show, May 6-9, Virginia Horse Center
- Franklin County Equestrian Club Gymkhana Saddle Series, May 8, Never Too Late Stable, Wirtz, Va.
- Pine Spur Hunter Show, May 9, 1049 Pine Spur Road, Vinton.
- Hear the Beat Open Horse Show, May 10, Virginia Horse Center
- Cross View Horse Show Series, May 16-17, Green Hill Equstrian Center, Salem, Va.
- Bedford Hunt Club Hunter Pace, June 6, The Cedars, Goode, Va.
- Roanoke Valley Horse Show, June 15-20, Salem Civic 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.