GET YOUR HORSE FIX: Equestrian events this weekend in the Roanoke area (May 9-10)

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The horse park in Salem, Va., will hold two events this weekend. The Southwest Virginia Draft Horse, Mule, and Donkey Show is set for Saturday. Then on Sunday the Southwest Virginia Dressage Association will hold a schooling show at the park.


    • The Bonnie Blue National Horse Show is this weekend at the horse center. This horse show features a variety of classes for Saddlebreds, Hackneys and Friesians. The show will be judged by Betsy Boone, Josh Greer and E.H. Matthews. If spectating, be aware that photography is restricted at this event.
    • The Hear the Beat three-show series kicks off May 10 at the Virginia Horse Center in Anderson Coliseum. The show is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force and is also a 4-H Qualifying show. All proceeds from the show benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Show begins at 8 a.m. and will be judged by Danielle Toms.



      The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show will stream live from North Salem, New York, on USEFnetwork starting Friday through Sunday. The prestigious horse show features over 130 hunter and jumper classes each week.


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