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- The Franklin County Equestrian Club Gymkhana Saddle Series kicks off May 8 at Never Too Late Stable in Wirtz, Va. Show begins at 6 p.m. with Barrels.
- The Pine Spur Hunter Show is a Blue Ridge Horse Force-sanctioned show on May 9 at 1049 Pine Spur Road in Vinton. It will feature both classes on the flat and over fences. Ariadne Paxton will judge.
GREEN HILL EQUESTRIAN CENTER (Salem)
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.
VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER
- 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.
- Cross View Horse Show Series, May 16-17, Green Hill Equestrian Center, Salem, Va.
- Bedford Hunt Club Hunter Pace, June 6, The Cedars, Goode, Va.
- New London Horse Show Series, June 6, Coyote Crossing Cattle Company, 4178 Headens Bridge Road, Bedford, Va.
- Roanoke Valley Horse Show, June 15-20, Salem Civic Center, Salem, Va. CANCELED
- 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.
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.