VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER
- There’s a wide variety of events at the horse center this weekend. Barrel racing will be at its center in the Coliseum for the Virginia Barrel Horse Classic on Thursday through Sunday. The show includes a $10,000 slot class in which only 25 slots will be sold. The other classes also include added money purses.
- Dressage with a View will also be at the center on Saturday. Divisions are up through Second Level and Western Dressage classes are also offered. Gabby Hooten will judge.
- For open show competitors, the horse center will host the Hear the Beat Horse Show on Sunday. The show will be held in Wiley and Northern arenas. The show includes Hunter, Western, Pleasure and Game classes and is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force.
- A saddle demonstration and talk by Tad Coffin of Tad Coffin Performance Saddles will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday at Memory Hill Stables in Waynesboro, Va. The demonstration is open to the public and free. RSVP at 540-383-6424
- The Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue will host its Open House Yard & Tack Sale on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1725 Edwardsville Rd, Hardy, Virginia.
- Saddle up for Shriners, June 5-7, Hillsville, Va.
- Virginia Presidential Paso Fino Horse Association Show, June 5-7, Virginia Horse Center
- 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.
- Stone Bridge Equestrian Center Horse Show, June 6-7, Natural Bridge, Va.
- Southern VA draft horse and mule show, June 6, Pine Spur, Vinton
- Lead Mines Rescue Fun Show, 1 p.m., June 6, Austinville, Va.
- Blue Ridge Arabian Classic, June 11-14, Virginia Horse Center
- Franklin County Equestrian Club Gymkhana Saddle Series, 6 p.m., June 12, Dove Valley Farm (11918 Henry Road, Henry, Va.)
- Franklin County Trailblazers 4-H Horse Show (Rescheduled), June 13, The Ginther Farm, Sontag, Va.
- Ranch Roping and Ranch Riding Clinic, June 13, Raphine, Va.
- Sprouses Corner Ranch Mid Summer Evening Horse Show, June 20, Buckingham, Va.
- Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show, June 20-21, Virginia Horse Center
- House Mountain Horse Show, June 23-24, Virginia Horse Center
- Cross View Show Series – Aloha, June 27-28, Green Hill Equestrian 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
- Commonwealth Games – Equestrian Sports, June 27-28, Virginia Horse Center
- Equestrian Vaulting Region IX Championship, June 27-29, Virginia Horse Center
- Pine Spur Hunt Club Horse Show, July 11, Vinton, Va.
- New London Horse Show Series, July 18, Coyote Crossing Cattle Company, 4178 Headens Bridge Road, Bedford, Va.
- New London Horse Show Series, Aug. 15, Coyote Crossing Cattle Company, 4178 Headens Bridge Road, Bedford, Va.
- Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour, Aug. 22-23, Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Va.
- Cross View Show Series – Dog Days of Summer, June 27-28, Green Hill Equestrian Center, Salem, Va.
- Annual BCHA Horse Show, Oct. 4, Green Hill Park Equestrian Center, Salem, Va.
- New London Horse Show Series, Oct. 24, Coyote Crossing Cattle Company, 4178 Headens Bridge Road, Bedford, Va.
- Cross View Show Series – Halloween, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Green Hill Equestrian Center, Salem, Va.
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