GET YOUR HORSE FIX: Equestrian events in the Roanoke region June 20-21

 

VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER

  • The center is hosting the Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show June 20-21 in Anderson Coliseum. The two-day show features Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds in their second careers. Erin Grampp and Judy Spitzer will judge.
  • The Old Dominion Pony Club Show Jumping Rally is set for June 19-21 on top of the hill.
  • In the middle of next week, June 23-24, the center will host the House Mountain Horse Show, a regional schooling show for hunters and jumpers. Peg Seals, Dale Crittenberger and Judy Spitzer will judge.

OPEN SHOWS

The Sprouses Corner Ranch Mid-Summer Evening Horse Show is Saturday, June 20, at 16680 W James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham, Virginia. (About 2-hour drive from Roanoke.) There is an afternoon session that begins at noon and and evening session that begins at 5 p.m. The afternoon session is for hunters, both on the flat and over fences. Trail classes will be at the end of that session. The evening session will include Western, Racking, English Pleasure and Gymkhana classes. The show is Blue Ridge Horse Force sanctioned.

TRAIL RIDING

Virginia Highlands Competitive Trail Ride will be held June 20-21 at Iron Mountain Horse Camp in Ivanhoe, Virginia.  Patrick Regier, DVM from Kansas, and Wayne Tolbert of Tennessee for horsemanship will judge. Camping is available and all breeds are welcome. Register online at http://www.natrc5.org (click on ‘need an account’ — you don’t have to be a member to participate.)

LOOK AHEAD

Like Roanoke Equestrian on Facebook for continued updates on horse shows in the area. Have a show coming up? Contact us at Roanoke.Equestrian@gmail.com to add it to our calendar.

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