GET YOUR HORSE FIX: Equestrian events in the Roanoke region June 27-28

Riders compete during the first in the Cross View Horse Show Series in May at Green Hill Equestrian Center in Salem.

OPEN SHOWS

  • The Cross View Show Series will hold its second show this weekend at Green Hill Equestrian Center in Salem. Saturday will feature classes for hunters/jumpers and will be judged by Margaret Cornwall, coach of the Ferrum College Equestrian Team. Sunday will feature pleasure, trail and game classes and will be judged by Beth Gouthro. The show is Blue Ridge Horse Force sanctioned.
  • A horse fest at Rural Retreat Fairgrounds will hold several events including a speed show on Friday night and an open show on Sunday.

VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER

  • The center will host the equestrian portion of the Commonwealth Games this weekend.  Competition to include Dressage and Combined Tests, Therapeutic Dressage classes and Western Dressage. New this year to the the Commonwealth Games will be jumpers, vaulting, trail dressage and gaited dressage. This show will be held in the Coliseum.
  • Also this weekend at the center is the Equestrian Vaulting Region IX Championship. Vaulters from all over the East Coast will come together for the annual regional championships. Equestrian Vaulting is described as gymnastics on horseback. It will be held in the East Complex.

CLINICS

LOOK AHEAD

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