GET YOUR HORSE FIX: Equestrian events in the Roanoke region July 18-19

OPEN SHOWS

The New London Horse Show Series will hold its first show of the season (after the first show was postponed due to weather) on Saturday, July 18, at Coyote Crossing Cattle Company (4178 Headens Bridge Road) in Bedford, Va. Wendy Snyder is set to judge. The show includes classes for hunters on the flat, Western, Ranch Riding, Halter, Minis, Gaited, Arabian, Saddle Seat and includes several championship classes with added-money payouts. The show is Blue Ridge Horse Force sanctioned. The Jo Anne Bass Memorial Trophy will be presented to the winner of the Arabian English Pleasure Class.

VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER

The center will be hosting the Rockbridge Regional Fair this week, and two horse shows will be included. The Southern States Horse Show is July 16-18 in Wiley Arena. Brook Jacobs of Georgetown, Kentucky, will judge Saddlebreds and Bill Garvey of Hagerstown, Maryland, will judge Hunter, Western and Walking classes.

  • THURSDAY, 6:30 p.m.: Saddlebred classes included Park Harness, Country Pleasure, 5- and 3-Gaited Pleasure classes.
  • FRIDAY, 6:30 p.m.: Saddlebred classes continue
  • SATURDAY, 8:30 a.m.: Open show classes including Saddleseat, Western, Hunter, Showmanship and Model English/Western classes throughout the day
  • SATURDAY, 6 p.m.: Saddlebred Championship Classes

DRESSAGE

The Southwest Virginia Dressage Association will hold a schooling show on Saturday, July 18, at Green Hill Park in Salem, Va.

LOOK AHEAD

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