|A Gorgeous Love Story competes in Showmanship during the 2013 APHA Color Classic.
The annual show will be held this weekend at the Virginia Horse Center.
VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER
- The Paint Horse Association will bring a bit of color to the horse center this weekend with their annual Color Classic Futurity Show. The show opens Friday, Sept. 4, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 6. The show will be held in the Coliseum and will be judged by Chris Jeter, April Devittm, Eric Hubbard and Robert Dehn. Friday’s classes will be trail and barrels before launching into halter and the hunter classes on Saturday. Western classes will be run on Sunday. View photos from the 2013 show.
- Hear the Beat Horse Show, will be held Sept. 6 at the Virginia Horse Center. This show is Blue Ridge Horse Force sanctioned and a Franklin County and 4-H qualifying show. It features a variety of Hunter, Western and Equitation Classes. The show is a fundraiser sponsored by Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding and the Virginia Horse Center Foundation. Proceeds go to Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding, Inc. Dora Winn will judge.
- Dressage with a View: The local dressage schooling show will be held in Wiley Arena.
- Maury River Hunter Pace will be held in the cross-country field at the center. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Unlike horses, mules jump from a standing start.
Photo courtesy Blue Ridge Folklife Festival.
- Sedalia Country Fair & Draft Horse Show is on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Sedalia Center in Big Island, Va. This show has a few classes for pleasure horses and then several classes for Draft horses. And uniquely a Coon Mule Jump class. The show starts at 10 a.m.
- Horseman’s Association of Southwest Virginia Fall Fun Show, Sept. 12, New River Valley Fairgrounds, Dublin Va. The show is game classes. $5 admission will be charged to spectators.
- Ranch Horse Clinic at Coyote Crossing Cattle Company, Sept. 6, Bedford, Va.
The East Coast Stock Horse Association Fall Roundup Show will be Sept. 5-6 in Reva, Virginia. (5229 Homestead Trail) This show includes Ranch Riding, Working Cow Horse and Reining classes.
- Virginia 4-H State Championship Horse and Pony Show, Sept. 10-13, Virginia Horse Center
- Schooling Jumper Show, Sept. 19, Harmony Equestrian Center, Fincastle, Va.
- Baroque Equestrian Games & Classical Horse Competition, Sept. 18-20, Virginia Horse Center
- Virginia State Barrel Finals, Sept. 18-20, Virginia Horse Center
- ASHAV Horse Show (Saddlebreds), Sept. 23-26, Virginia Horse Center
- Glenmore Hunt Pony Club Horse Show, Sept. 26, Virginia Horse Center
- Adult Dressage Camp, Sept. 24-27, Penmerryl Equestrian Center, Greenville, Va.
- Franklin County Equestrian Club and Annual County Fair Horse Show, Sept. 26, The Ginther Farm, Rocky Mount, Va.
- Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships, Sept. 29-Oct. 4, Virginia Horse Center
- Field Day with our Gentle Giants (Draft, mule and donkey demos), Oct. 3, Simms Farm, Forest, Va.
- BCHA Fall Lunch & Learn, Oct. 4, Green Hill Park Equestrian Center, Salem, Va. (Previously scheduled horse show is canceled.)
- Old Dominion Saddlebred Show, Oct. 9-10, Virginia Horse Center East Complex
- Sprouse’s Corner Ranch Series Fall Horse Show, Oct. 10, Buckingham, Va.
- Patrick Henry Girls Home Benefit Show, Oct. 17, Rustburg, Va.
- Friday Night Thunder – Under the Lights Speed and Games Show Series, Oct. 23, Sprouses Corner Ranch, Buckingham, Va.
- New London Horse Show Series, Oct. 24, Coyote Crossing Cattle Company, 4178 Headens Bridge Road, Bedford, Va.
- GHPEC Halloween Fun Show, Oct. 25, Green Hill Equestrian Center, Salem, Va.
- Cross View Show Series – Halloween, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Green Hill Equestrian Center, Salem, Va.
- Fall Virginia Horse Trials, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Virginia Horse Center
- Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association Finals, Nov. 6-8, Virginia Horse Center Anderson Coliseum
- Hear the Beat Horse Show – Christmas Edition, Dec. 12, Virginia Horse Center Anderson Coliseum
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