WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: POSTPONED | This show has been moved to Oct. 3. On Saturday, September 26, the Franklin County Agricultural Fair Open Horse Show will anchor the 2015 Franklin County Fair. The horse show will take place at the Ginther Farm, 3128 Sontag Road in Rocky Mount, within a mile of the fairgrounds at Franklin County Recreation Park. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the show will start at 9 a.m. Organized by the Franklin County Equestrian Club, the horse show will be sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force and Franklin County Equestrian Club and will feature 56 classes. Entry fees are $8 per class. Championship and Reserve Championships will be awarded in Western, Walking/Racking, English and Gymkhana Youth and Adult divisions and the Game division. Concessions will be available. For questions or more information, call Patricia Wray at (540) 420-8169 or email FranklinCountyEquestrianClub@yahoo.com.
- ASHAV Horse Show (Saddlebreds), Sept. 23-26, Virginia Horse Center
- Glenmore Hunt Pony Club Horse Show, Sept. 26, Virginia Horse Center
- The Rockbridge Hunt Club will hold a Poker Ride on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Broadview Ranch, north of Natural Bridge. The event starts at 9 a.m., with last riders out at 11 a.m. The ride is 6-8 miles long. All riding disciplines are welcome.
- Adult Dressage Camp, Sept. 24-27, Penmerryl Equestrian Center, Greenville, Va. Debbie Rodriguez and Eliza Sydnor Romm are the clinicians.
- 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.
- BREA Fall Horse Trials & Team Challenge, Oct. 18, Green Hill Equestrian Park, Salem, Va.
- Southside Trail and Driving Club Benefit Ride, Oct. 18, Day Creek
- 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