WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: The Great American USDF Regional Dressage Championship and VADA Fall Show will be held Oct. 15-18 at the Virginia Horse Center. The U.S. Dressage Finals is an invitational competition using the USEF/USDF Regional Championship program to qualify. The championships will encompass the entire horse center and will have 12 judges. Saturday night will feature Grand Prix musical freestyles and a dog costume show.
- Stone Bridge Equestrian Center October Show, Oct. 17, Stone Bridge Equestrian Center in Lexington, Va. This show is for hunter/jumpers both on the flat and over fences. Zach Parks will judge. Show starts at 8:30 a.m.
- Patrick Henry Girls Home Benefit Show, Oct. 17, Rustburg, Va. Show starts at 11 a.m. Rebekah
Powers of Hubert, North Carolina, will judge. This show is Blue Ridge Horse Force and Franklin County Equestrian Club sanctioned. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
- 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 near Montvale in Bedford County. 26-mile ride leaves at 9 a.m. Others who don’t want to do entire 26-mile ride can ride at their convenience. Cookout meal to be provided at 5 p.m. Please RSVP. (Directions to Day Creek: From Bedford take U.S. 460 West. Turn right on Rt. 697. Go .06 mile, turn left on FS 196. Parking is 0.4 miles on left. Turn left on FS 2087 to enter parking area.)
- Meet An Arabian Open House at Amethyst Acres, Oct. 17, Buchanan, Va. (RSVP required to email@example.com)
- Friday Night Thunder – Under the Lights Speed and Games Show Series, Oct. 23, Sprouses Corner Ranch, Buckingham, Va.
- East Coast Stock Horse Association Fun Show, Oct. 24, Reva, Va.
- New London Horse Show Series, Oct. 24, Coyote Crossing Cattle Company, 4178 Headens Bridge Road, Bedford, Va.
- Southwest Virginia Dressage Association Fall Halloween Show, Oct. 24, Green Hill Park, Salem, Va.
- GHPEC Halloween Fun Show, Oct. 25, Green Hill Equestrian Center, Salem, Va.
- Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show, Oct. 24-25, Virginia Horse Center
- 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
- Trimble’s Ridge Horse Show, Oct. 31, Virginia Horse Center East Complex
- Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association Finals, Nov. 6-8, Virginia Horse Center Anderson Coliseum
- Franklin County Mini Education Equine Program, Nov. 7, Ferrum College
- Virginia Horse Shows Association Championships, Nov. 12-15, Virginia Horse Center
- Rockbridge Hunt Club Fall Hunter Pace, Nov. 15, Staunton, Va.
- Hear the Beat Horse Show – Christmas Edition, Dec. 12, Virginia Horse Center Anderson Coliseum
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