GET YOUR HORSE FIX: Calendar of equestrian events in the Roanoke area Oct. 17-18

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.  




  • 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 


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