|Year-end championship and Battle of the Barns prizes are up for grabs
on Saturday at the New London Horse Show.
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Weekend highlight: The New London Horse Show Series will wrap up for the season on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Coyote Crossing Cattle Company (4178 Headens Bridge Road) in Bedford, Va. Saturday’s show,, will include a Costume Class with a $50 gift card to Tractor Supply to the winner and a Battle of the Barns (Teams of 5 horse-and-rider combinations), which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The show, to be judged by Elizabeth Rapier, includes classes for English, Western, Halter, Minis, Ranch, Trail and Gaited. The show also includes an Equitation Championship Hack Off for the winners and reserves in the Hunt Seat Equitation age division classes. The winner of the championship will win a Perpetual Trophy sponsored by the Liberty University Equestrian Center. This show is Blue Ridge Horse Force sanctioned.
OTHER HORSE SHOWS
- 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.
- 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.
Note: The Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show scheduled Oct. 24-25 at the Virginia Horse Center has been canceled.
- Registration for the Phillip Dutton Clinic sponsored by Healing Strides of Virginia on Nov. 7 in Boones Mill, Va., closes on Monday, October 26. Space is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. Auditors are also welcome.
- Cross View Show Series – Halloween, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Green Hill Equestrian Center, Salem, Va.
- Franklin County Equestrian Club’s Ghost and Goblins Competitive Trail Ride, Oct. 31, Waid Park in Rocky Mount
- Fall Virginia Horse Trials, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Virginia Horse Center
- Trimble’s Ridge Horse Show, Oct. 31, Virginia Horse Center East Complex
- Iron Mountain Meadow Halloween trail ride, Oct. 31, Ivanhoe, Va. (For reservations call 276-237-2600)
- Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association Finals, Nov. 6-8, Virginia Horse Center Anderson Coliseum
- Franklin County Mini Education Equine Program, Nov. 7, Ferrum College
- Phillip Dutton Clinic sponsored by Healing Strides of Virginia, Nov. 7, Boones Mill, VA
- BCHA Hunter Pace, Nov. 8, Belle Haven Estates in Buchanan, Va. (For more information, contact Debbie Mooty at 540-312-8393.)
- Virginia Horse Shows Association Championships, Nov. 12-15, Virginia Horse Center
- The Gala of the Royal Horses, Nov. 12, Berglund Center, Roanoke
- Franklin County Equestrian Club 2nd Annual County Fair Horse Show, Nov. 14, Ginther Farm, Rocky Mount, Va.
- Horse Head Wreath Workshop, Nov. 14, Blue Ridge Public Library (For more information or to register contact: Delila Spradlin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Only 15 spots available)
- Rockbridge Hunt Club Fall Hunter Pace, Nov. 15, Staunton, Va.
- Mountain State Rodeo Winter Series, Nov. 20-21, Virginia Horse Center
- Franklin County Trailblazer 4-H Club Fall Fun Show, Nov. 21, The Hatcher Farm in Ferrum, Va.
- Bedford County Hunt Fall Horse Show, Nov. 22, Randolph College Riding Center in Lynchburg, Va.
- Mountain State Rodeo Winter Series, Dec. 4-5, Virginia Horse Center
- Hear the Beat Horse Show – Christmas Edition, Dec. 12, Virginia Horse Center Anderson Coliseum
- Franklin County Equestrian Club Reindeer Games Competitive Trail Ride, Dec. 26, Waid Park, Rocky Mount
- Mountain State Rodeo Winter Series,Jan. 29-30, Virginia Horse Center
- Mountain State Rodeo Winter Series, Feb. 26-27, Virginia Horse Center
- Mountain State Rodeo Winter Series, March 25-26, Virginia Horse Center
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