GET YOUR HORSE FIX: Calendar of equestrian events near Roanoke on Oct. 24-25

Year-end championship and Battle of the Barns prizes are up for grabs
on Saturday at the New London Horse Show.
Photo via Facebook.

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.


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.


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