For riders who have mastered the local show courses and are looking for a well-run show in a top-notch facility, the House Mountain Horse Show at the Virginia Horse Center is an excellent step up without the pressure of a rated show.
House Mountain held its June show on June 10-11 with classes for hunters/jumpers sanctioned through SWVHJA and VHSA. Stephen Bickers, Mark Wonderly and Robin Wood judged. The show uses three arenas at the horse center including the Coliseum. The hunter divisions ran from 18 inches to 3’6″. Divisions appeared to have good numbes Saturday afternoon, with hopeful hunters a deep 20-plus group of competitors.
Along with the hunter and jumper divisions, the show also offered an Adult Medal and a Hunt Seat Meda, Oak Ridge Medal, Pony Medal, Sweet Briar Medal and the Randolph College Medal. The show also offers a division of T.I.P. Special Thoroughbred classes.
House Mountain will hold its next show on Tuesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 12, at the horse center.