The Great American Trail Horse Sale adds ranch horses to name, competition schedule

The Virginia Horse Center recently hosted The Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale, drawing nearly 170 sale horses and hundreds of potential buyers together from April 7-8. While the weekend centers around the auction of well-broke trail and working horses, it is much more than just a horse sale. Many of the horses also … Continue reading The Great American Trail Horse Sale adds ranch horses to name, competition schedule

Ranch horse market appears healthy at Great American Trail Horse Sale

Shez Available won the $2,000 trail horse competition but did not reach the reserve required to buy her during the sale. The Great American Trail Horse Sale showed the demand for well-broke, working horses is high with several bidders topping $8,000 to get the horse they were dreaming of at the sale. While the winner … Continue reading Ranch horse market appears healthy at Great American Trail Horse Sale

Gypsy Vanners again take top bids at Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale

If you’ve ever wondered if getting training for your horse is worth it, spending the day at The Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington is a showcase of just how much “broke” is worth in the market today. A well-trained, useful horse will always be wanted. The … Continue reading Gypsy Vanners again take top bids at Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale

Well-trained horses are wanted: Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale a spring hit

As the weather warms and the sun starts to feel just a bit warmer, daydreams shift to the promise of another great season of trail riding and hours spent on a favorite horse climbing the Blue Ridge Mountains or cantering along a river at James River State Park. Last weekend (April 13-14, 2018) in Virginia, … Continue reading Well-trained horses are wanted: Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale a spring hit

Photos coming soon from The Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale

We’re sorting through the images now from The Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale held April 7-8, 2017, at the Virginia Horse Center. We will post them as soon as possible. Meanwhile, follow Roanoke Equestrian and The Great American Trail Horse Sale on Facebook where we have posted a few of the images from … Continue reading Photos coming soon from The Great American Ranch and Trail Horse Sale

Market for well-broke horses remains strong at the Great American Trail Horse Competition and Sale

The Great American Trail Horse Sale offered a variety of horses, from quarter horses and mules, to Friesian Sport Horses and Percheron crosses and ponies. There were horses with star-studded pedigrees, and ones with no pedigrees at all. Polka-dotted appaloosas and multiple shades of buckskin, dun, palomino and roan colored the choices. But for all … Continue reading Market for well-broke horses remains strong at the Great American Trail Horse Competition and Sale

You don’t have to horse show to show off your horse around Roanoke

Riders during the Glenmore Hunt Club hunter pace. Photo by Glenmore Hunt Club. When many people think of equestrian competition, they think of the classic horse show. Requirements for fancy clothes, fancy tack and even a fancier horse leave many horse owners feeling disheartened and left out of competition with their equine partners. However, there’s … Continue reading You don’t have to horse show to show off your horse around Roanoke

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

My view: Stolen by the age of technology, horse auctions just aren’t the same online

One of the rings men watches for bids at The Great American Trail Horse Sale at the Virginia Horse Center in the spring of 2015. One of my earliest memories was going to the twice yearly horse auctions at Rimwold Ranch, owner of Appaloosa sire Prince Plaudit, just a few miles from where I grew … Continue reading My view: Stolen by the age of technology, horse auctions just aren’t the same online

GET YOUR HORSE FIX: Equestrian events in the Roanoke area Aug. 22-23

The Cross View Horse Show Series continues this weekend with Dog Days of Summer.   OPEN SHOWS The Cross View Horse Show Series continues with Dog Days of Summer on Aug. 22-23 at Green Hill Equestrian Center in Salem. Hunters and jumpers will show on Saturday, Aug. 22, with classes both over fences and on … Continue reading GET YOUR HORSE FIX: Equestrian events in the Roanoke area Aug. 22-23