morvenSharon_White_Merloch.smallVirginia starter horse trials, combined test, and dressage schooling will be held March 30 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va. Entries close March 25. Trials are to add an Advance Green XC Course for both the March and August/September Schooling events. There will be 8–10 simple obstacles, logs, and brush fences; no water and no ditches. The course will go around the water complex into the bowl area and back to the finish area. All jumps will be simple. The dressage test is USEA Beginner Novice B, Cross Country, not timed. Go to for entries, payment, and ride times.

Morven Park in Leesburg, Va., hosts its annual spring horse trials March 29-30 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. Competition begins with dressage, followed by show jumping and cross-country jumping through Morven Park’s scenic acreage. Free for spectators. For schedule of events, contact Laura Doyle at (703.777.2890) or visit