The Virginia Horse Show Association has announced the following events for the remainder of the year. Please go to their website to view more details and for related entry forms.

“Showing Your Pony To Win” Clinic – Friday, June 28, 2013 in the ring at the Warrenton Pony Show

This Hands-On Clinic is presented by Oliver Brown. At this free Clinic, Mr. Brown will demonstrate to and instruct kids on how to best present themselves and their ponies in the pony model. He will also incude handouts with the Top 10 Tips of what NOT to do and Top 10 Tips of things handlers SHOULD do when showing their pony on the line. This Clinic is free to all, compliments of the VHSA Special Events Committee. For further details, please visit the VHSA Website  under Special Events News Page or the News Page.


The VHSA Associate Summer Horse Show will be held June 28th ~ 30th at the Deep Run Horse Show Grounds in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia.

This show will strictly be a Hunter Show with no jumper divisions offered. The VHSA Associate Summer Horse Show will also be recognized by the Battlefield Horse Show Association, Capital Horse Show Association, Greater Richmond Horse Shows Association, Southwester Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association and the Virginia Beach Horse Shows Association. For the Jumper Divisions the VHSA will recognize three regional horse shows in Virginia which will offer double points strictly for the Jumper Divisions. A Horse can only be awarded double points at just one of the following shows:

7/9-10/13 House Mountain Horse Show in Lexington, Virginia

9/7/13 BHSA Benefit Horse Show in Spotsylvania, Virginia

10/12/13 Sandstone Farm Year-end Jumper Show in Millwood, Virginia.

In order to have one of these horse shows count as an individual horse’s double point jumper point show the owner/rider must complete the form that will be available at each of these horse shows designating that horse show as their one double point show. This form must be completed at the show and must accompany the horse show results that the Show Secretary will send to the VHSA office. If the VHSA office does not receive a form for your horse, then no double points will be awarded. There will be no exceptions – It is the owner/rider’s responsibility to make sure to complete the form at one of the three horse shows of their choice.


“Mounted Equitation Clinic with Val Renihan” – Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, in the Coliseum at the VA Horse Center

At this one day clinic there will be three groups: 3’0″ Children’s & Adult Group and the 3’6″ Junior/Amateur Owner Group. One should select a group based on the division in which on currently shows. The cost for this one day clinic will be $215 per rider, lunch included. All Auditors are free with the exception of $15 which covers the cost of a continental breakfast and lunch. Deadline to submit the Auditor Form and the Rider’s Forms is July 26th, 2013. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your performance at the VHSA Medal Finals which will be held later in the week during the Lexington- National Horse Show. Space is limited so please send in your forms immediately. All Forms can be found on the VHSA website – under Special Events New Page or the News Page.


“Judge’s Clinic” – December 7, 2013 at the VHSA Annual Meeting & Convention

This Clinic is free to all Convention attendees. Join a panel of the Nation’s leading judges for a special presentation that will show you how top judges will assess your performance in the show ring. You will learn the subtle differences that make a winner stand out. The judges will answer your questions about Hunter, Pony Hunter, Hunter Seat Equitation, Pony and Hunter Breeding Classes. This is a unique opportunity for VHSA Junior and Senior members to have their questions about judging answered by this outstanding panel. More information will be included in the Annual Meeting & Convention information that will be posted on the VHSA website in September.