2019 Franklin County Agricultural Fair Open Horse Show
On Saturday, September 14th, 2019 the Franklin County Agricultural Fair Open Horse Show will serve as the official kick off to fair week.
The horse show will take place at Shadow Ridge Stables, 10120 Booker T. Washington Hwy in Wirtz with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the show starting at 10 a.m. The show is free and open to the public.
Organized and presented by the Franklin County Equestrian Club, the horse show features 76 competitive classes, and is sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force (BRHF) and Franklin County Equestrian Club (FCEC).
Ribbons are given in 1st through 6th place with Championship and Reserve Championship awarded in English, Hunter, Ranch, Western, Walking/Racking, Gymkhana ~ Youth & Adult divisions.
Concessions will be available throughout the day with proceeds supporting the Franklin County Equestrian Club.
Spectator admission is FREE! Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show!
2019 Show Classes
Junior = up to 12 years old
Entry fees are $10 per class. Pre-Registration is available via the forms below. Please print and complete the registration form and email it to FranklinCountyEquestrianClub@yahoo.com to pre-register for the show. Pre-Register by Saturday,September 7, 2019 and receive $1.00 off per class!
Registration forms will also be available on-site on day of show. A 2019 Equine Release and Waiver must be completed by all participants and can be done as part of pre-registration.
- 2019 Open Horse Show Classes and Rules Flyer – PDF
- 2019 Open Horse Show Registration form – PDF
- 2019 Equine Release and Waiver – PDF
- 2019 Patterns – PDF
- One of the patterns per class presented in this document will be chosen for show performance. Please come prepared to perform the patterns listed for your class. The chosen pattern will be announced at the show.
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Driving Directions to Shadow Ridge Stables:
Take 220 South towards Rocky Mount. Take left onto Wirtz Road/Route 697 (Intersection at Plateau Plaza & Tractor Supply) and continue for approximately 9.2 miles. Take left onto VA-122 North for abot 4.2 miles. Shadow Ridge Stables will be on your right.
From Rocky Mount:
Take VA-122 North for approximately 10.2 miles. Shadow Ridge Stables will be on your right.
Take VA-122 South for approximately 23.7 miles. Shadow Ridge Stables will be on your left.
Follow US-220 N towards Rocky Mount. Take exit towards VA-40, VA-122. Turn right at light onto Old Franklin Turnpike. Take left onto VA-122 North for approximately 10.2 miles. Shadow Ridge Stables will be on your right.
Disabled parking is available with appropriate tag.
Prices, policies, programs, schedules, attractions and entertainment subject to change or cancellation without notice. No Rainchecks. No Refunds. No weapons, guns or knives allowed at the event. The Franklin County Agricultural Fair and/or County of Franklin reserves the right to refuse admission.