2017 Franklin County Agricultural Fair Open Horse Show
On Saturday, September 9th, the Franklin County Agricultural Fair Open Horse Show served as the official kick off to fair week.
The horse show took 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. Following the Open Horse Show, the Franklin County Equestrian Club’s Turn & Burn Series kicked off. The events were free to the public to enjoy.
Organized and presented by the Franklin County Equestrian Club, the horse show featured 71 competitive classes, and was sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force (BRHF) and Franklin County Equestrian Club (FCEC). Ribbons were given in 1st through 6th place with Championship and Reserve Championship awarded in English, Hunter, Ranch, Western, Walking/Racking, Gymkhana ~ Junior, Youth & Adult and Game divisions. Concessions were available.
Save the date for the 2018 Franklin County Fair Open Horse Show on Saturday, September 8th.
Spectators are welcome – Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show!
2017 Show Classes
Entry fees are $8 per class. Registration forms will be available on-site on day of show.
For questions or more information, contact Patricia Wray at (540) 420-8169, email FranklinCountyEquestrianClub@yahoo.com, or visit the Franklin County Equestrian Club website at www.FranklinCountyEquestrianClub.com.
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.