Franklin County Agricultural Fair Competitions

September 12 - 15, 2018

2018 Franklin County Agricultural Fair Open Horse Show

 

On Saturday, September 8th, 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 73 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 ~ Junior, Youth & Adult and Game divisions. Concessions were available.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show!

2018 Show Classes

  1. Model Hunter – FCEC/BRHF
  2. Model Western – FCEC/BRHF
  3. Model English – FCEC/BRHF
  4. Model Ranch – FCEC
  5. Showmanship – FCEC/BRHF
  6. Hunter Pleasure W/T – Youth – FCEC/BRHF
  7. Hunter Pleasure W/T – Adult – FCEC/BRHF
  8. Hunter Pleasure W/T/C – Youth – FCEC/BRHF
  9. Hunter Pleasure W/T/C – Adult – FCEC/BRHF
  10. Hunter Equitation W/T/C – Youth  – FCEC/BRHF
  11. Hunter Equitation W/T/C – Adult  – FCEC/BRHF
  12. Obstacle Trail Class W/J – FCEC/BRHF
  13. Obstacle Trail Class w/J/L – FCEC/BRHF
  14. Therapeutic Trail Class – FCEC
  15. Hunter Hack W/T/C (2-2′ jump pattern) – Youth – FCEC/BRHF
  16. Hunter Hack W/T/C (2-2′ jump pattern) – Adult – FCEC
  17. Hunter Hack-B- W/T/C (2-2′ cross rails pattern*) – Youth – FCEC
  18. Hunter Hack-B-W/T/C (2-2′ cross rails pattern*) – Adult – FCEC/BRHF
  19. Hunter GAYP Jackpot – FCEC
  20. English Equitation W/T – Youth – FCEC/BRHF
  21. English Equitation W/T – Adult – FCEC/BRHF
  22. English Pleasure W/T – Youth – FCEC/BRHF
  23. English Pleasure W/T – Adult – FCEC/BRHF
  24. English Pleasure W/T/C– Youth – FCEC/BRHF
  25. English Pleasure W/T/C – Adult – FCEC/BRHF
  26. English As You Please – Youth – FCEC/BRHF
  27. English As You Please – Adult – FCEC/BRHF
  28. Trail Racking – FCEC/BRHF
  29. English GAYP Jackpot – FCEC
  30. Leadline Walk Only – FCEC/BRHF
  31. Junior Walk Only – FCEC
  32. Junior Open Walk/Trot – FCEC
  33. Therapeutic Equitation Walk Only – FCEC
  34. Therapeutic Equitation Slow Trot – FCEC
  35. Stock Seat Equitation W/J/L (17 years & younger) – FCEC/BRHF
  36. Stock Seat Equitation W/J/L (18 years & older) – FCEC/BRHF
  37. Western Pleasure W/J – Youth – FCEC/BRHF
  38. Western Pleasure W/J – Adult – FCEC/BRHF
  39. Western Pleasure W/J/L – Youth – FCEC/BRHF
  1. Western Pleasure W/J/L – Adult – FCEC/BRHF
  2. Western Pleasure Go As You Please – Youth – FCEC/BRHF
  3. Western Pleasure Go As You Please – Adult – FCEC/BRHF
  4. Western Pleasure GAYP Jackpot – FCEC
  5. Gaited Go As You Please – FCEC
  6. Country Pleasure Racking – FCEC/BRHF
  7. Ranch Riding W/J – FCEC/BRHF
  8. Ranch Riding W/J/L – FCEC/BRHF
  9. Ambling Pleasure – FCEC
  10. Walking Horse Plantation Specialty (No Canter) – FCEC/BRHF
  11. Ranch Riding GAYP – FCEC
  12. Ranch Riding Pattern – FCEC/BRHF
  13. Ranch Riding GAYP Jackpot – FCEC
    FOLLOWING CLASSES NOT TO BEGIN BEFORE NOON
  14. Leadline Cloverleaf Barrels – FCEC
  15. Therapeutic Cloverleaf Barrels – FCEC
  16. Junior Cloverleaf Barrels – FCEC
  17. Youth Cloverleaf Barrels – FCEC/BRHF
  18. Adult Cloverleaf Barrels – FCEC/BRHF
  19. Junior Texas Barrels – FCEC
  20. Youth Texas Barrels – FCEC/BRHF
  21. Adult Texas Barrels – FCEC/BRHF
  22. Leadline Speed Barrel
  23. Junior Speed Barrel – FCEC
  24. Youth Speed Barrel – FCEC/BRHF
  25. Adult Speed Barrel – FCEC/BRHF
  26. Leadline Pole Bending – FCEC
  27. Therapeutic Pole Bending
  28. Junior Pole Bending – FCEC
  29. Youth Pole Bending – FCEC/BRHF
  30. Adult Pole Bending – FCEC/BRHF
  31. Junior Stake Race – FCEC
  32. Youth Stake Race – FCEC
  33. Adult Stake Race – FCEC
  34. Cloverleaf Barrels Jackpot – FCEC

Junior = up to 12 years old
Youth = 17 years and younger
Adult = 18 years & older

 

Entry fees are $9 per class or $75 to ride all day for each horse/rider combination (excludes Jackpot Classes). Jackpot Classes are $20 per class (50% payout based on entries for 1st thru 3rd place. No Points Accumulated). Registration forms will be available on-site on day of show.

  • 2018 Open Horse Show Classes and Rules Flyer – PDF | Word
  • 2018 Open Horse Show Registration form – PDF | Word

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.

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Driving Directions to Shadow Ridge Stables:

From Roanoke:
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.

From Bedford:
Take VA-122 South for approximately 23.7 miles. Shadow Ridge Stables will be on your left.

From Martinsville:
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.