Horse Show scheduled for April 19 has been cancelled

LYNCHBURG–The Bedford County Hunt Horse Show scheduled for April 19 has been cancelled.

Randolph College made the decision to cancel the show as a precaution after two of the College’s horses experienced a fever 5 days ago. The horses are under veterinary care, and no other horses have shown signs of illness. However, in an effort to be overly cautious and protect the health of both the College’s horses and those of participants, Randolph made the difficult decision to cancel the spring show.

Christopher P. Mitchell
Director of Riding
Randolph College
Cpmitchell@randolphcollege.edu
IHSA Director at Large
Office (434) 384-3231
www.randolphwildcats.com

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Trail Ride, Sunday, April 27, 2014

April 27, 2014 (Sunday)
Long Meadows Farm Trail Ride at 10:00 a.m. (No Rain Date Scheduled)

Please come ride our first trail ride of the year! All members are invited and encouraged to bring their friends. For the first time, our trail rides will be open to the public. There is a $10 fee for non-BCH Members and all disciplines are welcome. We do require a helmet, a current coggins, and a signed waiver (link below).

Ride will be led by Med and Dick Long
The ride will be 1-1/2 hours long and there will be two groups, one that moves on and one that is slower
Availability to school over x-country jumps
Ride will be over mixed terrain with water crossings
Water available away from parking area so best to bring water for sponging
Bring a snack to share at the table and a drink for yourself
RSVP to Med Long 817/564-1981 or at longmeadowsfarm@yahoo.com

Directions: MapQuest directions to 2428 Carters Mill Rd., Huddleston, VA, 24104 will work unless you are coming from Altavista and points south.

From AltaVista: Rt. 43 North for approximately 2.5 miles, Right on Rt. 628 (Bishop Creek), travel north on Rt. 628 for approximately 9 miles to the stop sign at Rt. 626 (SML Parkway), Left on Rt 626, go through the next stop sign, continue for 4.5 miles, Left on Rt. 630 (Carters Mill), travel 1.4 miles to the entrance to Long Meadows farm on the left.

From Roanoke: Rt. 24 East to Rt. 43, Right on Rt 43, travel 1 mile and Right on Rt. 727 (Crab Orchard), travel 4 miles, at stop sign trun Right on Rt. 626 (SML Parkway), travel 2 miles to Left on Rt. 630 (Carters Mill), travel 1.4 miles to the entrance to Long Meadows farm on the left.

And check back for details on other scheduled trail rides
May 11, 2014 (Sunday), 10:00 a.m., Long Meadows Farm, Huddleston, Va
June 18, 2014 (Wednesday), 11:00 a.m., Shangrila Guest Ranch, South Boston, VA
July 7, 2014 (Monday) 10 a.m., James River State Park

BCH Equine Activity Release Waiver

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Spring Hunter Pace, Sunday, May 4, 2014


Join us for our Spring Hunter Pace on Sunday, May 4th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, rain or shine. The ride will be about 7 miles through the historic Sweet Briar property. There will be three divisions, Full Cry, Hill Toppers, and Trail Riders, with two ribbons awarded to the first six places in each division.

Dress is informal; helmets and current coggins required. Entry fee is $40 for adults, $30 for riders under 18, and lunch is included in the entry fee.

This pace is the first of a series of three paces which count toward winning the Jesse Ray Ford Memorial Award. The team with the highest score from all three paces combined wins. A team must consist of the same two riders and they must ride the same division in all three paces to qualify.The next pace in the series will be Saturday, August 9 at Oldenacres Farm in Goode, VA. The final pace will be in the fall (date TBA) at Long Meadows Farm in Huddleston, VA.

Directions: See the flyer for directions.

Hunter Pace Flyer, BCH Equine Activity Release Waiver

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BRHF Spring Show **** canceled ****

Announcing Bedford County Hunt’s spring horse show on Saturday, April 19 at Randolph College Riding Center! The show offers Blue Horse Force recognized classes plus a division for Field Hunters and the “No Clouds” Perpetual Trophy.

Download the BCH 2014 Spring Horse Show Prize List.

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Last Minute News for Mr. Jefferson’s Hunt Ball!

It’s almost here! This coming Saturday, March 15th, is the first ever Mr. Jefferson’s Bedford County Hunt Ball at his Bedford County plantation estate, Poplar Forest!

For directions and the lastest updates, click here!

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