Open Horse Show Kicks Off Ag Fair This Year

Written by Jamey Singleton. Posted in News

horseshowFRANKLIN CO. - On September 9, 2017, the 2017 Franklin County Agricultural Fair will be kicked off with the Franklin County Open Horse Show. The Franklin County Equestrian Club is the organizer of the Open Horse Show.

The Open Horse Show is inviting competitors to participate. Competitors may register starting at 9:00 a.m. the day of the show. Entry fees are $8.00 per class. Spectators may attend the show for free, with admission at 10:00 a.m.

The Open Horse Show will be sanctioned by the Blue Ridge Horse Force and the Franklin County Equestrian Club. Competitors do not need to be a member of either organization to
participate. The Open Horse Show will feature 71 competitive classes with ribbons awarded for First through Sixth place. Championship and Reserve Championship will be awarded in English,
Hunter, Ranch, Western, Walking/Racking and Gymkhana – Junior, Youth & Adult and Games Divisions. For show rules and a list of competitive classes, visit:

New this year, the Franklin County Equestrian Club’s “Turn & Burn Series” will occur at the conclusion of the Open Horse Show. Participants in this series have competed throughout the
summer and have accumulated points in barrel racing, pole bending and other speed classes.

 “Throughout Franklin County’s history, horses have been a majestic feature of our rural landscape. Whether used to work farms or provide competitive and recreational riding opportunities, horses are a mainstay in our community. The Horse Show is a fitting way to kick off the Agricultural Fair,” said David E. Rotenizer, Chairperson of the Franklin County Agricultural Fair,

The Open Horse Show will occur at Shadow Ridge Stables, 10120 Booker T. Washington Hwy, Wirtz, Va. Concessions available. Alcohol prohibited. Spectators may bring a lawn chair.

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