Horse Shows and Trail Rides: This Summer’s Equestrian Events

Summer 2015 Around the Virginia Countryside

Black horse show jumpingWith warm weather and longer days, summer is the perfect time for enjoying the great outdoors. Experience a variety of equestrian events this summer, from polo to pony shows. Here are several summer festivities happening around Virginia.

Twilight Fun at Great Meadows: Polo and Competitions

Every Saturday night, the Great Meadow Foundation hosts Twilight Polo. Enjoy fast-paced arena polo as the stars ease into the cool evening sky. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to the feature match and dance the night away in the pavilion after the race. Twilight Polo will be held weekly through September 19th.

And once a month during the summer, experience wine tasting, tug-o’-war, and dancing at Twilight Jumpers. This event features two jumping competitions, which you can view from the grassy berm or railside box. Join the fun July 31st and August 28th!

Find out more information about Great Meadows’ twilight events on the Great Meadow Foundation’s website.

Famous Fox Chase Farm

Fox Chase Farm will be hosting several events throughout the summer months.

July 25th will be the next regular Hunter Show. The following week will be the next Jumper Show on August 1st, and another Hunter Show will be held the following day on August 2nd. The next shows will be held at the tail end of summer on September 11th and 19th.

View the full list of summer shows on Fox Chase Farm’s website.

Other Summer Events and Tournaments

Devaux Farms hosts pony camps during the year, which are held for four days in Clarke County. The next camps are set for July 20th-24th and August 20th-24th.

A Snickersville Hunt Trail Ride will take place July 24th with a trail ride at Creekside.

Make Your Equestrian Home in Virginia’s Countryside

You can experience Virginia’s equestrian shows and events all year long as a resident. If you’d like to stay a while in Virginia’s beautiful heartland and are interested in buying a horse farm or country home, connect with my team and we can talk about finding your ideal home together.

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