Make your plans now to attend!
If you are looking to buy a trail horse, The Great American Trail Horse Sale is the place for you. This unique annual auction is held for trail horses of all breeds and sells trail horses priced for all budgets. From Quarter Horses and Paints to Cross Breds and Gaited Horses, there will be horses and ponies to suite all ages, disciplines and levels of experience. Don't miss this exciting 2 day event.
Trail Horses of All Breeds For Sale
"The BEST Soundness Guarantee in the Business"
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CLINICIANS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
Friday - 11:00am
Clinic with Perfect Partners Equine
Four clinicians, Joe Most, Jackie Turnbull, Trent Rhea and Odell Grose of Perfect Partners Equine will give education and inspiration geared toward making you and your horse Perfect Partners. They will be demonstrating and teaching you the skills and communication necessary for your horse to perform well on the trails, at home, or in competitive trail events. With their years of extensive experience in training and showing, they will help you gain knowledge and techniques that will develop communication and trust with your equine partner. They will show you the skill sets necessary to bring out the best in your horse and yourself so you can have an enjoyable relationship. www.perfectpartnersequine.com
Friday - 1:00pm
How to Purchase the Right Horse For You & Your Family
Having made a career from training and showing horses along with teaching youth, amateur and adult riders, Jackie is familiar with all the ins and outs of horse and rider compatibility. She also produces the Great American Trail Horse Sale and will help you learn purchasing techniques for in and out of the sale ring.
Friday - 2:00pm
Demonstration of Sale Horses
in the Anderson Coliseum
$2,000 Trail Competition
Grand Entry of Sale Horses & Gaited Horse "Show-Off"
$2000 in Prize Money
This competition is open only to horses consigned to the sale. It is a judged event with 8 obstacles. The top ten scoring horses will come back to the finals on Saturday morning. An additional consignment fee is required.
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Begins: Friday at 7:00pm - Finals: Saturday at 9:30am
Finals of the Trail Competition
THE COWBOY CHURCH OF VIRGINIA
Saturday - 8:00am
The Cowboy Church of Virginia will be offering a service of music and prayer on Saturday morning at 8:00 am on the Concourse at their booth.
Everyone is Welcome!
Fort Valley Ranch Raffle
Winner Selected Saturday Before the Sale
Two nights accommodations either camping in a water & electric site or one room bunkhouse and two corrals for your
"GREAT AMERICAN" trail horses or mules.
When you sign up for a Buyers number at the sale, you become eligable for the drawing!
River Hill Stables
Drawing on Friday night.
A fabulous 2 night stay for you and your horse at the "Cottage" the perfect place for a weekend in the country.
Sign up for a buyers number and you become eligible for the drawing!
THE AMERICAN BULL RIDERS TOUR
Professional Bull Riding Event
Saturday evening at 8:00 pm
Ticket purchase starting in January
Known throughout the country and internationally, the Virginia Horse Center serves as a venue for over 100 events a year.
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Dogs are no longer permitted on the Coliseum concourse or at any ring entry point unless crated. All dogs must be on hand-held or tied leashes in or around the barns and parking areas. Pet owners violating this new policy will be subject to a $100 fine.
Come see our large variety of tack, equipment, horse products, gifts, jewelry, and clothing vendors.
We would like to extend our greatest appreciation to our sponsors.
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