Virginia Horse Trials to Offer Two New Divisions, Starter and CCI2*-S, for May Event

Boyd Martin and Barry competing at VHT International and Horse Trials. Photo by official photographer, Brant Gamma Photography.

Heading to VHT International and Horse Trials, to be held May 23-26 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington? In addition to Beginner Novice through Advanced/Intermediate (including Modified) horse trials divisions and CCI3*-S and CCI2*-L international divisions, the event’s spring edition is offering two new divisions: a debut Starter division with fences set at 2’-2’3”, and a CCI2*-S class.

“We try to make positive changes based on feedback from competitors and add a little something new every year,” Organizer Andy Bowles says. “It was natural for us to add the CCI2*-S to the schedule considering the popularity of the CCI2*-L. And with our schooling shows throughout the year seeing so much success, we’re hoping to see some of the competitors from those shows joining us at the recognized level, from Starter on up.”

Thanks to Virginia Horse Trials’ wide range of offerings, you can pack up the whole barn — from your green beans to your FEI horses — for the event. VHT even offers young horse divisions for 4- and 5-year-olds.

VHT is an EN favorite event, with fantastic courses, great footing, super organization and a beautiful setting nestled in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

“We’ve really settled into our rhythm at VHT, and we are excited about everything we are presenting to competitors year after year,” Andy says. “We have a great team dedicated to putting on the best event possible and giving every horse and rider a great experience no matter what level they compete.”

VHT is expecting a large competition with 400+ horses, so get those entries in today! Helpful links: Website, Omnibus, Facebook, Instagram.

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