Saddle up and hit the trail. From the trails on Mill Mountain (less than 5 minutes from downtown Roanoke) to the more than 60 miles of trails at Carvins Cove, these equestrian clubs will connect you with other horse lovers in the Roanoke Region.
The Back Country Horsemen of America is a national group dedicated to preserving the rights and land use of horses in the back country and is a non-profit organization. BCHU works under the idea that continued horse use, in harmony with the capacity of our public lands, is the best interest of the majority of Americans.
The primary focus of BCHU is:
The Eastern Divide Chapter covers Craig, Montgomery, Bland, and Giles counties.
The mission of the Blue Ridge Horse Force is to promote grassroots showmanship and sportsmanship by uniting local open horse shows. BRHF shows are held by organizations ranging from 4-H groups to civic leagues to training stables to charitable organizations. All are able to raise more funds for their groups through increased BRHF member participation. Exhibitors can compete at any of these shows knowing that there will be uniformity in class descriptions and offerings.
The Botetourt County Horseman’s Association is designed to promote interest in breeding and showing of horses, to promote better horsemanship, to offer educational opportunities and social activities, and to stimulate interest in the equine and local equine activities and events.
The group meets monthly and maintains an active Facebook group.
The Green Hill Park Equestrian Center is a public facility owned by Roanoke County and operated by a private board of directors exclusively for the equine enthusiast. The facility is open year round for members with three show rings and a cross country course offering opportunities for all disciplines. The park is available for rent for horse shows and related events.
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