Region 15 Markel Firecracker Classic and Championship Horse Show is a go in Lexington VA - Virginia Horse Center

REGION 15 UPDATE – the show is definitely happening !! July 1-5, 2020. Pre-entries are due by June 10th. Do not be afraid to send your entries – no checks will be cashed or credit cards processed until after June 15th.

Thanks so much for your patience as we have been working on the approval of the venue. There are 2 options – We can definitely hold the show at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, NC. The NC Governor has already reopened show facilities with strict social distancing policies. The Raleigh facility is open and is following the recommended USEF Action Plan guidelines.
The Virginia Horse Center has the USEF Action Plan in place and is ready to hold shows. They are set to reopen on June 10th. However – Virginia will only be in Phase 2 of its reopening plan which limits gatherings to under 50 people. We have been seeking a waiver to allow larger groups since we know we can maintain a proper distance between people and horses at the show. I expect a reply within the next 24-48 hours. If that reply doesn’t come – we will move forward and hold the show in NC.
We know time is running short and there are travel plans to be made. It’s a hard decision to move our regional show out of our region and not exhaust every option to keep it in Lexington. Please know we understand your concerns and are doing the very best we can to hold a much anticipated and safe event for you all.
Please contact me directly with any questions.
Kim Dickinson, Show Manager