Workshop and “A” rated horse show
Virginia Horse Center —
487 Maury Rd Lexington, VA 24450
This is a yearly opportunity offered to Emory & Henry equestrian students to get experience at a top horse show held at the beautiful Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va. (map) . Students gain hands on experience working for trainers and various aspects of running an "A" rated hunter/jumper show under the guidance of an experienced horse show manager. The top workshop student as voted on by the horse show management and staff receives the prestiges Robert M. Reel memorial trophy. This trophy is named in memory of Robert Reel, who was instrumental in developing a horse show with a "lab" for practical experience for equestrian college students. In addition students have the opportunity to compete at the horse show on college owned or private horses in hunter, equitation and jumper divisions as well as the Saturday night Collegiate Cup which is run in a loose IHSA format.