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SWVADA Schooling Shows and Clinics

2024 SWVADA Clinics and Schooling Shows

PLEASE NOTE - Competitors must be current SWVADA members to earn points toward year-end awards. Awards are given for both recognized shows and schooling shows. Please check your name and member status here.


March 2 - Working Equitation Clinic with Holly Linz.  (Alphin Stuart Arena at Virginia Tech).

March 3 -
 Educational Sunday
at Alphin Stuart Arena at Virginia Tech. All-day tack sale, and 2023 SWVADA and BREA Annual Awards presentations. 

May 5 - BREA/SWVADA Spring Horse Trials, CT and Dressage (Green Hill Park Equestrian Center)

June 2 - BREA/SWVADA Summer CT and Dressage (Green Hill Park Equestrian Center)

October 20 - BREA/SWVADA Fall Horse Trials, CT and Dressage (Green Hill Park Equestrian Center)

And special thanks to Banixx, Kim Reid (Bemer),

Blanket Safe, Coat Defense, Foxden Equine,

and Southern States for their generous donations

to SWVADA in 2022-23.

2024 Volunteers Needed


WE NEED YOU - Volunteers make our shows and clinics happen.

Sarah Edwards is SWADA's 2024 volunteer coordinator. This is a great way for an active competitor to get your hours "behind the scenes". 

We also need someone to serve as co-manager of the SWVADA/BREA shows we have scheduled.


To run a smooth and efficient show, we need gate stewards, score sheet runners, scribe, scorers, announcer and lots of hands for setup the day before and take down at the end of the show. A pickup truck for setup and take down is helpful, if someone can commit their time and vehicle.


We provide lunch and will schedule around ride times if you are showing.


Job preference will be given to early responders. No experience needed, we provide on the job training, and lunch for all volunteers!

Please contact Sarah Edwards to volunteer, and thank you in advance for helping out.


Working Equitation Clinic

Holly Linz, of Keep Stables in 

Maryland, instructed the first

Working Equitation clinic in

Southwest Virginia at Green Hill

Park on October 22, with 15

riders and a diversity of horse

breeds and tack.

                                             Working Equitation has four trials:

                                             Dressage, Ease of Handling,                                                       Speed Round, and Cattle. 

                                              Holly, one of twenty Working                                                      Equitation coaches in the US,                                                    covered some history of the                                                      sport, the obstacles, and the

progression of the competitive

levels. She related dressage

moves to each obstacle and

explained how the dressage

moves related to the test and

ease of handling.


Message from our President

SWVADA offered many events to engage our members this past year and hosted our first 2024 clinic on March 2. 

We held three competitions at GHPEC last summer and fall, once again combining with BREA. 

We also hosted a Biomechanics clinic at Virginia Tech's Alphin Stuart Arena in August, and a Working Equitation clinic at GHPEC in October.

Juniors and young riders, SWVADA has been given a generous grant that you can apply for. These funds will be earmarked for training costs and will be awarded to members in good standing. Details will be available on the website in a few weeks.

As always, if you have any suggestions, questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to any board member.


Laura Nelson, past president

Want to Enter Our Next Event?

Look no further!

We had a full calendar for 2023, and have already hosted two 2024 events, with another coming up soon. Watch here as plans develop for more 2024 clinics and events. You can find links to current prize lists and entry forms in banners at the top of this page.

Fun for Everyone!

If you are a non-rider just looking to spend time in the community, we would love to have you volunteer!


Come out and join in on the fun in 2024! 

Results From Recent Shows:


Thank you to the competitors who came out and supported our SWVADA Schooling Shows! Placings and scores are now available. 

SWVADA-BREA October 2021 Schooling Show

SWVADA-BREA June 2021 Schooling Show

SWVADA-BREA May 2021 Schooling Show 

SWADA-BREA October 2020 Schooling Show

SWADA-BREA August 2020 Schooling Show

RVPC Fall Frolic 2020

RVPC Summer Frolic 2020


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