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Saturday & Sunday, July 4-5
Morven Park Carriage Show & Pleasure Drive
Enjoy the beauty of antique vehicles as drivers compete in elegant driving matches and exciting obstacle courses on Saturday and as they drive the scenic acreage of Morven Park on Sunday. Free to spectators. Competitor entries close on June 16. www.MorvenPark.org.
Thursday, July 16, 7-9 p.m.
Equine Health Seminar Series: 3 Equine Vets/3 Hot Topics
Tuesday, July 21, and Tuesday, Aug. 18, 8 a,m.-noon & 4-8 p.m.
Morven Park Show-Cross (NEW!!!)
Virginia Horse Trials, a long time destination event for East Coast Eventers, announced today that International Course Designer John Nicholson will take over as the new FEI cross country course designer, beginning with the events staple FEI competition set to take place October 30th- November 1st, 2015. This event will mark Nicholson’s first course in the United States, an exciting addition to US Eventing as a whole, adding another highly accredited International FEI 3*/4* course designer to competition in the US.
Known for his beautiful presentation, design creativity, and unique flair, Nicholson has designed events, which include The New Zealand National 3-Day Event Championships, Horse of the Year, his home course at Kihikihi, and the 2014 Asian Games, as well as events in Thailand and Western Australia. In addition to designing many top courses, John has also been regularly invited to instruct others at FEI clinics for international course-designers across the globe.