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Short Circuit Horse Show Association 2014 Shows

The Short Circuit Horse Show Association features classes suitable for every rider, from beginner to expert. The association will host 19 shows in its 2014 season.  The schedule is listed at the end of this article.

Providing Opportunities for Practice

The Short Circuit Horse Show Association was founded in 1965 by a group of parents who wanted to provide opportunities for riding students to progress from beginner shows to A-rated shows.

“At that time there was nothing in the middle, where riders could grow to compete at the A-rated shows,” said Margaret Bzdak, whose mother Joan spearheaded the start of Short Circuit.  The parents decided a series shorter than Florida’s show season — thus the name “Short Circuit” — with venues at different farms in the north-central area of Virginia would give their children more practice.

“It was just kids, at the beginning,” said Bzdak.  “I remember it was very family oriented.  There were no trainers, just parents.  Even the dads were involved.  We had one-ring horse shows in the grass.”

The Short Circuit Horse Show Association season now includes some 20 shows in the spring and summer months.   Riders, trainers and spectators who are not members of the association are welcome at the shows.  However, you must be a member to accrue points.  Visit the group’s website for membership information.

The season culminates in a year-end banquet with award presentations and perpetual trophies including high point division and high point trainer.
The Short Circuit Horse Show Association 2014 Show Schedule
Saturday, April 19 – Virginia Pony Breeders Association Benefit (VPBA)
Begins 8:30 a.m. the Warrenton Show Grounds, 60 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton, Va.
Show Manager: Gegi Winslett, 540-972-1342

Saturday, May 3 – Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center
Begins 8 a.m. at Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center, 16589 Edwards Shop Rd., Remington, Va.
Show Manager: Jim Moore, 540-522-1017

Sunday, May 11 – TWA Horse Shows
Begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Warrenton Show Grounds, 60 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton, Va.
Show Manager: Gegi Winslett, 540-972-1342

Saturday, May 17 – LTD Horseshows
Begins at 9 a.m. at Frederick County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairground Rd., Clear Brook, Va.
Show Manager: Carol Bailey, 540-514-5762

Saturday, May 31 – Blue Ridge Hunt
Begins at 8:30 a.m. at Sandstone Farm, 3805 Millwood Rd., Millwood, Va.
Show Manager: Ann McIntosh, 540-837-2404

Sunday, June 8 – Red Gate Farm
Begins at 8:30 a.m. at Red Gate Farm, 15929 Hampton Rd., Hamilton, Va.
Show Manager: Christine Vitkus, 540-882-3530

Sunday, June 22 – Short Circuit Committee Benefit Show
Begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Warrenton Show Grounds, 60 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton, Va.
Show Manager: Gegi Winslett, 540-972-1342

Sunday, July 6 – Red Gate Farm
Begins at 8:30 a.m. at Red Gate Farm, 15929 Hampton Rd., Hamilton, Va.
Show Manager: Christine Vitkus, 540-882-3530

Sunday, July 20 – Sandstone Farm
Begins at 8:30 a.m. at Sandstone Farm, 3805 Millwood Rd., Millwood, Va.
Show Manager: Luci Strange, 540-837-1261

Saturday, July 26 – Moriah Farm
Begins at 8 a.m. at Moriah Farm, 8317 Meetze Rd., Warrenton, Va.
Show Manager: Bill Yeager, 301-252-4085

Saturday, August 2 – Moriah Farm
Begins at 8 a.m. at Moriah Farm, 8317 Meetze Rd., Warrenton, Va.
Show Manager: Bill Yeager, 301-252-4085

Sunday, August 10 – Sandstone Farm
Begins at 8:30 a.m. at Sandstone Farm, 3805 Millwood Rd., Millwood, Va.
Show Manager: Luci Strange, 540-837-1261

Saturday, Aug. 16 – TWA Horse Shows
Begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Warrenton Show Grounds, 60 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton, Va.
Show Manager: Gegi Winslett, 540-972-1342

Saturday, Aug. 23 – Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center
Begins 8 a.m. at Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center, 16589 Edwards Shop Rd., Remington, Va.
Show Manager: Jim Moore, 540-522-101

Sunday, Sept. 7 – Red Gate Farm
Begins at 8:30 a.m. at Red Gate Farm, 15929 Hampton Rd., Hamilton, Va.
Show Manager: Christine Vitkus, 540-882-3530

Saturday, Sept. 13 – LTD Horseshows
Begins at 9 a.m. at Frederick County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairground Rd., Clear Brook, Va.
Show Manager: Carol Bailey, 540-514-5762

Sunday, Sept. 28 – TWA Horse Shows
Begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Warrenton Show Grounds, 60 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton, Va.
Show Manager: Gegi Winslett, 540-972-1342

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