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Entertainment for horse enthusiasts at the 2nd Annual Virginia Horse Festival

Posted at 4:49 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-29 16:49:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The 2nd Annual Virginia Horse Festival will feature more than 100 clinics, demonstrations,  exhibits and entertainment for all horse enthusiasts as well as dog agility trials.

It’s an opportunity to experience some incredible horses and witness a diversity of breeds in the Parade of Breeds Friday.

The annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at the Virginia Horse Festival will honor not only “Big Red,” but also his birthplace, 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of Meadow Stable in 1936.

It will also mark the debut of Groundshaker, the last horse bred and raced by Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat.

The festival, at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, is April 1-3. Festival hours are:

Friday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m.  – 5 p.m.

The Parade of Breeds will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 1st, in the First Bank & Trust Company Pavilion. For more information visit