By: Brittany Bevis
The Spring Breakout Quarter Horse Show will have a special event sandwiched in the middle of their event, which is taking place on new dates this year, March 26-29 in Lexington, Virginia. The show will host six shows over the course of four days with judges Jennifer Leckey, Sara Simons, Danielle Burns, Eric Petersen, Jeff Allen, and Rick Baker officiating.
The 3 and Over Maiden Western Pleasure will take place on Saturday, and there are three new events added under the Virginia Maiden headline this year.
The main event, the 3 and Over Maiden Western Pleasure, paid $33,810 across ten placings last year, and even more entries are expected at this year’s event.
Maiden Manager, Cameron Van Sickle, explains the thought process behind developing a maiden event that highlights a slightly older age of horse than the traditional two-year-old futurity. “My goal is to showcase young Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle horses in a way that benefits owner, trainers, and the industry as a whole. I try to keep the entry cost down; because, as someone who has been involved in multiple programs focused on futurity horses, I know how many variables go into getting them ready, as well as the risk of them simply not making it to the pen.”
“I have a wonderful crew working with me, including Meghan Tierney, Sam Schiness, and Steven Pelzer. Suzanne Gonzales, the VQHA show manager, has allowed me to put together this program with ease and has been the best host I could possibly ask for. We are really looking forward to a great horse show this year!”
Click here to view the Virginia Maiden entry form.
Click here to view the Spring Breakout showbill.