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The  Horse & Hound Wine Festival 
invites you to participate in this 
11th annual event on
July 11, 2015
Time: 11am to 6pm
Horse And Hound Events
Lure Coursing

There will be a demonstration of Lure
Coursing given by Laura Cormier. Lure
coursing is a humane sport which re-
creates the chase of the hare by the
pursuing hound. The "bunny" consists of
strips of white plastic attached to a
continuous loop line that runs through a
series of pulleys to simulate the zigzag
path of a rabbit on the run.

After the demo, all dogs that attend the festival
are invited to try the course.
See Photos

Kiddie Korral


Supervised activities for children simulating rodeo games and quiet games as well throughout the day. Supervision by the staff and volunteers of  Brook Hill Farm Rehabilitation and Rescue and sponsored by Bank of the James.

Muskrat Races


This event uses the Jack Russell

Terrier's highly developed prey drive

to swim through water in pursuit

of an artificial lure.


Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited

to swim across the pond in pursuit of an

artificial lure. There will be three divisions

of competition: small, medium, and large

dogs. The winner in each division will

receive a trophy.

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Daredevil Dogs and Divas

We’re looking for pets that can dance, beg, shake hands, catch a Frisbee, play dead, smile, speak, sing, take a bow, or do something really amazing.  Can your pet do a single trick or do an entire dance routine?  





We want to see athletic tricks, entertaining tricks, and tricks that make you go “WOW”.  



There will be Frisbees and tennis balls available but feel free to bring your own props for performances.  Do you and your pet share the same fashion sense and dress alike for special occasions, holidays, or parades?  Strut your stuff!!!  Bring your best tricks, costumes, and talents and show off a little!  There will be impartial judges who recognize style and talent and who may or may not be influenced by crowd reaction.
Parade of Horses

Equine events will be provided and directed by Reba Farm Inn/Saddle Soar Equitainment



The Horse parade will continue to be a crowd pleaser with a wide variety of horses to be exhibited.  In addition there will be new and exciting events such as:  featured wild horses from the herd on the Outer Banks, N.C. and a Chincoteague pony from Virginia’s Assateague Island.

Also available will be demonstrations of English riding, maybe a trick rider; and educational opportunities in training methods for use in turning unwanted, abused, and neglected horses into willing partners for all riders.

The popular horse and pony rides will be available for a charge.