The event takes place on the grounds of Johnson’s Orchards & Peaks of Otter Winery 1410 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523
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
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.
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 byReba 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.