BCHA Calendar

Regular member meetings are OPEN to the public and anyone interested in joining BCHA.

Member dues are $20 a year and includes all activities & events as described below.

Dinner is on your own, unless otherwise noted. Some events such as clinics and horse shows may include an extra charge.

2019 

  • January  - No monthly meeting. (First Tuesday is a holiday.)

  • February 5 - General Membership Meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville, Speaker: Cheryl Waltz, Save Your Horse -- large animal rescue 

  • March 5 - General Membership Meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville, Speaker: Emma Jeffries of Blue Valley Vet. Spring vaccinations.

  • March 16 - Used Tack Sale, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Daleville VFW

  • April 2 - General Membership Meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville, Speaker: Margaret Cornwell, Ferrum College Equestrian team coach, discusses therapeutic riding with Healing Strides of Virginia.

  • May  7 - General Membership Meeting, 7 p.m., Hawk Hollow Farm, 146 Melody Lane, Fincastle, Speaker: Allen Rasnick, horse trainer, demonstrates his training method.

  • June 4 - General Membership Meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville. Speaker: Jill Deegan, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Botetourt County, on the animal abuse laws and animal cruelty.

  • July - BREAK, no meeting

  • August  6 - General Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Hawk Hollow Farm, 146 Melody Lane, Fincastle (come off Wheatland Rd. to Melody Lane). Speaker: Kevin Crowder, animal control sergeant, and Adam Smith, fire prevention lieutenant, demonstrate farm safety.

  • September 3 - General Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Harmony Farm Sanctuary, 1345 Blue Ridge Turnpike, Fincastle, Speaker: Lisa O’Neill, Angels of Assisi Animal Rescue, tours their rescue operation

  • October 1 - General Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville, Speaker: Pam Milliron, owner of Saddles ‘n’ Stuff, discusses her store and stock

  • October 5 - 20th Annual BCHA Horse Show and Hunter Pace, Green Hill Park Equestrian Center, Salem, Va. 

  • November 5 - General Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville, Speaker: Ray Rivenbark with Farm Bureau and Scott Stevens with Farm Credit will talk about horse farm insurance and horse owner loans.

  • December 3 - Holiday Party, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville

  • December (Date to be announced) - Buchanan Christmas Parade

 

 

2018

  • January  2 - General Membership Meeting, 7pm, Bellacino's - Daleville: Planning meeting, bring your ideas to share for this year's activities

  • February 6 - General Membership Meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville: Groundwork exercises from the Clinton Anderson Fundamental Series DVD

  • March 6 - General Membership Meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville: Katie Wimer of Triple Crown Feeds

  • March 10 - Used Tack Sale, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Daleville VFW

  • April 3 - General Membership Meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville: Clinton Anderson Fundamentals Series DVD Part II

  • May  1 - General Membership Meeting, 6 p.m.,  Bearwallow Trail Head on the Glenwood Horse Trail -- Speaker: Back Country Horsemen of America. Who are they and what do they do?

  • June 5 - General Membership Meeting, 7 p.m., Rockingham Co-op, 8649 Cloverdale Road, Troutville -- Speaker: Vincent Light, who specializes in residential and farm fencing.

  • July - BREAK, no meeting

  • August 7 - General Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville

  • September 4 - General Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville  -- Speaker Stacy Collins of Harmony Equestrian Center

  • October 2 - General Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville -- Speaker TIna English of Blue Mountain Farm

  • October 6 - 19th Annual BCHA Horse Show and Hunter Pace, Green Hill Park Equestrian Center, Salem, Va.

  • November 6 - General Membership meeting, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville

  • December 4 - Holiday Party, 7 p.m., Bellacino's in Daleville

  • December (Date to be announced) - Buchanan Christmas Parade

 

2017

January 3 - General Membership Meeting, 7pm, Bellacino's - Daleville: Yoga for the Equestrian 

February 7 - General Membership Meeting, 7pm. Bellacino's - Daleville: Rockingham Coop, Scott Stevens will cover small pasture care and management

 

March 7 - Kate Lawrence-Botetourt Extension Service "Who are they & what can they do for us?" General Membership Meeting, 7pm. Bellacino's - Daleville

 

March 11 - Tack Sale VFW Daleville. 9am - 1pm

 

April 4 - 4-H & FFA Programs in Botetourt General Membership Meeting, 7pm. Bellacino's - Daleville

 

May 2 - Botetourt Fire/Rescue & Animal Control - Large Animal Rescue Team - 6:30pm farm meeting in Buchanan, members will get email with directions.  Dinner will be provided. 

 

May 6 LUNCH & LEARN at GHPEC in Salem. Straight Path Horses, Blackwater Equine Veterinary Services, and more. $25 for members, $45 non members, audit option available..   RSVP appreciated. Gates open at 8:30am. $2/participant goes to help Barn Cat Buddies

June 6 - Farm meeting. Ventana Ranch, Fincastle. 6:30pm. Members will get more details.  Pot luck dinner. Speaker to be announced.

July 15 - Intro to large animal emergency rescue - what to do in case of an accident.  Fincastle Public Library - $5 open to the public.  Register HERE

Aug. 12 - Botetourt County Fair - Buchanan.  Come visit our booth.

Aug. 26 - Summer Social - Virginia Mountain Vineyard ($10 for concert & tasting, $5 concert only) RSVP at BCHAHorseClub@gmail.com by 8/24/17

Sept 5 - BCHA Farm meeting - Ardmore Equestrian Center. Fincastle. 6:30pm Tour and services descriptions.

Oct 3 - General Membership Meeting, 7pm. Bellacino's - Daleville

Oct 7 - 18th Annual BCHA Horse Show & Hunter Pace- Green Hill Park EC Salem.  English, western, games. 3 hunter pace divisions.  Show Rules      Class List

Nov 4 - rained out...Trail ride - Natural Bridge Station. Leisurely ride, 2 hours.  Email bchahorseclub@gmail.com for more details.

Nov 7 - Member 'round robin' introductions & Natural Disaster Preparedness with Extension Service Agent Kate Lawrence General Membership Meeting, 7pm. Bellacino's - Daleville

Dec 5 - Holiday party...6:30pm Bellacino's Daleville

Dec. 16 - Buchanan Christmas Parade - contact Beth Buchanan for more details, parade starts at Noon

 

2016

January 5 - General Membership Meeting, 7pm, Bellacino's - Daleville: Yoga for the Equestrian 

 

February 2 - General Membership Meeting, 7pm, Bellacino's - Daleville: Rockingham Coop.

 

March 1 - General Membership Meeting, 7pm, Bellacino's - Daleville: Youth Night (Local 4-H and FFA presentations) Member Pizza Party!!!

 

March 26 - Spring Tack Sale - VFW - 9am - 1pm See flyer for more details.

 

April 5 - General Membership Meeting, 7pm, Bellacino's - Daleville: Vet Night - Dr. Hecking of Blue Ridge Equine Clinic - Pre-Purchase Exams 

 

April 30 - Lunch and Learn, Green Hill Park Equestrian Center, gates open 8:30am $10 for members.  See flyer for more details.

 

May 3 - Farm Member Meeting, 6:30pm, Tips from the Farrier - Eric Hilgartner, CF of Windover Equine Services.  Lithia Rd - Buchanan, VA - members will receive directions to the farm, non-members email us for more info.

 

June 7 - Farm Member Meeting, 6:30pm. Harmony Farm Sanctuary tour.  Come meet the residents - pigs, chickens, mini horses, bunnies, goats, cows - some are available for adoption, others are permanent residents.  Blue Ridge Turnpike - Fincastle, members will receive directions to the farm, non-members email us for more info.

 

July 13 - BCHA Evening Fun Horse Show, Green Hill Park Equestrian Center, gates open 4pm

 

August Social - rescheduled for 2017

 

August 6 - Pony Rides at the Botetourt County Fair, Buchanan- volunteers needed

 

September 6 - General Membership Meeting, 7pm, Bellacino's - Daleville - Jill Deegen, who as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for Botetourt County is responsible for successfully handling animal cruely/neglect cases.  Ms. Deegan routinely assists law enforcement officials and prosecutors across the state in these court matters.  She is an advocate for animals and has earned wide recognition as an expert for using the current laws to prosecute crimes against animals.

 

October 1 - Fall Lunch & Learn, Green Hill Park Equestrian Center - RAINED OUT

 

October 4 - General Membership Meeting, 7pm, Bellacino's - Daleville. Farm Credit and Farm Insurance with Via Insurance: discussion and questions answered

 

November 1- General Membership Meeting, 7pm, Bellacino's - Daleville - Members Night: networking and election discussion

December 6 - Holiday Party - Bellacinos, Daleville.  Annual Charity Silent Auction & Raffle

December 10 - Buchanan Christmas Parade

 

 

2015

 

***Join us for at least three of the next four meetings (February, March, April and May) to register to win 1 of 4 free tickets to the Clinton Anderson program at the Virginia Horse Center in August. The winner will be drawn in May at the Club Trail Ride on the 17th!

 

March 3 - General Membership Meeting 7pm, Bellacino’s, Daleville - YOUTH night – join us for a presentation from Botetourt County FFA and 4-H members.

 

March 7 – Spring Tack Sale, Daleville VFW 9am - 1pm, rain or shine

 

April 7 -  General Membership Meeting 7pm, Bellacino’s, Daleville -  Dr. Scott Pleasant/VA Tech Equine Health - spring/annual health concerns

 

May 5 - Member Farm Meeting - 6:45 pm "The Circle of Safety" Trailer Safety Clinic with Mr. Wayne Jones at his farm in Roanoke, 8244 Olsen Rd. Roanoke VA 24019

 

May 17 - BCHA Member - Annual Trail Ride - Belle Haven Estates, 5300 Lithia Rd, Buchanan

Ride starts at 1pm – hour ride, Helmets Required contact club President Debbie Mooty at 312-8393 $5 donation/members; $10 donation/non-members

 

June 2 - Members Only Farm Meeting - Stars and Stripes Farm – pizza dinner to be provided, please RSVP - contact club President Debbie Mooty at 312-8393! 6:30pmJune 2 - Members Only Farm Meeting - Stars and Stripes Farm – pizza dinner to be provided, please RSVP - contact club President Debbie Mooty at 312-8393.!

 

July 7 – Show Meeting: Board and all interested general members – Bellacinos in Daleville.  Contact Debbie Mooty, Dedi Spradlin, or Rebekah Woodie for more details.  See Contacts Page.

 

August 15 - VA Trail Talks with Sally Aungier Member of the Governor’s State Trail Committee.  Fincastle Library. 2pm. No charge, registration is requested. RSVP by Aug. 12 with Dedi Spradlin.

 

August 15 - Summer Member Concert Series with Surrender Dorothy details at www.fincastlewine.com/events  $6 for concert & wine tasting/$4 for concert only. 6pm.  Registration is requested, RSVP by Aug. 12 with Debbie Mooty - 312.8393 Cheese & fruit will be provided by BCHA; picnic baskets are allowed.  Catered food will be available for purchase. No outside alcohol may be brought in.  Tent in case of wet weather.

 

Sept. 1 – General Membership Meeting 7pm, Bellacino’s, Daleville -  Fall Show meeting with vet Dr. Heather Hilgartner of Windover Equine Services.  She will cover basic equine first aid and recording vitals for your vet.

 

Oct. 4 – POSTPONED DUE TO BAD WEATHER...DATE TBD...BCHA Fall Lunch & Learn, Greenhill Park Equestrian Park, Salem. Gates open at 9:30am. Clinics before and after lunch.

 

Oct. 6 - General Membership Meeting 7pm, Bellacino's, Daleville - ACTHA rep Robin Tilghman. American Competitive Trail Horse Association - why join, who are they, and more!

 

Nov. 3 - General Membership Meeting 7pm, Bellacino’s, Daleville - Elections/Planning for 2016!

 

Nov. 8- Autumn Hunter Pace - Buchanan VA. $35/adults; $25/under 18

 

Nov. 14 - Cancelled...Arts & Crafts - Customize your own horse head wreath.  10 am - Blue Ridge Public Library. Must RSVP.  Email Dedi at bilju@yahoo.com for more info.

 

Dec. 1 - BCHA Board meeting, Bellacino’s Daleville 6:30 pm

 

Dec. 5 - BCHA Member Christmas Party - 6pm check your email for more details

 

Dec. 12 - Buchanan Christmas Parade: BCHA members who want to paticipate with or without horses, contact Debbie Mooty at 312-8393.

P.O Box 282 Daleville, VA 24083   
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