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The  Horse & Hound Wine Festival 
invites you to participate in this 
13th annual event on
July 8, 2017
Time: 11am to 6pm
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.
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Kiddie Korral

Supervised activities for children simulating rodeo games and quiet games include: games such as, cornhole, stickhorse races, hand-painting a horse, duck pond with prizes, active games similar to horse activities.  Crafts such as foam book-marks and fans to decorate with stickers, markers, glue, glitter, etc. Face painting, tattoos.  A tent for shade with seating will be provided for caretakers while children are playing.  Supervision by the staff and volunteers of  Brook Hill Farm Rehabilitation and Rescue.

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.

Equine events will be provided and directed by The Campbell County
Bits N Pieces 4-H Horse Club

Exciting things are coming to the equine events this July 9th.  The events are under the direction of Campbell Co 4-H/Bits and Pieces Club; and managed by Danielle Toms of Toms Performance Horses.  The youth will be presenting the colors on horseback at noon.  There will be a jousting exhibition and a variety of equine demonstrations throughout the day.  Carriage rides and pony rides will be offered for a nominal fee. If you don’t come as a horse-lover, you will leave as one.
Dusty has 5yrs experience training horses and Jessica has been training and coaching for 10 year. They will bring several stock type horses American Quarter Horse, American Paint Horse, and American Appaloosa. Dusty will do a few riding demos along q/a from Jessica on the breeds, their training and Shadow Riding!

Being excited to have Sue Cooper at the Horse and Hound is certainly and understatement. We are thrilled she is taking time out of her busy schedule! "What is Dressage" and a small demo for us to enjoy and learn from!!

Coming to see you at the Horse and Hound! Come learn what Sarah and her special horse friend Cash does for their community! Cash can’t wait to meet you!

Excited to say we have this amazing animal and his owner Heidi Opdyke joining us. Peruvian Paso demo!

Isn't he just amazing???? You will get a chance to meet him too!
Ainsley Gypsy Vanner Stallion will be with us and his wonderful owner Yvonne Burkholder. Very thankful to have them!

Wow come out and see some jousting! Thank you to Natural Chimneys for coming all this way to join us!
A little about jousting:
The First Jousters
Jousting and other forms of weapons training can be traced back to the Middle Ages and the rise of the use of the heavy cavalry (armored warriors on horseback)–the primary battlefield weapons of the day. The feudal system then in place required rich landowners and nobles to provide knights to fight for their king during war. Jousting provided these knights with practical, hands-on preparation in horsemanship, accuracy and combat simulations that kept them in fighting shape between battles. However, what was initially intended purely as military training quickly became a form of popular entertainment. The first recorded reference to a jousting tournament was in 1066 (coincidentally the same year as the Battle of Hastings and the Norman conquest of England), and within a century they had become so widespread that a series of regulations were established limiting the number of jousts that could be held, lest the king’s armies be otherwise occupied when an actual conflict arose.
These tournaments, like all courtly celebrations, were highly formal events. Months before a competition, nobles would need to obtain the necessary royal permit, issue challenges to fellow landowners and select their most skilled knights to fight. In some instances, they would hire a jouster who was not committed to any other master (or liege) and was available to fight for the highest bidder. These temporary employees became known as “freelancers,” a term still in use today. It was quite common for successful jousters to become immensely popular. Medieval heralds, quite like today’s sports journalists, promoted the events through poems and songs and helped spread the jousters’ fame. In many ways, these knights were the star athletes of their day. Just like with today’s modern-day athletes and sports franchises, rivalries soon formed as the knights fought each other again and again while traveling the jousting “circuit.” But the knights did not just joust for pride and glory, there was more on the line. The most successful jousters could receive gifts of money, land and titles from a grateful liege.