Horse and Hound Wine Festival
10am to 5pm
1218 Elmos Rd
Bedford Va 24523
Gather under the shade of a 20x 30 foot tent sitting on hay bales and be entertained and educated regarding horse care.
Topics presented by RVHR will include those to keep a horse happy and looking, feeling good. Topics covered will include proper grooming, haltering and leading , tacking up, (saddling and bridling), looking for signs of lameness or illness and proper conditioning.
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.
Sharp Dressed Pet Contest
11am to 2:30pm
You know … everybody’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed pet! So while you and your special BFF (Best Furry Friend) are checking out all the fun at the Horse and Hound Wine Festival, be sure to stop by the All-American Mutt Rescue booth and enter the Sharp Dressed Pet Contest. We’ll provide articles of clothing for you to dress your pet, then we’ll take a photo of your sharp dressed pet, and during the Daredevil Dogs and Divas Contest at 3:30, the judges will also pick the top Sharp Dressed Pet for 2019! We will have hats, sunglasses, t-shirts, shorts, tank tops, swimwear and more for you to pick from. Oh … and did we mention that you will have 2 minutes to dress your pet?
You can find the All-American Mutt Rescue booth on the back row of vendors, close to the horse ring! Stop by and join the fun! And be sure to enter your talented pet in the Daredevil Dogs and Divas contest too!
Various Dog Contests
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.
Pony Rides and Carriage Rides
(for an additional charge, not included in admission)