Gentle Touch Stables actively attends Hunter/Jumper shows in the Hampton
Roads/Virginia Beach area. We strive to present excellent competitive horses
and riders. A number of our students participate in shows on the Virginia Beach
Horse Show Association circuit and various rated shows.
Students interested in testing their
skills against other area riders must demonstrate a dedication to the sport and to horsemanship. We encourage expanding the
individual’s knowledge of horses and their health, grooming, and behavior while promoting competitive riding skills. Naturally, as knowledge grows so too does responsibility; students who participate
within the show program are expected to have the ability and willingness to help others when help is needed, whether at home
or show. Exposure to the professional standards and opportunities of the equine
community help students to refine the life skills of discipline, focus, and cooperative support of their peers. When we bring excellence to the show ring, ribbons will follow.
Those who are interested in participating in shows with GTS should contact the office
about scheduling and availability. A tentative schedule is posted on the bulletin
board by the office.