Horse show planned this weekend

Students flocked to Rocky Ridge Stables at the Prestonsburg Equine Center last week for the first-ever StoneCrest Horse Camp, hosted by Jessica Lee Lewis. Rocky Ridge is planning to host another camp for children this month. See story on Page 2A.

There’s been a lot of horsing around on StoneCrest lately.

Earlier this year, the Prestonsburg City Council entered into a lease agreement with Sarah and Jason Rohr, owners of Rocky Ridge Stables, for the Prestonsburg Equine Center. 

They officially opened at the equine center in March and have hosted numerous events since that time, including bi-monthly horse shows, weddings, horse boarding, a trail ride and, for the first time last week, the StoneCrest Horse Camp. 

The camp, hosted by Jessica Lee Lewis, offered lessons about the basics of horseback riding, responsible horsemanship and other skills. It also offered farm-related activities and projects for the campers, who came from throughout the region to attend. 

“The kids had a wonderful time,” Jason Rohr reported. 

He reported that officials are working to host another camp at the stables during the last week of July, but a date has not yet been set. 

It’s one numerous activities hosted by Rocky Ridge Stables at StoneCrest. 

Rocky Ridge hosts horse shows there on the first and third Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Hundreds of people attend these shows each month, Sarah Rohr recently told the Prestonsburg City Council. 

The next horse show will be held on July 6, Rohr reported, and it will feature pacing and pleasure classes, some with “guaranteed paybacks.” Some of the trophies that will be given away stand five- and seven-ft. tall, he reported. 

Admission to the horse shows is $6 per person and free to children age 12 and under. Rocky Ridge also hosts a footrace for children during the intermission at these shows.

For details about the services and events hosted by Rocky Ridge Stables, visit its Facebook page or call, (606) 367-1386.

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