Hoofin' It For Horses 5K Trail Run and Open House



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Quarter Horse Level:

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Shetland Pony Level


Ready to show your horsepower? Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue is hosting its first annual “Hoofin’ It For Horses” 5K Trail Run on Sunday May, 6, 2018. The trail will take you through the beautiful, peaceful terrain of Castle Rock Farm, Hope’s Legacy’s new permanent location. This run is open to all age groups. The race festivities will wrap up with a Field Dash for kids 8 years and under. All proceeds will benefit the animals at Hope’s Legacy, a 501(c)(3) charity.

Since 2008, Hope’s Legacy has rescued over 150 Virginian horses, donkeys, mules, miniature horses, and ponies from situations ranging from Animal Control seizures to owner surrenders. This year they are participating in a national grant competition through the ASPCA called Help A Horse Day. The focus of the competition is on successful adoption of the animals that come through a rescue. “We have several horses available for adoption that have a range of abilities,” said Hope’s Legacy’s Executive Director Maya Proulx. “By holding our Hoofin’ For Horses run, we hope to make more people aware of the availability of these animals and the rewarding experience of owning an equine.” Help A Horse Day is a two-month long competition this year. Hope’s Legacy will be holding a variety of events to build awareness, find homes for horses and raise money for maintaining the animals they host. The need for equine rescue in Virginia is not decreasing, and Hope’s Legacy functions as a necessary community resource primarily through individual donations. Castle Rock Farm was purchased to enable the Rescue to eventually accommodate about 50% more equines than currently served.

Hope’s Legacy will be holding their first public Open House from 10AM – 2PM following the Hoofin’ It For Horses run. Runners are welcome to stay on the property, meet and learn about our 4-legged friends, and take advantage of the food trucks, music, educational programs, and kids games.

Hoofin’ It For Horses will be held Sunday, May 6th, at 2080 Castle Rock Road, Afton, VA 22920. Registration on May 6th will begin at 7:00AM, with the Trail Run beginning at 8AM. “Kids Field Dash” for children 8 years and under is at 9AM. Early registration for the 5K (March 15 through April 29): Adults $30, 17 and under $20. Race will be subject to weather. 

Late registration (April 30 through the day of race): Adults $35, 17 and under $25. See race rules and regulations HERE.

The “Kids’ Field Dash” (8 years and under) is $5.


Click HERE to go to the registration page!


7:00 a.m. - Registration for the 5K begins

8:00 a.m. - 5K

9:00 a.m. - Kid's Field Dash

10:00 a.m. - Open House Begins

10:00 a.m. -

10:30 a.m. -

11:00 a.m. - Farrier demo by Benji McCown

11:30 a.m. - Meet Aladdin, a Hope's Legacy alum

12:00 p.m. - Accupuncture Demo with Dr. Kelly Giunta of Blue Ridge Equine Clinic

12:30 p.m. - 

1:00 p.m. - One hour - Equine Massage demo with Michelle West of In Touch Massage Therapies   

 Enjoy food from the Cote-Rotie Food Truck!

Enjoy food from the Cote-Rotie Food Truck!

Check out the fun vendors who will be there! (click on the images to visit their pages)

 Fort Blenheim Candles

Fort Blenheim Candles