Virginia Ride Host Presents Phenomenal Opportunities for ACTHA Riders

Kenny Harlow, Michael Lyons and Jose Mendez “Classical Dressage Master” from Australia at Cedar Run Ranch

April 24th-26th

2 Rides-ONE WEEKEND! Double the Fun, Double the Ride! Come join us for a weekend full of great riding and Celebration of the Trail Horse!

Kenny HarlowThe terrain is slightly rolling. Shoes or boots are suggested for some parts of the trail. You’ll ride beautiful rolling hayfields, wooded paths and cross the meandering creeks. Each day’s trail will be 6 miles and have 8 obstacles on each day!

  • You can arrive Friday and stay through Monday morning if you’d like to make the most of your weekend-just come and enjoy our beautiful ranch!
  • Our gates will be open at 12pm on Friday.
  • Cedar Run Ranch is located in Central Virginia, just outside of Dillwyn, VA.
  • 2 ACTHA Competitive trail Challenges (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Photographer on site throughout the weekend!
  • Over $1,000 in prizes & awards to be given out event and throughout weekend!
  • Mustang Misfit Ranch, Champion Saddlery will sponsoring some prizes over the weekend! More Sponsors TBA
  • Limited Stalls available, ample parking, pen & corral space.
  • Portable Corral panels available for the weekend $20 per night at your trailer! Reserve your stalls on our ride page!
  • We are in for a real treat! “Whispering Springs Farms” in Montpelier, VA will be catering our event! They will provide Friday Dinner, Saturday: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Sunday: Breakfast & Lunch! Please reserve your meals prior to the weekend, so we can have a better head count for our caterer!

Kenny HarlowKenny Harlow of “Training with Trust” will be offering a Group Lesson Friday afternoon at 4pm! Take a lesson with Kenny and learn how to get a better score for your competitive trail competition! group 1 hr. Lesson: $40 per rider. Max 5 riders.

We are happy to announce Michael Lyons of ” Michael Lyons Horsemanship” will be joining us for the weekend! Michael will be offering Private & Group lessons over the weekend! Group 1 hr. lessons: &65 per rider, Max 5 riders. Private 1hr lessons: $100. Don’t miss your chance to work with The Next Generation of the Lyons Family! Michael will also be performing a night time demo Friday & Saturday night at 5pm! Kenny and I recently rode in a clinic with Michael and we thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot of new exercises!

Michael LyonsWe are very excited to have Jose Mendez “Classical Dressage Master” from Australia join us for our ACTHA event weekend! Jose works with beginner-advanced riders. He can help the ACTHA rider in many ways! The art of riding a horse well is that your cues are invisible. This is the perfection of riding! Jose can help you reach that goal! Jose is one of Kenny’s mentors. He has helped him in many ways to make his cues softer, more clear & invisible on a horse!

Jose will be giving DISCOUNTED LESSONS to any ACTHA Member during the weekend! Jose will also be performing a night time demo at 6pm on Friday & Saturday!  You must call 434-983-2221 to schedule your lesson with Jose!

Jose’s life evolved around horses from a very early age. Jose admiration for, and skill with horses led him to the Royal School of Equestrian Art (formally the Famous Riding School of Domecq), where his talents enabled him to pass quickly through the ranks to Trainer/Coach. For several years Jose trained, instructed and gave performances, displaying the “Art of Dressage” in riding, Long Rein and Haute Ecole (airs above the ground). Later, after obtaining his diploma as Rider/Coach/Trainer of Dressage, he began teaching classical horsemanship to the public.
Jose MendezIn 1981, after traveling and teaching in many countries, Jose moved to Australia and now resides in N.S.W. He believes an important goal in life, is to use his ability and knowledge to help fellow equestrians better understand the communication necessary between horse and rider, to achieve the Art of Dressage. His training methods are based on kindness, appreciation and re-ward, which creates a language between horse and rider that achieves remarkable results. His many successful students give credence to this theory.
Jose has successfully competed at Grand Prix Level over the years, was selected by the National Dressage Talent Squad, and has achievements to numerous to mention! All Jose’s horses are trained as a partner with which he dances, whether he partners with a serious competition horse, a majestic performance horse, or the young horse just beginning to understand the Art of Dressage!

  • Limited to 100 competitors! We suggest early registration!
  • Primitive Weekend Camping WITHOUT participation in ACTHA ride $20/pp/per night for camping. Day Spectators $35/pp.
  • Weekend is FREE to ACTHA event participants!
  • Trail open to ACTHA participants only.
  • ACTHA Riders must register online at Membership not required!
  • Fees $25-$58 depending upon division and membership status (it pays to be a member)!

For more information or to register for the weekend events: call 434-983-2221 or email:

Our Contact Information:
434-983-2221 or
Cedar Run Ranch
2266 High Rock Rd.
Cumberland, VA 23040

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