Monday, March 2, 2015

2015 Forms Uploaded!

A show information packet, blank entry form, and class lists have been added to our FORMS page!

Monday, February 16, 2015

2015 Events Added to our EVENTS page!

Please check out our EVENTS page for our planned 2015, clean the winter mud and muck off your four legged friends and we'll see you there!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

ODPOAC Member Marybeth Robertson Completes Outstanding Youth Show Career

A note from long time ODPOAC member, Marybeth Robertson on the successful culmination of a youth career on and off the POA circuit....

"A Lucky Impulse (Ducky) came into my life four years ago as a Sweet 16th Birthday gift. We have shown at the Va. State 4-H show from 2011-2014. Ducky and I have earned many titles: Hunter Trail, Hunter Showmanship, Western Trail, Western Showmanship, Working Western Horsemanship, WP Horsemanship, Western Pleasure all in my age division of 13-18. We also have gone to the WP classics in 2012-2014 and earned the Res. Champion several times. Ducky and I have earned titles in both Western and Hunter at the 4-H qualifying shows and have represented VA at the Southern Regionals in Tunica MS, West Monroe LA, and Raleigh NC.  We also show at the POAC congress and have done very well. I have since graduated from 4-H and POAC but A Lucky Impulse will still be showing with a new rider this year keep your eyes opened for Ducky and Kason Toms in the 8-under classes. Ducky will still be showing and representing POAC in the 4- H world and POAC world for many more years."

~Marybeth Robertson

Congratulations from ODPOAC on an outstanding youth career and best of luck in your future endeavors!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ODPOAC Labor Day Weekend Show Update!

Our open show on Labor Day weekend at Penmerryl Farm in Greenville, VA is looking to be one our largest in years!  We hope you will join us for what we hope will be a very enjoyable way to spend the holiday.
Class lists and other information are available on this site under Events. Pre-entries (if you would like the pre-entry rate) are due to me by Wed. August 27.  You are welcome to fax them to Brad Jarvis’ attention at 540-948-6883 or email them to  Payment can be made at the conclusion of the show. My mailing address is 447 Tinsley Dr. Radiant, VA 22732  If you have any questions, it’s best to call or text me at 540-717-2273. 
Stall reservations can be made directly with Deanie at Penmerryl at 540-292-0897.  I believe rooms are all taken, but camping is allowed.  Their website is
We’re excited that the Rockbridge County bluegrass band, Solid Line, will be playing for us Saturday evening.  A chuck wagon stew (beef or vegetarian) will be available for $5.00 per person and folks are certainly welcome to contribute drinks, desserts, snacks etc. Please contact me with your number of people, if you plan to participate in the Sat. night dinner.  If you’re a musician, you are welcome to join the jam.
Again, we look forward to seeing you soon.
Kris Jarvis
ODPOAC President

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

An update from the President....

All ODPOAC officers need to be both state and national organization paid members.  All ODPOAC board members need to be members of the state group.  If you still need to join ODPOAC for 2014, a membership form is on the website.  After about 30 more days, we will assume you are no longer interested in which case we will of course keep you in the show announcement loop, but won’t necessarily feel obligated to seek your input on club matters. (For some of you perhaps that’s a relief!)

Saturdays show went great!  We had a nice turnout, and hopefully ended up in the black.  Everyone enjoyed chilling on Sunday.  The group took a trail ride, practiced drill team maneuvers, and several of the kids enjoyed playing on the Penmerryl’s revamped cross country course.  It was so ironic  that Chief added nutrient pollution to the water jump, when I work all week to prevent such.

We are working toward another fun time at our 2 day show Sat. Aug. 30 and Sun. Aug. 31.  I’m hoping to arrange a chuck wagon dinner and bluegrass jam Sat. night. I know many of you are musicians and hope you will join us.

We are also continuing to work on an autumn trail ride.  If you have a location to suggest that has both horse trails and stalls and/or horse camping facilities nearby, please let me know.    

At this point, those of us who were at last weekend’s show, decided not pursue a Thanksgiving time show, due to a variety of reasons, with staffing and funding being major.  If anyone is willing to put together a show committee to host something in VA, again, please let me know ASAP, as approval would be due shortly.

Please contact me if you have any questions and have a lovely day.

Kris Jarvis
ODPOAC President

Monday, June 16, 2014

Event Reminder!!!

Just a reminder that if you were planning on attending the  ODPOAC open show next Saturday, June 21, at Penmerryl Farm in Greenville, the pre-entries are due this coming Wed.  All the info is on our EVENTS page.

If needed, stall reservations can be made directly with Penmerryl:
If you can't make this show, perhaps you can join us for the Labor Day shows or the fall trail ride. Check the website periodically for details.
Happy Trails,
Kris Jarvis, President

Tuesday, May 27, 2014