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Scott County is fortunate to have an extremely active horse association–the Scott County Regional Horse Association.  The Association is active in supporting trail rides and monthly shows from April to September at the Scott County Regional Horse Park in Dungannon, Virginia.

Trail Ride with Scott County Regional Horse AssociationScott County Regional Horse Association Mission

To promote and provide equine activities in Scott County and the surrounding region for our youth and fellow horsemen, while encouraging sportsmanship, family values and lasting friendships with our community and members through dedication and public involvement. We promote all breeds and activities pertaining to each breed.

An All-Breed Association headquartered in Scott County, Virginia at the Scott County Horse Park located at
17257 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Dungannon, Va.  24245

2019 Event Schedule

3/16 – VET DAY – BILL FULLER, DVM – 1:30 PM

           RAIN DATE – 3/23 – 1:30 PM

3/16 – TRADE DAY – 9:00 AM – Bring your items to sell or trade.  Bring any items as long as they are legal in the State of VA

4/18 – FOGGY MOUNTAIN EVENTS:  CHECK IN 12:00 PM

4/19 – TRAIL RIDE 10:00 AM

4/19 – EASTER EGG HUNT – AGES 0-12 & 12-17 – 1:00 PM

4/19 – FOGGY MOUNTAIN FUN SHOW – 6:00 PM – (See Class Sheet Under Programs Tab)

4/20 – FOGGY MOUNTAIN STRAIGHT AWAY EVENTS – (See Class Sheet Under Programs Tab)

 5/25 – GOLDEN GAITS HORSE SHOW – 5:00 PM

5/31 – WAGON TRAIN – LEAVE FROM THE HORSE PARK 9 AM ON FRIDAY MORNING

                   CAMPOUT FRIDAY NIGHT.  CAMP LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

6/1 –  MEET  AT THE HORSE PARK AND LEAVE FOR THE RIDE AT 10:00 AM.  RIDE TO  THE CAMPSITE  AND  CAMP FRIDAY        

 

6/14 – JUVENILE CAMP OUT – FOOD AND GAMES

6/15 – JUVENILE TRAIL RIDE (LEAVE HORSE PARK) – 11:00 AM

DOUBLE HOURS FOR TRAIL RIDERS

6/28 – VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP – 7:00 PM

6/29 – VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP – 7:00 PM

7/5 – CAMP OUT AT THE PARK

7/6 – BREAKFAST SERVED – 8:00AM – 9:30 AM

7/6 – FREEDOM TRAIL RIDE – SCAVENGER HUNT – CASH PRIZE FOR THE WINNER LEAVE PARK 10:00 AM  **DOUBLE HOURS**

DINNER AFTER RIDE – $10  MUST PRE-PAY   THIS EVENT IS NEW AND WE WILL HAVE A BLAST.  JOIN IN THE FULL!!!

PAYMENT FOR MEAL DUE BY:  MONDAY, JULY 1ST

7/20 – JUVENILE HORSE SHOW – 6:00 PM

DOUBLE POINT SHOW

8/31 – BURLEY FEST HORSE SHOW – 6:00 PM

We will be honoring our Veterans at this show

9/12 – CHECK IN FOR MOUNTAIN MADNESS

9/13 – RACK N ROLL  SHOW – 7:00 PM

9/14 – MOUNTAIN MADNESS STRAIGHT AWAY EVENT

9/28 – REASONS FOR RIDING HORSE SHOW – 5:00 PM

 

Cyclists will be delighted by Scott County’s scenic roads and trails.

Clinch RiverThe Dungannon and Clinch River Scenic Road Tour winds for 24 miles along country roads in the heart of Scott County. This beautiful route passes historical buildings and cemeteries, the world-famous Clinch River, a stunning waterfall and two charming small towns.

The Guest River Gorge Trail is one of the area’s easiest and most scenic hiking and biking trails and is the best way to explore a State Scenic River by bike. Cyclists will be enthralled by gorge geology, trestle-top views of the river, rare plants and river wildlife.

Another popular and relatively flat bike ride is along the A.P. Carter Highway. Here you can ride through Scott County’s scenic valley without all the twist, turns and inclines on the Clinch River Highway.  Start at the Hiltons Train Depot and ride all the way past the world-famous Carter Family to Mendota, Virginia.  There you can hook up with the Mendota Bicycle Trail.

You will travel through lovely countryside that parallels the Holston River for several miles.  Feel free to venture forth on one of the side roads, such as Lunsford Mill Road and circle around to Anne B. Cooper.  Along with the Carter Fold, you will see the picturesque Lodge at Crooked River, standing high on a hill overlooking the Holston River. The Lodge is available for wedding and event rentals and features an Crooked River Lodgeoutdoor wedding chapel on the banks of the Holston Rive

For many years, the Yuma community was home to the Tour De Possum Creek, a popular bike race, held in conjunction with Kingsport, Tennessee’s annual Fun Fest celebration.  Even though the event was abandoned, bike enthusiasts can still follow the 43-mile course, featuring a 2,600 feet climb.  A second option included a rolling, beautiful shorter ride of 22 miles plus a six-mile fun ride.  For the family or pro, this is a great ride through the rolling hills of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

http://www.mapmyride.com/us/gate-city-va/tour-de-possum-creek-ridge-race-route-2914741

For mountain bike enthusiasts, Natural Tunnel State Park has an eight-mile, single-track mountain bike path.  Another great mountain bike ride is a nine-mile ride along Waters Edge, which parallels the Clinch River.  This gravel road will take you along the Clinch River to the Tennessee State line.  When the water is right, you will spot several naturally-occurring waterfalls along this path and even a swinging bridge.  It is also a favorite trek for horseback enthusiasts.

For additional bike riding suggestions, contact the Scott County Tourism Department at 276-386-6521.  New trails are being added with the help of the Spearhead Trails Initiative.

 

Fannon’s Train museum is located at the intersection of Highway US 23, 421, and 58, in Duffield, Virginia.  Free admission.  Call in advance 276-431-2428.
Kenny Fannon, and his grandson, Ruston Fannon, are preserving the history of the railroad in Southwest Virginia.  The collection currently includes a refurbished authentic N&W Railroad caboose, a Diesel engine from Fannon Railroad Museum MemorabiliaBlue Diamond Coal Company in Scotia, Kentucky, and a tender car from ETW&NC, called the Tweetsie Line.  In addition, the Fannon’s have the depot used as a prop in the movie, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”  The depot is filled with old photographs, lanterns, whistles, schedules and anything else connected to the railroad.
The Fannons regularly provide railroad programs at Natural Tunnel State Park and the Southwest Virginia Museum.  They are available to provide programs to local civic clubs and schools.
Visitors welcome to the museum.  Call in advance.