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The Grottoes Horseshoe Club
Built 1988 by the Shennandoah Valley Horseshoe Club
Grand Caverns Park
Grottoes, Va 24441

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12 lighted, clay courts

Before                                  After 

We have refurbished 6 of our courts in 1999
Plans are being made to fix the next 6 this year.
What a difference it makes!

Home Club for Darrel Brock 
1997 and 1999 State Champion 

League play from May through September
Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm

Directions to the club Our 2002 Tournaments Club officers and contacts
Grand Caverns Park Tournaments Results
Past and Present
Pictures of Pitchers
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Grottoes Horseshoe Club Officers

President  1st Vice President 2nd Vice President
Marty Sheets, 
105 Bull Mountain Rd., 
Mt. Solon, Va 22843,
3rd Vice President Secretary / Treasurer Statistician
Club / Tournament Director

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Our club has hosted the Grottoes Classic, The H.C. Eppard Open, The Grottoes Finals, The Old Dominion Summer Classic The Virginia State Singles
and The Virginia State Doubles,
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Once you see the schedule use the " Ctrl" and "F" together,
then type Grottoes to find all of our events.

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Moments in Time
at Grottoes

The Food Tent
Rosette Cupp recieving the H  C Eppard Incentive Award at our 1999 banguet. This award is given to someone who puts forth effort to promote the sport of horseshoe.
Marth Sheets, 1999, 3rd place league,18 wins and 10 losses
Walstien Meadows, 1999 2nd place league, 19 wins 9 losses
David Conley 1st place league, 20 wins and 8 losses
Mike Cupp (1st) Tabitha Steger (2nd) Harland Sousis (3rd)
1999 Shenandoah Valley Finals
E Class
Darell Brock, 
1999 League Champion, 22.5 wins, 5.5 losses
High Game and High Average Awards
One of our 1999 tournaments in full swing
Our youngest fan, Nick.
Audrey Swartz (1st) David Conley (2nd) in one of 
 our club tournaments
Lyall Steger (1st) Eddie Gregory (2nd) in one of 
 our club tournaments.
Rosette Cupp, presenting Mike Cupp with
The 1999 League Directors Award
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at Crozet
Pits under construction at Grand Caverns
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Hensel Eppard receiving "The King of the Hill" trophy from Betty Riley of Crozet. He founded this club in 1987 and has been active ever since. He recently retired, and is doing extensive travelling with his wife Pearl. Hensel is a lifetime member of the club.
1987 - Steve Eppard, shown during the construction of our courts. Steve has held various officer postions and was spokesperson for this club for ten years. He resides in Waynesboro and is the son of Hensel.
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Earl Waggy receiving his award for being inducted as an Organizer into the Va Horseshoe Hall of Fame. Presenting the award is David Conley, 3rd Vice President of VaHPA.
1998 League Champion, Kenny Lam (plaid shirt) accepting his award from Mike Cupp, League Director.
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Audrey Swartz at the club banquet, accepting the 1998 H.C Eppard Incentive Award from Mike Cupp. She was also presented with a lifetime membership in our club at that time.
Steve Wheeler (left) and Darrell Brock displaying their trophies after a club tournament.
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Tabitha Steger and Earl Waggy proudly showing their trophies after a pitch off for first place at the 1998 Old Dominion Summer Classic.
Julie Golden (left)  and Candice Lawson with their first and second place trophies, 1998 Country Classic Tournament.
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Rosette Cupp with her "League Director's Director" placque at the 1998 banquet, for her hard work and dedication to the club, working behind the scenes to make the club run smoothly and efficiently.

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Shenandoah Valley Horseshoe Club, Grottoes, Va.

 Located in the west central part of Virginia, Shenandoah Valley From I-81 Exit 235 Rt. 256 east (southbound turn left, northbound turn right) about 7 miles Turn right Dogwood Ave. between ball field and convenience store follow signs to Grand Caverns Park, 1 mile Turn right into Grand Caverns Park, cross the river, 100 feet take a hard right towards pavilions Follow the road until it ends, you'll be in the parking area for the horseshoe pits.


From I-64 Exit 96 Rt. 624 north (eastbound turn left, westbound turn right) 1 1/2 mile straight through traffic light you are now on Rt. 340 north, 12 miles Watch for signs to Grand Caverns Park, Left on 2nd St., cross railroad tracks, left on Aspen, follow to stop sign Straight across into entrance for Grand Caverns Park, cross the river, 100 feet take a hard right towards pavilions Follow the road until it ends, you'll be in the parking area for the horseshoe pits.
Located in the central part of Virginia, west of Charlottesville, Exit 107 from I-64

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This page was updated May,1 2009