The Richmond Horseshoe Club
Organized April 7th, 2002 Richmond, Va

Direction and map link are at the bottom of this page.

        Richmond horseshoe pitchers

 Club Officers

President  1st Vice President 2nd Vice President
Carl Otto
5102 Montebello Circle
Richmond, Va 23231
3rd Vice President Secretary / Treasurer Statistician
Carl Otto
Carl Otto
Club / Tournament Director


Our club has hosted the Richmond Open and the Otto Classic, as well as the 2011 Virginia State Doubles. Stay current with our events by  clicking this link to go to the current Schedule. Once you see the schedule use the " Ctrl" and "F" together, then type Richmond to find all of our events.

Moments in Time
at Richmond Horseshoe Club

From the desk of the Rd (regional director) and webmaster.
January 19th, 2012

Since 2002 this club’s development has been fantastic. Just about every day through-out the year, club members are on the courts having a great time pitching horseshoes. Tuesdays and Wednesday evenings in the warmer months bring out the most. The club supports the community, and with Carl Otto as their leader, the community has responded. The club has grown, and his ready helpers make every event truly outstanding - from food by Ivan Mortan, to tournament desk maintenance by Kammy and Bobby. Facilities top notch, a great place to pitch.
Kevin Snelgrove

VaHPA News & Updates    
   March 27, 2002
Virginia pitching options
expand with new courts!

           Carl Otto has been quietly building a beautiful facility in the heart of Richmond. 12 courts with concrete runways, fencing and lights have been built over the last 3 years. The  facility is ready to host its first sanctioned events. Carl along with help from Kevin Snelgrove and the Richmond Horseshoe Club will host 2 events in 2002.
          The  Richmond Open, open will be held Sunday May 19th at 1:00 and The Otto Classic will be held Sunday August 4th at 1:00. Both events will be mixed classes and  held at Gilley's Creek Park in Richmond. 

The Richmond Horseshoe Club sign up will be held April 7th at 1:00 in Gilley's Creek Park.

VaHPA News & Updates       October 18, 2001
Richmond Horseshoe Club?
12 Sanctioned courts in the heart of Virginia's capitol city!! Richmond!!

Concrete runways with lights and fencing!!

This spring I wrote about 7 courts in the ground (read the story below). This year, 5 more have been added!! Carl Otto's Field of Dreams is sitting there waiting for the players.

If you are interested in joining a horseshoe club in or around the City of Richmond, call (540) 337-4688 or email  Kevin Snelgrove, Rd VaHPA or email Carl Otto

VaHPA News & Updates                  March 31,2001
What's wrong with this picture?
By Kevin Snelgrove 
Click on the pictures to enlarge. 

Where are the pitchers?

Carl Otto has been working with the City of Richmond over the years building these courts. Seven courts are in the ground and 5 more are going to be built this year. The courts have fencing and lights and plenty of parking. What's wrong with this picture? I'll ask you?where are the pitchers? 
These courts are beautiful! Lots of shade and a mere 1 1/2 miles off the Interstate, right in the heart of our State Capitol. I met with Allen Rothert (Richmond Parks and Recreation Coordinator), Monday March 25th and driving to the courts, through the historical district of Richmond, I was amazed at the scenery and the architecture of the buildings. Simply up and over the hill and you're in the park. A beautiful "frisbee golf course" surrounds the horseshoe courts. Right beside the park is a residential neighborhood. There is no distracting noise from other park activities or surroundings. I can't think of a more perfect setting. 
Carl needs some help. He has done an amazing job building these courts. Now lets get some pitchers out there helping him, pitching on a regular basis, and using the courts. 
We are planning to call a meeting of the local Richmond pitchers at the park. The date hasn't been firmed up yet, and when we have it, an invitational mailing will be made to all Richmond area pitchers and it will be advertised in the paper with the time and date. If you want to get involved, please contact me. Kevin Snelgrove, Regional Director (540) 337-4689

From I 64 going East: join I 95 going south and take exit 74B (Franklin St). At the bottom of the off ramp, turn left at the light, right at the next intersection, left onto Main St.  Follow Main St. to left on Williamsburg Ave. Go over the hill, cross the railroad tracks and turn left on Stoney Run Rd. Go about .2 miles to sign on the right. Park on the street and walk to the courts.

From I 95 going North: take the Rt. 33 East exit, exit 74C. Stay in the right fork, proceed south on 17th Street to Broad Street. Turn left on Broad, proceed over Church Hill on Route 60, past Chimborazo Park, down the hill on Government Rd, cross the Railroad tracks and turn right on Stoney Run Rd. About .3 mile to sign on the left. Park on the street by the Horseshoe pits sign and walk to the courts.

From I 64 going West: get off at Airport Drive (Highland Springs Exit 197). Proceed toward the airport until you get to Williamsburg Rd. Turn right on Williamsburg Road. Proceed to Government Rd and turn right. At Stoney Run Rd, turn left and proceed to the sign as per above.

Located in the south western part of Virginia, south of Roanoke Exit 98 from I-81, go north on Rt. 100 3-4 miles watch for the New River Valley Fairgrounds on your left, turn left in the fair grounds, bear to your left, the courts are up on top of the hill.

Richmond Horseshoe Club Courts GPS cords:  37.522516,-77.408404

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