Organized April 7th, 2002 Richmond, Va
Direction and map link are at the bottom of this page.
|President||1st Vice President||2nd Vice President|
5102 Montebello Circle
Richmond, Va 23231
|3rd Vice President||Secretary / Treasurer||Statistician|
|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
January 19th, 2012
expand with new courts!
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 Horseshoe Club sign up will be held April 7th at 1:00 in
Gilley's Creek Park.
12 Sanctioned courts in the heart of Virginia's capitol city!! Richmond!!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
By Kevin Snelgrove
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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