The Virginia Walking Horse Association will be holding its annual banquet March 7, at Panos in Harrisonburg, Va. Newly appointed National Horse Show Commission Executive Director Andy Messick will be attending to speak and give an update on the outlook of the 2009 show season.

Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7. At 8, the annual awards will be given out followed by Messick speaking. Dancing will close out the evening.

For reservations, contact Mary Swecker at 540-560-8410 or