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Events at the Virginia Horse Center

There is an event for everyone at the Virginia Horse Center Foundation!  As an all-breed, all-discipline facility, every weekend offers a variety of opportunities for competitiors and spectators.  The VHCF is also host to an array of community events, farmers' markets, concerts, training clinics, industry seminars, and the Rockbridge Regional Fair & Farm Show.

We encourage you to use the calendar embedded to the right and visible on each page to view events by month and day.

There are several ways to use the calendar:

  1. If you know the date of your event find it by scrolling through the months to that date.  When you click on the date, the event will appear to the left with details, prize lists, secondary websites, and contact information if available.
  2. You can scroll through our events below which are listed in date order.
  3. You can search for your event in the search window at the top right of the site.
  4. Or you can view the entire 2016 calendar here.

In addition to competition and community events, the VHCF organizes special events throughout the year to raise funds and provide unique experiences.


Lexington Spring Premiere Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

4/27/2016 - 5/1/2016

USEF Premiere "AA" rated Hunter/4 star Jumper Horse Show

Lexington Spring Encore Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

5/4/2016 - 5/8/2016

USEF Premiere "AA" rated Hunter/Level 4 Jumper horse show

Rockbridge Farmers Market

Category: Community

5/7/2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Area farmers sell fresh produce, eggs and wares to the general public.

Bonnie Blue National

Category: Saddlebred

5/11/2016 - 5/14/2016

USEF rated Saddlbreds, Roadsters, Hackneys & Friesians

Old Dominion Miniature Horse Club Spring Thaw

Category: Breed Shows

5/13/2016 - 5/15/2016

AMHA/AMHR Miniature Horse Show

Dressage with a View

Category: Dressage

5/14/2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Schooling dressage show.

Rockbridge Farmers Market

Category: Community

5/14/2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Area farmers sell fresh produce, eggs and wares to the general public.

Hear the Beat Show (4-H Qualifier)

Category: Other


Open Show & 4-H Qualifier

Lexington Spring Dressage

Category: Dressage

5/21/2016 - 5/22/2016

USEF Level 3 Dressage competition

Virginia CIC2*/CCI1* & Horse Trials

Category: Eventing

5/26/2016 - 5/29/2016

International three-day event featuring riders from the United States, Canada and Europe including Olympic medalists and US Equestrian Team members competing in dressage, cross-country jumping and show jumping.

Virginia Barrel Classic

Category: Barrel Racing

6/3/2016 - 6/5/2016

NBHA Sanctioned Barrel Racing

Old Dominion Gaited Horse Association

Category: Breed Shows

6/3/2016 - 6/4/2016

Gaited Horse Show

Hear the Beat Horse Show

Category: Other


Open horse Show to benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center

Blue Ridge Arabian Classic

Category: Arabian

6/9/2016 - 6/11/2016

Arabian Horse Association rated, USEF rated Arabian, Half Arabian and Dressage horse show.

Rockbridge Regional Fair & Farm Show

Category: Community

7/28/2016 - 7/30/2016