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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 2017 calendar here.

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


NBHA Colonial Nationals

Category: Barrel Racing

8/17/2017 - 8/20/2017

NBHA Barrel Racing Event

Sallie B. Wheeler US National Hunter Breeding Championships

Category: Hunter/Jumper

8/24/2017 - 8/26/2017

East Coast National Hunter Breeding Championships

Virginia Young Horse Festival

Category: Hunter/Jumper

8/24/2017 - 8/26/2017

Hunter competition featuring young horses.

5th Annual VADA Chapter Challenge Schooling Show

Category: Dressage

8/26/2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Come experience a special day of dressage competition and team spirit. A competition of individual rides, Chapter Teams, Special Awards and a Musical Free Style Sweepstakes.

Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club

Category: Breed Shows

8/30/2017 - 9/3/2017

Open Dressage Show and Andalusian/Lusitano Regional Championship Breed Show

VA Paint Horse Club Color Classic

Category: Breed Shows

9/1/2017 - 9/3/2017

Breed show featuring Paint Horse Color Classic & VA Bred futurities

East Coast Halter Futurity

Category: Breed Shows

9/1/2017 - 9/3/2017

AQHA, APHA and APHC approved Halter Show.

Dressage with a View

Category: Dressage

9/2/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Schooling dressage show

Hear the Beat

Category: Community

9/3/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Community show to benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center.

Rockbridge Regional Fair

Category: Community

9/7/2017 - 9/10/2017

Virginia Starter Horse Trials

Category: Eventing

9/9/2017 - 9/10/2017

Unrecognized Horse Trials

Trimble's Ridge

Category: Hunter/Jumper

9/10/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

SWVHJA Sanctioned Hunter Show

Virginia State 4-H Championship Horse Show

Category: Agriculture

9/14/2017 - 9/17/2017

Virginia State 4-H Championship Show

Virginia State Barrel Finals

Category: Barrel Racing

9/22/2017 - 9/24/2017

VA State Barrel Racing Championships

Glenmore Hunt Pony Club Horse Show

Category: Youth

9/23/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Horse Show to benefit Glenmore Hunt Pony Club


Category: Breed Shows

9/28/2017 - 9/30/2017

American Saddlebred Horse Association of Virginia Show

Virginia Starter Horse Trials

Category: Eventing

9/30/2017 - 10/1/2017

Unrecognized Horse Trials

House Mountain

Category: Hunter/Jumper

10/7/2017 - 10/8/2017

House Mountain celebrates 28 years. Come and join us for this two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders.

35th CBLM Championships & VADA Fall Competition

Category: Dressage

10/11/2017 - 10/15/2017

Annual Fall Dressage Show and Qualifying Competition for FEI and USEF Championships.

29th Annual Therapeutic Riding Assoc. of Virginia

Category: Therapeutic Riding

10/21/2017 - 10/22/2017

Annual show featuring Virginia's therapeutic riding programs

Virginia Horse Trials, CIC2*, CCI1*/2*

Category: Eventing

10/26/2017 - 10/29/2017

FEI and USEF Eventing Competition

SW. Virginia Annual Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

11/3/2017 - 11/5/2017

Year-End Awards Show for SWVHJA

da Vinci Code of Flower Design by Michael Gaffney

Category: Community

11/4/2017 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Michael Gaffney will do his "da Vinci Code of flower design"

VHSA Finals

Category: Hunter/Jumper

11/9/2017 - 11/12/2017

Annual VHSA Championship Show

Winter Tournament

Category: Breed Shows

11/18/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saddlebred Show

Hear the Beat Horse Show

Category: Community

12/9/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Community show to benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center.

Rockbridge Christmas Baskets Program

Category: Community

12/14/2017 - 12/16/2017

Annual program to provide Christmas baskets to local families in need.