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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.


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

Rockbridge Farmers Market

Category: Agriculture

6/4/2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Local Farmers Market

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.

House Mountain Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

6/11/2016 - 6/12/2016

Local VHSA & SWVHJA Hunter/Jumper Show

Equus Survival Trust Festivale and Stewardship Awards of North America

Category: Breed Shows

6/14/2016 - 6/16/2016

Exhibition and show featuring endangered equine breeds.

Old Time Music Jam

Category: Music

6/14/2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Public music jam featuring old time public domain music.

US Team Penning Competition

Category: Western

6/17/2016 - 6/19/2016

Competition featuring team penning and ranch sorting of cattle.

Maury River VHSA Associate & SWHJA Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

6/18/2016 - 6/19/2016

VHSA Associate and SWHJA Affiliated Hunter/Jumper Show

Old Dominion Region Pony Club Show Jumping Rally

Category: Hunter/Jumper

6/18/2016 - 6/19/2016

Regional Pony Club Show Jumping Rally

Roanoke Valley Horse Show

Category: Community

6/21/2016 - 6/26/2016

Multi-discipline charity & USEF Heritage horse show.

Hoofbeats Heroes 5K

Category: Community

6/25/2016 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

5K Trail Run/Walk

American Vaulting Association Region IX Championships

Category: Equestrian Vaulting

7/1/2016 - 7/3/2016

Individual and team vaulting on horseback.

Arabian Horse Association Region 15 Championships

Category: Arabian

7/6/2016 - 7/10/2016

USEF/AHA Region 15 Championship Horse Show

House Mountain Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

7/12/2016 - 7/13/2016

House Mountain celebrates 27 years. Come and join us for this two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders.

Dressage at Lexington

Category: Dressage

7/15/2016 - 7/17/2016

Dressage at Lexington is a favorite of many east coast Dressage riders and breeders. It is one of the largest USDF and USEF recognized dressage shows in our area. Competitors from training level through Grand Prix exhibit their skills all three days of the show. Friday features Sport Horse in Hand classes. Saturday features an afternoon of musical freestyles.

Rockbridge County Farm Bureau Truck & Tractor Pull

Category: Other

7/16/2016 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Rockbridge County Farm Bureau (Lexington, VA) presents the 5th Annual Truck & Tractor Pull on July 16, 2016 at the Virginia Horse Center.

Southern States Regional Fair Horse Show

Category: Breed Shows

7/28/2016 - 7/30/2016

Sponsored by Southern States this horse show features Saddlebreds, Gaited, English, Mountain, Walking and Western Classes.

Rockbridge Regional Fair & Farm Show

Category: Community

7/28/2016 - 7/30/2016

Virginia Presidential Paso Fino Association Horse Show

Category: Breed Shows

7/29/2016 - 7/31/2016

USEF/PFHA double pointed Paso Fino horse show.