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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 2014 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 "AA"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

4/23/2014 - 4/27/2014

United States Equestrian Federation "AA" rated Hunter and Jumper horse show, featuring a $2500 USHJA National Hunter Derby on Friday and a $25,000 Grand Prix Show Jumping on Saturday evening.

Lexington Spring Encore "AA"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

4/30/2014 - 5/5/2014

United States Equestrian Federation "AA" rated Hunter and Jumper horse show, featuring a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on Friday and a $25,000 Grand Prix Show Jumping on Saturday evening.

Bonnie Blue National Horse Show USEF rated

Category: Saddlebred

5/7/2014 - 5/10/2014

United States Equestrian Federation rated horse show featuring a variety of crowd pleasing classes for Saddlebreds, Hackneys and Friesian horse division classes.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

5/10/2014

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

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Community

5/10/2014

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

Hear the Beat Horse Show

Category: Other

5/11/2014

Blue Ridge Horse Force Sanctioned horse show featuring a variety of Hunter, Western and Equitation Classes.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

5/17/2014

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

Lexington Spring Dressage Rosinburg Events

Category: Dressage

5/17/2014 - 5/18/2014

Dressage horse show

Virginia Horse Trials Preliminary Three Day

Category: Eventing

5/23/2014 - 5/25/2014

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.

House Mountain Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

5/24/2014 - 5/25/2014

Two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

5/24/2014

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

Virginia Barrel Classic

Category: Barrel Racing

5/30/2014 - 6/1/2014

National Barrel Horse Association sanctioned and National Barrel Horse Super Show returns for its second year!

SBRAA Lee-Jackson Classic

Category: Other

5/31/2014 - 6/1/2014

This two-day show features Appaloosa horses from as far away as New England, Texas and Florida. See spots while they compete in halter, performance, and futurity classes.

Dressage With a View

Category: Dressage

5/31/2014

Local Dressage Schooling Show

Hear the Beat Horse Show

Category: Other

6/1/2014

Blue Ridge Horse Force Sanctioned horse Show featuring a variety of Hunter, Western and Equitation Classes. This show is a fundraiser sponsored by Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding and the Virginia Horse Center Foundation. ALL proceeds go to Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

6/7/2014

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

Blue Ridge Arabian Classic "A" rated

Category: Arabian

6/12/2014 - 6/15/2014

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

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

6/14/2014

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

Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show

Category: Other

6/18/2014 - 6/19/2014

The only three-day Hunter Jumper horse show in the United States for Off the Track Thoroughbreds or those bred to race.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

6/21/2014

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

Old Dominion Pony Club Show Jumping Rally

Category: Youth

6/21/2014 - 6/22/2014

Pony Club Mega Rally competition

House Mountain Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

6/24/2014 - 6/25/2014

House Mountain celebrates 26 years. Come and join us for this two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders.

Region IX Championship Vaulting

Category: Other

6/28/2014 - 6/29/2014

Vaulters from all over the East Coast will come together for our annual regional championships. Equestrian Vaulting is described as gymnastics on horseback. Come out and see what vaulting is all about!

Commonwealth Games - Equestrian Sports

Category: Dressage

6/28/2014

Equestrian Sports - Dressage and Combined Test

Markel Firecracker Classic

Category: Arabian

7/2/2014

The Markel Firecracker Classic is a pre-show (qualifier) to the Region 15 Championship Show.

Region 15 Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship

Category: Arabian

7/3/2014 - 7/6/2014

Sport Horse classes and Dressage are now part of the show.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

7/5/2014

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

House Mountain Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

7/8/2014 - 7/9/2014

House Mountain celebrates 26 years of this popular two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders.

Dressage at Lexington

Category: Dressage

7/11/2014 - 7/13/2014

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.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

7/12/2014

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

Rockbridge Regional Fair & Farm Show

Category: Community

7/16/2014 - 7/20/2014

The Rockbridge Regional Fair and Farm Show is a partnership with The community and Farm Bureau. It will feature an antique and hot lick tractor pull, a farm show, laser tag, rides, entertainment, and good old fashion fun!

Southern States Regional Fair Horse Show

Category: Other

7/18/2014 - 7/19/2014

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

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

7/19/2014

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

American Connemara Pony Society Region III Show

Category: Breed Shows

7/25/2014 - 7/27/2014

Breed show for Purebred and half-bred Connemaras, offers multi-discipline classes including hunter, dressage, trail, costume, and in-hand classes.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

7/26/2014

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

Eastern Arabian Championships

Category: Arabian

7/31/2014 - 8/3/2014

A direct qualifier for the National Championship Show held in October featuring sport horses, dressage, driving, English, Western, costume, reining, sidesaddle, trail and hunter over fences classes at professional, amateur and youth levels.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

8/2/2014

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

Lexington National Horse Show "AA"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

8/6/2014 - 8/10/2014

United States Equestrian Federation "AA" rated Hunter/Jumper horse show.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

8/9/2014

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

National Barrel Horse Association Colonial Nationals

Category: Barrel Racing

8/14/2014 - 8/17/2014

One of eight national shows that lead to the NBHA World Championships, the Colonial National attracts more than 1,000 entries from twenty states to compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

8/16/2014

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

Virginia Presidential New World Show PFHA Event IX

Category: Breed Shows

8/22/2014 - 8/24/2014

USEF/PFHA double pointed Paso Fino horse show.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

8/23/2014

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

VADA Dressage Schooling Show

Category: Dressage

8/23/2014

Jim Wofford Clinic

Category: Clinics

8/23/2014 - 8/24/2014

2 hour group lesson on both Saturday and Sunday. Group lessons at Beginner Novice, Novice and Training/Preliminary levels including a 45 minute group chalk talk each day for all riders.

ERAHC Virginia Classic Andalusian/Lusitano Show

Category: Breed Shows

8/29/2014

Andalusian & Lusitano Breed Horse Show

ERAHC Virginia Classic Open Dressage

Category: Other

8/29/2014

Dressage Horse Show

Baroque Equesstrian Games

Category: Breed Shows

8/29/2014 - 8/31/2014

Virginia Starter Horse Trials

Category: Eventing

8/30/2014 - 8/31/2014

This show offers a cross-country schooling day on Saturday and Start Horse Trials on Sunday in which riders compete in dressage, cross-country jumping, and show jumping.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

9/5/2014

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

Maury River Hunter Pace

Category: Eventing

9/6/2014

Color Classic Futurity and Paint-O-Rama

Category: Breed Shows

9/6/2014 - 9/7/2014

This multi-day paint horse show, hosted by the Virginia Paint Horse Club, features a full lineup of halter and performance classes plus breeders, Virginia bred and open futurity classes.

Dressage With a View

Category: Dressage

9/7/2014

Local schooling Dressage show

Hear the Beat Horse Show

Category: Other

9/7/2014

Blue Ridge Horse Force sanctioned horse show featuring a variety of Hunter, Western,and Equitation classes.

Virginia 4-H State Championship Horse and Pony Show

Category: Youth

9/11/2014 - 9/14/2014

One of the largest all-youth events on the east coast, this championship show will feature six-hundred youth riders competing in a full line-up of Hunter, Western, Dressage, Saddleseat and non-trotting classes.

Sesquicentennial Celebration

Category: Other

9/11/2014 - 9/14/2014

McClausland’s Cavalry Resists Hunter’s Raid. 150th anniversary reenactment of this historic event.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

9/13/2014

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

Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

9/19/2014 - 9/21/2014

The only three day Hunter/Jumper horse show in the United States for Off the Track Thoroughbreds or those bred to race.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

9/20/2014

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

ASHAV Horse Show

Category: Saddlebred

9/25/2014 - 9/28/2014

Halter and performance classes for Saddlebred horses and Hackney ponies.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

9/27/2014

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

Glenmore Hunt Pony Club Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

9/27/2014

This is a major fund raiser to benefit Glenmore Hunt Pony Club programs and is a SWVHJA recognized show. It offers classes for Hunter, Jumper and Pleasure riders and for all ages, levels and interests.

Friesian Keuring

Category: Breed Shows

9/30/2014

Friesian Keuring (Inspection)

World & Grand National Friesian Championship Horse Show

Category: Breed Shows

10/1/2014 - 10/5/2014

International Friesian Show Horse Association presents the World & Grand National Championship Horse Show Horse Show

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

10/4/2014

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

Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia Fall Horse Show

Category: Therapeutic Riding

10/4/2014 - 10/5/2014

This annual show for riders with disabilities will feature a variety of classes including dressage, equitation, obstacles, pole bending, costume and United Professional Horseman's Association classes.

Old Dominion Saddlebred Show

Category: Saddlebred

10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014

Show benefiting the Old Dominion Futurity will feature 3-gaited, 5-gaited, fine harness, park, pleasure prospect, equitation, academy, children's, fun classes and more.

House Mountain Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

10/11/2014 - 10/12/2014

Two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

10/11/2014

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

Virginia Dressage Association Finals

Category: Dressage

10/16/2014 - 10/19/2014

Amateur and professional riders and horses from over ten states compete during this four day championship dressage competition including musical freestyle and grand prix classes.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

10/18/2014

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

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

10/25/2014

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

Fall Virginia Horse Trials

Category: Eventing

10/31/2014 - 11/2/2014

The Virginia Horse Trials, an abbreviated version of a three-day eventing competition, draws several hundred eventing riders from around the country.

Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association Finals

Category: Hunter/Jumper

11/7/2014 - 11/9/2014

End of year Hunter/Jumper horse show for SWVHJA

Virginia Horse Shows Association Championships

Category: Hunter/Jumper

11/13/2014 - 11/16/2014

Year end double point show for members of the Virginia Horse Shows Association who have competed in at least five associate member shows during the 2014 show season.

CMSA Cowboy Christmas Shootout

Category: Western

12/6/2014 - 12/7/2014

Cowboy, mounted shoot-out competition

Lexington Rockbridge Christmas Baskets

Category: Community

12/17/2014 - 12/20/2014

Charity Christmas Basket program for those in need in Rockbridge County. Basket organization takes place on the concourse of the Anderson Coliseum.