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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.


Polar Bear Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

2/13/2016 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Winter schooling horse show

Star City Canine Agility

Category: Other

2/19/2016 - 2/21/2016

TAKC Agility Trial held by Star City Canine Training Club of Roanoke, Va. Hundreds of dogs from several states will be competing in Agility, the fastest growing animal performance sport in the world.

Virginia Winter Tournament & UPHA Horse Show

Category: Saddlebred

2/19/2016 - 2/20/2016

Eventing in Virginia Jumper Derby

Category: Eventing

2/20/2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM

A Jumper Derby combines stadium jumps and cross country jumps that might typically be encountered at an event or horse trial. This is a good test of your horse’s willingness to jump a mix of fences or varied terrain. This competition is open to any eventer, hunter or jumper who wants to practice for the upcoming season or wants to add a little variety and fun to their jumping. Anyone who wants to have fun in a low key casual atmosphere is welcome!!!

Hollins Spring "A" Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

3/3/2016 - 3/6/2016

USEF "A" rated Hunter/Jumper Show

Interscholastic Equestrian Association Zone 3 Finals

Category: Youth

3/12/2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Zone 3 Hunt Seat and Western Finals for Upper and Middle School students

House Mountain Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

3/12/2016 - 3/13/2016

Two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders named after the Lexington area mountain. The show is owned and operated by the VHCF and managed by Keedie Leonard & L.M. "Sandy" Gerald.

VQHA Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show

Category: Agriculture

3/19/2016 - 3/20/2016

Four-day Quarter horse show offering a full line-up of Southern Maryland Quarter Horse Association, Virginia Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Association sanctioned halter and performance classes.