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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.


Star City Canine Agility & Dog Owners Training Club

Category: Other

2/16/2017 - 2/19/2017

Lone Star Rodeo

Category: Western

2/24/2017 - 2/25/2017

Broncs, Bulls and Barrel Racing return to VHC

Polar Bear Horse Show - Feb. 25

Category: Hunter/Jumper

2/25/2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

VHSA & SWVHJA Schooling Show

Jumps by Fuzzy Inventory Clearance

Category: Community

2/25/2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Inventory Clearance sale of jumps and accessories!

Hollins Spring Welcome Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

3/2/2017 - 3/5/2017

USEF "A" rated Hunter/Jumper Show

House Mountain Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

3/11/2017 - 3/12/2017

Two-day SWVHJA regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders named after the Lexington area mountain. The show is owned and operated by the VHCF.

Old Time Music Jam - March 14

Category: Music

3/14/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Music jam featuring traditional Blue Ridge folk music.

Eventing in Virginia Jumper Derby

Category: Eventing

3/18/2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jumper derby combining XC obstacles and show jumps!

Trimble's Ridge Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

3/18/2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SWVHJA Affiliate Hunter/Jumper Show

VQHA Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show

Category: Breed Shows

3/23/2017 - 3/26/2017

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.

DownUnder Horsemanship Road Clinic

Category: Clinics

3/24/2017 - 3/26/2017

Horsemanship Clinic based on techniques from Clinton Anderson.

Mounted Map & Orienteering

Category: Trail

3/26/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Spend the afternoon riding your horse on the Virginia Horse Center Trails and learning how to navigate with a map and compass.

No Bull Barrel Racing - Grand Slam #1

Category: Barrel Racing

3/31/2017 - 4/2/2017

WBRL Member Barrel Racing Competition

Heart of Virginia Alpaca Show

Category: Other

4/1/2017 - 4/2/2017

Alpaca Halter & Walking Fleece Show

Virginia Spring Starter Horse Trials

Category: Eventing

4/1/2017 - 4/2/2017

Unrecognized Horse Trials

Bull & Oyster Fest to Benefit the Rockbridge Area Health Center

Category: Community

4/1/2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Oysters, BBQ, & Music festival to benefit the Rockbridge Area Health Center.

Livestock Conservancy - From Service to Stewardship Workshop

Category: Agriculture

4/7/2017 - 4/8/2017

The fourth annual Service to Stewardship farmer veteran workshop.

Great American Ranch & Trail Horse Sale

Category: Auctions/Sales

4/7/2017 - 4/8/2017

Ranch & trail horse auction

Mounted Map & Orienteering

Category: Trail

4/8/2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Spend the afternoon riding your horse on the Virginia Horse Center Trails and learning how to navigate with a map and compass.

SBRAA Lee Jackson Classic & VPHC Colors of Spring

Category: Breed Shows

4/15/2017 - 4/16/2017

Horse show featuring SBRAA Appaloosas & VPHC Paint horses.

Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat National Finals

Category: Youth

4/21/2017 - 4/23/2017

National Finals for middle and high school students.

Old Dominion Saddlebred Horse Show

Category: Saddlebred

4/21/2017 - 4/22/2017

Saddlebred, Hackney & Roadster Horse Show.

Old Dominion Pony Club Dressage Rally

Category: Dressage

4/22/2017 - 4/23/2017

Dressage rally for pony clubs in the Old Dominion Region.

Lexington Spring Premiere Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

4/26/2017 - 4/30/2017

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

Lexington Spring Encore Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

5/3/2017 - 5/7/2017

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

Bonnie Blue National

Category: Saddlebred

5/10/2017 - 5/13/2017

USEF rated Saddlbreds, Roadsters, Hackneys & Friesians

Old Dominion Miniature Horse Club Spring Thaw

Category: Breed Shows

5/18/2017 - 5/21/2017

AMHA/AMHR Miniature Horse Show

Lexington Spring Dressage

Category: Dressage

5/20/2017 - 5/21/2017

USEF Level 3 Dressage competition

Virginia Horse Trials & CIC2*/CCI1*

Category: Eventing

5/25/2017 - 5/28/2017

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

6/2/2017 - 6/4/2017

NBHA Sanctioned Barrel Racing

Old Dominion Classic Gaited Horse Show

Category: Breed Shows

6/2/2017 - 6/3/2017

Horse Show featuring various gaited breeds

Hear the Beat Show (4-H Qualifier)

Category: Other

6/4/2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Open Show & 4-H Qualifier