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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 2015 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 Schooling

Category: Hunter/Jumper

2/14/2014 - 2/15/2015

A Hunter winter schooling show series to prepare for the spring show season.

Winter Schooling

Category: Hunter/Jumper

1/5/2015 - 3/1/2015

Winter schooling is available from January 5 to March 1 at the VHCF. Call the Stable Office at 540-464-2966 for reservations.

DOTC and SCCTC Agility Trials

Category: Other

1/8/2015 - 1/11/2015

The Dog Owners Training Club of Lynchburg and the Star City Canine Training Club of Roanoke will enliven the Center with three days of dog agility trials in the Anderson Coliseum .

Virginia Winter Tournament

Category: Saddlebred

1/10/2015

Lesson horses and instructors.

Stonewall Country Horse Show "A"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

1/15/2015 - 1/18/2015

United States Equestrian Federation "A" rated Hunter and Jumper horse show. This event is owned and operated by the VHCF and managed by Leslie Brown.

Stonewall Country Horse Show "A"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

1/30/2015 - 2/1/2015

United States Equestrian Federation "A" rated Hunter and Jumper horse show. This event is owned and operated by the VHCF and managed by Leslie Brown.

Virginia Winter Tournament

Category: Saddlebred

2/7/2015

Lesson horses and instructors only.

Star City Canine

Category: Other

2/12/2015 - 2/15/2015

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

Category: Saddlebred

2/20/2015 - 2/21/2015

Lesson Horses and instructors only. UPHA clinc is instructor teaching riders on private horses only.

Hollins Spring Welcome Horse Show "A"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

2/26/2015 - 3/1/2015

Sponsored by Hollins University USEF A-rated hunter and jumper horse show. This show is run to give students at Hollins University real-life experience with show management.

Virginia Classic Llama & Alpaca Show

Category: Other

3/6/2015 - 3/8/2015

Sixteenth-annual show featuring halter, performance, fleece and futurity classes for llamas and alpacas. The largest Llama and Alpaca show in the country.

House Mountain Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

3/7/2015 - 3/8/2015

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.

Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

3/14/2015 - 3/15/2015

Hunter/Jumper series created by the VHCF to provide off the track Thoroughbred and those bred to race with secondary career options in the show ring. This friendly, laid back show is growing enormously with support from the racing industry.

Spring Breakout Quarter Horse Show

Category: Western

3/21/2015 - 3/22/2015

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.

Virginia Starter Horse Trials

Category: Eventing

3/28/2015 - 3/29/2015

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

Old Dominion Saddlebred Classic

Category: Saddlebred

4/3/2015 - 4/4/2015

A wide variety of classes are offered for Saddlebreds, Road Ponies & Horses, Morgans, and an Academy division.

The Maury River Hunter Trial

Category: Eventing

4/4/2015

Hunter Trials on the VHCF cross-country course.

Maury River Hunter Pace

Category: Eventing

4/4/2015

Mounted Map & Orienteering

Category: Other

4/4/2015

Spend the afternoon riding your horse on the Virginia Horse Center Trails and learning how to navigate with a map and compass. Great if you are interested in TREC!

Great American Trail Horse Sale and Competition

Category: Trail

4/10/2015 - 4/11/2015

The Great American Trail Horse Sale is a unique annual horse auction and trail competition for all breeds of horses. Horse

Great American Trail Horse Bulls and Barrels

Category: Barrel Racing

4/11/2015

Entertainment event of bulls and barrels.

SBRAA Lee-Jackson Classic

Category: Other

4/11/2015 - 4/12/2015

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.

Virginia Quarter Horse Classic

Category: Western

4/15/2015 - 4/19/2015

A large Quarter horse show with something for everyone. For more information visit myvqha.com.

Lexington Spring Premiere "AA"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

4/22/2015 - 4/26/2015

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

4/29/2015 - 5/3/2015

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.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Community

5/2/2015

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

Bonnie Blue National Horse Show USEF rated

Category: Saddlebred

5/6/2015 - 5/9/2015

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

5/9/2015

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

Dressage With a View

Category: Dressage

5/9/2015

Local Dressage Schooling Show

Hear the Beat Horse Show

Category: Other

5/10/2015

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

Old Dominion Pony Club Dressage Rally

Category: Dressage

5/15/2015 - 5/17/2015

Youth competition featuring members from various U.S. Pony Clubs throughout Virginia. Riders compete as members of 3 or 4 man teams. This is a closed competition for members of the USPC.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

5/16/2015

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

Lexington Spring Dressage

Category: Dressage

5/16/2015 - 5/17/2015

Dressage horse show

Virginia Horse Trials Preliminary Three Day

Category: Eventing

5/22/2015 - 5/24/2015

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

5/23/2015 - 5/24/2015

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

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

5/23/2015

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

Virginia Barrel Classic

Category: Barrel Racing

5/29/2015 - 5/31/2015

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

Hear the Beat Horse Show

Category: Other

5/31/2015

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

6/6/2015

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

Virginia Presidential Paso Fino Horse Association Show

Category: Breed Shows

6/6/2015 - 6/7/2015

Virginia Paso Fino Horse Show

Blue Ridge Arabian Classic "A" rated

Category: Arabian

6/11/2015 - 6/14/2015

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

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

6/13/2015

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

Old Dominion Pony Club Show Jumping Rally

Category: Youth

6/19/2015 - 6/21/2015

Pony Club Mega Rally competition

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

6/20/2015

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

House Mountain Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

6/23/2015 - 6/24/2015

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

Equestrian Vaulting FEI CVI 1* & 2*

Category: Equestrian Vaulting

6/25/2015 - 6/26/2015

Meet the national and international judges, register for the classes Individuals, Pairs, Teams and review the schedule.

Equestrian Vaulting Region IX Championship

Category: Other

6/27/2015 - 6/29/2015

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

6/27/2015 12:56 PM - 3:21 PM

Equestrian Sports - Dressage and Combined Test, Therapeutic Dressage classes and western Dressage.

Markel Firecracker Classic

Category: Arabian

7/1/2015

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

Region 15 Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship

Category: Arabian

7/2/2015 - 7/5/2015

Regional Championship Horse Show for Arabian and Half Arabian horses.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

7/4/2015

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

House Mountain Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

7/7/2015 - 7/8/2015

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

Dressage at Lexington

Category: Dressage

7/10/2015 - 7/12/2015

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

7/11/2015

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

Rockbridge Regional Fair & Farm Show

Category: Community

7/15/2015 - 7/18/2015

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

Southern States Regional Fair Horse Show

Category: Other

7/17/2015 - 7/18/2015

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

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

7/18/2015

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

United States Pony Club Championships

Category: Youth

7/22/2015 - 7/26/2015

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

7/25/2015

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

Eastern Arabian Championships

Category: Arabian

7/30/2015 - 8/2/2015

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

8/1/2015

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

Lexington National Horse Show "AA"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

8/5/2015 - 8/9/2015

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

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

8/8/2015

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

National Barrel Horse Association Colonial Nationals

Category: Barrel Racing

8/13/2015 - 8/16/2015

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

8/15/2015

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

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

8/22/2015

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

American Connemara Pony Society Region III Show

Category: Breed Shows

8/22/2015 - 8/23/2015

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

Virginia Presidential New World Show PFHA Event IX

Category: Breed Shows

8/22/2015 - 8/23/2015

USEF/PFHA double pointed Paso Fino horse show.

ILAHA Andalusian Nationals

Category: Breed Shows

8/24/2015 - 11/29/2015

Andalusian Naionals

Virginia Starter Horse Trials

Category: Eventing

8/29/2015 - 8/30/2015

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.

Sallie B Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

8/29/2015

US National Hunter Breeding Championship EAST

Color Classic Futurity and Paint-O-Rama

Category: Breed Shows

9/4/2015 - 9/6/2015

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.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

9/5/2015

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

Dressage With a View

Category: Dressage

9/5/2015

Local schooling Dressage show

Maury River Hunter Pace

Category: Eventing

9/5/2015

Hear the Beat Horse Show

Category: Other

9/6/2015

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

9/10/2015 - 9/13/2015

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.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

9/12/2015

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

Virginia State Barrel Finals

Category: Barrel Racing

9/18/2015 - 9/20/2015

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

9/19/2015

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

Mounted Map & Orienteering

Category: Other

9/19/2015

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

Mounted Games 4-H

Category: Other

9/19/2015 - 9/20/2015

ASHAV Horse Show

Category: Saddlebred

9/23/2015 - 9/26/2015

Halter and performance classes for Saddlebred horses and Hackney ponies.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

9/26/2015

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

Glenmore Hunt Pony Club Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

9/26/2015

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.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

10/3/2015

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

Old Dominion Saddlebred Show

Category: Saddlebred

10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015

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

10/10/2015 - 10/11/2015

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

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

10/10/2015

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

Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia Fall Horse Show

Category: Therapeutic Riding

10/10/2015 - 10/11/2015

Largest therapeutic horse show in Virginia for riders with challenges, including physical and mental and behavioral differences.

Great American USDF Regional Dressage Championship and VADA Fall Show

Category: Dressage

10/15/2015 - 10/18/2015

Regional Chmpionships and qualifying for Natuional Dressage Championships, featuring training through grand prix plus musical freestyles.

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

10/17/2015

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

Mounted Map & Orienteering

Category: Other

10/17/2015

Spend the afternoon riding your horse through the Virginia Horse Center trails and learning to navigate with a map and compass. Great if you are interested in TREC!

Rockbridge Farmer's Market

Category: Agriculture

10/24/2015

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

Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

10/24/2015 - 10/25/2015

Two day Hunter/Jumper horse show for Off the Track Thoroughbreds or those bred to race.

Fall Virginia Horse Trials

Category: Eventing

10/30/2015 - 11/1/2015

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

11/6/2015 - 11/8/2015

End of year Hunter/Jumper horse show for SWVHJA

Virginia Horse Shows Association Championships

Category: Hunter/Jumper

11/12/2015 - 11/15/2015

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 2015 show season.