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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.
 


 


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

Dressage with a View

Category: Dressage

5/13/2017 - 5/22/2017

Schooling dressage show.

Hear the Beat

Category: Community

5/14/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Open horse Show to benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center

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

House Mountain Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

6/10/2017 - 6/11/2017

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.

Blue Ridge Arabian Classic

Category: Arabian

6/15/2017 - 6/18/2017

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

Old Dominion Region Pony Club Jumping Rally

Category: Youth

6/17/2017 - 6/18/2017

Regional Pony Club Show Jumping Rally

Roanoke Valley Horse Show

Category: Saddlebred

6/21/2017 - 6/25/2017

Multi-discipline charity & USEF Heritage horse show.

USHJA Emerging Athletes Program

Category: Hunter/Jumper

6/27/2017 - 7/1/2017

USHJA Program created to provide opportunities for young riders to advance their education in their pursuit to become knowledgeable horsemen within the hunter/jumper community.

American Vaulting Association Region IX Championships

Category: Equestrian Vaulting

6/30/2017 - 7/2/2017

Individual and team vaulting on horseback.

Region 15 Arabian Championships

Category: Arabian

7/5/2017 - 7/9/2017

USEF/AHA Region 15 Championship Horse Show

House Mountain

Category: Hunter/Jumper

7/11/2017 - 7/12/2017

House Mountain celebrates 28 years. Come and join us for this two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders.

Dressage at Lexington

Category: Dressage

7/14/2017 - 7/16/2017

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.

Cattle Sale

Category: Auctions/Sales

7/20/2017 - 7/23/2017

Southern States Horse Show

Category: Breed Shows

7/27/2017 - 7/29/2017

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

Virginia Presidential Paso Fino Association Horse Show

Category: Breed Shows

7/28/2017 - 7/30/2017

USEF/PFHA double pointed Paso Fino horse show.

American Connemara Pony Region III Show

Category: Breed Shows

7/29/2017 - 7/30/2017

Eastern Arabian Horse Show

Category: Arabian

8/3/2017 - 8/6/2017

East Coast Arabian horse show.

Lexington National Horse Show "AA"

Category: Hunter/Jumper

8/9/2017 - 8/13/2017

USEF Premiere "AA" rated Hunter/Jumper Show

NBHA Colonial Nationals

Category: Barrel Racing

8/17/2017 - 8/20/2017

NBHA Barrel Racing Event

Sallie B. Wheeler US National Hunter Breeding Championships

Category: Hunter/Jumper

8/24/2017 - 8/26/2017

East Coast National Hunter Breeding Championships

Virginia Young Horse Festival

Category: Hunter/Jumper

8/24/2017 - 8/26/2017

Hunter competition featuring young horses.

Virginia Dressage Association Horse Show

Category: Dressage

8/25/2017 - 8/26/2017

Annual Fall Dressage Show and Qualifying Competition for FEI and USEF Championships.

Eastern Region Andalusian Horse Club

Category: Breed Shows

8/30/2017 - 9/3/2017

Open Dressage Show and Andalusian/Lusitano Regional Championship Breed Show

VA Paint Horse Club Color Classic

Category: Breed Shows

9/1/2017 - 9/3/2017

Breed show featuring Paint Horse Color Classic & VA Bred futurities

East Coast Halter Futurity

Category: Breed Shows

9/1/2017 - 9/3/2017

AQHA, APHA and APHC approved Halter Show.

Dressage with a View

Category: Dressage

9/2/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Schooling dressage show

Hear the Beat

Category: Community

9/3/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Community show to benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center.

Rockbridge Regional Fair

Category: Community

9/7/2017 - 9/10/2017

Trimble's Ridge

Category: Hunter/Jumper

9/10/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

SWVHJA Sanctioned Hunter Show

Virginia State 4-H Championship Horse Show

Category: Agriculture

9/14/2017 - 9/17/2017

Virginia State 4-H Championship Show

Virginia State Barrel Finals

Category: Barrel Racing

9/22/2017 - 9/24/2017

VA State Barrel Racing Championships

Glenmore Hunt Pony Club Horse Show

Category: Youth

9/23/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Horse Show to benefit Glenmore Hunt Pony Club

Mounted Map and Orienterring

Category: Trail

9/23/2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Learn to navigate & use compass on horseback!

ASHAV

Category: Breed Shows

9/28/2017 - 9/30/2017

American Saddlebred Horse Association of Virginia Show

Virginia Starter Horse Trials

Category: Eventing

9/30/2017 - 10/1/2017

Unrecognized Horse Trials

House Mountain

Category: Hunter/Jumper

10/7/2017 - 10/8/2017

House Mountain celebrates 28 years. Come and join us for this two-day regional schooling horse show for hunter and jumper riders.

Mounted Map and Orienterring

Category: Trail

10/7/2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Learn to navigate trails on horseback using a compass.

VADA Region I Championships (GAIG)

Category: Dressage

10/11/2017 - 10/15/2017

Annual Fall Dressage Show and Qualifying Competition for FEI and USEF Championships.

29th Annual Therapeutic Riding Assoc. of Virginia

Category: Therapeutic Riding

10/21/2017 - 10/22/2017

Annual show featuring Virginia's therapeutic riding programs

Virginia Horse Trials, CIC2*, CCI1*/2*

Category: Eventing

10/26/2017 - 10/29/2017

FEI and USEF Eventing Competition

SW. Virginia Annual Hunter/Jumper Show

Category: Hunter/Jumper

11/3/2017 - 11/5/2017

Year-End Awards Show for SWVHJA

VHSA Finals

Category: Hunter/Jumper

11/9/2017 - 11/12/2017

Annual VHSA Championship Show

Winter Tournament

Category: Breed Shows

11/18/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saddlebred Show

Hear the Beat Horse Show

Category: Community

12/9/2017 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Community show to benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center.

Rockbridge Christmas Baskets Program

Category: Community

12/14/2017 - 12/16/2017

Annual program to provide Christmas baskets to local families in need.