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Event Rentals & Spaces

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The Virginia Horse Center Foundation has a large selection of well-maintained facilities for your event.  Large-scale events are usually booked 1-2 years in advance.  Please contact Leigh Anne Claywell, at 540-464-2960 or by emailing laclaywell@horsecenter.org to check for availabilities.

Below is a listing of available spaces.  For full details please visit Facility Information.

Facility Index

Indoor Arenas
Anderson Coliseum, Waldron Arena, with seating up to 4,000
Ault Pavilion, Waldron warm-up area             
East Complex Arena                                       
The Big Lonely Barn’s warm-up area             
Bent Tree Barn’s warm-up area                                  
Woods Hill/Henson warm-up area                  

Outdoor Covered Arena
Moore Arena                                                  

Outdoor Arenas
Fletcher Arena                                                
Schooling Ring (diagonal from Fletcher)                    
Wiley Arena                                                   
Northern Arena (formerly “Speed Ring”)                   
Schooling Ring (next to Northern)                  
Dressage Arena “A”                           
Dressage Arena “B”                                        
Wheeler Arena “C”                                         
Tardy Arena                                                   
East Complex Schooling Ring

Special Event Spaces

Special events like receptions, parties, or meetings can be booked by contacting Kristina Day at 540-464-2959 or by emailing kday@horsecenter.org. Full catering can also be provided by our Food and Beverage Department.

  • Appomattox Mezzanine – This large event space has views of the Blue Ridge and onto the Waldron Arena in the Anderson Coliseum.  It can accommodate 400 people and be segmented into smaller spaces.  This space is well suited to wedding receptions, corporate and private parties, and meetings.
  • Work Horse Café – Inside the Anderson Coliseum on the upper concourse, this space has a bar counter, stage, seating area, and can be enclosed for your event.
  • The Winner’s Ring Café – an enclosed porch attached to a full service café where small gatherings can be held with a full view of the action in Wiley Arena.
  • Picnic Pavilion and Amphitheater – Set atop the grounds with beautiful views, the picnic pavilion provides a memorable setting for your event.  The Amphitheater can be used for acoustic concerts, parties, or in conjunction with the Pavilion.