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Horse Shows Events located in North Carolina

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Find North Carolina horse shows here, with names, dates, location, and types of classes that each of the NC shows offer. In North Carolina, shows events take place in all 100 counties of the state. There are over 200 shows in the state each year. NC is horse-country and has been since the 1500’s. The Quarter Horse Janus was kept in NC, and so was Sir Archie (American TB foundation sire). The Carolinas and Virginia were known for fine horses before Kentucky built its reputation!

The largest group in North Carolina is the various breeds of light horses, with warmbloods being second. NC also has a state horse , The Spanish Colonial Mustang. Not only that, but Banker horses really still exist and live there as a now protected herd of wild horses, a remnant left from the time of Columbus.

NC shows events are well-attended, important to residents and to the many who come from out of state. The list of permanent structures and venues and the famous shows and events is very long!!

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Standard show ads are only $5 for an entire year; Featured ads $49 or less.



Entries in the Horse Show Calendar appear below in the following order: Featured ads first, followed by the $5 Standard ads. Within each section shows are ordered by “start date”.
Name Dates Breeds Disciplines State Results

Standard North Carolina Shows

North Carolina Tar Heel Jamboree
Also sponsored are the Tarheel Triple Classic and Tarheel Fall Classsic.
June 15, 2016 to
June 18, 2016
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North Carolina
North Carolina State Championship
The prestige show of the South where exhibitors reign supreme.
September 14, 2016 to
September 17, 2016
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North Carolina
Basic North Carolina Shows
5K Arena Ranch Sorting & Team Penning Series March 12, 2016 to
November 13, 2016
Bladenboro, North Carolina
Southern States Regional Morgan Horse Show May 25, 2016 to
May 28, 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
Dallas Summer Classic May 27, 2016 to
May 28, 2016
Dallas, North Carolina
Blowing Rock Saddlebred Show June 9, 2016 to
June 12, 2016
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Northwoods Welsh Pony & Cob Show I -II June 11, 2016 to
June 12, 2016
Huntersville, North Carolina
UPHA HorsemenĂ¢s Classic June 23, 2016 to
June 25, 2016
Greensboro, North Carolina
Asheville Invitational July 18, 2016 to
July 21, 2016
Fletcher, North Carolina
Feathered Horse Summer Classic July 22, 2016 to
July 24, 2016
Williamston, North Carolina
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North Carolina Shows by Month

Anyone involved with horses in North Carolina wants to know which shows occur where, each month. These shows and their locations within the state, and their start dates, is a 'need to know' situation and changes from year to year, The months in which North Carolina provides three or more shows are:

Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Mar   

North Carolina Shows with the following discipline classes

North Carolina shows based on a single discipline or shows that offer specific discipline classes is importantly useful for all exhibitors who reside in or near this state.   Disciplines for which North Carolina offers at least 3 opportunities for showing are as follows:

Drvng    Saddleseat    Academy    Gaited    Eng. Plsr    Cntry Plsr    Sho Plsr    Clssc Plsr    Equitation    Prk    Hunter    TRAIL    WSTRN PLSR   

North Carolina Shows and Classes for Breeds

Shows for breeds and events/classes in North Carolina are of great interest to those living in the state, or nearby. Of course, often a state offers one of more shows that pull in many entries from around the country. Breeds for which North Carolinaoffers at least 3 chances to hit the show ring are as follows: