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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

Standard North Carolina Shows

5K Arena Ranch Sorting & Team Penning Series
60% Payback - NO Assoc. Fees, NO Cattle Charges
March 23, 2018 to
March 25, 2018
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North Carolina
Standard Shows Not Yet Updated
North Carolina State Championship
The prestige show of the South where exhibitors reign supreme.
September 20, 2017 to
September 23, 2017
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North Carolina
North Carolina Tar Heel Jamboree
Also sponsored are the Tarheel Triple Classic and Tarheel Fall Classsic.
June 8, 2017 to
June 15, 2017
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North Carolina
AQHA East Level 1 Championship
Eastern location Invitational championship classes for AQHA Level 1.
May 2, 2017 to
May 7, 2017
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North Carolina
App State Open Show II
Proceeds go to Horse Helpers of the High Country!
April 22, 2017
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North Carolina

Basic North Carolina Shows

Sporting Days Farm HT I February 3, 2018
Aiken, North Carolina
Raleigh Spring Premier March 21, 2018 to
March 24, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh Invitational April 12, 2018 to
April 18, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Asheville Lions Club Benefit May 16, 2018 to
May 19, 2018
Fletcher, North Carolina
Southern States Regional Morgan Horse Show May 23, 2018 to
May 26, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
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North Carolina Horse 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 Carolina offers at least 3 chances to hit the show ring are as follows:

North Carolina Horse 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    Dressage    Hunter    Barrel Racing    Reining    TRAIL    WSTRN PLSR    WSTRN RDNG   

North Carolina Horse 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    Oct