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Horse Shows Events located in Virginia

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Find Virginia horse shows here, with names, dates, location, and ttypes of classes that each of the VA shows offer. The horse population includes all breeds and purposes, from trails and race tracks , to showing, and hunting across the entire state, then add the Chincoteague ponies!

In the first Virginia Colonies, the horse was vital and remains vital although in a modern way. Roughly 50 % of VA horses are used for pleasure and trail rides, with over 300 trails! Yet there are over 700 horse shows, events each year, with great facilities in place for them.

Virginia shows reflect Colonial beginnings with English shows being the most popular. Hunter Jumper shows outnumber all, followed by dressage, western performance, then various breed shows, events. Virginia is home to some of Americans oldest horse shows such as the oldest hunt jump show; Upperville Colt & Horse shows began in 1853. Strawberry Hill Races ( steeplechase) date from 1895, and the Warrenton Pony Shows began annually in 1920.

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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 Virginia Shows

Region 15 Arabian Championship
Over $20,000 in matching money and $15,000 in cash.
July 5, 2017 to
July 9, 2017
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Morven Park International HT CIC
September 29, 2017 to
October 1, 2017
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Recent Standard Shows
New River Valley Horse Show
Takes place at the New River Valley Fairgrounds.
May 25, 2017 to
May 27, 2017
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Basic Virginia Shows

Dressage at the Meadow May 5, 2017 to
July 5, 2017
Doswell, Virginia
Virginia Horse Trials May 25, 2017 to
May 28, 2017
Lexington, Virginia
Arabian Sport Horse Extravaganza May 26, 2017 to
May 28, 2017
Wakefield, Virginia
Old Dominion Classic Gaited Horse Show June 2, 2017 to
June 3, 2017
Lexington, Virginia
Virginia Barrel Classic June 2, 2017 to
June 4, 2017
Lexington, Virginia
Virginia Arabian June 2, 2017 to
June 4, 2017
Doswell, Virginia
Fox Chase Farm HJ June 3, 2017 to
June 4, 2017
Middleburg, Virginia
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Virginia Horse Shows and Classes for Breeds

Shows for breeds and events/classes in Virginia 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 Virginia offers at least 3 chances to hit the show ring are as follows:

Virginia Horse Shows with the following discipline classes

Virginia 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 Virginia offers at least 3 opportunities for showing are as follows:

Drvng    Saddleseat    Gaited    Eng. Plsr    Cntry Plsr    Sho Plsr    Equitation    Prk    Dressage    Hunter    Barrel Racing    Reining    TRAIL    WSTRN PLSR   

Virginia Horse Shows by Month

Anyone involved with horses in Virginia 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 Virginia provides three or more shows are:

Mar    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct