The Virginia Countryside Lifestyle

2018 Horse Shows and Events

In the Virginia countryside, life is centered around equestrian events, from horse shows to races and everything in between. It's no wonder that this area is such a wonderful place to live! We invite you to discover the wonders of this area for yourself — by attending these annual equestrian events. 


April

Fox Pointe Farm Hunter Series Horse Show

Date: Saturday, April 28th

Location: Fox Pointe Farm in Quinton, VA

The Fox Pointe Farm Hunter Series Horse Show (VHSA/BHSA) takes place every month from April through October.

Commonwealth National

Dates: Wednesday, April 18th - Sunday, April 22rd

Location: Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA | Type of Show: H/J/M

The Commonwealth National is the first of six weeklong events in the HITS Culpeper Show Series.

Forrest Linton Pony Classic

Date: Sunday, April 29th

Location: The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA

The Forrest T. Linton Memorial Classic consists of horse and pony shows that take place between April and October. It's hosted by the Battlefield Horse Show Association.


May

Keswick Horse Show

Dates: Tuesday, May 15th - Sunday, May 20st

Location: Keswick, VA | Type of Show: HB/PB/H/J/M


June

Virginia Arabian Horse Show

Dates: Friday, June 1nd - Sunday, June 3th

Location: Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA | Type of Show: NH

BRH Annual Hunter Horse Show

Date: Saturday, June 2rd

Location: Sandstone Farm in Millwood, VA | Type of Show: H/E/M

Upperville Colt & Horse Show

Dates: Monday, June 4th - Sunday, June 10th

Location: Upperville, VA | Type of Show: HB/PB/H/J/M

Loudoun Benefit Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, June 13th - Sunday, June 17th

Location: Upperville, VA | Type of Show: HB/PB/H/J/M

Deep Run Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, June 20th - Sunday, June 24th

Location: Manakin-Sabot, VA | Type of Show: H/M

Warrenton Pony Show

Dates: Wednesday, June 27th - Sunday, July 1st

Location: Warrenton Horse Show Grounds in Warrenton, VA | Type of Show: PB/H/M

The Warrenton Pony Show, which takes place at the end of June every year, is considered the oldest pony show in America.


July

Showday National

Dates: Thursday, July 5th - Sunday, July 8th

Location: Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA | Type of Show: H/J/M

The Showday National is one of six weeklong events in the HITS Culpeper Show Series.

Cavalier Classic

Dates: Wednesday, July 11th - Sunday, July 15th

Location: Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA | Type of Show: H/J/M

The Cavalier Classic is one of six weeklong events in the HITS Culpeper Show Series.

Rose Mount Farm Horse Show

Dates: Thursday, July 26th - Sunday, July 29th

Location: Rose Mount Farm in Spotsylvania, VA | Type of Show: HB/PB/H/M


August

Lexington National Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, August 8th - Sunday, August 12th

Location: Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA | Type of Show: H/J/M

Winston National

Dates: Wednesday, August 15th - Sunday, August 19th

Location: Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA | Type of Show: H/J/M

The Winston National is one of six weeklong events in the HITS Culpeper Show Series.

Constitution Classic

Dates: Wednesday, August 22rd - Sunday, August 26th

Location: Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA | Type of Show: H/J/M

The Constitution Classic is one of six weeklong events in the HITS Culpeper Show Series.

Warrenton Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, August 29th - Sunday, September 2nd

Location: Warrenton Horse Show Grounds in Warrenton, VA | Type of Show: HB/H

The Warrenton Horse Show is one of Virginia's most prestigious shows, dating back over a century to 1899. It's hosted by the Warrenton Horse Show Association.


September

Middleburg Classic Horse Show

Dates: Wednesday, September 19th - Sunday, September 23rd

Location: Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg, VA | Type of Show: H

Josephine Mysliwski Hunter Derby

Date: Saturday, September 22nd

Location: Whitestone Farm in Fredericksburg, VA

Culpeper Finals

Dates: Wednesday, September 26th - Sunday, September 30th

Location: Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA | Type of Show: H/J/M

The Culpeper Finals is the last of six weeklong events in the HITS Culpeper Show Series.


October

H.O.R.S.E Benefit Show

Date: Saturday, October 6th

Location: Autumn Olive Farm in Goochland, VA

Autumn Olive Farm's final horse show is the annual "HOrsey Rett Syndrome Event" (H.O.R.S.E.) to raise money for Rett Syndrome research.

Baroque Equestrian Games

Dates: Saturday, October 13th - Sunday, October 14th

Location: Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA


November

VADA/Nova Dressage Championship Schooling Show

Date: Saturday, November 3th

Location: Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg, VA


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