The 114th Annual Keswick Horse Show is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15th through Sunday, May 20th, 2018. Keswick was selected as the 2015 and 2017 VHSA Horse Show of the Year in addition to being designated a USEF Heritage Competition, maintaining its excellence as an AA-rated World Champion Hunter Rider event. The Horse Show Committee would like to thank members of the Keswick Hunt Club for their continued support of this prestigious Virginia horse show.
The entertainment committee has several exciting events scheduled starting Wednesday with the Eastminster Dog Show and Exhibitor party, which includes dinner under the tent. The weekend kicks off with the USHJA National Hunter Derby along with a dinner sponsored by B.J.'s Hunt Room on Friday night. The Jumper Classic on Saturday offers a special opportunity the entire community to come together for a beautiful evening and has become a tradition in Keswick. Sunday's Down Home Fish Fry on the Porch will be a relaxing conclusion to what we know will be a memorable week.
In 1896, the Devon Horse Show started as a one-day show. Now, years later, it has become the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. It is internationally recognized, USEF-A rated, and one of the most exciting events to happen in our area. Top riders from all over the world strive to qualify to compete.
In the shade of the majestic oaks near the village of Upperville, Virginia, the 165th anniversary of the oldest horse show in America will begin on Monday, June 4th and run thru Sunday, June 10th 2018. During this week, the nation’s top ranking hunters and jumpers will compete alongside the local ponies, sidesaddle ladies and racing Jack Russell Terriers.
The Oldest Horse Show in the United States - Since 1853
"Horse Show of the Year" -- as named by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame and the Virginia Horse Show Association
A Designated World Championship Hunter Rider show
A week-long AA Rated show
A mecca for horsemen -- a few notable exhibitors include: General George Patton, Paul Mellon, Kathy Kusner, Rodney Jenkins, Katie Prudent, Joe Fargis.
The Loudoun Benefit Horse Show began in 1951, running as a Junior and Pony Show for several decades. Held for many years at Glenwood Park in Middleburg it was among the many prestigious stops along the Virginia show circuit. Show programs from years past read like a who’s who of modern day professionals including Grand Prix rider Jeffrey Welles, seen below riding the 1977 Champion Small/Medium Green Pony.
After several relocations, Loudoun moved one final time to its current home at the Salem and Grafton Showgrounds in Upperville, VA in 2013. Held the week following the Upperville Colt & Horse Show on the same grounds, Loudoun has experienced tremendous growth each year offering USEF AA Rated hunters alongside an expanded jumper schedule. Recognized as a World Champion Hunter Rider Event, the five days of competition are also sanctioned by VHSA and MHSA.
The all-volunteer board of the Deep Run Horse Show Association assumes total responsibility for the management, maintenance, and improvement of the 30 acre show facility. This board organizes and manages the Deep Run Premier June horse show and several CHSA shows. Our goal is to provide a quality venue suitable for a variety of equestrian activities and our mission is to support the horse in sport.
Unique in the heart of Virginia, Deep Run is a blueprint of service to a steady mission to support the horse and rider in sport. The early history of Deep Run Horse Show dates to the founding of the Deep Run Hunt Club in 1887. Deep Run Horse Show became a recognized American Horse Show Association member in 1937.
The show grounds were established in 1947 when the Hunt Club moved to its permanent home in Goochland County. Per the competition standards of the day, one level show ring of turf footing was nurtured and prepared. The adjacent rolling terrain featured a course of natural obstacles as would be found in the hunting field: stone walls, chicken coops, vertical fence panels. Six barns provided stabling for horses shipping in. Horse shows were mainstay social and community events, drawing large numbers of spectators in addition to the burgeoning population of exhibitors from across the state.
As one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, and a premier destination for horse people, the Classic is a much-anticipated stop on the summer tour. Now well into its third successful decade, The Hampton Classic Horse Show, in Bridgehampton, New York, is in a class all its own, both in the minds of spectators and horse people alike.
In 1994, Billy Glass and Oliver Kennedy created a unique event at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. It was then that a new member to the elite indoor circuit was born, and The Capital Challenge Horse Show became a part of the fall circuit.
The Capital Challenge is proud to host the Ariat Adult Medal Finals, the Taylor Harris Insurance Services National Children’s Medal Finals and the World Champion Hunter Rider Finals and year-end presentations.
The first Pennsylvania National Horse Show was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in 1946. It was a 4 day show with 226 horses entered and benefited the Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation. International teams competed at Harrisburg from 1948 until 1972. In 1950 the show was lengthened to 7 days, in 1962 to 8 days, in 1970 to 9 days and in 1982 to 10 days - which it is today.
The 2017 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship, presented by The Linden Group at Morgan Stanley, will be held Oct. 20-22 at Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The USHJA Zone 3 Championship will take place on Sunday, Oct. 22.
The Washington International Horse Show is one of the most prestigious and exciting equestrian sporting events in North America. Celebrating its 59th year in 2017, this championship event brings top horses and riders throughout the country and the world to the Nation's Capital each October for six days of championship competition and community and social events.
WIHS attracts the attention of tens of thousands of equestrians, non-equestrians, celebrities and politicos alike with exciting events such as World Cup show jumping, dressage, hunter and equitation competition, plus Kids' Day, Barn Night, Military Night, special exhibitions, shopping and hospitality.
Under the expert management of the Pettys’ firm, Triangle Farms, the Duke Children's Benefit Horse Show, held at the the Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina, has grown to a six-day, USEF “AA” rated horse show.
The Jump for the Children Horse Show is the longest, continuously-held, annual fund-raiser for Duke Children’s Hospital. This November, Triangle Farms will celebrate its 32nd year of a relationship that has inspired compassion, dedication and support for the kids at Duke Children’s. The horse show has raised $1.6 million to date for Duke Children’s.
The HITS Saugerties Show Series welcomes equestrians for eight weeks of shows, $3 million in prize money, bi-weekly Grand Prix, qualifiers for the HITS Championship, USEF Premier and National-Rated Hunters, 5* and 6* Jumpers, and the new LEGEND VIP Club. The majestic Catskill Mountains provide a sweeping backdrop to this exciting series, which has made its home at HITS-on-the-Hudson since 2004. The USEF Junior Hunter National Championships is featured during HITS-on-the-Hudson V.