7 Fall Horse Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

Our area of Virginia is known for its spectacular horse shows and equestrian traditions. This fall, there are dozens of shows taking place at local farms and equestrian venues throughout Virginia. Whether you are a current or future resident, you don’t want to forget about these exciting events.

horse and rider competitor1. Middleburg Classic

Date: Wednesday, September 21st – Sunday, September 25th

Location: Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg, VA

For details about the show schedule, silent auction, and prizes, visit the Middleburg Classic website.

2. Josephine Mysliwski Hunter Derby

Date: Saturday, September 24th

Location: Whitestone Farm in Fredericksburg, VA

The Josephine Mysliwski Hunter Derby is an event in Whitestone Farm’s 2016 Hunter Show Series, which is a member of the Battlefield Horse Show Association.

blue award ribbon3. East Coast Finals, NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal

Date: Saturday, October 1st

Location: Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, VA

During the HITS Culpeper Finals, Commonwealth Park will host the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals for the East Coast. To learn more about the event, visit the HITS Culpeper Series information page.

4. H.O.R.S.E Benefit Show

Date: Saturday, October 1st

Location: Autumn Olive Farm in Goochland, VA

The annual “HOrsey Rett Syndrome Event” is a benefit show to raise money for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. It is the final hunter show in October at Autumn Olive Farm.

rider and horse in competition5. Forrest Linton Classic

Date: Saturday, October 8th

Location: Whitestone Farm in Fredericksburg, VA

Along with the Josephine Mysliwski Hunter Derby, the Forrest Linton Classic is another event in Whitestone Farm’s 2016 Hunter Show Series.

6. Baroque Equestrian Games Championship

Date: Friday, October 21st – Sunday, October 23rd

Location: Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA

The 2016 Classical Championship, Expo, and Grand Gala — part of the Baroque Equestrian Games — will take place at the Virginia Horse Center’s East Complex. The weekend will include a breed showcase, an evening gala, and classical stallion pageant.

horse and rider in dressage competition7. VADA/Nova Dressage Championship Schooling Show

Date: Saturday, November 5th

Location: Morven Park in Leesburg, VA

Learn more about this horse show on the Morven Park equestrian events page.


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