It’s not too late to complete your local bucket list for 2017. Back in January, we wrote about the 22 best things to do in Virginia before the year ends, and the Warrenton Horse Show was one of the highlights. This year’s show is coming up in the next week, and we don’t want you to miss any of the fun!
Everything You Need to Know About This Local Horse Show
The 2017 Warrenton Horse Show starts Wednesday, August 30th and ends Sunday, September 3rd. Now in its 118th year, this time-honored tradition is adding a few new events to the calendar. Here’s a quick guide about what to expect at this year’s Warrenton Horse Show.
Where to Go
The Warrenton Horse Show grounds (located at 60 East Shirley Ave., Warrenton, VA 20186) are located about half a mile from Main Street in Old Town Warrenton.
If you’re planning to stay at local accommodations in the area and are looking for something fun to do while you’re visiting, you have plenty of great shopping and dining choices at your fingertips. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Warrenton Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning!
What to See
New to the 2017 Warrenton Horse Show are two Jumper Classes, a $500 Schooling Jumper and a $1,500 Jumper Classic (sponsored by Middleburg Bank). Both will take place on Thursday night.
You don’t want to miss Sunday’s events, either. This year, the show has saved the best for last: a tailgating competition and “Hunt Night” classes are must-sees at this year’s Warrenton Horse Show and will take place Sunday evening.
What to Do
Whether you’re planning to spectate or participate, the 2017 Warrenton Horse Show is shaping up to be a fantastic event. Highlights of this year’s horse show include:
- Wednesday, August 30th: Hunter Breeding Divisions (Virginia Breeders Fund Yearling Futurity and VHSA Yearling Futurity competition)
- Thursday, August 31st: New Jumper Classes
- Saturday, September 2nd: Modified Children’s/Adult Amateur Hunter Classic and $5,000 Hunter Classic (sponsored by Warrenton & Miller Toyota)
- Sunday, September 3rd: Sidesaddle and Foxhunter Classes
Of course, if you want all the details about this year’s horse show, you can view a full schedule of events here on the Warrenton Horse Show’s website.
Warrenton is More Than a Great Place to Visit
There’s more to love about Virginia’s Hunt Country than the rustic landscapes or annual events like the Warrenton Horse Show. In Warrenton, especially, equestrian events are deeply ingrained in the local lifestyle, so it’s not uncommon for residents to come out to all the fun. Read our Warrenton area guide for even more information about fun things to do, local amenities, and available homes for sale.