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Investment in the Virginia Horse Center Foundation enriches the experience for every participant and visitor. The Foundation is a dynamic organization that supports the thrill of competition, the special partnership between horse and rider, and a vibrant community. Our competitions and educational programs promote the responsibility and leadership that shapes lives.

“The Virginia Horse Center is becoming much more than just a place to bring your horse to show. The magic
that I felt the first time that I stood on Mead Hill and looked out over the Virginia Horse Center is
very much alive, and we’re looking forward to the bright future ahead.”

—John Nicholson, Chief Executive Officer, Retired

About VHCF

The Horse Center

Our story began over 35 years ago when Governor Mills E. Godwin, Jr. and the Commission of the Industry of Agriculture commissioned a study about the horse industry in Virginia, focusing on ways to stimulate its growth. After visiting the Rockbridge site on June 6, 1984, the joint legislative subcommittee voted on June 8, 1984, to locate the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington.

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Our Mission and Vision

The Mission: The Virginia Horse Center Foundation provides a world-class facility hosting regional, national, and international equestrian events.

The Vision: The Virginia Horse Center Foundation envisions a unique, bucolic landmark to honor and celebrate the timeless, special bond between mankind and the horse through safe, fair and spirited equestrian competition.

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Board of Directors and Advisory Board

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation's Board of Directors is a group of highly talented and committed individuals. Their expertise is vital to the management and oversight of the Foundation, and we thank them for their time and service.

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Thanks to our sponsors whose financial contributions make it possible for the Virginia Horse Center to cover the cost of operating and maintaining this our amazing equine center.

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Our Staff & Volunteers

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation staff works diligently to maintain the beautiful facility, support riders and visitors to ensure enjoyable and well-run events.

Meet the Staff

VHC in the News!

Catch up on all news and events at the Virginia Horse Center.

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The Virginia Horse Center provides a stage for the reality of equine passions. Your dedication to our mission is greatly appreciated and needed.

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The Virginia Horse Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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