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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
Our story began over 30 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.
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.
In 2008, the Virginia Horse Center Foundation established the Hall of Fame to recognize exceptional service to the Foundation and its mission as well as the equine industry and the Rockbridge County community. Thousands of hours have been waged on behalf of the VHCF since its establishment in 1986.
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