Virginia Horse Center in the News

ZaZa Z and Marylisa Leffler Win the $35,000 Rockbridge Grand Prix

April 29, 2023

Sunny skies over the Virginia Horse Center set the stage for top competition today in the $35,000 Rockbridge Grand Prix. The Stave Mill Pavilion was packed with spectators, and the hill had additional spectators watching and cheering on the competitors. Course designer Paul Jewell of Lambertville, New Jersey, designed the course and set the first-round time allowed at 81 seconds. Only four of the fifteen horse and rider teams advanced to a second-round opportunity with a time allowed of 48…

Read More

Lexington Spring Premiere

April 27, 2023

The big prize money of the day went to Addison Reed aboard Reed Training & Sales, LLC’s Goliath, for their win in today’s $15,000 1.35m Welcome. Of the nineteen horse and rider teams, Reed sat in the enviable last-to-go position. With a second-round time set at 46 seconds, Marylisa Leffler and Rolling Acres’ ZaZa Z held the lead with their fault-free 31.669 seconds second round. LEXINGTON PREMIERE • DAY 2

Read More

Lexington Premiere Opening Day

April 27, 2023

The Lexington Spring Premiere kicked off the first installment of the Virginia Festival of Champions yesterday at the Virginia Horse Center under sunny skies at the beautiful Virginia Horse Center. Jackpower wins the 3’6″ Green Hunter Tom Brennan rode the JP Group’s Jackpower to the win yesterday in the 3’6″ Green Hunters, besting a field of eight horse and rider teams. Brennan picked up the ride from Katie Cooper of Caves Farm. Cooper commented, “Jackpower is owned by a syndicate, and…

Read More

MadFest Announcements

April 21, 2023

Lexington, VA – April 21, 2023- Let’s get this party started! The Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival (MADFest) and Lexington 3* CDI presented by Täkt Saddlery are excited to announce our inaugural online auction to benefit the Virginia Horse Center Foundation. Thanks to our generous sponsor donations from Uniqcorn Exceptionnel, American Stalls-Luxury Barn Equipment & Hardware and Stübben North America, this fundraiser is possible. Look and bid on your favorite items, including Bespoke Show Breeches from Uniqcorn, Luxury Stall Fronts from American Stalls, a…

Read More

Virginia Horse Center Eventing Secures 2023 Pan American Games Judges & Ground Jury for May CCI 3* and Advanced CT

March 13, 2023

Lexington, Virginia. Joanie Morris has been hard at work assembling a top panel of judges and technical delegates for the VHC Eventing‘s May Horse Trials and CCI. The event is fortunate to have secured Italian Olympian Marina Sciocchetti, who will serve as President of the 3*/1*/A-CT Ground Jury. A native of Somma Lombardo, located in Northern Italy, Sciocchetti will add to an impressive list of other officials at VHC Eventing’s May Horse Trials & CCI before heading to Bromont to judge their…

Read More

The Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival and Lexington CDI3*, presented by Täkt Saddlery, Returns to the Virginia Horse Center May 18-21, 2023

February 2, 2023

LEXINGTON, VA-The Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival [MADFest] and The Lexington CDI3*, presented by Täkt Saddlery to benefit the Virginia Horse Center Foundation, will return to the Virginia Horse Center May 18-21, 2023. MADFest will feature a national USEF-licensed dressage competition this year and an international-level FEI CDI3*again. We are excited to share that Täkt Saddlery, which offers hand-crafted, bespoke saddles for Dressage, Show Jumping, and Eventing, will be returning as presenting sponsor in 2023. READ MORE

Read More

Virginia Horse Center to Remain Hub of National and International Eventing

January 26, 2023

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation is pleased to announce that national and FEI-level eventing continues at the VHC under the name of Virginia Horse Center Eventing (VHC Eventing) on May 25-28, 2023. READ MORE

Read More

Horse Trials and CCIs will Return to VHC in May

January 26, 2023

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation announced Jan. 25 that national and FEI-level eventing will continue this year at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, under the name of Virginia Horse Center Eventing. VHC Eventing has received unanimous approval from the U.S. Equestrian Federation to hold beginner novice through intermediate level horse trials plus a CCI1*-L, CCI2*-S, CCI2*-L and CCI3*-S. READ MORE

Read More