Facility Sponsorship Opportunities 2024

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, located in Lexington, Virginia, provides a world-class facility hosting regional, national, and international equestrian events. Every year, the VHC is home to more than 70 events, most lasting a full week, and welcomes 400,000 to the showgrounds.

The multi-use facility is home to some of the best and biggest events in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic United States. Of the more than 70 events held at VHC, 65 are equine related and encompass breed shows, dressage, eventing and hunter-jumper competitions. VHC owns and produces 21 of the events which are some of the largest and most prestigious competitions in the country.

With 600 acres holding 9 show rings, 8 warm-up rings, a 4,000-seat Coliseum, 8 barns,renowned cross-country course, campgrounds, special event spaces, and full café services, the Virginia Horse Center 2024 calendar includes the following events:

Facility sponsorship offers companies onsite and promotional opportunities second to none that showcase your brand to the thousands who visit the Virginia Horse Center each year.

Facility sponsors enjoy email marketing to their list of competitors, trainers, and horse owners. Our targeted email campaigns boast an open rate of over 40%. In addition, sponsorship also provides social media promotion that reaches hundreds of thousands. Nationwide and regional media partnerships further enhance our sponsors’ brands.

The Virginia Horse Center website has at least 10,000 new visitors per month and hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.

Companies are invited to capitalize on the success of the Virginia Horse Center through sponsorship of the facility year-round. There is no better way to expand your brand, business, and message while supporting a not-for-profit landmark venue in Virginia.

Facility sponsors may also receive promotion at select VHC-owned events including the Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival and Lexington CDI3*[MADFest], Virginia Horse Center Eventing, the Festival of Champions Hunter Jumper Shows, Saddlebred competitions, Arabian horse competitions, and more!

About our Equestrian Audience

  • Average annual income: $185,000
  • 38% of our audience have a net worth of over $995,000
  • Competes at least 6x per year
  • Own an average of 4 horses

Why Facility Sponsorship?

  • The Virginia Horse Center hosts 400,000 visitors per year
  • 10,000 new website visitors per month
  • Targeted email campaigns boast an open rate of over 40%
  • Support VHC as the premier not-for-profit landmark venue in Virginia
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Facility Sponsorship

Customized sponsorship opportunities for facility, and VHC-owned shows, which may include vending opportunities.

Please email Lisa Engel or call (908) 310.6248.


Vending Opportunities

For vending opportunities, please get in touch with the event show manager on the individual event page.
2024 Events

Thank You to our Collegiate Sponsors:

Sponsorship and vending packages can be customized to maximize your marketing objectives.

Please contact Lisa Davis Engel at (908) 310.6248 or via email.


Non-Facility Sponsor Vending Opportunities

Sponsorship and vending packages can be customized to maximize your marketing objectives.

Please contact Lisa Davis Engel at (908) 310.6248 or via email.

Download Non-Facility Sponsor Vendor Contract


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Facility Sponsor Guide

Sponsor websites can be accessed directly by clicking on their logo. 

Official Media Sponsor
Collegiate Sponsor
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