A World Class Facility

With 600 acres holding 9 show rings, 8 schooling rings, a 4,000 seat coliseum, 8 barns, cross country, a tractor pull, campgrounds, special event spaces, and full café services, the VHCF offers a safe, diverse, and exciting facility for your event.

“All one needs to do is stand on the hill above the stables and arenas viewing the vistas of mountains with extraordinary beauty to realize that this is Virginia’s premier equestrian facility. It must be preserved in its finest form for future generations of competitors who have a passion for all things related to horses.”

— Supporter, participant, and owner of neighboring farm

The Facility

We are proud to offer a wide variety of high-quality facilities for your event.  The index below offers an overview with measurements and footing details.  We encourage you to view the facility map to understand our layout as it pertains to your event or experience.

Reservations and inquiries can be routed to Leigh Anne Claywell, Chief Operating Officer (email Leigh Anne) or by calling 540-464-2960.  Facility rental is subject to availability and, with a moving calendar, speaking with our staff is the best way to book your event and answer any questions you may have.

View or download the VHC Map

Indoor Arenas

Anderson Coliseum, Waldron Arena
(can seat up to 4,000 people)
150' x 300''
Clay base/Natural sand mix

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Ault Pavilion
Waldron warm-up area
90’ x 180'
Sand/Clay mix

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East Complex, Reel Arena
120' x 260'
Sand/Clay mix

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The Big Lonely Barn’s Schooling Ring
70' x 180'
Sand/Clay mix

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Bent Tree Barn’s Schooling Ring
64.6' x 180'
Sand/Clay mix

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Woods Hill/Henson Schooling Ring
64.6' x 180'
Sand/Clay mix

Anderson Coliseum

The Howard P. Anderson Coliseum is a 4000 seat indoor coliseum centered on the gracious Waldron Arena. Measuring 150' x 300', this arena is host to “AA” rated and local horse shows, training clinics, concerts, rodeos, horse pulls, and even sporting events. With a clay base, its natural sand footing provides for a sound experience for rider and horse.

Outdoor Covered Arenas

Moore Arena 
Moore Arena
96’ x 220'
Sand/Clay mix

Outdoor Arenas

Fletcher Arena
112' x 224'
Bluestone base/Natural sand

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Fletcher Adjacent Schooling
95' x 160'
Bluestone base/Natural sand

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Wiley Arena
130' x 300'
Kruse Cushion Ride footing

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Northern Arena
120' x 260'
Bluestone base/Natural sand

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South Campground Schooling
170' x 170'
Bluestone base/Natural sand

 

Dressage Arena “A”
96' x 250'
Bluestone base/Natural sand

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Sandy Gerald Ring
160' x 230'
Kruse Cushion Ride footing

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Wheeler Arena “C
96' x 250'
Bluestone base/Natural sand

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Tardy Arena
90' x 250'
Bluestone base/Natural sand

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East Complex Schooling Ring
115' x 145'
Bluestone base/Natural sand

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Barns

The Virginia Horse Center is known for its safe and well-maintained stalls.  There are four, stall-dedicated barns bordering the Stable Office/Welcome Center that hold 120 stalls each. Barn 8 is adjacent to the East Complex and holds 122 stalls.

The remaining barns, The Big Lonely, Woods Hill, and Bent Tree Barn are laid out around schooling rings and hold 49, 46, and 48 stalls respectively.  The VHCF also has the capability to set up temporary stalls for large events.

All barns have internal wash stalls and dedicated manure pits.

Stalls are uniformly 12' x 10' with 7' 10" tall walls and doors that are 5 7/8" wide.

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Winner’s Ring Restaurant

Now open adjacent to the Wiley Arena!

The restaurant offers quick service dining featuring breakfast options, gourmet sandwiches, and salads, as well as a kids menu.

Now serving beer and wine!

View/download the menu.

Additional Information

Your continued support and endurance will ensure
that the Virginia Horse Center builds an
exciting future for years to come.

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487 Maury River Road, Lexington, Virginia 24450‐3374
Phone: 540‐464‐2950 / Fax: 540‐464‐2999 /Board Login

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