Upcoming Virginia Horse Center-Owned Spring Events

This year, the spring calendar is packed again with Virginia Horse Center-owned events, all produced to benefit the Virginia Horse Center.

The season kicked off with the Lexington Spring Welcome, which will conclude on March 3rd. Next up is the VHC Starter Trials and Cross Country Schooling, scheduled for March 23-24. VHC Board President, Roxanne Booth, leads the way for all eventing competitions at the Virginia Horse Center and we are thankful for the countless hours she devotes to these events. 

April 12-14 welcomes the Blue Ridge Arabian Classic featuring beautiful and versatile Arabian horses!

The first two installments of the Virginia Festival of Champions begin with the Lexington Spring Premiere April 24-28, followed by the Lexington Spring Encore, May 1-May 5. These competitions are some of Virginia’s largest hunter/jumper shows, and we encourage all of you to attend and support these events. The Lexington National is the final installment of the three weeks of shows and takes place August 7-11.

May 8-11 welcomes the Bonnie Blue UPH National Show. See the many Saddlebreds competing at the Virginia Horse Center.

The Mid-Atlantic Dressage Festival and Lexington CDI3* [MADFest] takes place May 16-19 and is volunteer managed by VHC Board Member, Gardy Bloemers. This dressage competition is a well-loved event, and some of the top dressage riders in the country head to the VHC to participate. Gardy works diligently to create this world-class event, and we appreciate all she does for the VHC.

VHC Eventing, presented by Capital Square, welcomes top-level event riders to the Virginia Horse Center May 23-26. All are welcome to spectate! You’re missing out if you haven’t seen the riders tackle the cross-country course! Stop by on Saturday for cross-country action. There is never an admission fee!

We look forward to welcoming old and new friends to the Virginia Horse Center this spring!