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February 10, 2021
John Nicholson Announces Retirement- Virginia Horse Center Foundation Plans Leadership Transition
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July 15, 2020
VHC Receives High Praise for Covid-19 Guidelines Compliant Show
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May 12, 2020
UPHA Bonnie Blue National Horse Show Rescheduled for June 17-20
The Virginia Horse Center is pleased to announce that the UPHA Bonnie Blue National Horse Show, previously scheduled for May 7-9, will take place on June 17-20.
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May 4, 2020
Virginia Horse Center Sees Financial Benefits From Horse Race Wagering
Read about how VHC benefits from wagering pools in this article published by Virginia Horse Racing:
April 3, 2020
Virginia Horse Center Announces Closure through June 10, 2020
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release
April 3, 2020
Contact: Jennifer Donovan
Virginia Horse Center Aggressively Pursuing Rescheduling Shows
Lexington, Virginia, The Virginia Horse Center Foundation (VHCF), reports that it will remain closed in order to comply with Governor Northam’s Executive Order Fifty-Five (see link below) which directs all Virginians to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances through June 10, 2020 unless amended or rescinded by further executive order.
It is VHCF’s goal to reschedule these shows as soon as it is safe to do so. “We are so grateful to all of our exhibitors, trainers, vendors, donors and friends for their cooperation during this most difficult and unprecedented time,” said CEO, John Nicholson.
The VHCF will continue to make updates as information allows.
March 17, 2020
Virginia Horse Center Announces Two-Week Closure As Precautionary Measure
The Virginia Horse Center Board of Directors has elected to close the facility temporarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For additional information, please read the Press Release HERE
March 12, 2020
Virginia Horse Center CEO John Nicholson Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus
The Virginia Horse Center is currently continuing to adhere to its full schedule of events. To read more, please read the recently released statement HERE
’February 28, 2020
Virginia Horse Center’s Economic Impact Delivers $94.9 Million to Commonwealth in 2019
The Virginia Horse Center is pleased to announce that an economic impact study performed by Chmura Economics & Analytics demonstrates the vast economic impact of the Virginia Horse Center. According to the report, operations and capital spending, organization of events and visitors to all VHC events by the VHC were responsible for $94.9 million in economic activity, supporting 896 jobs. You may read more HERE in the press release.
Lexington, Virginia, The Virginia Horse Center Foundation (VHCF) is pleased to announce the addition of George Williams and Brooks Cushman to the Board of Directors. Download the Press Release here. George Williams is a highly accomplished International Grand Prix competitor who is widely renowned in his field. He is a US Team member, former president…
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2017 VHSA Convention & Annual Meeting The Convention and Annual Meeting will be held at the Homestead the first weekend in December. All of the Registration Forms and detailed information is available on the VHSA Website, under News, then click on Convention on the drop down window. Please take note that we will be offering…
Virginia Horse Center Plans State-of-the-Art Riding Arena
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Lexington, Virginia — The Virginia Horse Center Foundation announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors, as they join the full slate of officers and board members for fiscal year 2018/2019. Joining the Board of Directors are Judith Heisley Bishop, Roxanne Booth, Steve Meadows, Lynn Rice and Jeffry Sterba.
“We are very excited to welcome these five individuals. They each bring a unique set of perspectives from their experience with different disciplines as equine professionals, owners or amateur competitors and from those gained as professionals outside of the horse world,” said Gardner Bloemers, President of the Board.