Nestled amidst the serene countryside of Virginia, the Virginia Horse Center stands tall as a premier equestrian destination. After having shown several times at this location, here’s some feedback on the Virginia horse Center and the surrounding area.

Boasting over 600 acres of beautifully maintained grounds, the center offers an expansive array of amenities to cater to riders of all levels and disciplines. Almost every weekend, a different event is hosted at this facility, including dressage, hunter/jumper, horse trials, and western competitions.

Lodging near the Virginia Horse Center can be a challenge. Hotels in Lexington fill quickly, especially on weekends when popular events are taking place. Lodging in neighboring Staunton, VA can be easier to find and less expensive. Staunton is a 30 minute drive down I-81.

Food options include a snack bar inside the colosseum, which offers quick grab meals like hot dogs and fries. There are also typically several food trucks on site, offering options from wood-fired pizza to Mexican. Sit-down dining options are available in close-by Lexington, VA.

The Virginia Horse Center event calendar lists all upcoming events. Hosting an impressive range of competitions, horse shows, clinics, and seminars, the center truly is a hub of equestrian activity. Events are typically free to attend.

The staff at the Virginia Horse Center deserves special commendation. They exemplify the genuine Southern hospitality that Virginia is known for, always ready to assist and provide helpful insights. Their passion for equestrianism is evident in their dedication to ensuring every visitor has a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Whether you’re a rider, a spectator, or someone looking for an extraordinary experience in a picturesque setting, the Virginia Horse Center is an absolute must-visit.

Virginia Horse Center hosted the Festival of Champions, which includes two shows in the series.

Lexington Spring Premier – April 26 – April 30, 2023

Lexington Encore – May 3 – May 7, 2023

Virginia horse Center will also host Lexington National Horse Show – August 9-13, 2023