Upperville Colt & Horse Show

Upperville Colt & Horse Show The Oldest Horse Show In The United States June 3-9, 2019
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The UCHS is a USEF "Premier/AA" rated show with the VHSA, MHSA and USEF in all Hunter divisions and is a World Championship Hunter Rider Member event. Entries open March 23 and will be accepted by mail and online on a first-come, first-served basis. 2020 Prize List: https://upperville.com/prize-list/ General admission and parking are free for the 2020 UCHS! Preferred parking passes can be purchased here: https://upperville.com/offerings/parking-passes/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/uppervilleshow Check us out on Instagram: https://instagram.com/uppervillehorseshow/

05/26/2020

The Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS) and the Loudoun Benefit Horse Show (LBHS) regret to announce the cancellation of both competitions, originally scheduled for June 1-7, 2020 and June 10-14, 2020 respectively. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the UCHS Board of Directors and the LBHS Board of Directors made this decision unanimously after evaluating many options, including postponement, in order to run both events in-tandem. The decision was made in the best interest of UCHS' and LBHS' event standards, staff, exhibitors and community-at-large.

Joe Fargis, President of the UCHS, commented, "Although saddened that we will not hold this year's horse show, we feel the most responsible decision was made for our event at this time. Despite the disappointment, our priority is to keep our staff and exhibitors safe. After reviewing information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USEF and other regulatory organizations, we felt the best decision was made. Our community is resilient and supportive, and we look forward to producing an incredible event in 2021."

Shelby Bonnie, President of the LBHS, added, "Unfortunately, the Board of Loudoun Benefit Horse Show (LBHS) shares the same health concerns and made the decision to cancel our event as well. It is unfortunate that these two great Virginia horse shows will not be held this year. We look forward to putting on great events in 2021."

Any pre-payments sent to the office for stalls or entries for this year's events will be voided. The Upperville Colt & Horse Show will return to the Salem and Grafton showgrounds June 7-13 in 2021, with the Loudoun Benefit Horse Show taking place June 16-21, 2021.

For more information, please email the Upperville Colt & Horse Show show office at [email protected] or call (540) 687-5740.

For more information about the Loudoun Benefit Horse Show, email [email protected] or call (540) 486-5658.

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It's breeding season! The breeding divisions have been a staple part of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show and we are prou...
05/21/2020

It's breeding season! The breeding divisions have been a staple part of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show and we are proud to continue offering these historic divisions🌟

Did you know that the Upperville Colt & Horse Show is the oldest show in the nation? Established in 1853, the UCHS has b...
05/19/2020

Did you know that the Upperville Colt & Horse Show is the oldest show in the nation? Established in 1853, the UCHS has been around nearly 200 years!🎉What has been your favorite #UCHS memory?✨

Checkout the latest photo unearthed from the UCHS archives! While showing #UnderTheOaks🌳 looks a bit different today, th...
05/15/2020

Checkout the latest photo unearthed from the UCHS archives! While showing #UnderTheOaks🌳 looks a bit different today, there is still nothing quite like competing in the Main Hunter Arena! #FlashbackFriday ⭐️

The Upperville Colt & Horse Show was nominated for Mountainside Montessori's #GoPlayChallenge🎉•Let’s inspire our communi...
05/13/2020

The Upperville Colt & Horse Show was nominated for Mountainside Montessori's #GoPlayChallenge🎉

Let’s inspire our community by flooding Facebook and Instagram with photos showing the power of purposeful play! Visit www.goplaychallenge.com and win prizes when you play along. 1) Share this post and follow Mountainside Montessori School on Facebook and Instagram. 2) Post a photo of your play-break with the url www.goplaychallenge.com and the hashtags #GoPlayChallenge and #MountainsideMontessori 3) Nominate three or more friends or businesses for the #GoPlayChallenge by tagging them in your post!

Wishing we were spending our week in the beautiful Mars Equestrian™ 1853 Club🙌Did you know that MARS Equestrian has been...
05/11/2020

Wishing we were spending our week in the beautiful Mars Equestrian™ 1853 Club🙌Did you know that MARS Equestrian has been a top tier partner at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show for the last 4 years? We are so thankful for their generous support throughout the history of the UCHS! #SponsorSpotlight
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📸 SAS Equine Photography

An update for our UCHS community - the UCHS is in the process of determining whether a fall horse show is feasible, give...
05/08/2020

An update for our UCHS community - the UCHS is in the process of determining whether a fall horse show is feasible, given the current uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19, USEF requirements/guidelines, State and local jurisdiction protocol, and above all, the safety and health of all of our participants and community. To date, no plans are solidified. Stay updated via UCHS social media channels and website as we make definitive decisions about UCHS & LBHS in 2020. We hope to see everyone in or alongside the rings soon!✨

Did you know that sidesaddle competitors are inspected for everything from pristine turnout to proper luncheon packing? ...
05/06/2020

Did you know that sidesaddle competitors are inspected for everything from pristine turnout to proper luncheon packing? The ladies sidesaddle class is a storied and traditional staple of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show!✨

Using our best game face to head into this week, featuring Karl Cook and one of our longtime sponsors of the Upperville ...
05/04/2020

Using our best game face to head into this week, featuring Karl Cook and one of our longtime sponsors of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show - Mars Equestrian ™ 💪 We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our generous sponsors and our exhibitors✨ #MotivationMonday
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📸 SAS Equine Photography

#ThrowbackThursday to last year’s Upperville Colt & Horse Show! We can’t wait to see more pats and smiles #UndertheOaks ...
04/30/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to last year’s Upperville Colt & Horse Show! We can’t wait to see more pats and smiles #UndertheOaks soon👏🏻🌳

#TestimonialTuesday courtesy of Sara Taylor! We can't wait to see Sara back in the ring at the Upperville Colt & Horse S...
04/28/2020

#TestimonialTuesday courtesy of Sara Taylor! We can't wait to see Sara back in the ring at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show soon!

“I live right down the road, so it’s really special to have everybody here at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show. It’s nice to have all of my friends here in my hometown and I can tell everyone where to eat or where to go. I’m proud and I love it here. As soon as I moved here I bought a house, and I plan to stay for a long time.”✨#UCHS2019

Here's to look ahead to brighter days!☀️We look forward to being able to award even more tricolors to our UCHS competiti...
04/24/2020

Here's to look ahead to brighter days!☀️We look forward to being able to award even more tricolors to our UCHS competitiors soon✨
📸Teresa Ramsay

Despite our circumstances, we are celebrating #EarthDay by showing appreciation for our community and the beautiful town...
04/22/2020

Despite our circumstances, we are celebrating #EarthDay by showing appreciation for our community and the beautiful town of Upperville, Virginia🙌🏻 There is nothing quite like horse showing under the oaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains!✨

#MotivationMonday brought to you by Penny Denegre and String of Pearls✨ Who else is ready to get back in the show ring?💪...
04/20/2020

#MotivationMonday brought to you by Penny Denegre and String of Pearls✨ Who else is ready to get back in the show ring?💪🏻

#FlashbackFriday to the early days of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show! Who else remembers the days of black and white p...
04/17/2020

#FlashbackFriday to the early days of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show! Who else remembers the days of black and white photos and grass in the Main Hunter Ring?🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️

#FlashbackFriday to last year's UCHS under the oaks🌳We know that everyone is missing the show ring right now, so join us...
04/10/2020

#FlashbackFriday to last year's UCHS under the oaks🌳We know that everyone is missing the show ring right now, so join us in sharing your favorite memory from the Upperville Colt & Horse Show by tagging us and using the hashtag #UndertheOaks! We will round them up to share to our page and relive moments of years past✨

04/08/2020

Today's #WinningRoundWednesday is brought to you by Samantha Schaefer and In the Know🕷! Who else is still thinking about their incredible "perfect ten" handy round that won them the United States Hunter Jumper Association - USHJA International Hunter Derby?👏🏻⭐️

In these uncertain times, we’re looking for ways that we can support our community. If you have the means, please consid...
04/07/2020

In these uncertain times, we’re looking for ways that we can support our community. If you have the means, please consider supporting Seven Loaves and the Churches of Upperville Outreach, both longtime partners of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS)! We are so grateful for everyone out on the frontlines serving our community. Thank you to all of our healthcare workers and service providers that are working tirelessly!

#ThrowbackThursday to Mclain Ward winning last year's Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4* with Contagious!🎉 McLain scored hi...
04/02/2020

#ThrowbackThursday to Mclain Ward winning last year's Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4* with Contagious!🎉 McLain scored his fourth grand prix win at the historic event when he bested a 13-horse jump-off to claim the top prize💪🏻

Did you know that Middleburg Life TV, along with Soledad O'Brien Productions, produced an episode featuring the 2019 Upp...
03/31/2020

Did you know that Middleburg Life TV, along with Soledad O'Brien Productions, produced an episode featuring the 2019 Upperville Colt & Horse Show?✨Check it out below and relive memories from last year's event!⬇️

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We want to thank everyone for their collective support in our decision to suspend the 2020 Upperville Colt & Horse Show ...
03/27/2020

We want to thank everyone for their collective support in our decision to suspend the 2020 Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS) from the original June 1-7, 2020 dates. The UCHS is closely monitoring the updates and guidelines surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we are diligently working through governance and logistical issues involved with postponing a US Equestrian and an FEI sanctioned event to a later date in 2020. As the situation is ever-changing, we plan to notify you with a final decision on the status of the UCHS by the end of May. Please know that all decisions being made are done in the best interest of our exhibitors, community and staff. Stay tuned and we hope to see you soon!

Important information regarding the 2020 Upperville Colt & Horse Show and the 2020 Loudoun Benefit Horse Show:Read here:...
03/20/2020

Important information regarding the 2020 Upperville Colt & Horse Show and the 2020 Loudoun Benefit Horse Show:

Read here: https://conta.cc/2J0lIRh

All of your questions answered! We value each and every one of our exhibitors and spectators, and we can't wait for this...
03/12/2020

All of your questions answered! We value each and every one of our exhibitors and spectators, and we can't wait for this year's event🎉If you still have questions about this year's UCHS, please call or email the show office at (540) 687-5740 or [email protected]

For more information, visit www.upperville.com

We are thrilled to welcome back Sharon Lynn Campbell Equestrian Portrait Artist as our official artist for this year's e...
03/03/2020

We are thrilled to welcome back Sharon Lynn Campbell Equestrian Portrait Artist as our official artist for this year's event! We're pleased to present Campbell's work as the cover image of the 2020 prize list and program✨

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The prize list for this year’s UCHS available online now!🎉Our 167th anniversary event will run Monday, June 1, through S...
02/27/2020

The prize list for this year’s UCHS available online now!🎉Our 167th anniversary event will run Monday, June 1, through Sunday, June 7, at the Grafton and Salem showgrounds. Entries will open on March 23, 2020 and will be accepted by mail and online. Mailed entries must be dated and postmarked, and emailed entries will be sorted by time-stamp. Head to the link in our bio to view the digital prize list and request a physical copy by-mail. We can’t wait💪🏻

Cover design by the wonderful Sharon Lynn Campbell Equestrian Portrait Artist✨

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Mark your calendars! The 167th Anniversary of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show will run June 1-June 7 and entries will o...
01/29/2020

Mark your calendars! The 167th Anniversary of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show will run June 1-June 7 and entries will open March 23! Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and are accepted by mail and online (mailed entries must be dated and postmarked. Emailed entries will be sorted by time-stamp.) All entries are subject to availability and will close May 1, 2020. Any entries submitted after the May 1 deadline will incur a $35 late fee, and are subject to availability. General admission as well as parking for this year's event is complimentary! Preferred parking passes will be available for purchase at $50 for the week by mail and online. Stay tuned for our prize list which will be released online in February! Printed copies are available upon request.

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Thank you to everyone that made this year’s Upperville Colt & Horse Show so special✨ We are so thankful for all of our s...
12/31/2019

Thank you to everyone that made this year’s Upperville Colt & Horse Show so special✨ We are so thankful for all of our sponsors, partners, competitors and supporters that make it all possible! We can’t wait to kick off next year’s event🎉Who’s excited for #UCHS2020?#TopNine2019

We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday spent with the ones you love, especially your four-legged loved ones🐴 Merr...
12/24/2019

We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday spent with the ones you love, especially your four-legged loved ones🐴 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at the #UCHS🌟

After many years of contributing to the history and heritage of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS), we are pleased ...
09/25/2019
Upperville Colt & Horse Show Welcomes Olympian Joe Fargis as New President

After many years of contributing to the history and heritage of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS), we are pleased to announce that Olympic legend and Virginia native Joe Fargis will be taking over the role of President of the Board for the world-class event, scheduled for June 1-7, 2020. Read more here:

Shoutout to Middleburg Life for an awesome feature on this year's Upperville Colt & Horse Show in their latest issue!✨Ha...
07/08/2019
Middleburg Life | July 2019

Shoutout to Middleburg Life for an awesome feature on this year's Upperville Colt & Horse Show in their latest issue!✨Have you read it yet?

In honor of Mars Great Meadow International in August, the Middleburg Life July cover features Olympic-level athletes, the organizer of MarsGMI and Middleburg Humane Foundation’s K-9s in support of this year’s enhanced spectator and community experience at GMI. The annual event will be held Thur...

From all of us at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show - Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸✨
07/04/2019

From all of us at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show - Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸✨

We are thrilled that so many people were able to join us and enjoy this year's Upperville Colt & Horse Show! Those who c...
07/01/2019

We are thrilled that so many people were able to join us and enjoy this year's Upperville Colt & Horse Show! Those who could not be there in person also enjoyed a fabulous livestream of both the hunter and jumper rings courtesy of our friends at Shownet running the cameras. We also have to thank Streamhorsetv.com for all of their support of #UCHS2019. For more horse show livestreams, StreamHorse TV lists livestreams from all equestrian disciplines from all over the world on one easy-to-use website! Check them out at https://streamhorse.tv/

We look back fondly on all of the memories made during this year's exciting event. Thank you to all of our sponsors, exh...
06/27/2019

We look back fondly on all of the memories made during this year's exciting event. Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, spectators and supporters that made this year's UCHS one of the best yet!

Relive the 2019 Upperville Colt & Horse Show with us:
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We are immensely grateful to our wonderful volunteers, Emily Day and Anne De Michele, that worked tirelessly to implemen...
06/14/2019

We are immensely grateful to our wonderful volunteers, Emily Day and Anne De Michele, that worked tirelessly to implement our new Green Is The New Blue initiatives during this year's Upperville Colt & Horse Show! We could not have done it without you both✨

We are so grateful to all of our wonderful media partners from this year’s Upperville Colt & Horse Show!🙌🏻Did you give t...
06/12/2019

We are so grateful to all of our wonderful media partners from this year’s Upperville Colt & Horse Show!🙌🏻Did you give them a read? #UCHS2019

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The Upperville Colt & Horse Show is the oldest horse show in America. The UCHS is a USEF "Premier/AA" rated show with the VHSA, MHSA and USEF in all Hunter divisions and is a World Championship Hunter Rider Member event. View our 2020 prize list here: https://upperville.com/prize-list/ General admission and parking are complimentary for the 2020 UCHS! Preferred parking passes can be purchased here:https://upperville.com/offerings/parking-passes/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/uppervilleshow Check us out on Instagram: https://instagram.com/uppervillehorseshow/

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Upperville show 2019
Can we please have a shout out (and photo!) of those wonderful women competing in the side saddle classes? I know it's just a small part of a very big show, but it's truly a special event to those of us happy that there are those who keep the skill alive and well.
It’s not too late to get in some fun at Upperville! The most adorable part of the [email protected] Leadline, cute kids on sweet pony’s Leadline will not start before 130pm today.
Beautiful show, but second day in a row no programmes or merchandise available. Tent moved or closed.
Upperville in 1964
Serenity Labs enjoyed a visit to the show today with Bell. Puppies and ponies what a combination.
Is there available seating for the weekly pass admission.
My advice---DON'T GO! This morning I drove out to the Upperville Horse Show as I have done every year for the past number of years. I love taking photos of the equestrian events and the animals. However when I arrived I was told that the admission fee for the event this year was $45 for a parking pass...good for all 4 days! Come on folks, I usually go for a couple of hours, at the most a half a day. In the past, I gladly paid the $10 per day fee..was well worth it...but $45? Needless to say I turned around and went back home. Who in blazes goes for the entire 4 days--yes, those who are in the various events and die hard equestrian folks. But the general public? I don't think so. Why the huge escalation in price? And where is a fee for just a one day admission? After talking to folks familiar with the event I was told that the new President, Barbara Roux, has swept a number of new changes into the show...including the new admission fee. Come on Barbara..be realistic. There is no way the average general public joe blow is going to fork out that kind of money to attend the show for a few hours or a even day. I heard on WTOP the other day an ad about the show...obviously you want the general public to attend... but with that fee, good luck! Maybe a better alternative might be the $45 fee for the entire run of the show, and a $10, even $15 fee for a daily admission. Obviously not a lot of thought, or research went into the new policy. Hopefully the Board will overide Barbara and bring in a more sane admission price policy next year. If not, I guess I won't attending the show ever again.
Have a wonderful show!
Anyone in need of a Braider please contact me 8044662680
Does anyone need a stall?
We have up to 10 stalls with turnout at a quiet, private show barn available for horses participating in the Upperville Show and others in the area. The farm is located just 30 minutes west of Upperville in Winchester. For more information call DeAnna at (540)539-9356.