under the oaks since 1853...this year June 2 - 8, 2014

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Welcome to Upperville...

Welcome to the Upperville Colt & Horse Show...founded in 1853.

This year's show, our 161st, takes place June 2 - 8, 2014.

Check here for breaking news on the 2014 show!

Upperville is the oldest horse show in the United States. Steeped in tradition, it extends a full seven days, and involves over two thousand horse and rider combinations from young children on ponies to leading Olympic and World Cup riders and horses.

1997 program cover

Held, under The Oaks, in Upperville, Virginia, the showgrounds are located forty miles west of Washington, D.C. in the rolling hills of Virginia's scenic horse country. The magnificent and prestigious Grafton and Salem Farms encompass the show, nestled on both sides of Route 50, between the village of Upperville and town of Middleburg.

Long a favorite of horse show competitors and spectators alike, Upperville features full divisions of entries from all corners of the United States and abroad. The show has been voted the Virginia Horse Shows Association Horse Show of the Year and is a designated World Championship Hunter Rider Show.

For several years, Upperville has been selected as the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame's - Horse Show of the Year!

Upperville is a week-long AA - Rated show with VHSA, MHSA, and USEF events in all Hunter Divisions.

On the grounds one finds pony rides, arts and craft exhibits, boutiques, children's games, a wide variety of food offerings, and a Basset Hound demonstration preceding Sunday's premier event, the Upperville Jumper Classic.

Upperville is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and proceeds are dispersed to local charities.

As we enter our 160th year, we are expanding our corporate opportunities.

Daily admission to the show is $10.00 per person. Children under twelve years-of-age are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Gates open at 8 AM daily.

Watch the action from the show live on the internet! Click on the image below.


For special arrangements, entertainment, reserved parking, and/or box seats, please call 540 687-5740 or, during the show, 540-592-3858.

A bit of history...

George Patton

Rainbow Connect

Ellie Wood baxter

San Siro