More than a horse show – a fixture on the equestrian calendar


A U.S. Equestrian Premier Hunter, Jumper Rating 6, FEI CSI4* & Heritage Competition

In the shade of the majestic oaks near the village of Upperville, Virginia, the 170th anniversary of the oldest horse show in America runs June 5-11, 2023. During this week, the nation’s top ranked hunters and jumpers will compete alongside the local ponies, sidesaddle ladies and “Silver Foxes”.

Additional, non-horsey, competitions include the Horses & Horse Power Car Show and the Hat Contest!


All photography provided by UCHS

Fast Facts: Upperville is…

  • The Oldest Horse Show in the United States – Since 1853
  • “Horse Show of the Year” – as named by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame and the Virginia Horse Show Association
  • A Designated World Championship Hunter Rider show
  • A week-long USEF Premier Rated show
  • A U.S. Equestrian Heritage Competition
  • A mecca for horsemen – a few notable exhibitors include: General George Patton, Paul Mellon, Kathy Kusner, Rodney Jenkins, Katie Prudent, Michael Matz, Joe Fargis, and members of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) gold medal team representing the United States, including McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, Adrienne Sternlicht and Devin Ryan.