Official Prize List Available at www.upperville.com on March 21
Upperville, Va. – March 14, 2022 – Entries for the 169th Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS) presented by Mars Equestrian™ open Monday, March 21, 2022 at 12:00 noon. The 2022 prize list will be available at www.upperville.com and all entry and stabling reservations must be made through www.horseshowsonline.com beginning at 12:00 noon. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and corresponding stabling requests will be reviewed as entries are accepted. No paper entries will be accepted. The closing date for entries is Monday, May 9, 2022. All entries received after the show reaches capacity will be placed on a wait list.
For the 2022 event, Patrick Boyle will be joining the management team with co-Manager Gerry Briggs. DJL Equestrian Services is upgrading the footing across the showgrounds including the hunter, jumper, schooling and longeing rings. Additionally, an unrecognized jumper show, Upperville Jump 4 Fun, will be offered on Sunday, June 5, 2022. Entries for the unrecognized day must also be made through www.horseshowsonline.com. The prize list for the Upperville Jump 4 Fun show is available here.
“The footing upgrade project will directly benefit the large number of horses we anticipate this year,” said UCHS President Joe Fargis. “And we are hopeful that riders from across the community will take advantage of the unrecognized day on Sunday, June 5. Riding at Upperville is a uniquely memorable experience and we are glad to introduce this new, accessible opportunity to everyone.”
The UCHS is an FEI CSI4* event that attracts hundreds of world-class equestrians year after year. The equine and human athletes compete in disciplines ranging from international level show jumping, hunters and equitation to local ponies, in-hand conformation classes, and women in traditional, elegant sidesaddle. In addition to its CSI4* designation, the competition boasts a Premier/AA and Jumper Rating Six classification with US Equestrian, is sanctioned by the Virginia Horse Shows Association and the Maryland Horse Shows Association and is a World Championship Hunter Rider recognized show. UCHS is also one of a handful of qualified Heritage Horse Shows across the United States.
The week-long show culminates on June 12 with the excitement of the $216,000 Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4* featuring top world-class equestrians. The day’s entertainment includes junior and amateur riders, a hat contest and the Horses & Horsepower car show. Vendors throughout the show offer a variety of food as well as equestrian, sporting, and fashionable clothing, milliners, tack and leather goods, jewelry, art and hand-crafted gifts. The venue is beautifully located in the heart of Virginia’s hunt country.
About MARS EQUESTRIAN™:
MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Sponsorship by Mars, Incorporated is the link between our iconic brands and the equestrian community. For generations, Mars has celebrated a rich equestrian heritage, and through purposeful partnerships, MARS EQUESTRIAN is committed to the sport and building an enduring legacy. From world-class competitions across all equestrian disciplines, to stewarding the power of horses on society and sustainability, MARS EQUESTRIAN is dedicated to our purpose to improve the lives of horses, pets, and the people who love them. Check out our website at www.marsequestrian.com and follow us on social media @marsequestrian.
About the Upperville Colt & Horse Show:
The Upperville Colt & Horse Show, also known as the Upperville Horse Show and UCHS, is the oldest horse show in the U.S. Founded in 1853 as a one-day show to encourage better breeding and care of horses, the show has grown to a weeklong tradition with thousands of equestrian and equine pairs competing in a variety of competitive disciplines. Many of the continent’s top professional riders as well as amateurs compete under the spectacular setting featuring the famous oaks at Grafton Farm—the same location as 1853. UCHS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that raises funds for The Churches of Upperville Outreach Program and supports other area charities. For complete schedules and up-to-the-minute results, visit the website at www.upperville.com.