Upperville Colt & Horse Show Site Added to the National Register of Historic Places

UPPERVILLE, Va., April 11, 2022—The site of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, Grafton Farm, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The acceptance of Grafton Farms to the National Register completes a two-year-long process lead by conservationist and equestrian Canon Dr. Betsee Parker and historical preservationist Maral Kalbian. Grafton Farm was…

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Entries for the 2022 Upperville Colt & Horse Show Presented by Mars Equestrian™ Open Monday, March 21

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…

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The Upperville Colt & Horse Show Named to Virginia Landmarks Register and Nominated to National Register of Historic Places

On December 10, 2021, The Upperville Colt & Horse Show’s Grafton Farm was named to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) Virginia Landmarks Register, and a nomination to the National Park Service for listing in the National Register of Historic Places has been submitted. Established in 1853 by Col. Richard Henry Dulany to encourage…

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Behind the Scenes at Upperville: The Quiet Leadership of Punkin Lee

“I started in the leadline class at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show and have been there ever since,” quipped Punkin Lee, proprietor of Journeymen Saddlers in Middleburg, Va. While America’s oldest horse show has grown tremendously over the years―as have her roles in the show’s planning, implementation, and execution― Punkin’s dedication and affection for…

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Ireland’s Jordan Coyle and and Ariso Clinch $213,300 Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4*

Upperville, Va. – June 13, 2021 – Sunday afternoon’s $213,300 Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4*, co-sponsored by Ethel M. Chocolates and Lugano Diamonds, belonged to Ireland’s Jordan Coyle and Elan Farm’s Ariso after they bested a three-horse jump-off with the fastest double-clear effort in front of a packed crowd. Upperville’s own Alison Robitaille placed second with…

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