The VBHSA is a volunteer organization consisting of hundreds of members including farms, adult amateurs, profesionals, juniors and people who love horses.
...is to promote sportsmanship and horsemanship; to conduct horse shows, clinics, forums, and other special events; to assign show dates and certify recognition of shows; to encourage participation in all VBHSA recognized shows and events by all Association members who are in good standing; and to make adequate and fair rules governing competitions and to enforce them for the common benefit.
The VBHSA recognizes approximately 20 Virginia Horse Show Association-rated shows each year and tracks points for year-end awards, which are awarded at an annual banquet.
The VBHSA also supports via donation various charitable organizations including local rescue squads.
If you are interested in horses and horse-showing, you're invited to attend a show, see how much fun it can be, and get involved. For more information, feel free to contact any of us by email or telephone.
|Vice President||Mederise Carter|
|Parent Rep||Mary Evelyn Bell|
|Junior Rep||Kennedy Dewan|
|Junior Rep||Victoria Kauffman|
|Amanda Abernethy||Anita Anderson|
|Lisa Doczi||Kasey Evans|
|Alyssa Frittelli||Sharon Golesh|
|Kim LeWare||Alyssa Myatt|
|Penny Raddatz||Kelly Vasta|
Why is Coggins mandatory?
It keeps your horse/pony safe and protects other horses & ponies! The Coggins tests for EIA (Equine Infectious Anemia), an infectious and potentially fatal viral disease for which there is no vaccine or treatment.
If a horsefly bites an infected horse and then bite a healthy horse, the disease gets transmitted.
For one horse to infect another they must be close enough to each other for a fly to bite both of them.
Prior to or on day of show, owners entering horses/ponies into a VBHSA show must produce a current hard copy of the official Equine Infectious Anemia Test form (VS Form 10-11) as having been tested within the previous 12 months for EIA with a negative result. The hard copy can periodically be requested by the State Veterinarians Office for proof of Coggins..
The official EIA test form is reviewed and kept on file by the Show Secretary and/or Show Manager to ensure all entered horses have test negative for EIA. It is the owners responsibility to ensure a hard copy of the form on file with the VBHSA is up-to-date.
Read VA Code for more info.
Va Administrative Code 2VAC5-70-20. Testing Requirements for Horses Exhibited at Shows, Fairs, or Other Exhibitions, or Coming into Contact with Horses Owned by Others in Virginia.
All horses assembled at a show, fair, race meet, or other such function, or participating in any activity on properties where horses belonging to different owners may come into contact with each other in Virginia, must be accompanied by a report of an official negative test for equine infectious anemia.
The test shall be conducted by an approved laboratory on a sample taken by an accredited veterinarian or a State-Federal Regulatory Veterinarian within 365 days prior to such event or activity.
The person in charge will ensure that a copy of the official negative test results accompanies each horse in the event or activity, and shall make such reports available for inspection by a representative of the State Veterinarian upon request. The person in charge shall exclude any horse which is not accompanied by a negative test report.
Is there a deadline to report a point discrepancy?
It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to rectify their point discrepancies through July 20, 2020 by August 9, 2020, or the points prior to July 20, 2020 will stand as is.
It is also the responsibility of the exhibitor to rectify their point discrepancies by November 15, 2020 or the points after July 20, 2020 and prior to November 8, 2020 will stand as is.
Any inquiries about point discrepancies MUST be submitted using the Point Discrepancy form which will be submitted to the VBHSA secretary. No other forms of communication will be accepted.
How are year-end points determined?
Total year-end points will only include the exhibitor's top ten horse shows plus the VBHSA Cooler Show.
It does not include the VHSA Associate Equitation Classes.
Year-end awards and/or ribbons will be presented to 1st - 6th place.
Each weekend between March and November our shows are held at one of our wonderful show barns.
The Cooler Show is an annual fund raising event held to support the VBHSA.
Supported by our wonderful sponsors, the Cooler show provides awards, ribbons and prizes to show competitors.
The VBHSA Annual Banquet is held to reward the competitors during the show year.
Our VBHSA members receive awards, ribbons and prizes for their hard work.
2020 High Point Winner - "Lusso" with Kennedy Dewan
2019 Year-End Awards