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The Virginia Beach Horse Show Association

Our mission...

The VBHSA is a volunteer organization consisting of hundreds of members including farms, adult amateurs, profesionals, juniors and people who love horses.

Our purpose... 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 (VHSA) Associate 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.

Interested in showing...

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.

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Saddle up for these show dates!

2022 Show Calendar

Download 2022 Show Calendar (pdf)

March 26 Smithview Equestrian
April 2 Crafty Fox Farm
April 9 East Coast Equestrian Training Center
April 24 Roseoldian Farm
May 7 Kimnach Equestrian @ Pam Herman Farms
May 21 West Neck Creek Equestrian Center
June 4 East Coast Equestrian Training Center
June 11 Roseoldian Farm
July 2 VHSA Associate Summer Show
July 9 Craft Fox Farm
August 6 Kimnach Equestrian @ Pam Herman Farms
August 27 Bridlewood Farm
September 10 VBHSA Cooler Show @TBD
September 25 Rain Date for VBHSA Cooler Show
October 1 West Neck Creek Equestrian Center
October 15 Smithview Equestrian
October 22 Bridlewood Farm

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2022 Board

President Amanda Abernathy
Co-Vice Presidents Mederise Carter
Alyssa Fritelli
Secretary Whitney Brooks
Treasurer Michelle McCabe

2022 Representatives

Parent Representative Mary Evelyn Bell
Junior Representative Darcy Johnston
Junior Representative Erin Russi

2022 Board Members

Sugi Dewan Heather Kimnach
Lisa Doczi Cassie Pender
Kasey Evans Penny Raddatz
Alyssa Frittelli Jennifer Sabella
Sharon Golesh Kelly Vasta

Year-end Awards
Year-end Awards

Previous Year-End Results*

Download 2021 Equitation Results
Download 2021 Hunter Results

*Please note that our By-Laws state that a rider or horse/pony must compete in five (5) VBHSA shows in order to receive a year end award. That is why the 2021 final results are different than the standings.

The board waived this rule during the 2020 season because of COVID but decided to keep it applicable this year since no restrictions were in place.

VBHSA Membership

Join one of the longest standing Horse Show Associations in southeast Virginia. Annual memberships run from December 1 to November 30. Members accrue points which are tallied toward the annual VBHSA Year-End Banquet.

All shows are held in accordance with VBHSA, VHSA, and USEF Rules. And are VHSA Associate rated.


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.

Show Answer...

Read the 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.

Show the Law...

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.

Show Answer...

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.

Show Answer...


Membership Fees

Annual Membership $50
Lifetime Membership $300
Farm Membership $40
Farm Lifetime Membership $150

Equine Recording

Recording Fees

Lifetime Recording $15
Name Change $5
Change of Owner $15

Show Barns

VBHSA shows are held on weekends between April and October.
Our shows are held at our wonderful show barns located in cities of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

Bridlewood Farm
Bridlewood Farm

1924 Sanderson Rd. Chesapeake, VA
Kasey Evans

Crafty Fox Farm
Crafty Fox Farm

1492 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
Sugi Dewan

East Coast Equestrian Training Center
East Coast Equestrian Training Center

2508 W. Landing Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
Sharon Golesh

Kimnach Equestrian LLC @ Pam Herman Farms
Pam Herman Farms

212 E. Hickory Rd. Chesapeake, VA
Heather Kimnach

Roseoldian Farm
Roseoldian Farm

1161 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA
Amanda Abernathy

Smithview Equestrian
Smithview Equestrian

3756 Indian River Rd., Virginia Beach, VA
Jennifer Sabella

West Neck Creek Equestrian Center
West Neck Creek Equestrian Center

1437 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach, VA
Laurie Lake & Mederise Carter

Annual Events

Cooler Show & Year-End Banquet

The Cooler Show...

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 Annual Banquet...

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.

Cooler Show

Cooler High Point Winner

2021 Cooler Show High Point Winner
"Zehn" with Kasey Evans

2021 Cooler Show Ribbons, Awards and Prizes

Annual Banquet

2020 Year-End Awards

2019 Year-End Awards