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

Our purpose 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 VBHSA 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 twenty Virginia Horse Show Association (VHSA) Associate rated shows each year. VBHSA member points are tracked for year-end awards such as trophies, ribbons and prizes which are presented to them at the VBHSA Annual Banquet. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we are able to hold an annual fund raising event the VBHSA Cooler Show. The Cooler Show awards trophies, ribbons and prizes to the show competitors.

The VBHSA is pleased to supports various charitable organizations including local rescue squads via donations.

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Next Show October 14
@ West Neck Creek Equestrian Center

VBHSA Founders' College Scholarship
Those VBHSA riders who will be rising sophomores, juniors or seniors in the Fall of 2024, will have an opportunity to earn a $500 college scholarship from VBHSA. In recognition of 50 years of our great local horse show association, we are giving away another scholarship.

We appreciate our founders…
Carol Webb Darden
Pam Cantwell Baker
Roxanne DiNunzio

Thank them if and when you see them for their wonderful vision for southeastern Virginia horse show crazy folks.

Applications will be available at any VBHSA show and are due back to a board member no later than Nov 1st, 2023.

The Founders scholarship will incorporate:
Involvement in the VBHSA, with a minimum of 3 years participation. Other considerations will be GPA, involvement in equestrian activities with VBHSA as well as outside VBHSA, activities away at college, and different organizations In The community will all be considered.

The board will vote on a scholarship winner in late November or early December.
The winner will be announced at the VBHSA end of show season awards banquet in January or February, 2024.

Date Location
Oct 14
West Neck Creek Equestrian Center
Oct 21
Bridlewood Farm

Download 2023 Show Calendar
Show dates & locations may be subject to change.

All shows are held in accordance with
and are VHSA Associate rated.

Show locations are rotated through five of our members' wonderful show barns located in cities of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

Bridlewood Farm
1924 Sanderson Rd
Chesapeake, VA
Kasey Evans

Crafty Fox Farm
1492 Pleasant Ridge Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Sugi Dewan

Roseoldian Farm
1161 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Amanda Abernathy

Smithview Equestrian
3756 Indian River Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Jennifer Sabella

West Neck Creek Equestrian Center
1437 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Mederise Carter

Join one of the longest standing Horse Show Associations in southeast Virginia. Members not only can accrue points toward the VHSA, they can also accrue points toward the annual VBHSA Year-End Banquet. Annual memberships run from December 1 to November 30 of the following year.

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.

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

Individual Annual Membership $60
Individual Lifetime Membership $300
Farm/Business Membership $40
Farm/Business Lifetime Membership $150
Equine Recording (Lifetime) $15
Equine Name Change $5
Owner Name Change $5

Please note: To be eligible for year end high score awards, the current owner or current lessee (if the horse/pony is leased), the rider, and the horse/pony must be members of and\or recorded with the VBHSA and any points awarded prior to all fees being paid in full will not count.

All VBHSA members and competitors should read and familiarize themselves with the VBHSA ByLaws which were last revised Nov. 2021 as well as the 2023 VHSA Associate Rules

The membership form may be used become a VBHSA member, record your horse and to make any changes to your membership for the 2023 show season.

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.

Cooler Show Challenge Winner

2022 Cooler Challenge Winner
"Meadow Fox Cadbury"
Ridden by Nadeen Mustafa

A VBHSA Annual Banquet is held at the end of each show year for our members.
The top placing members receive awards, trophies, ribbons and prizes for their hard work throughout that year's show season.

2022 Year-End
awards, trophies, ribbons and prizes