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The VBHSA is a non-profit, 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 holds recognized Virginia Horse Show Association (VHSA) Associate rated shows each year. In addition to earning points for the VHSA, members points which 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.

Learn More About the VBHSA...

Join the VBHSA
The 2024 VBHSA show season starts March 23, 2024. The new online 2024 membership and recording forms will be posted the first week of December.

Year-End Standings
View the Year-End standings or download them (pdf)

VBHSA Founder Scholarship
Deadline to submit your application is Dec 1, 2023
Click for more details

VBHSA Year-End Awards Banquet
Saturday, January 6, 2024 Click for more details

  • All shows are held in accordance with VBHSA, VHSA, and USEF Rules and are VHSA Associate rated.
  • Show dates & locations are subject to change.

Date Location
March 23 Season Kick-Off Derby
April 6 Crafty Fox Farm
April 20 West Neck Creek Equestrian
June 1 Roseoldian Farm
June 15 Bridlewood Farm
June 29 VBHSA Cooler Show
July 13 VBHSA Cooler Show
(Rain Date)
August 24 Roseoldian Farm
Sept 7 Ellis Equestrian Services
Sept 21 Crafty Fox Farm
Sept 28 West Neck Creek Equestrian
Oct 19 - 20 Bridlewood Farm

All VBHSA members and competitors should read and familiarize themselves with
the VBHSA ByLaws as well as the VHSA Associate Rules

**Deadline to submit application is
Dec 1, 2023 **

We appreciate our founders, Carol Webb Darden, Pam Cantwell Baker and Roxanne DiNunzio. Please thank them if and when you see them for their wonderful vision for southeastern Virginia horse show crazy folks.

Pam Cantwell Baker

Carol Webb Darden

Roxanne DiNunzio

In recognition of 50 years of our great local horse show association, we are giving away two $500 VBHSA Founders' College Scholarships.

Each scholarship will be awarded to 2 VBHSA riders who, in the fall of 2024, will be a rising:
  • High school senior
  • College freshman, sophmore, or junior

Awarding the VBHSA Founders Scholarship will incorporate:

  • Involvement in the VBHSA with a minimum of 3 years participation.
  • GPA
  • Involvement in:
    • Equestrian activities with the VBHSA as well as outside the VBHSA
    • Activities away at college
    • Different organizations within the community

The board will vote on the two scholarship recipients in late December. The results will be announced at the VBHSA Awards Banquet.

Applications may be downloaded (pdf) and submitted to any board member no later than Dec 1, 2023.

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

Bridlewood Farm

1924 Sanderson Rd
Chesapeake, VA
Kasey Evans

Crafty Fox Farm

Crafty Fox Farm

1492 Pleasant Ridge Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Sugi Dewan

Ellis Equestrian Services Logo

We are pleased to welcome
Ellis Equestrian Services
as a host for VBHSA shows!
Ellis Equestrian Services LLC
1717 Sanderson Rd
Chesapeake, VA
Carrie Ellis

Roseoldian Farm
Roseoldian Farm

1161 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Amanda Abernathy

West Neck Creek Equestrian Center

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