Welcome to the Virginia Horse Shows Association's Web Page. The VHSA is an association of show members and individual members cooperating to promote the sport and to improve the breeding of horses in the Commonwealth. All breed groups, shows and horse interests are represented and membership is open to all individuals and to shows in Virginia and the bordering states of Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and North Carolina.
The VHSA is a member of the U.S. Equestrian Federation, the American Horse Council and the Virginia Horse Council. The VHSA offers numerous year-end awards to our members who show in rated horse show divisions (Regular Program). The recognized rated divisions are:
VHSA Pony Medal
VHSA Children's Pony Medal
VHSA Pony Equitation on the Flat
VHSA Hunter Seat Medal
VHSA Junior Equitatoin on the Flat
VHSA Children's Medal
VHSA Adult Medal
VHSA Adult Amateur On The Flat
Low Children's Hunter
Low Adult Hunter
Adult Amateur - 50 and Over
Adult Amateur - 36 - 49
Adult Amateur - 18 - 35
3'3" Amateur Owner - Older
3'3" Amateur Owner - Younger
3'6" Amateur Owner - Over 35
3'6" Amateur Owner - Under 35
Children - 15 & Over
Children - 14 & Under
Green Hunter - 3'3"
Green Hunter - 3'0"
Green Working - 3'6"
Green Working - 3'9"
HP Performance Conformation - 3'9"
High Performance Working
Performance Working Hunter - 3'3"
Performance Working Hunter - 3'6"
Green Pony - Large
Green Pony - Medium
Green Pony - Small
Pony Hunter - Large
Pony Hunter - Medium
Pony Hunter - Small
Children's Large Pony Hunter
Children's Medium Pony Hunter
Children's Small Pony Hunter
Junior Hunter 3'6" - Large (Older)
Junior Hunter 3'6" - Large (Younger)
Junior Hunter 3'6" - Small (Older)
Junior Hunter 3'6" - Small (Younger)
Junior Hunter 3'3" - Large (Older)
Junior Hunter 3'3" - Large (Younger)
The VHSA also offers an "Associate" Program which provides a vehicle for regional and local Hunter/Jumper horse shows and their exhibitors to participate in a VHSA Year-end Awards Program and a year-end Championship Horse Show (VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show). The VHSA Associate Year-End Awards are given for the following divisions:
Hunter Pleasure Horse
|Hunter Pleasure Pony
Hunter Short Stirrup
Pony Equitation Class
Children/Jr. Equitation Class
Adult Equitation Class
Junior Equitation on the Flat 15-17
Junior Equitation on the Flat 14 & U
Adult Amateur Equitation on the Flat
The VHSA also offers a $1,000 VHSA Riding Scholarship as well as the Michael Lenehan $1000 College Scholarship which is awarded to a High School Senior. To apply for these Scholarships, members or friends/family of members need to write a letter to the VHSA explaining why they feel themselves or someone they know is worthy of these Scholarships. The Scholarships are awarded each year at the VHSA Annual Convention which is held the first weekend of December.
If you would like to become a member of the Virginia Horse Shows Association, please contact the VHSA office at (540) 349-0910 or via E-Mail (email@example.com) for an application. Also, a membership application and/or a horse recording application can be printed from this site, just click on either form on left side of screen.