400 Rosedale Court, Suite 100
Warrenton, VA 20186
tel(540) 349-0910


About Us


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 Pony Hunter on the Flat
VHSA Children's Pony Medal
VHSA Hunter Seat Medal
VHSA Championship on the Flat
VHSA Children's Medal
VHSA Children's on the Flat
VHSA Adult Medal
VHSA Amateur Adult On The Flat
Low-Adult Hunter (2'6")
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
Low-Children's Hunter (2'6")
Children - 15 & Over
Children - 14 & Under
Green Hunter - 3'3"
Green Hunter - 3'0"
Green Conformation
Green Working Hunter - 3'6"
Green Working Hunter - 3'9"
Regular Conformation
High Performance Working
Performance Working Hunter - 3'3"
Performance Working Hunter - 3'6"
Small Hunter
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)
Junior Hunter 3'3" - Small (Older)
Junior Hunter 3'3" - Small (Younger)

Three Year Old Hunter
Ladies Sidesaddle
Thoroughbred Hunter
VHSA Amateur/Junior Pony Breeding Handler
Pony Foal Breeding

Pony Yearling Breeding
Pony Two Year Old Breeding
Pony Three Year Old Breeding
Pony Broodmare
Hunter Yearling Breeding
Hunter Two Year Old Breeding
Hunter Three Year Old Breeding
Hunter Broodmare
Senior Morgan Exhibitor
Junior Morgan Exhibitor
ASB Three Gaited
ASB Three Gaited Saddlebred Pleasure
ASB Park
ASB Park Pleasure
ASB Fine Harness
ASB Country Pleasure
ASB Five Gaited
ASB Five Gaited Pleasure
ASB Pleasure Driving
Pleasure Walking Horse
Open Walking Horse
Walking Horse
Roadster Horse
Roadster Pony
Fine Harness Horse
Harness Pony
Hackney Pony
Arabian Horse
Half Arabian Horse
Junior Jumpers
Amateur Jumpers
High Children Jumpers
High Adult Jumpers
Young Jumpers

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:

Working Hunter
Green Hunter
Small-Medium Pony
Large Pony  
Green Pony
Thoroughbred Hunter
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 Eq. on the Flat 
Children/Adult Jumper
Novice Jumper
Low Jumper
Schooling Jumper
Modified Jumper
Thoroughbred Jumper

The VHSA also offers a $1,000 Sandy Gerarld Memorial Riding Scholarship which is awarded to a VHSA Junior Member and also the Sandy Gerald Memorial $1,000 Collegiate Riding Scholarship which is awarded toa VHSA Collegiate Rider who is competing in the Adult or Children’s on a School or a Leased Horse.  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 (vhsa@verizon.net) 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.