The Oldest Horse Show in the United States is back and ready to welcome you at the beautiful Salem Farms Showground. Get ready for a week of world class equestrian sports and top ranked hunters and jumpers competing under the majestic oak trees of the park.
The Upperville Colt & Horse Show, celebrating 169 years, is the oldest horse show in the country. UCHS was founded in 1853 to encourage better breeding of horses. Since that time, thousands of equestrians, horse breeders and spectators have gathered in Upperville each year to admire some of the nation’s most talented horses and riders. What began as a one-day show, with only a few breeding classes, has grown into a week-long tradition with classes for children, adults and families—amateurs as well as top professionals. Each year, beneath the oaks at Grafton Farm, more than 2,000 horse and rider combinations compete during the week.