The Upperville Colt & Horse Show (also known as the Upperville Horse Show), celebrating 168 years, is the oldest horse show in the country. After having to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show takes place this year on June 7 through June 13 in Upperville, Va. 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.