The Upperville Horse Show is the United States Equestrian Federation Designated World Championship Hunter Rider Show. Riders range from amateur to Olympic-level winners who come to compete and to socialize.  The show draws an audience of 20,000 guests who come to see world-class riding. Spectators also enjoy the week of competition and activities that range from tailgating to equestrian art exhibits and a fabulous hat contest.

In 1853, Colonel Richard Henry Dulany created the Upperville Colt & Horse Show to encourage better care and breeding of horses. Dulany’s property, Grafton Farm was the site for the show. Grafton was famous for its magnificent oak trees even then. The first-ever trophy was designed, crafted and donated by Louis Tiffany of the famous Tiffany & Co. The show has grown in prestige and renown since.

The Hunter Rider show has established itself as a major qualifier for equestrian success, both for the horses and their riders. Olympic-caliber riders regularly choose to wait and attend the Upperville Colt & Horse Show before heading to Europe with the rest of the competitive equestrian world. Each year riders worldwide look forward to competing “Under The Oaks” at the Upperville show to participate in this cherished American experience.

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