The Roanoke Valley Horse Show

A Benefit Event for the Roanoke Valley:

Although the difficult decision to cancel the 2015 Roanoke Valley Horse Show has been made with much heart rendering discussion and careful consideration, there are other options being explored for 2016. The charitable purpose of the show for those in the Valley who have benefited in the past from this horse show is still in the forefront of everyone's mind who has ever been involved with the show. High hopes exist for greater things to come in 2016! Regrouping is a good thing and going forward with renewed zeal and the continued support of our sponsors, volunteers, contributors, and supportive workers may result in greater efforts for benefits to those who need our help, for the valley and for the recipients of the proceeds of new efforts. Every organization experiences growing pains and change; it is a good thing.
We whole heartedly support and graciously appreciate the donations, support, spirit and kindnesses of the many people, spectators, workers, businesses, exhibitors and contributors to our past successes. With all of you, we have been able to make major contributions with millions of dollars of impact to the well-being of the Valley, and we have high hopes that we will again be able to contribute with your continued spirit and help as we move to explore our options for 2016. The fabulous horses and people that have made an impact in the Valley for so many years are beloved by many and their presence has made an impact on so many others. Please stay tuned! 
The Roanoke Valley Horse Show is a non-profit volunteer organization that seeks to improve our Valley through its annual $13 million economic impact, and by donating the profits to health and human service organizations in our region. Proceeds are also directed to equine, environmental and conservancy causes.

The Roanoke Valley Horse Show was established in 1972 by the Roanoke Valley Horsemen's Association. It has since become the longest running professional sporting event in the Roanoke Valley and one of the top horse shows in the nation. Rated the highest level of competition in horse shows (AA) by the United States Equestrian Federation, the show awards more than $250,000 in total cash and prizes. The Roanoke Valley Horse Show has been honored with the United States Equestrian Federation’s designation as a USEF Heritage Competition, the highest honor currently held by any Federation horse show.

Every year, the RVHS features Hunter, Jumper, Racking, Roadster, Saddlebred,  & Western Divisions; Barrel Races, Children's Stick Horse Classic, Jack Russell Terrier Races, and the $50,000 Grand Prix.