About Us

Our Mission

To promote quality shows in Southwest / Central Virginia geared toward the beginner rider and trainers that have a customer base that includes new to the sport riders. To include beginner levels as a stepping stone to compete in more advanced classes. To give show managers an opportunity to offer a variety of classes to suit exhibitors’ needs. To keep fair, honest, and transparent rules and regulations.

We Promote

  • quality horse shows that will benefit show managers, exhibitors, and horses


  • an affiliation with VHSA


  • the utmost standards of rules and guidelines set forth in our rules of operation as well as those of VHSA Associate

We Provide

  • a cohesive, competitive, rule-abiding, horse show organization to all levels of the hunter/jumper community in Southwest Virginia


  • show managers the ability to host horse shows as schedules suit. The goal is to bring more riders into the sport, give them a show series to use as a stepping stone to SWVHJA/ VHSA Associate and allow them to earn high score awards


  • opportunities to educate members and competitors on good horsemanship, sportsmanship, and riding practices


  • exhibitors a year-end banquet with year-end awards, PowerPoint, and social media coverage