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What You Need To Know: 2023 Upperville Colt & Horse Show

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The 170th edition of the oldest horse show in the country, the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, kicked off Monday in beautiful Upperville, Virginia. The show still is held at its historic home on both sides of U.S. Route 50 at the Grafton Farm and Salem show grounds.

From traditional side-saddle classes to hunters, jumpers, equitation, hunter breeding and special Thoroughbred classes, there’s something for everyone to see in multiple arenas, all steeped in history and surrounded by the beauty of the grounds’ iconic oak trees.

Jennifer Hannan and Adonis jumping under Upperville’s iconic oaks during the 2022 edition of the show. Lindsay Berreth Photo

When: June 5-11. 

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  • If you want to watch some of the best professional hunters in the country, stop by today, Tuesday. The professional hunters continue Wednesday, when the grand champion hunter will be crowned. 
  • Adult amateur hunters will have their Best Adult Amateur Rider named Wednesday, while amateur-owner hunters show Thursday and Friday.
  • Junior hunters take over the rings on the weekend, June 10 and 11.
  • International hunters will take the stage at 4 p.m. Saturday for the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Look for top horses like Autograph, just off a big win at Devon with Hunt Tosh, Cannon Creek (Tosh), Mindful (Jennifer Hannan) and Private I (Michael Britt Leon) to tackle the course.
  • The show culminates June 11 with the $226,000 Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4* at 3 p.m. So far, top entries include Katie Dinan, Devin Ryan, Alex Matz, Jordan Coyle and Mark Bluman.

How To Follow Along:

The show is being livestreamed on USEF Network, powered by ClipMyHorse.TV. Click here for the jumper livestream, and click here for the hunter livestream.

Important Links:

Upperville Horse Show website / Order of go and results / Complete schedule of classes

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