Stonehouse Stables attends and hosts several horse shows throughout the year. We believe horse shows are a critical aspect to riding. We have developed a traveling show team where students work toward year end awards, helping our students and horses set and achieve personal and performance goals. We attend many different venues during the year and have prize lists for our horse shows online. Our student horse shows at the local level (CHSA and VHSA) and A rated shows (USEF) provide a variety of showing levels and locations. Please feel free to visit the pages below to check out the latest show related information.
Why do we show ?
- Lots of FUN!
- Helps to set and achieve riding goals
- Shows family and friends what you have learned in your lessons
- Competition enhances character
- Teaches you how to deal with performance nerves
Home Shows vs. Away Shows
All shows require your full attention and effort. The type of show you should attend depends on what you want to gain from the experience. We recommend everyone start with a home show before traveling with us to away shows.
Benefits of Home Horse Shows
- You may feel more comfortable in the rings you practice in.
- Don’t have added travel time and costs
- Support from family and friends
- Prepare and organize yourself and horse for showing
Benefits of Away Horse Shows
- Visit new places
- Different competitors
- Responsibility of your horse for the whole show
- Riding in new rings and learning how they are different
- Organize yourself and horse for travel