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Address: 487 Maury River Road, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540-464-2950
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The Virginia Horse Center is a 600 acre state-of-the-art environment for...

The Virginia Horse Center is a 600 acre state-of-the-art environment for horse shows and other livestock events. The Virginia Horse Center has twelve show rings, including the 150' x 300' indoor Waldron Arena in the Howard P. Anderson Coliseum. There is a five mile cross country course, and such amenities as a campground, a restaurant and catering service with banquet facilities and a gift shop.

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Interesting for an equestrian

Unless there are activities at the time of your visit, not much for the tourist. No information center or guides around. I am an equestrian so was interested just to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Sharon T
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Unless there are activities at the time of your visit, not much for the tourist. No information center or guides around. I am an equestrian so was interested just to see the facilities.

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Thank Sharon T
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

You can get tickets for the horse and buggy ride from the information center in town, rides leave from across the street. The tour was informative and lots of fun.

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Thank zingadella1013
Lexington, Virginia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

we rode trail horses for Breast Cancer and had a meeting and picnic what a wonderful facility all the way around we watched show jumping too!

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Thank Carole J
Mebane, North Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Fantastic horse venue with many buildings. My wife and I were able to view the Baroque dressage and barrel racing in the same day. Really enjoyed the facility.

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Thank Brian B
Springfield, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great time at the Connemara pony show Region lll. The food at the winners circle was great but you must try their sweet potato's fries. The best I ever had. Staff at the Horse Center are friendly and very helpful. Very clean stalls and well water rings. No flies. How do they do that. Wonderful place and the view is... More 

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Thank Marian M
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great facility, well run and super accommodations! By far, the nicest horse show facility on the East Coast.

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Thank Kristine P
Virginia Beach
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18 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Virginia Horse Center has magnificent mountain views, and beautiful grounds. Plenty of barn/stall space and plenty of showing venues i.e. cross country course, indoor rings, stadium seating and outdoor arenas.

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Thank onbeachtime
Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

2nd time coming to this facility, very nice set up but really wish they had fans or some sort of air conditioning in the big arena. It was 90 degrees and it was very hot sitting in the stands watching the events. Overall it has everything a horse venue needs and would want. Very beautiful setting.

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Thank Hez2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The VHC is one of the vey best facilities in the U.S. The tranquil surroundings, beautiful scenery, excellent facilities and very accommodating people make this a top notch venue. The local food and places to visit while not in the show ring makes this a perfect family vacation. Even if you are not a horse person and just want a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

enjoyable to watch the riders compete and it;s free. spent a few mornings and evenings here watching them jump. got invited to a barn party and had a blast

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