We're making history - The In Gate

We're making history

In the shade of the majestic oaks near the village of Upperville, Virginia, the 170th anniversary of the oldest horse show in America runs June 5-11, 2023. During this week, the nation’s top-ranked hunters and jumpers will compete alongside the local ponies, sidesaddle ladies and “Silver Foxes”.

Additional, non-horsey, competitions include the Horses & Horse Power Car Show and the Hat Contest!

Now, 2023 will be remembered as the year The In Gate premiered at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show. In honor of this historic competition, steeped in tradition and elegance, The In Gate took a look back at some images that capture just how special this show is. Enjoy!

Fast Facts: Upperville Is…

  • The Oldest Horse Show in the United States – Since 1853
  • “Horse Show of the Year” – as named by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame and the Virginia Horse Show Association
  • A Designated World Championship Hunter Rider show
  • A week-long USEF Premier Rated show
  • A U.S. Equestrian Heritage Competition
  • A mecca for horsemen – a few notable exhibitors include: General George Patton, Paul Mellon, Kathy Kusner, Rodney Jenkins, Katie Prudent, Michael Matz, Joe Fargis, and members of the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) gold medal team representing the United States, including McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, Adrienne Sternlicht and Devin Ryan.