Spectator Guide

Hunter Jumper Exhibitor Info

Saddlebred Exhibitor Info

2014 Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Fast Facts

Horse Jump at Blowing Rock Charity Horse ShowWhat: The 91st Annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

Schedule: 8:00 am to about 5:00 pm daily
Saddlebred Division – June 5-June 8
 Hunter & Jumper Division July 22-27 and July 30-August 3

Where: The L. M. Tate Horse Show Grounds, at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve located in the mountain splendor NC High Country one mile from historic Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Get directions.

Cost at the Gate: Ticket cost at the gate for spectators is only $10 per day! Come enjoy the action of the Hunter & Jumper horse show and the flash of the Saddlebred show. A Day Ticket let’s you can come and go as you like.

Box Seats: For many years, our reserved box seats have been sold-out to sponsors and long-time supporters. However, on a rare occasion, there may be one available. Six chairs are provided with each box. Each box cost $250 for the entire week of the Saddlebred show and $500 for both weeks of the Hunter & Jumper shows. Sponsors and previous box holders receive first choice. Any remaining boxes are sold on a first come basis. Please contact the Horse Show for availability. For the Hunter & Jumper show call 828-295-4700. For the Saddlebred show contact Susan Whittington at ridinhabit@gmail.com.

Vendors and Concessions: A variety of food options on the grounds and a unique collection of vendors provide an unforgettable dining and shopping experience. Items such as jewelry, clothing, gift items, beautiful photographs and original one-of-a-kind paintings (some completed as you watch) are elegantly displayed by serious quality-minded merchants and craftsmen. Our vendors have items not seen anywhere on the mountain. Horse show souvenirs are available at the information booth.  For the exhibitor – what’s a horse show without a tack and equipment shop for those critical items you just discovered were left at home? A hot cup of coffee on those cool mornings or a fresh bean burrito for lunch will round out your time between classes in the ring. For the equestrian and the equestrian fancier, our vendor’s row is a must-see.

You are Welcome: Whether exhibitor or spectator, all of those associated with the show, the Preserve and the Foundation welcome you to the “Highlight of Blowing Rock’s Summer Season”.  We know you will enjoy this grand Blowing Rock tradition.  You can enjoy the show from the famous grandstand, or from your own special box seat. Or along the rail at the In Gate. Maybe you will bring your own champion to test your riding skills against the best.

Surrounded by the Cone’s favorite place on earth, at the historic horse show grounds in Mayview, you can enjoy a spectacular display of the finest show horses in the country as they chase the silk and silver of the “Oldest Continuous Outdoor Horse Show In America”.  In whatever fashion you support the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, you will be helping maintain a beloved institution and supporting many worthy charities.  Just know, whether you are with us for a day or for the entire three weeks, you are welcome and your participation is appreciated.