Blowing Rock, NC:  For the second consecutive year, the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show (BRCHS) has been chosen as one of the top ten hunter-jumper shows in the nation. Being selected for this honor automatically positions Blowing Rock as a nominee for the National Hunter Show of the Year. BRCHS is the only horse show in the Southeast to receive this distinctive honor.

Other nominees include:

  • Bluegrass Festival, Lexington, KY;
  • Capital Challenge,  Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Del Mar National, Del Mar, CA
  • Devon Horse Show, Devon, PA
  • Fairfield Country Hunt Club, Westport, CT
  • Hampton Classic, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Menlo Charity, Atherton, CA
  • The National Horse Show, Lexington, KY
  • Temecula Valley National, Temecula, CA

In learning of this recognition, Burr Collier, President of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Foundation said, “It is a great honor to share the ballot with this elite group of horse shows.  We have developed a tremendous partnership between the equestrian and business communities over the years, and I am grateful for the recognition that it most aptly deserves.  We are very proud to have been selected again.”

The Blowing Rock Horse Show is solely produced by volunteers and is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation that supports the traditions of horse sports, education and many other charitable organizations in the High Country.

Founded in 1995, the mission of the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame is to honor excellence by providing recognition, education and appreciation for the achievements of the horsemen and horses who have given the sport such a rich history.

Young hunter rider following the competition at Blowing Rock // Photo Credit: Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Archives