Norfolk Hunt Horse Show


Norfolk Hunt Horse Show Receives Prestigious Heritage Competition Designation from the United States Equestrian Federation.

The Norfolk Hunt Horse Show, which will celebrate its 109th year on May 25 and 26, 2019, has been selected by the United States Equestrian Federation to join the ranks of such esteemed horse shows as The Hampton Classic, Devon Horse Show, Upperville Colt and Horse Show, and the Washington International to receive the prestigious "Heritage Competition" designation. In so doing, the NHHS becomes one of 24 shows -- out of 2,600 USEF competitions -- to hold the coveted honor given to a Federation show. The designation of a USEF Heritage Competition is reserved for those competitions that have been in existence for a quarter century or more, promoted and grown equestrian sport, and made a contribution to the community outside the gates of the horse show, by achieving, maintaining and promoting the equestrian ideas of sportsmanship and competition.

The Norfolk Hunt Club submitted extensive historical documentation to the USEF, as part of the submission process for the Heritage Competition designation. This information included the history of the show, many historic photos and letters from equestrian professionals -- including Olympians -- who have enjoyed competing in the Norfolk Hunt Horse Show.

View historical research and photos

View letters of support from equestrian luminaries

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Know before you show

  • For those in USEF/USHJA recognized classes:
    All horses/ponies competing in classes that require USHJA horse registration must be microchip compliant and have the microchip on file with USEF. (exceptions: Leadline Division & Academy Division)

  • Is your horse/pony properly recorded with USEF & USHJA? If not, you won't get your rider number.

  • Owners, Trainers, Riders over the age of 18 must have completed your USEF SafeSport training in its entirety before you can show. Access the complete training module through your USEF member dashboard.

  • All owners, trainers, rider must have an "active competing" membership with USEF & USHJA. The "fan" membership will not cut it.

  • All horses and ponies on the grounds need a current negative Coggins & a completed Health Certificate.

Even if you're just coming to watch or school in a ring, make sure you have all of this taken care of to your morning smoother.