Horse Events at Champlain Valley Fair
Open Show Horse Show Ring
Sunday – 8:00
Vermont’s premier horse showcase event displays some of the best horses in the area. Come watch the best riders from across New York & New England compete in Traditional English and Western style riding and driving. Classes for all ages, abilities, and breeds.
Draft Horses - Pulling Ring
Saturday & Sunday –
Beautiful and elegant Draft Horses are displayed individually and in combinations, in both Halter and Driving Classes. Enjoy the gentle giants of the horse world as they compete for prizes.
Horse Pulling - Pulling Ring
Monday – Wednesday:
One of New England’s most traditional events, pulling has been a part of Fairs and Agriculture Field Days since they were first held. There are multiple classes of horse pulls over various distances, and don’t miss the free-for-alls.
Starting at 5:30pm
Gymkhana - Horse Show Ring
Friday – Noon
Gymkhana, a.k.a. “gaming” a horse, is a fast paced western riding event. The most well known game is probably “Barrel Racing.” There is never a dull moment as speed, agility, and accuracy are a must to compete successfully and take home top prize money.
4-H Show Horse Show Ring
The 4-H Horse Show features 4-H members and their horses from Franklin, Chittenden, and Addison counties. Members compete in 4-H Fitting and Showmanship, which showcases their abilities; Equitation, 4-H Horse Project, and a Judging contest.