The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show
The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show • Building On a Tradition, The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show began eighty-nine years ago bringing equine enthusiasts and their families to the quaint village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina every August for a week of competition and camaraderie.
Originally the event lasted for five days, but over the years it has grown to cover a period of three weeks. Steeped in tradition, this event has consistently attracted annual exhibitors from all over the United States and several foreign countries and has the distinction of being recognized as the oldest continuous outdoor horse show in America.
Throughout the years, as its name suggests, proceeds from the show have been used to support local organizations including the Blowing Rock Fire Department, the Blowing Rock Rescue Squad, and the Watauga County Humane Society. In addition, funding has been provided to assist Blazing Saddles, a dedicated volunteer-based organization that provides therapeutic riding for the handicapped. We also support the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation