Horse Shows

Welcome to the Sussex County Horse Show

The Sussex County Horse Show demonstrates the excellence and commitment of the community to these wonderful animals and this traditional event. The Sussex County Horse Show has a series of horse shows held between April and October that help raise funds to do maintenance to the facility and offer new scholarships to area students. These shows are growing and the Association is constantly looking for new members to help make the shows in the future the best.


NOTE: Listed on this page are ALL 2023 shows scheduled at the Sussex County Fairgrounds

~ The 2023 Sussex County Farm & Horse Show ~
Friday, August 4th thru Saturday, August 12th


~ Highlights listed in the table below ~

Please scroll down for additional information

Friday, 8/4

Saturday, 8/5

Sunday, 8/6

Monday, 8/7

Tuesday, 8/8

  • USEF Begins
  • Hunt Teams 
  • Costume Class/K-9 King and Queen
  • Horseless Horse Show & Exhibitor Party 

Wednesday, 8/9

  • Non-pro Hunter Derby

Thursday, 8/10

  • Thoroughbred Hunter Derby

Friday, 8/11

  • Mounted Police (evening)
  • Ricci Desiderio Mini Prix

Saturday, 8/12

  • Sponsor Party
  • Leadline
  • National Hunter Derby
  • Mini-Horse Pulls





~ 3rd Annual Sussex County Horse Show Schooling Day ~

Saturday, April 22, 2023



~ 2023 SCHS Benefit Series ~

May 13 

June 17

June 24 (Double Pointed for SCHS)

July 15

August 2 (Pre-Fair Show)

October 28 (Series Finale Show)




Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th SCHS Open Breed Series is having a Special Edition Show


Entry Form, Prizelist


~ 2023 SCHS Open Breed Series ~

May 14

June 18

July 16

~ 2023 ECRRA Full Slate Ranch Shows ~

May 14
June 18
                                              July 16                                               


~ Western Weekend at the Fair ~

Western Weekend Stall Request Form - please email to by July 29


Friday, August 4th and Saturday, August 5th

Open Breed Special Edition Show combined with 4-H Horse Show


Saturday, August 5th - 12 pm to 3 pm

Veterans Trail to benefit Spring Reins of Life


Saturday, August 5th

Jim Tenhoeve Memorial Barrel Race

Barrel Racers - Stalls will be available the day of your event. Check-In will start at 12pm at Barn C. You will be able to get your stall then. Payment is due at that time separate from your show bill. There are NO reservations prior to the show.


Sunday, August 6th

East Coast Ranch Horse Extravaganza Show


Monday, August 7th

Parade of Breeds

Local & Friends Day


Tuesday, August 8th

K-9 King and Queen


Contact our current President, Becky Kinney-Nagy, for information on joining our committee at

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