Clinics, Shows, and other Equestrian Events

Biltmore hosts several popular equestrian events throughout the year, including day camps, clinics, lectures, and rides. For more information, please contact equestrian@biltmore.com.

March 14-17, 2024

Centered Riding Instructor Update with Peggy Brown

Peggy Brown, a Level IV Centered Riding and Centered Driving Clinician, guides you through the application of Centered Riding principles and methods to Centered Driving. Peggy is certified with the American Riding Instructor Association (ARIA) as an Instructor Educator and Expert Instructor in multiple disciplines, and serves on ARIA’s Testing Staff. This clinic is open to all currently certified Centered Riding® Instructors. View event details.

Registration for this event closes on March 7.

April 6, 2024

Dressage “Ride-a-Test”

Put your skills to the test with the ride of your choosing under the watchful eye of successful Grand Prix rider Deb Thomas! Receive feedback, then apply it to improve on your second ride, which takes place shortly after the first. Space is limited to 20 participants

Registration for this event closes on March 24.

April 13, 2024

WNC Combined Schooling Series

Welcome to a brand new show series hosted by Biltmore Equestrian Center and Davis Ranch! Take either a dressage test of your choice or a combined show jumping and dressage test. Series points between the two venues will be added together for some great end-of-year prizes, so be sure to join us at all four events!

Registration for this event closes on April 6.

April 20 & 21, 2024

Biltmore Equestrian Hunter-Jumper Series (BEHJS)

The BEHJS includes five shows this year with divisions for all levels of riders and championship prizes at the end of the season. Saturdays feature a Hunter Schooling Show, while Sundays showcase a Jumper Schooling Show. Come for one and stay for all! View event details.

Registration opens March 20.

May 3 & 4, 2024

Biltmore Challenge Endurance Ride

This annual endurance event, which highlights the beautiful estate trail system, gives competitors an opportunity to challenge themselves on varying terrain and distances. Ride distances include 25-mile and 50-mile distances on Day 1, and 30-mile, 55-mile, 75-mile, and 100-mile distances on Day 2. Sanctioned by AERC, SERA, and SEDRA. View event details.

Register for the event of your choice by April 26.

June 8 & 9, 2024

Biltmore Equestrian Hunter-Jumper Series (BEHJS)

The second of five shows this year, the BEHJS includes divisions for all levels of riders and awards championship prizes at the end of the season. Saturday is the Hunter Schooling Show, followed on Sunday by the Jumper Schooling Show. Come for one and stay for all! View event details.

Registration opens May 8.

August 24 & 25, 2024

Biltmore Equestrian Hunter-Jumper Series (BEHJS)

The third of five shows this year, the BEHJS includes divisions for all levels of riders and awards championship prizes at the end of the season. Saturday is the Hunter Schooling Show, followed on Sunday by the Jumper Schooling Show. Come for one and stay for all! View event details.

Registration opens July 24.

September 20 & 21, 2024

Biltmore Ride & Tie

Riders and runners compete in races of various distances from introductory level through 30+ miles in a hybrid endurance riding/trail running event.

September 21, 2024

Biltmore Fall Endurance Ride to Benefit Hope for Horses

Participation in this annual endurance event, which highlights the beautiful estate trail system, supports Hope for Horses, whose vision is “for all horses to live out their lives with dignity in safe and enriching homes.” Event features 25-mile, 50-mile, and Introductory distances, with Adult and Junior rides available. Sanctioned by AERC, SERA, and SEDRA. View event details.

Register for the event of your choice by September 15.

October 5 & 6, 2024

French Broad Classic NATRC Competitive Trail Ride

The North American Trail Riding Conference competitions highlight the horse and rider’s ability to navigate trail systems and obstacles typically encountered on trails. View event details.

October 12 & 13, 2024

Biltmore Equestrian Hunter-Jumper Series (BEHJS)

The fourth show of 2024, the BEHJS includes divisions for all levels of riders and awards championship prizes at the end of the season. Saturday is the Hunter Schooling Show, followed on Sunday by the Jumper Schooling Show. Come for one and stay for all! View event details.

Registration opens September 11.

October 14–18, 2024

Jesse Peters “The Biltmore Heart of Horsemanship Experience”

Jesse Peters, Master Natural Horsemanship Instructor, Master Natural Horse Development Specialist, and Master Happy Horse Happy Life Instructor, guides you through a unique education-vacation horsemanship experience at iconic Biltmore Estate.

November 9 & 10, 2024

Biltmore Equestrian Hunter-Jumper Series (BEHJS)

The fifth and final show of 2024, the BEHJS includes divisions for all levels of riders and awards championship prizes at the end of this final weekend of competition! Saturday is the Hunter Schooling Show, followed on Sunday by the Jumper Schooling Show. Come for one and stay for all! View event details.

Registration opens October 16.