Virginia Paint Horse Club

VPHC Events
2017 Color of Spring Show
Purpose and Mission
Point Standings
Membership Info
Color Classic Stallion Service Sale
Color Classic Futurity Show Info
Virginia Bred Program
Color on the Coast
Open Show Program
Trail Rides
Contact Us


Welcome to our web site!

Our hope is that this site will provide helpful information and encourage you to visit often.  Please tell your friends and family about our club!


VPHC represents show, performance, recreation and pleasure horses; breeders; trainers; novice, youth and amateur competitors; and recreation riders.  The Club's leadership are a group of dedicated volunteers who donate their time and energy to organize APHA sanctioned horse shows, open / all breed horse shows, and recreational trail rides.




VPHC recognized by APHA as one of five 2015 President's Club of Distinction.  A prestigious title, the President’s Club of Distinction is only awarded to Gold Star Clubs—those groups that excel in their dedication to members by hosting fundraisers, benefits, social gatherings, youth activities and special promotions while encouraging community service.


Membership Info
Membership is open and available to all who share our passion for the American Paint Horse.  There are no residency or horse ownership requirements.  The success of our club depends on membership support and participation.  We need your thoughts, feedback, and involvement.  Consider becoming a member today. Membership rates are reasonable and all fees are used to support the club and coordinate shows, trail rides, year end award programs, and administration.  Visit our membership page for additional information.

Our Purpose

We value our members and will offer accessibility and encouragement to achieve shared goals and objectives. To be aware of the needs, challenges, and opportunities of this club and give assistance and direction to help it grow.  To make a positive impact on the equine industry in Virginia through sound financial policies and careful long rang planning.

More information can be found on our Purpose and Mission page.


Keep up with VPHC happenings...The Painted Gazette
Member Newsletter 

click here to download March April 2015 Newsletter

download Spring 2014 News

download Fall 2013 Painted Gazette

Read about upcoming activities and events.  Trail rides, APHA shows and much more is waiting for you in our latest edition of The Painted Gazette, VPHC's newsletter.  If you have items you would like to see addressed, please send suggestions or submissions to be included in future newsletters to Alison Umberger at  When submitting pictures for inclusion in newsletters or for posting on our web site, please include captions describing the activity and listing who is pictured.


Virginia Bred Program
Virginia Horse Industry Board (VHIB) Confirms $5,000 Grant for 2017

VHIB will continue to sponsor our Virginia Bred Program!

If you have an APHA registered horse that was foaled in Virginia, you are eligible to compete for more than $5,000 in futurity cash awards.  More information is available on our Va Bred Program page.

Thank you VHIB for your continued support to recognize quality Paint Horse breeding in the Commonwealth!

Color Class Stallion Service Sale

Stallions subscribed to VPHC's Color Classic Stallion Service Sale (CCSSS) are sold on a first come first served basis for 50% of their advertised stud fee for 2016.  The stallion owner will receive one free entry into the breeders futurity to be used in 2016, and the resulting foal from the sold auction will receive a free entry to be used up to its 3 year old year. If the stallion is not sold in the auction the stallion owner may pay a buy back / repurchase fee and will receive the 2 free entries. All funds (100%) generated from the CCSSS are used as incentives to Breeders Futurity classes held during VPHC's Fall Color Classic Futurity Paint-O-Rama.

Stallion owners will receive 10% of the purse earned by their progeny.  For example, when a stallion's foal earns $200 for their share of the class purse, the foal owner will receive $180 and the stallion owner will receive $20.  The amounts will be calculated per class.

More informaiton can be found on the Color Classic Station Service Sale page.


2016 Stallion Service Auction...plan now for 2017 foals!