Upperville, Va. – Sept. 24, 2019 – After many years of contributing to the history and heritage of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show(UCHS), Olympic legend and Virginia native Joe Fargis will be taking over the role of President of the Board for the Upperville Colt & Horse Show for the world-class event, scheduled for June 1-7, 2020.
Fargis has a long history with UCHS as an exhibitor, spectator and board member. His dedication to equestrian sport has given him valuable experiences that will contribute to his new role as President, only continuing the integral role he has played at UCHS for over six decades.
Over 60 years later, Fargis has achieved great success within those very arenas and beyond. Fargis rode to many hunter championship titles, a win in the Upperville Grand Prix and top placings in a plethora of other high- level divisions and classes at UCHS. Impressively, he has now ridden in every hunter and jumper division at the UCHS in addition to judging every jumping class offered by the show, accomplishing a task that most would find to be unimaginable. Fargis’ continued dedication to the sport has created a legacy of its own, especially at the UCHS.
Deeply rooted in the tradition of UCHS, Fargis is dedicated to continuing the uniqueness of UCHS. In 2020, spectators and exhibitors can expect the return of all of UCHS’ feature events, including its FEI CSI4* rating and World Championship Hunter Rider designation.
The Upperville Colt & Horse Show, founded in 1853, is the longest running horse show in the United States. Held in picturesque Upperville, Virginia, under the oaks, this iconic seven-day event has been highly regarded as a boutique attraction and a fixture on the schedules of Virginia locals as well as world-class equestrians. Featuring a FEI CSI4* rating and World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) designation, this is a can’t-miss event for both competitors and spectators alike.
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