Horse Shows in Halifax County North Carolina
The Halifax County Horse Council (HCHC) hosts an annual fun show circuit in Halifax Country, North Carolina to offer wholesome family-oriented fun. This gives families a healthy recreational activity, a break from social media, and allows fellowship among horse enthusiasts. Offering weekend activities gives individuals of all ages a place to enjoy themselves in a positive atmosphere.
Halifax County Horse Council
The Halifax County Horse Council exists to represent and further the common interest of horse enthusiasts in Halifax County and surrounding regions. The Council also promotes solidarity during unforeseeable issues in the county that may affect horse owners. In conjunction with Halifax County Cooperative Extension, the primary objective of the Council is to promote animal husbandry by offering quality educational and recreational activities which provide enjoyment and learning opportunities for the community. The Council is a member of the North Carolina Horse Council. Please consider being a sponsor!
Halifax County is in northeastern/north-central North Carolina approximately 8 miles from the Virginia border. Located in the Roanoke River and Tar-Pamlico River basins, it is one of the largest geographical counties in North Carolina. It has become a premier location for its quality of life and convenient access to a variety of recreational activities.
In the 1980’s, the Halifax County Commissioners assigned the abandoned County Old Folks Home/Farm and TB Sanitarium to the Halifax County Cooperative Extension to develop a 4-H Rural Life Center. Under the guidance of the Extension Director, the Halifax County 4-H Horse & Livestock Council was organized on September 25, 1989.
Council members included representatives from the Halifax Cattlemen’s Association, Roanoke Valley Saddle Club, 4-H Horse Club leaders, County Commissioners, and the Extension’s 4-H agent. With generous donations from local businesses and volunteer help from the Cattlemen, Horse Owners, and a 4-H Horse Club, the first ring was built by the Fall of 1990.
From sandy cropland to today’s green fields, the 4-H Rural Life Center and Horse Complex have developed into a multi-use county facility with a 16 stall barn, concession stand, bathrooms, two lighted riding rings, camping facilities, wooded trails, basketball courts, and frisbee golf.
The Council continues to make improvements to the facility to benefit horse owners of Halifax County and surrounding areas. They also host horse shows, clinics, trail rides, and educational seminars throughout the year to help fellow horse owners enjoy their horses