5 Things to Do in June

Practical Horseman's top picks for horsey events, competition and fun for the month of June.

CELEBRATE the 165th anniversary of the Upperville Colt and Horse Show—the oldest horse show in the U.S.—June 4–10, in Upperville, VA. Top-ranking hunters and jumpers from across the nation will compete alongside local ponies and sidesaddle ladies during the AA-rated show that also includes a $216,000 FEI CSI****; www.upperville.com.

WATCH top international eventers gallop the cross-country course at Canada’s only CCI***, the Bromont CCI*** Three-Day Event, June 7–10, in Bromont, Quebec; www.bromontcci.com.

ATTEND the American Horse Council’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum, June 10–13, in Washington, D.C. The event’s focus: industry growth and expanding the use of technology; www.horsecouncil.org.

HEAD TO the Georgia International Horse Park for the Atlanta Summer Classics Series, June 13–24, in Conyers, GA. The series features weekly grands prix and hunter derbies along with big prize money and an award-winning show-management team; www.classiccompany.com.

SUPPORT breast-cancer research at the annual Potomac Valley Dressage Association Ride for Life, June 23–24, in Upper Marlboro, MD. The family-oriented event includes a dressage show and the Fundraiser Freestyle, a class where riders choose their musical freestyle test; www.pvdarideforlife.org.

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