Sedgefield Showgrounds, Greensboro, North Carolina

I visited Sedgefield Showgrounds in Greensboro, North Carolina, for a horse show a week ago. I was the “show mom” for the trip. It is located between Interstate 85 and Route 40 and was easy to get to (however my GPS took me two miles up the road, so watch for the house numbers and the big grey barn through the trees).  The facility is spacious and pleasant with three large show rings, each with its own warmup area. For this show, they had all three arenas going at once, with two hunter rings and one jumper ring. When they changed courses and jumps, the staff was quick and efficient. They kept the rings well watered and dragged. The rings are exposed to the weather, so dress accordingly and bring sunscreen. (They did have tents set up with some tables and chairs which provided some relief.)

Overnight facilities were good. Although the stalls were old, they were clean and safe. The stalls are lined up around the edge of the facility and get some shade depending on the time of day. Bring a fan in the summer. Water spigots were plentiful, as was trailer parking.  The center aisle barn may have stalls too, however I did not explore it.

For this Labor Day show, they had a photographer available, a portable tack shop (which saved me since I forgot fly spray), and a food vendor with a grill and ice cream. All in all, they provided a very pleasant weekend, and an excellent place to ride.


About A Cain

I am originally from New York State and moved to Pennsylvania for college and graduate school. My husband and I later lived in California and West Virginia, and then we were transferred to North Carolina. I learned to ride as an adult, in North Carolina. I have two horses now: one wild-and-wooly teenager who is learning from me, and one former race horse that has turned into a school master for me. They are both pretty sensible and great on trails, so we go everywhere. They live with me on my own North Carolina mini farm. I love to sit on my deck in the evening and watch them graze.
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