Celebrating Horses and Community for 75 Years


Founded in 1946 by a small group of fox hunters in the post-World War II era, the Germantwon Charity Horse Show (GCHS) has grown to become one of the largest all-breed horse shows in the United States. The community’s deep-rooted love for horses and the desire to foster connections among friends, family, and animal lovers have been the driving forces behind the show’s enduring success.

GCHS stands out for its remarkable diversity of breeds and disciplines, providing a unique spectacle for attendees. Over the span of five days, participants and visitors will be treated to performances and competitions featuring Hunter/Jumpers, Gypsy Vanners, Flat Shod Tennessee Walking Horses and Racking Horses, American Saddlebreds, Paso Fino, and Sidesaddle and Carriage Driving classes.

The variety of breeds and classes not only highlights the versatility and skills of the horses but also celebrates the rich tapestry of equestrian sports in the United States.

Beyond its equestrian excellence, GCHS is a beacon of community spirit and southern hospitality. Activities and events are designed for all ages, ensuring that families can create lasting memories together. From pony rides and face painting to vendor booths and local cuisine, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

GCHS isn’t just about celebrating the human-horse bond; it’s also dedicated to giving back to the community. Over the years, GCHS has contributed more than $1.5 million in sales tax revenue to the city of Germantown and has raised tens of thousands of dollars for various charitable causes according to www.gchs.org. By promoting equine sports, preserving local history, and supporting charities focused on children, families, and education, GCHS continues to make a positive impact on the community.

As the show commemorates its 75th anniversary, it remains committed to its founding principles. The organizers aim to promote equine sports within the community, preserve the rich history associated with these sports, and support local charities. This blend of tradition and forward-thinking ensures that GCHS will continue to be a cherished event for generations to come.

Whether you’re a competitive equestrian, a recreational horse owner, or a community member looking for an exciting event, the Germantown Charity Horse Show promises an unforgettable experience. Come and witness the grandeur, elegance, and camaraderie that has defined this historic show for 75 years.

For more information visit www.gchs.org. Tickets are available at the gates, with free parking and shuttle buses to and from the show grounds.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a remarkable tradition that celebrates the beauty of horses and the strength of community bonds.

Lauren Abbott

Lauren is a lifelong equestrian. She was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn. Lauren has worked in Journalism for over 20 years and has served as a staff writer, designer, photographer, audience and business development consultant, & advertising senior executive. She is the Owner & Publisher of MSHR, and CEO of Ford Abbott Media, LLC, the parent company of the Horse Review and Hunt & Field Magazine.

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