Sussex County Horse Show

Horses have always been a big part of the Fair. Back in 1919, when horses were still more common than cars, the Branchville Riding Club formed. Since then, this event has evolved into the 10-day spectacular of the Sussex County Fair!


In fact, the Sussex County Fair was called the The Sussex County Horse Show from 1936 to 1940, and the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show from 1940 to 1999. The pairing between the Fair and the Horse Show started all the way back in 1923! The change of the name highlights the Fair’s commitment to more than just horses, emphasizing other agriculture, community and youth development, and family fun!


The Horse Show area at the Fairgrounds consists of the Administration office, judging stand, stables, 3 rings, and bleacher seating.  Throughout the eight days of the Fair, a large variety of classes are held beginning early morning and running to completion in the evening. 


Featuring The 2023 Sussex County Farm & Horse Show  

Friday, August 4th through Saturday, August 12th

Full Show Program and Schedule Coming Soon!


Shows and Competition Events Offered, and Managed by The Sussex County Horse Show include:

  • Open Western Classes
  • Open Hunter Jumper Classes
  • Ranch Extravaganza Show
  • NBHA NJ02 Barrel Race
  • Veterans Benefit Trail
  • USEF A Rated Horse Show
  • Costume Class
  • King & Queen Canine
  • Hunt Teams
  • Jumper Stakes
  • Mini Prix
  • Hunter Derbies
  • Leadline

Highlights Page Coming Soon!

Please check back soon for more information!



For schedules, exhibitor forms, and year-round horse show events at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, click here.

SCHS 2023 Fundraising Events

A horse jumping
A horse jumping A couple watching a horse A girl with her horse Two girls petting a horse