Frequently Asked Questions

What is the seating like?  

There are grandstands available at each competition ring.  There are grandstand seats available as well as grass seating on the hill beside the open show arena (bring your own blanket).  Visitors are welcome to bring their own seats.  It is not unusual to see personal sun shade covers sprouting up across the grounds as visitors stake out their own observation points. For special needs visitors, we do have reservedareas next to each of the rings.

Do we have to purchase tickets to see the shows?  
No, entrance to the grounds is free as is parking.  You may park and walk to any of the 5 different rings of horse activities that may be in operation when you arrive.

We are coming in from out of town, where can we stay?  There are two hotels located right on US 30 less than a mile from the fairgrounds.

  Super 8 Columbia City
         235 Frontage Road, Columbia City, IN 46725 
         Phone: 1-260-244-5300  Fax: 1-260-244-4461

Quality Inn
         701 West Connexion Way , Columbia City, IN, US, 46725

         Phone: (260) 248-4551   Fax: (260) 248-4559

Will there be food available?  
Yes, there is food on the grounds that will be preparing a variety of foods and beverages for your dining pleasure.​


Entry/Parking: Entry to the grounds is free as is parking. Signs will be posted at the entry and throughout the grounds to direct exhibitors with trailers and spectators with cars and trucks to the most convenient parking available. Handicapped parking will be indicated in close proximity to all competition rings.

All horse trailers must be parked in the field to the West of Barn 1, the Giant Barn. Parking is first come, first served, with electrical hook ups and fire rings available. Camping is $25.00 for the weekend, Friday through Sunday evening.

Shower Access: There are showers and changing areas available for show participants.




Grounds are located 1 mile north of US 30, approximately 19 miles west of I 69. From US 30, take SR 9 North approximately 1 mile; the Show Grounds will be on your left.

965 Indiana Highway 9, Columbia City, Indiana 46725, United States

Show Contacts

Executive Director                John VanVoorst

Assistant Show Director         Bob Dumford

 Show Manager                             Conna Miller

Open Show Judge         Christie King-Moree

Announcer Open Show      Wayne Williams 

Show Treasurer                               Jack Dever 

Show Promotion                       Bob Dumford 

Concession Stand                        Justin Smith           

EMS Parkview                         John VanVoorst 

Program Book                         Bruce Putman 

Web Administrator                  Heather Baker

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Stall & Camping Reservations

Horse Show Grounds


We offer a host of rental facilities for both public and private events, and we are proud to announce that this is the 65th year for the Shrine Horse Patrol to present the Shrine Charity Horse Show on these grounds.

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Charity Horse Shows


Saturday, August 24 - 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Shrine Charity Horse Show is an event which has 5 different shows occurring over a  2-day period. Proceeds are donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. 

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Shriners Hospitals for Children


Net proceeds from the Shrine Charity Horse Show benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children—Chicago.  Shriners Hospitals for Children is one of the largest pediatric sub-specialty health care systems in the world. 

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