News and Announcements – Sunnyside Open Horse Show

Please check this page for all official Sunnyside Open Horse Show news and announcements.

Sunnyside Open Horse Show – Cancelled for 2018

As conditions worsen across the state, we are sad to say that we must cancel the Sunnyside Open Horse Show next weekend. It is becoming apparent that high river levels and flooding issues will continue throughout the coming week.  According to NC DOT press release today – travel conditions statewide will progressively worsen and travel is discouraged.

So many of our show family are already dealing with tremendous hardships. We continue to keep you all, and your beloved animals, in our prayers. We tried rescheduling but that was also not attainable. We thank you all for your tremendous support, and for being so patient and understanding. The Ag Center website will reflect the cancellation starting Monday 9/17.

Stay tuned for Sunnyside Open Horse Show 2019!!

We truly hope everyone is able to join us next year — Dates to follow soon.


NOTE!  For those who have pre-registered with either blank signed checks or completed checks, our plan is to shred all checks.  (Only one check has been deposited, whom we will contact and refund promptly).  To request your check be mailed back to you, please contact Trish (252-799-0334) or Norma (252-809-3687) and we will be glad to do so, ASAP.  Otherwise, checks will be shredded (saving further postage 🙂 )

REMEMBER!  Cancel hotel rooms to be sure you are not charged.

Sunnyside Show / Hurricane Update

AS OF TODAY (9/12/2018) The Sunnyside Open Horse Show is still ON as planned! We are watching how the storm develops and hoping for the best. More updates to come after Florence passes and the storm’s impact is known. Prayers that you and your families stay safe!

Show Photographer:

Please welcome  Triple Nickel Photography as our show photographer for 2018!

Trail Courses, Showmanship, English Equitation & Western Horsemanship Patterns are now posted.

Click Here for Trail, Equitation, Horsemanship & Showmanship Patterns (Scroll down just below the Rule Book)

Exhibitors:  Please fill out Your Entry Forms as completely as possible before mailing!


There’s a pasture full of data entry to be completed before showtime. To be able to reserve stalls properly for you, and get your information entered into the computer so that back numbers can be issued, we need the following info filled out on your entry forms that you mail in (each horse has an entry form).

We especially need to know:

  • Horse Name
  • Exhibitor Name
  • Responsible Party
  • Owner Name
  • Stall With/Trainer (if applicable)
  • Stalls (how many?)
  • Classes (at least the one(s) you know of)
  • Exhibitor Signature

Also, we do not reserve camper spots/RV electric hookups – they are first come/first serve as you arrive at the check-in board.

Thanks for your help!

Reminder:  Save $$!!  Pre-entry deadline is Sept. 5!   

A late entry fee of $10.00 per horse will be charged for all entries post-marked after September 5th.

(Late entries will always be accepted right up until showtime and during the show.)

Show Farrier:

Jonathon Stevenson

Stevenson Horseshoeing, LLC

Contact:  252-340-5314

Show Program Mailing List

Need a hard copy of the Show Program, Rule Book, or other show forms? CLICK HERE to get it by U.S.  Mail.

Show High Point Divisions

Show High Point Awards for the following divisions will be presented after the completion of each division. Points are tabulated on the horse only (not a horse/rider combination). Points follow the horse by the horse’s assigned back number, and different exhibitors may show a horse.

*Each Division will award a High Point Horse and Reserve High Point Horse*


  • Halter 2 Yrs & Under – Stock Hunter Type 
  • Halter 3 Yrs & Over – Stock Hunter Type
  • Halter 2 Yrs & Under – Saddle Pleasure Type 
  • Halter 3 Yrs & Over – Saddle Pleasure Type 
  • Western Pleasure
  • Huntseat 
  • Saddleseat
  • Field Hunter 
  • Working Western
  • Dressage Suitability
  • Off The Rail
  • Pleasure Driving: Horse 
  • Pleasure Driving: Pony 
  • Miniature Equine 
  • Stock/Hunter Type Horse
  • Saddle Pleasure Type Horse

The following Overall Show High Point Awards will be announced at the conclusion of each show:

  • Overall High Point Horse
  • Reserve Overall High Point Horse

Please see the Rule Book for complete Class and Division description, cross entry rule and regs.

Approved Open Show Host

Sunnyside Open Horse Show is an approved Open Show Host for the following organizations:

  • Paint Alternative Competition Program (PAC)
  • American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) High Score Morgan
  • Appaloosa All-Breed Activities Program (ACAAP)
  • Arabian Horse Association Open Event Incentive Program (OEIP)
  • Pinto Horse Association SOAR Program
  • ASB World Championship Qualifier*
  • ASHA High Point Awards Program*

*See Sunnyside Rule Book for important details!

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