About Us

The Germantown Charity Horse Show (GCHS) is one of the largest all-breed shows in the United States. Horse enthusiasts from all over the country make the trip to Germantown, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis, to enjoy family fun. The show’s heritage dates back to 1946, and owes its founding to a small group of fox hunters.

The Germantown Charity Horse Show is a five-day event featuring Hunter/Jumpers, Gypsy Vanners, Tennessee Walking Horses, Flat-Shod Racking Horses, American Saddlebreds, Paso Finos, Sidesaddle, and Carriage Driving. Each year, hundreds of horses and thousands of spectators make their way to beautiful Germantown, Tennessee, to participate in this historic United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Heritage Show. There are activities and events for all ages, and GCHS is known for its southern hospitality and sense of community. In addition the show provides more than $1.5 million in sales tax revenue for the city and has raised tens of thousands of dollars for its charity, Kindred Place.

You can read about the history and founding of the Germantown Charity Horse Show on our History page.

Promoting equine sports in the community, preserving the history of equine sports in the community, and supporting charities focusing on children, families and education
Open to adults and teens of all races, religions, sexual orientations, and national origins.
More than 160 members working to produce a USEF sanctioned five-day Heritage Classic horse show each June.
Raising money with a successful fundraising team of volunteers to produce a five-day horse show, support yearly maintenance of the show grounds, and spearhead a capital campaign to complete major renovations to the arenas and grounds for the safety of the competitors and the continued longevity of the show.
Position Statements
The GCHS is committed to supporting equine sports and the equine community of Germantown, Tennessee, and the surrounding area.
The GCHS is committed to the preservation of the show grounds, the upkeep of all structures on the show grounds, and planning for future improvements to said show grounds.
The GCHS welcomes all adults and teens who value our Mission. We are committed to an inclusive environment of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.
The GCHS is committed to supporting charitable organizations within the community that support the needs of children, families, and education.