What are this year’s show dates?
November 8-12 and 15-19, 2017
What are the featured events at the 2017 show?
Click HERE you can find this on the home page. Check back in fall 2017 for the final draft of events as the schedule is subject to change.
Is there anything other than the featured events to watch?
Yes. There are horses and/or ponies showing in 4 rings each day. The show starts at 7:30-8am. The schedule will be listed in the 2017 prize list, as well as on the show schedule page. Links will be added when the prize list is out in the fall.
What is the cost of general admission for the Grand Prix nights?
Both Saturday nights there will be a $10 (cash only) admission fee per person, Children 6 and under are free. ATMs are located by the West side ticket booth as well as next to the Show Office.
Can I reserve a seat?
The horse show does not offer reserved seating. But click here to learn how you can donate to Duke Children's Hospital and sit in a prime area.
How can I get a ticket to the Grand Prix Party?
Jump for the Children offers sponsor packages directly benefitting Duke Children's Hospital. Click here to learn more about sponsoring the Hospital through the Horse Show.
What food is available on site?
Is outside food and beverage allowed on the grounds?
Yes, you may bring in food and beverages.
Are there restrooms?
Yes, restrooms are located on the east and west sides of the arena. There are also porta-potties on the show grounds.
Will NCSU home football game impact traffic during the 2017 show?
No, NCSU football will be playing away both weekends of the 2017 show. Parking should not be a problem but traffic might be on the heavy side between 5 and 7pm on Saturday, November 11th due to a Carolina Hurricanes game.
Is there an event at the PNC Arena during the 2017 show?
Jim Gaffigan is performing at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 9th.. The Carolina Hurricanes play across the street at 7pm on Saturday, November 11th. Plan accordingly for traffic. You may want to arrive early if you are attending the Welcome Jumpers on Thursday or the Grand Prix Sponsor Party on Saturday..
Where do I park?
From Trinity Rd turn into Gate H3 if open (the paved parking lot) or H4 and turn left then drive until you are in the paved parking lot by the Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr Horse Complex. The West entrance gate is to the left of the main building. You can easily start your visit in the indoor ring that way and work your way through the show grounds as well as have a chance to see all the wonderful vendors. see GRAND PRIX night parking also. See MAP of show grounds.
GRAND PRIX NIGHT overflow parking
The main lot through H3 and/or H4 fills very early. Please park at the gravel lot on Youth Center Road by gate H1, the east side of the arena. From Trinity Rd turn onto Youth Center Road and the lot will be on the left. Walk directly across the street and enter through the East gate, H1.
Is there a MAP of the Horse Complex and parking areas?
Yes, there is. CLICK HERE.