Virginia Intermont has a long-standing reputation of excellence in IHSA riding. Currently, VI is a member of Region 4 and Zone 5. Other R4Z5 members include: Virginia Tech, Averett University and all North Carolina school from the Greensboro-Triad area and west. Zone 5 includes the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and now part of Virginia and North Carolina.
VI participates in eight regular horse shows, as well as regionals, zones and nationals. A tradition of participating in the National Tournament of Champions has also been added to the calendar. In its history, VI has garnered numerous regional and national team placings as well as 12 Individual National Champions. All VI Riding teams are considered varsity athletics.