Educate yourself and your horse! Join us for a clinic.
GMHA is one of the premier clinic locations in the Northeast.
Clinics of all varieties, of interest to all disciplines, are offered each year for riders of all ages and abilities. Please browse our offerings below, or contact us to learn which clinic is the best fit for you.
Many clinics are also open to auditors!
Biosecurity Fact Sheet: Help Keep Our Horses Healthy!
Policy Updates from GMHA
Please note that for the 2013 season GMHA will be requiring a Certificate of Rabies Vaccination within 12 months for all horses entering the grounds. This is in addition to our existing policy requiring proof of negative Coggins test within 12 months for all horses. Both documents should accompany all entries to GMHA events and should travel with the horse to GMHA.
Know the Law, Be Prepared
Vermont Agency of Agriculture GMHA recommends that all riders and drivers review important information from the VAA regarding Vermont State Law on Horse Importation and all should consider obtaining an Exhibition Permit. GMHA has received word that the Vermont Agency of Agriculture will be increasing their enforcement efforts in 2013.
(June 29-July 8, 2013)
GMHA's Junior Horsemanship Clinic is now in its 57th year, and is the premier eventing camp for young riders ages 9-17!See event details »
Junior Horsemanship Clinic
Now in its 57th year, GMHA's Junior Horsemanship Clinic is the premier eventing camp for young riders ages 9-17. Riders bring their own horses or ponies to camp, and receive quality mounted and unmounted instruction.Riders will school all three phases of eventing: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. Please view our brochure for more details!
Our facility includes four all-weather riding rings, a newly upgraded cross-country course, six permanent barns, an extensive trail system, a Youth Center facility, and snack bar. GMHA has a rich history in eventing, having hosted Horse Trials for over 50 years, and educated many top riders, including Olympians Denny Emerson and Lana Wright, well-known competitors Ashley MacVaugh and Marcia Kulak, and rising star Kylie Lyman to name just a few
Words from our campers and parents:
• James Day, age 14, of Duxbury, MA has attended the clinic for the past three years with his pony ‘Tucket.”It’s a lot of fun, and I definitely get a lot out of the experience in terms of horsemanship and my riding skills,” says James, a Beginner Novice rider. “I stay in touch with many of the kids I met at the clinic.”
• Two summers ago, fifteen-year-old Christiana Sollars, of Oahu’s North Shore in Hawaii, heard about the JHC from her mother who lived near GMHA as a girl. To their delight, Christiana received a scholarship award that enabled her attend the JHC and make what would become for her “an unforgettable summer.”
• Nine-year-old Daisy Foregger’s first sleepover was also her first time attending the JHC last summer. She and her sister, Lily (age 11) stayed at nearby Hyacinth House and rode their bikes to GMHA each morning. “They had an amazing time, and the instruction was incredible,” says mom Liz Hinckley, of Waterbury, VT. “The camp emphasizes the highest standards of horsemanship. The girls didn’t want to leave.” As Daisy summed it up, “It was the best camp ever! It was so fun, and I got to do my first event!”
• Melissa Bauman, 11, of South Reading, VT, recieved a scholarship that helped defray the cost of the camp. One of five children, she hadn’t considered the JHC due to the cost. When news came that Mellissa was being awarded a scholarship based on financial need, she was “absolutely thrilled,” according to her mom Cindy. “I had attended other riding camps, but they were nothing like GMHA’s JHC,” says Melissa. During the camp, Melissa rode cross-country for the first time and was awarded the “Barn Managers Award” for her hard work and outstanding care of her horse and tack.
Please see our FAQs for details on how to register for camp!
Info for participants:
Wheel & Ridge Runners (Monthly)
Monthly group lesson series with Robin Groves for drivers and riders.See event details »
Wheel & Ridge Runners is a monthly group lesson series with Robin Groves. Wheel Runners sessions are for drivers, Ridge Runners sessions are for riders.
Wheel & Ridge Runners will be sharing dates. How will this work?
- Ridge Runners lessons will be offered at 1pm and 4pm.
- Wheel Runners lessons will be offered at 10am and 2pm OR 11am and 3pm.
- Entries must be received by the Friday before each date- four entries in each session are required to hold each lesson.
- Wheel Runners sessions may be combined if entries are low, Ridge Runners may be cancelled.
If you have not driven with Robin before, please contact her before entering: (802) 484-5016.
USEA Adult Clinic
(June 3-8, 2013)
The premier eventing camp for adults! Spend a week immersed in training with wonderful clinicians.See event details »
Join the premier eventing camp for adults! Enjoy riding lessons twice a day from leading trainers in dressage and eventing. Camp is held on the GMHA grounds.
Customized programs, stabling, and meals are included. Lots of fun for the adult amateur who wants to spend a week immersed in training with wonderful clinicians.
Contact Barbara Marks at 561-236-2462.
CVDA Adult Camp
(June 11-12, 2013)
Welcoming horses and riders of all levels to annual clinic at GMHASee event details »
USEA Young Rider Camp
(July 22-25, 2013)
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Western New England Pony Club Clinic
(July 29-Aug 1, 2013)
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