Members' Days & Clinics

2014 JHCEducate yourself and your horse! Join us for a clinic or schooling day.

GMHA is one of the premier equestrian facilities 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!

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. 

Biosecurity Fact Sheet: Help Keep Our Horses Healthy!

Festival of Eventing Clinic (August 3-5, 2015)

Features instruction in dressage, show jumping and cross-country!

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Festival of Eventing ClinicThe Festival will kick off with the popular Festival of Eventing Clinic running Monday through Wednesday featuring instruction in dressage, show jumping and cross-country on nearby Birch Hill Farm property with Bonnie Mosser, Kylie Lyman Dermody, Sharon White and Scott Keach. Evening briefings with snacks will ease your competitive nature as you enjoy the peaceful facility.

The horse trials  will follow the same schedule as last year, with a one-day Beginner Novice and Novice event on Friday and Novice through Intermediate and CIC* running over the weekend.

GMHA and the Festival of Eventing showcase the exceptional qualities of a New England event: An historic facility unmatched for its beauty and terrain, premier footing in all rings, renovated cross-country tracks with many new jumps and complexes at all levels, permanent stabling, and on-grounds food concession. Join the clinic to gain an edge just before the event. 

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Trail Clinic (August 28-30, 2015)

Trail Clinic with Heidi Potter- Practical & fun for all levels & styles of riding!

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Heidi Potter ClinicPut the pleasure back in your trail rides!

Build confidence, comfort & communication skills through ground exercises, obstacle practice & application under saddle. Find or renew your sense of balance, relaxation & connection with your horse through Centered Riding techniques with Heidi Potter

Clinic includes mounted and unmounted work in the arena and on trail.

Horse not ready? 

Come to the Friday evening workshop and/or audit the clinic!

Trail Clinic Flyer

Trail Clinic Entry

Lucinda Green Clinic
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Junior Horsemanship Clinic
(June 27-July 5, 2015)

GMHA's Junior Horsemanship Clinic is now in its 59th year, and is the premier eventing camp for young riders ages 9-17!

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2014 JHCNow in its 59th 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! *Application deadine has been extended until May 15*

Please see our FAQs for details on how to register for camp!

2015 details are here:

Info for participants:

Be sure to like GMHA Junior Horsemanship Clinic's Facebook Page! You can find information and updates here, along with pictures of the camp!

Staff details and application:

We're looking for riding instructors and barn managers to staff our 59th annual Junior Horsemanship Clinic on June 27-July 5. Spend ten days at GMHA teaching an enthusiastic group of young eventers! 

All instructors recieve board for one horse and lessons with Jane Hamlin and John Bourgoin. Housing is available.

Staff Application

Staff Information & Job Description

 

 

Wheel Runners (Monthly)

Monthly group lesson series with Robin Groves for drivers.

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2014 Wheel Runners2015 Dates
April 21
May 5
June 16
July 14
August 18
September 15
October 6

Wheel Runners is a monthly group driving lesson series with Robin Groves. 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.

Wheel Runners Entry Form

If you have not driven with Robin before, please contact her before entering: (802) 484-5016.

CVDA Adult Camp
(July 16-17, 2015)

Welcoming horses and riders of all levels to annual clinic at GMHA

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USEA Young Rider Camp
(July 27-29, 2015)

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Members' Days
(All Season)

Members enjoy free use of our facility and trails!

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Join GMHA to gain access to our fantastic facility and trails!

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Learn more about GMHA's facility.

Members' Days are opportunities for GMHA's members to come and use our facility and trails at NO COST!

Note: There is no night watch service during Members' Days. There is a payphone and emergency contact numbers on the deck of the office.

 New Information for Members' Days!

All days listed are "General Members' Days", which means that our grounds and trails are open for schooling. Specialized equipment (jumps, cones, dressage rings, cross-country portables, etc) may or may not be available.

Days listed as (+ ------) are Members' Days Plus Special Equipment. The grounds and trails are open for schooling PLUS there will be specialized equipment available for your use (ie. Dressage = dressage rings; Jumping = a full jump course; Cross Country = portables will be set; Driving = cones course/hazards/driving dressage ring available).

ALL rings, trail loops, or cross country areas may or may not be available depending on grounds use, work schedules, and conditions. Call the office to confirm which areas are available AND be sure to check the new Check-In Station on the office porch when you arrive.

In order to participate in a Members’ Day, we need:

  • Your signature on a GMHA release form (once a year)
  • Your horse’s negative coggins and proof of rabies vaccination within 12 months on file
  • Your membership (and the memberships of all in your party, including trainers!) must be current OR pay the non-member facility use fee
  • Helmets and armbands are REQUIRED for all riders on grounds/trails.

2015 Dates (* = Trails closed until Memorial Day- May 25.)

April 26 * (+Jumping & Dressage)
April 27-30*
May 4* (+Dressage)
May 6-7*
May 11* (+ Driving)
May 12-14*
May 18* (+Jumping)
May 19*
May 25-28
June 15 (+Cross Country & Jumping)
June 16-17
June 22 (+Dressage)
June 23
June 25-26
July 7 (+Coss Country)
July 13 (+Jumping)
July 14-16
July 20-22
August 10-11 (+Cross Country)
August 12-13
August 17 (+Jumping)
August 18-20
August 24-25 (+Driving)
August 26-27
September 1-3
September 7
September 8 (Trails Only)
September 14 (+Cross Country)
September 15-17
September 21 (+Driving)
September 22-23
September 28- October 1
October 5 (+Dressage)
October 6-7
October 13-15 (+Cross Country)
October 19-23 (+Cross Country)
October 24-30

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