Dressage Shows

Dressage Days

Rarely in the world of sport are athletes called upon to muster the combination of strength and artistry demanded by dressage. Requiring the power and precision of gymnastics, and the grace and subtlety of ballet, dressage challenges mental preparation as well as physical prowess.

The word "dressage" is derived from a French term meaning training. The basic tenets of classical horsemanship were first recorded in a book by Greek general Xenophon around 400 B.C. and further developed at the royal courts of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. While once an activity of royalty, today dressage has evolved into a discipline and competitive sport accessible to all horses and riders.

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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. 

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Entering a Show? Please Read!

We know that entering a recognized dressage show can be complicated! Please read the important information below to help you on your way. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!

GMHA now accepts online entries through Horseshowoffice.com! If you are sending entries by mail, please use www.eqverification.org to print out your membership cards.

A Complete Entry Includes...

Sent by mail, a complete entry includes:

Through HorseShowOffice.com, a complete entry includes:

Please note: Incomplete entries will be charged per the Omnibus listing!

June Dressage
(June 19-21, 2015)

Qualifier for NAJYRC, Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse championships, & Region 8 Championships

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Two chances to qualify for the Region 8 Championships!

June 19: June Dressage Day
Level 3 USEF/USDF Competition

June 20-21: June Dressage Show
Level 3 USEF/USDF Competition

Official Qualifying Competition for the 2015 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North. Official Qualifying Competition for the 2015 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships.

This show offers a great variety of classes! Intro through Grand Prix, with Freestyles on Saturday afternoon, Para-Equestrian tests, Dressage Equitation, and Opportunity classes.

The June Dressage Show is TWO competitions with TWO chances to qualify for the 2015 Region 8 Championships! 

2014 Results:

 

High Horses Schooling Show (June 24, 2015)

To benefit High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program, Offering Dressage, Jumper classes, Equitation, pleasure classes, and fun & games!

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To benefit High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program

Join us for a great day of equestrian competition and fun!

Offering Dressage, Jumper classes from 2'3" to 3'6", Equitation up to 2'9", pleasure classes, and fun & games!

2014 Prizelist  

Dressage Days
(July 24-26, 2015)

Qualifying Competition for Region 8 Championships.

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July 24: GMHA Dressage Day
USEF/USDF Level 3 Competition

July 25-26: GMHA Dressage Days
USEF/USDF Level 3 Competition

Two chances to qualify for the GAIG/USDF Region 8 Championships!

Official Qualifying Competition for the 2015 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships. Official Qualifying Competition for the 2016 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North; the 2016 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship; 2016 AGCO/USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships; and the 2016 USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship.

Offering Training Level through Grand Prix classes. Three days of competition in four rings.

2014 High Score Results

2014 Class Results

 

Fall Dressage Show
(October 3-4, 2015)

Intro-Grand Prix level tests, Dressage Equitation, Para-Equestrian ToC

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USEF/USDF Recognized Level 2 Competition

GAIG/USDF Region 8 Championship Qualifying Competition. Offering Intro through Grand Prix level tests, as well as Dressage Equitation and Para-Equestrian Test of Choice.

Saturday: 2014 Fall Dressage Show I

Sunday: 2014 Fall Dressage Show II

2014 High Score Award Results- If you have won a prize but not picked up your ribbon, please send a self-addressed envelope or box with postage paid to GMHA and we will return your ribbon or prize.

 

Want More Dressage?

The Central Vermont Dressage Association hosts several educational activities and schooling shows at GMHA throughout the season.

For more information, visit their website: www.cvda.org

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