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!

Fall Dressage Show
(October 4-5, 2014)

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

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USEF/USDF Recognized Level 2 Competition

Saturday: Fall Dressage Show I

Sunday: Fall Dressage Show II

Two chances to qualify for regionals!

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.

Accepting post-entries until September 22- LIMITED space available!

Confirmations have been sent via email to all entries recieved as of 9/15. If you did not recieve a confirmation, please check your junk mail- or email Karey.

Enter online at horseshowoffice.com!

Omnibus Listing- Updated- Cindy Canace, S, NJ will be replacing Sara Schmitt 

Entry Form

June Dressage
(June 13-15, 2014)

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 13: June Dressage Day
Level 3 USEF/USDF Competition

June 14-15: June Dressage Show
Level 3 USEF/USDF Competition

Official Qualifying Competition for the 2014 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North. Official Qualifying Competition for the 2014 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships presented by HorseShow.com.

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 now TWO competitions with TWO chances to qualify for the 2014 Region 8 Championships! Friday, June 13 is now technically a separate competition per USEF/USDF (Saturday and Sunday are another). This means you will be able to earn two qualifying scores for the Region 8 Championships while at GMHA- one on Friday, and another on Saturday or Sunday.


High Horses Schooling Show (June 25, 2014)

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!

Dressage Judges: Jerilyn Nieder and Lori Barnard

Judge- Main Ring- Jumpers, Equitation: Mary Drueding

Dressage Times

2014 Prizelist 

Entry Form 

Dressage Days
(July 25-27, 2014)

Qualifying Competition for Region 8 Championships.

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USEF/USDF Level 3 Competition

GAIG/USDF Region 8 Championship Qualifying Competition.

Official Qualifying Competition for the 2014 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships presented by HorseShow.com.

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

High Score Results

If you won a High Score award and would like your ribbon or award mailed, mail a self-addressed box or envelope with postage paid to GMHA WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF THE SHOW with your entry information and prize.

Class Results


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