Eventing is one of the fastest growing equestrian pursuits in the world, and one in which riders of all ages and abilities can compete. Developed from cavalry competitions during the early 1900s, Eventing is the ultimate challenge for horse and rider, testing their partnership and athletic prowess in three diverse and demanding disciplines:
• The grace of dressage
• The rigors and thrills of cross-country jumping
• The power and pageantry of show jumping
A Horse Trial takes place over one, two or three days, and involves three distinct phases or tests, with varying degrees of difficulty, depending on the competitive level. Taken as a whole, these phases portray the ability, versatility and preparedness of the horse and rider.
Want to learn more about eventing? Volunteer this season at GMHA!
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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 in 2014.
Novice & Training Three-Day Event
(July 28-31, 2014)
It's back! Join us for the long-format Novice and Training Three-Day.See event details »
Monday 7/28 – on grounds for vet check-in
Tuesday 7/29 – First Jog up 7:30 am, Dressage 8:30
Wednesday 7/30 – Endurance Day 7:30
Thursday 7/31 – Second Jog up 7:30 am, 8:30 Show Jumping
Briefings every evening at 5pm
Closing date extended to July 21!
Festival of Eventing
(August 4-10, 2014)
A new clinic, followed by our August Horse Trials (Beginner Novice through Intermediate, Trade Fair & Competitors' Party!)See event details »
Festival of Eventing Clinic • August 4-6, 2014
Join us for a fantastic clinic with several top notch clinicians - a great learning opportunity! Closing date extended to July 28!
August Horse Trials • August 8-10, 2014
Beginner Novice through Intermediate, plus CIC*, Trade Fair & Competitors' Party!
August 8: Beginner Novice & Novice Horse Trials
August 10-11: Novice-Intermediate Horse Trials, plus CIC* (Dressage and Show Jumping on Saturday, Cross-Country on Sunday)
August 10: Trade Fair & Competitors' Party
August 8-10 Horse Trials closing date extended to July 25!
Hunter Pace (September 7, 2014)
A beautiful course staring and finishing at GMHA, with a good variety of optional and inviting jumps make this a not-to-be-missed event!See event details »
The course will be approx. 8 miles of open grassland and beautiful trails with a great selection of optional jumps, none exceeding 3’3”, all with go‐arounds. There will be a halfway rest with water for horses and light refreshments for riders.
Teams of 2 or 3 riders may enter the 'Hunting' division if they intend to go at a good hunting pace, or the 'Hacking' division if they intend a more leisurely ride. Ribbons to 8th place in each division. Dress safe and tidy according to weather ‐ approved helmets compulsory.
September Horse Trials
(September 13-14, 2014)
Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels.See event details »
Jumping & Dressage Mix & Match
(April 26, 2014)
Dressage, stadium competition for Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training levels.See event details »
The GMHA 15 Mile Mud Ride and Drive will be starting and ending on the grounds today, too. Please park in the main parking lot close together – the jump field parking is too wet and the Upwey field parking is still covered with snow.
- The show office will be in the Upwey Barn Visitors Center
- Dressage will be held in the Upwey Arenas
- Jumping is in the White Ring, Jumping warm up is in the dust bowl.
Please stay off of the road behind the café and work shop – the trail riders will be using that area.
Have a fun day!
June Horse Trials
(May 31-June 1, 2014)
Beginner Novice through Preliminary Levels, in traditional two-day format.See event details »
Future, New, & Young Event Horse
(June 21, 2014)
Join us in introducing new horses and riders to the sport of eventing!See event details »
Send proper entry with stall form, coggins and rabies certificates with entry fee on opening date April 29, 2014.
USEA Recognized Tests: FEH-1, FEH-2, FEH-3, YEH-4, YEH-5, NEH
Judges: Janet Briggs and Fran Cross
Course Designer: Janine McClain
Fees: FEH $85, YEH $110, NEH $110
Stabling Friday night: $40
Grounds fee: $20 per entry for non-stabled horse
Schedule: Saturday - 8:00 Dressage and Conformation, Jumping: TBD
Starting Times: will be posted on www.gmhainc.org
Awards: Prize plus 8 ribbons
Dressage Test and arena sizes: YEH 4y/o Dressage test – std, YEH 5y/o Dressage Test –std, NEH 5 y/o Dressage Test –Std
Jumping: water and fields – good early season courses
(June 22, 2014)
A mix of stadium and cross-country jumping for all levels.See event details »
Courses to consist of a mix of cross-country and show jumping fences. Great schooling for eventing, hunter derbies, or just for fun.
To be held in GMHA's Jump Field and beyond.
- Puddle Jumper: 2'3"
- Elemetary Jumper: 2'6"
- Schooling Jumper: 2'9"-3'
- Low Jumper: 3'3"
- Open Jumper: 3'6"
Starter Horse Trials
(July 5, 2014)
Held in conjunction with our Junior Horsemanship Clinic, the Starter Trials is a great chance to event at GMHA in a relaxed environment.See event details »