Eventing at GMHA

Experience the thrill of cross-country jumping at GMHA's legendary facility! GMHA hosted its first Horse Trials in 1957, and has been a significant force in the sport ever since. GMHA is one of the top destination events in Area 1, boasting a newly renovated cross-country course and fantastic European Geo-Textile footing in all rings.

Eventing is best described as an equestrian triathlon. Dressage, the first phase, shows the ability to perform a series of prescribed movements on the flat in an enclosed arena. The second phase, cross-country, involves the horse and rider galloping over natural terrain, jumping obstacles along the way. In the final phase of show jumping, horse and rider jump a series of stadium fences in an enclosed arena. The sport evolved from a military contest to an Olympic competition. It is an exciting sport attracting interest from all levels of sports enthusiasts, from weekend hobby riders to professional international stars.

Want to learn more about eventing? Volunteer this season at 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. 

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Hunter Pace (August 29, 2015)

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!

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GMHA Hunter PaceGet together a team of 2 or 3 and join us for this fun event! There will be a combined championship with the North Country Hounds which will be awarded on their Hunter Pace September, 20.


North Country Hounds Hunter Pace Flyer


North Country Hounds Entry Form

The course starts and finishes at GMHA. It is approximately 8 miles and will include a great variety of inviting and optional jumps, not to exceed 3’3” in height. There will be Hunting and Hacking divisions with ribbons awarded to 1st-8th place teams in each division.

Download the Hunter Pace Flyer for more details and the Entry Form to enter. 

September Horse Trials
(September 12-13, 2015)

Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels.

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Entries are now posted! http://eventingscores.com/eventsr/gmha/ht0915/

 USEA/USEF Sanctioned

We will offer Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels at this event.

Dressage and stadium jumping will take place on Saturday, with cross-country following on Sunday.

Entry Form


Stabling Form


Jumping & Dressage Mix & Match (May 2, 2015)

Dressage and jumping options for all levels: Intro through Fourth Level, 18" to 3'6"!

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Join us for a day of dressage and jumping fun to kick off your season!


  • Intro through Fourth Level Dressage Tests
  • Eventing Dressage Tests
  • Jumping Rounds from 18" to 3'6"

Tons of Options!

Ride dressage only, jumping rounds only, or mix it up. Compete in multiple tests and/or jumping rounds at the same level or different levels. There's something for everyone!

Details & Entry Form

Mix & Match Times- Volunteers are needed- please contact Molly if you can lend a hand.


Jumper Derby
(June 13, 2015)

A mix of stadium and cross-country jumping for all levels.

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Courses to consist of a mix of cross-country and show jumping fences. Great schooling for eventing, hunter derbies, or just for fun.

Ride multiple rounds at the same height or different heights!

To be held in GMHA's Jump Field and beyond.

  • Puddle Jumper: 2'
  • Elementary Jumper: 2'6"
  • Schooling Jumper: 2'9"-3'
  • Low Jumper: 3'3" with 3'6" options



Starter Horse Trials
(July 5, 2015)

Held in conjunction with our Junior Horsemanship Clinic, the Starter Trials is a great chance to event at GMHA in a relaxed environment.

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This event is help in conjunction with our Junior Horsemanship Clinic. 

Offering Pre-Elementary through Novice level Horse Trials.


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. 

Festival Clinic Schedule & Notes

Festival of Eventing: August Horse Trials
(August 7-9 2015)

August Horse Trials (Beginner Novice through Intermediate, CIC* & Competitors' Party!)

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August Horse Trials (Beginner Novice through Intermediate and CIC*)

August HT Acceptance List

Friday- Beginner Novice and Novice

Saturday (Dressage and Stadium)- Novice-Intermediate

Sunday (Cross-Country)- Novice-Intermediate

Also, featuring a Trade Fair and Competitors' Party!

Omnibus  -  Entry Form  -  CIC Entry Form  -  Stabling Form

Support the Festival

Become a sponsor! Many great opportunities to gain visibiliy for your business while supporting GMHA eventing. Download our sponsorship packet or make a donation.

Become a volunteer! Over 100 volunteers are needed to make the Festival possible. Learn more about how to get involved...

Join the Party

Competitor's Party: Saturday, August 8th at 5:30pm outside the Youth Center

A delicious catered meal- grilled chicken, baked beans, salads, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, beer, wine & lemondate included!

Free for all competitors- additional tickets can be purchased for $20 each right here:



June Horse Trials
(June 6-7, 2015)

Beginner Novice through Preliminary Levels, in traditional two-day format.

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GMHA Horse Trials

USEA/USEF Sanctioned.

This year's Trials will follow the traditional two-day format (dressage and show jumping on Saturday, cross-country on Sunday) and will offer Beginner Novice through Preliminary Levels.

Entry Form 


Stabling Form

Acceptance List