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.
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Jumping & Dressage Mix & Match
(April 26, 2014)
Dressage, stadium competition for Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training levels.See event details »
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 »
GMHA will host its third Future Event Horse, Young Event Horse and New Event Horse Test.
Divisions will include yearlings through five year olds as well as a new category defined by USEA called New Event Horse.
Yearlings through three year olds will be shown in hand and judged on conformation and gait.
The four and five year olds and the New Event Horses will be judged in hand for conformation, in a dressage test, and over a jumping course which includes stadium and cross-country jumps. Judges’ comments on the horse’s strengths will help owners understand the horse’s suitability for eventing.
Opening date to enter the event is April 29, 2014.
Young Event Horse Entry coming soon
(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"
2013 Results- Thanks for a great day of fun and jumping!
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 »
Offering Pre-Elementary through Novice level Horse Trials.
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 »
Details coming soon.
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!
August Horse Trials • August 8-10, 2014
Elementary through Intermediate, Trade Fair & Competitors' Party!
August 8: Beginner Novice & Novice Horse Trials
August 10-11: Beginner Novice-Intermediate Horse Trials (Dressage and Show Jumping on Saturday, Cross-Country on Sunday)
August 10: Trade Fair & Competitors' Party
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 »
The Vermont Eventing Challenge
A year-end awards program for riders competing in Vermont’s USEA recognized Horse Trials.See event details »
The Green Mountain Horse Association, Hitching Post Farm, and Huntington Farm will once again present the Vermont Eventing Challnege, sponsored by Strafford Saddlery Shop.
The following competitions are part of the 2013 Vermont Eventing Challenge:
- Hitching Post Farm Horse Trial: May 18 – 19
- GMHA June Horse Trial: June 1 - 2
- Huntington Farm Horse Trial: July 6 - 7
- GMHA August Horse Trial: August 9 - 11
- Huntington Farm Horse Trial: August 18
- GMHA September Horse Trial: September 14 - 15
This exciting program will be open to any horse and rider combination participating in the challenge events. Competitors must declare a horse and rider combination, level of competition, and pay a nominating fee in order to be eligible for the Vermont Eventing Challenge. Horse and rider combinations are only eligible at one level per season; riders may declare multiple horses. The program will be administered by the Green Mountain Horse Association in cooperation with Hitching Post Farm and Huntington Farm.