Eventing at GMHA

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!

For more information on eventing at GMHA, email Molly.

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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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


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

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


Entry Form


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. 

Enrollment Form

Festival of Eventing
(August 3-9 2015)

A clinic, followed by our August Horse Trials (Beginner Novice through Intermediate, Trade Fair & Competitors' Party!)

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

Friday- Beginner Novice and Novice

Saturday (Dressage and Stadium)- Novice-Intermediate

Sunday (Cross-Country)- Novice-Intermediate

Also, featuring a Trade Fair and Competitors' Party!


Entry Form

CCI and CIC Entry Form

Stabling Form

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. 

Future, New, & Young Event Horse
(September 11, 2015)

Join us in introducing new horses and riders to the sport of eventing!

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Young Event HorseJoing us to welcome new horses and riders into the sport of Eventing! 

Entry Form


Stabling Form

September Horse Trials
(September 12-13, 2015)

Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels.

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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