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 eventing@gmhainc.org.

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Fall Jumper Derby (October 12, 2014)

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.

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

Times & Event Notes

2014 Details

2014 Entry Form

Jumping & Dressage Mix & Match
(April 26, 2014)

Dressage, stadium competition for Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training levels.

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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!


2014 Results

June Horse Trials
(May 31-June 1, 2014)

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.


Omnibus Listing

Entry Form

Stabling Form





Future, New, & Young Event Horse
(June 21, 2014)

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

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Young Event Horse

Send proper entry with stall form, coggins and rabies certificates with entry fee on opening date April 29, 2014.

New Event Horse Entry    

Future Event Horse Entry      

Young Event Horse Entry

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

Jumper Derby
(June 22, 2014)

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

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2013 Jumper Derby

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"


2014 Details 


2014 Entry 


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.

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

Offering Pre-Elementary through Novice level Horse Trials.


Starter Trials Entry Form and Information

Starting Times

Novice & Training Three-Day Event
(July 28-31, 2014)

It's back! Join us for the long-format Novice and Training Three-Day.

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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!


Accepted Entries


Festival of Eventing
(August 4-10, 2014)

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

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Festival of Eventing Clinic • August 4-6, 2014

GMHA Festival of EventingJoin us for a fantastic clinic with several top notch clinicians - a great learning opportunity! Closing date extended to July 28!

2014 Clinic Poster

2014 Enrollment Form

August Horse Trials • August 8-10, 2014

Beginner Novice through Intermediate, plus CIC*, Trade Fair & Competitors' Party!

USEA/USEF Sanctioned.

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!

2014 Poster

Acceptance List

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!

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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.

2014 Hunter Pace Information

2014 Entry Form

September Horse Trials
(September 13-14, 2014)

Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels.

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Eventing at GMHA

SEA/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.

Acceptance List

Omnibus Listing

Entry Form