Special Events

You don't have to be a rider to enjoy GMHA!

Check out our upcoming social events with fabulous equestrian entertainment:

Tack Sale (May 3, 2014)

Have some tack that needs a new home? Come to GMHA's Tack Sale on May 3rd! Space is limited so reserve your table today.

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Tack sale is May 3 from 10:00am to 3:00pm rain or shine. It is located in the pavilion (next to the Youth Center).

$25 to buy a vendor table: sell your horse related items. No further commissions charged. Responsible for set up, selling their own items, and clean up.

$35 to display and sell a horse trailer on-site.

Vendor tables need to be reserved by April 25 with checks made payable to GMHA.

To reserve your table please contact Jill or Terri

  • Jill Goodwillie by email or (802) 356-6175 
  • Terri Satterlee by email or (802) 228-2103

Don't have anything to sell? Come anyways, you may find something you didn't know you needed! 

If you wish to donate a horse related item to benefit GMHA, please contact Terri Satterlee to make arrangements by April 25.

Registration Form

"Long Timers" Reunion (August 31, 2014)

A chance for members and former members to gather at GMHA and celebrate the "old days".

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The Second Annual

GMHA REUNION OF FRIENDS

In 2013, a group of longtime GMHA members conceived, planned and hosted a gathering to bring together longtime supporters and members past and present. This reunion was an outstanding success! Over 60 people attended, and thoroughly enjoyed rekindling old friendships, making new acquaintances, and reminiscing about the ‘good old days’. Stories were shared over platters of cheese and wine. The room rang with laughter creating an informal and welcoming atmosphere.

This year, the reunion is planned to coincide with the final day of the historical 100-mile ride. Those who would like to come early and celebrate the success of these modern-day heroes during the 100-mile mounted awards are welcome to gather on the deck by 2:30pm.

Are you an older GMHA member who would like to reconnect?

Maybe you are a current member who would like to hear stories from the past?

Or do you know any older folk who were once active at GMHA?

Immediately following the 100-mile presentations, please join us to enjoy the reunion in the GMHA Youth Center from 4pm – 6pm on Sunday August 31st. Watch the oral histories recorded last year by GMHA members, enjoy a golf cart ride around the site, or just enjoy light refreshments while socializing with old friends.

And if you have items, such as old photos or newspaper cuttings please bring them along to share – GMHA is built on your memories! Call/email to confirm you will join us!

GMHA Reunion of Friends Committee

Frederica (Maher) Steinberg (802) 484-5509 fredericas38@gmail.com.

Barbara Gerstner (802) 484-3747 barbara.d.gerstner@dartmouth.edu.

Team Jumper Challenge & Lobster Bake (July 10, 2014)

Exciting Team Jumping competition with a ringside Lobster Bake. What's not to like? Purchase your tickets early!

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Join us for the sixth annual Team Jumper Challenge and Lobster Bake, brought to you by Footing First! How can you go wrong with an evening of jumping and lobsters? Don't miss out on this rider and spectator favorite!

  • $500 2’6” Team Jumper Challenge- Open to teams of 3 or 4 junior and adult amateur riders
  • $800 3’ Team Jumper Challenge- Open to teams of 3 or 4 with no more than one professional rider
  • $800 3’6” Team Jumper Challenge- Open to teams of any 3 or 4 riders

The excitement begins with the 2’6” division, and builds to the 3’6” team competition, which will be held during the ringside lobster bake. We also offer a non-lobster BBQ dinner option. Tickets are available to the public- all are invited to enjoy this special event. Come out and see which teams will take home the prize money and bragging rights for 2014!

2014 Details

2014 Entry Form

Tickets will go on sale on June 15- check back to purchase yours and join the party!

Musical Freestyles + Top Hats & Tails Party (July 26, 2014)

Celebrate Dressage Days in style. Open to all!

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Dressage Days’ musical freestyle rides are always a season highlight! Come for the freestyles, held on Saturday (late afternoon) and stay for the party! Party will include a low key BBQ dinner. Dust off your top hat and bring your favorite canine friend (they provide the “tails”!) and enjoy a great evening of food, friends, and horses at GMHA.

Chef's Night (July 28, 2014)

It's back! Don't miss the social event of the season.

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Visit the Chef's Night website to view up to the minute info & see which vendors are joining us this year!

2013 Event Recap:

After a one year hiatus, GMHA brought back the well supported Chef’s Night this past July to the delight of many previous attendees.  Over 400 guests reveled in a stunning evening of sampling fine local foods, wines, and beer while being entertained by a driving dressage presentation and pairs stadium jumping.

Under sunny skies, the event began in a similar fashion as previous years with guests moving about the massive tent, mingling with friends, visiting with top local restaurants, and making new favorites.  Samples of entrees, soups, appetizers, desserts, and beverages were all present and enjoyed while listening to the background music of the East Bay Jazz group.  With over 40 purveyors present, no one left hungry or thirsty.

The equestrian program began with a beautiful driving dressage presentation by the father/daughter team of Keith and Kaylee Angstadt.  Following the dressage was an exciting Pairs Jumping competition with teams from Greylock Farms, Fox Penny Farm and The Hitching Post Farm.  There was not an empty seat in the house as guests took a brief respite from dining to focus their attention on the magnificent equestrian activity.

Chef’s Night, now in its 6th year, has been hailed as “the most exciting social event in the Woodstock area”.  Guests included equestrian and non-equestrian enthusiasts from all over the Upper Valley and GMHA members from near and far.  Whether horse enthusiasts or not, guests delighted in the elegance, beauty and agility of the animals combined with the skill of the riders.

All proceeds from the event benefit GMHA.

Tickets will be on sale right here- check back in April!

Festival of Eventing (August 4-10, 2014)

A week of eventing fun at GMHA!

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Festival of Eventing Clinic • August 4-6, 2014

Join us for a fantastic clinic with several top notch clinicians - a great learning opportunity!

2013 Welcome Letter for Accepted Riders

2013 Meet the Clinicians

August Horse Trials • August 8-10, 2014

Elementary through Intermediate, Trade Fair & Competitors' Party!

USEA/USEF Sanctioned.

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

2013 Results

2013 Omnibus Listing

Derby Day & Tailgating (August 15, 2014)

Hunter Derbies, Equitation Derbies, Doggy Derby. Plus ringside tailgating!

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Join us for a fun and festive evening of great equestrian competition, tailgating, and fun with dogs!

Class offerings include:

  • 2’6” Jr/Adult Equitation Derby
  • $500 2’6” Jr/Adult Hunter Derby
  • $300 3’ Jr/Adult Equitation Derby
  • $500 3’ Open Hunter Derby
  • Doggy Derby- Open to any and all dogs!

Tailgating spaces will be available right next to the ring, offering an excellent view of the action! Bring your friends, food, and beverages. Tents and grills are welcome (some restrictions apply). All are welcome to attend, competitors and non-competitors alike!

After the horses are done on the Derby course, the whole evening will go to the dogs! The Doggy Derby will include the fun and fabulous Doggy Hunter Hack, Costume Class, and a Doggy High Jump competition. Ribbons will be awarded for doggy jumping efforts, and for best costume!

Details and entry forms coming soon!

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

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