Special Events

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

Check out our upcoming social events with fabulous equestrian entertainment:

Raise the Roof: Wild West Party (August 1, 2015)

Support GMHA's Upwey Barn Roof Project by attending this fun and festive evening!

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A fundraiser to support GMHA's Upwey Barn Roof Project to preserve a historic South Woodstock, Vermont landmark. Help us reach our goal of $50,000!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

at GMHA's Upwey Barn

5491 South Rd, South Woodstock, Vermont


Wear your finest western attire & boots.

  • 5:30pm: Social Hour
  • 6:30pm: Catered BBQ Dinner
  • 7:30pm: Mechanical Bull Riding

Learn more about GMHA's historic Upwey Barn and the Roof Project...

Call the office to if you want to purchase tickets- 802 457 1509.

Team Jumper Challenge & Lobster Bake (July 9, 2015)

Bateman Horse Transportation Team Jumper Challenge & Lobster Bake- an exciting evening of jumping and delicious food!

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Join us for a spectacular evening of lobsters and juming, sponsored by Bateman Horse Transportation!

Don't miss out on this year's event! Bring your team of 3 or 4 riders to compete for top prize money and bragging rights. Come for the jumping, stay for the lobsters!

  • $500 2'6" Team Jumper Challenge- Junior and Adult Amateur riders
  • $800 3' Team Jumper Challenge- Maximum of 1 professional rider per team
  • $800 3'6" Team Jumper Challenge- Any rider

New for 2015- Special Awards Sponsored by Bateman Horse Transportation

  • $100 Fastest Trip Award: Given to the rider with the fastest go in the 3'6" class. No need to share with your teammates!
  • "Team of Teams" Barn Award: Trophy given to the barn earning the most points (10-6-4-2-1-.5) in all three classes.

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Derby Day & Tailgating (August 14, 2015)

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

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Check back for 2015 details!

Join us for the annual Derby Day & Tailgating Party!

  • 2'6" Jr/Adult Equitation Derby
  • $500 2'6" Jr/Adult Hunter Derby
  • $300 3' Jr/Adult Equitation Derby
  • $500 3' Hunter Derby

Come on out and grab a FREE ringside tailgating spot! Bring your friends, food, and beverages and enjoy a great evening of competition at GMHA. Tailgaters welcome anytime from noon to 7pm and beyond- check out the schedule for details.

When the horses finish, the derby course will go to the dogs! Come check out the 2nd Annual Doggy Derby- open to all.