You don't have to be a rider to enjoy GMHA!
Check out our upcoming social events with fabulous equestrian entertainment:
Join the fun at Woodstock's Festive Holiday ParadeSee event details »
The Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the
High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program & Green Mountain Horse Association
Invites you to participate in the
27th Annual Woodstock Wassail Celebration- Horse and Carriage Holiday Parade
To benefit High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2pm
With costumes and carolers, snowflakes and scarves, mistletoe and merriment comes the Wassail Horse and Carriage Holiday Parade! Riders and drivers alike are invited to parade through Woodstock in fine Victorian holiday attire. Carolers will add to the festivities while the local community and visitors gather in downtown Woodstock to watch participants ride and drive an approximately 2-mile loop including the Woodstock Green.
Currier and Ives costumes and 19th Century Victorian Seasonal Attire are strongly encouraged.
Award Categories for 2013 Wassail Parade:
Best Individual Costume, Best Group, Best Horse Drawn Vehicle, Most Seasonally Attired, Most Historic, Best Singing, Best Junior Entry
Bring out those saddles and harnesses once again and join us for a merry holiday afternoon.
*Please be aware that the Wassail Celebration draws over 300 spectators; Please help keep this event safe and fun for spectators and participants alike by bringing two of your own marshals*
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!See event details »
Join us for the fifth annual Team Jumper Challenge and Lobster Bake!
This year's event is presented by St. Pierre Sand and Gravel, Inc.
- $800 3'6" Team Jumper Challenge
- $800 3' Team Jumper Challenge
- $500 2'6" Team Jumper Challenge
Teams of 3 or 4 riders compete against the clock for the fastest combined score! Only one professional per team for 3' and 2'6" division, 3'6" teams may be made up of any three or four riders. Horse and rider combination may only enter at one fence height.
Lobster Bake is open to the public- enjoy a great night of food and equestrian entertainment! The Lobster Bake is held from 5:30pm to 8pm next to the competition ring (weather permitting).
Tickets are nearly sold out- please call the office for availability: 802 457 1509.
(July 28, 2014)
It's back!See event details »
Visit the Chef's Night website to view up to the minute info & see which vendors are joining us this year!
After taking a one year hiatus, GMHA has brought back the well-attended event to the joy of virtually all the past attendees. Local area chefs, restaurateurs, caterers and purveyors of the freshest and finest foods, will offer tastings of their specialties from the exotic to the every day. Local microbreweries and wineries will also join us with samples of their products.
The Sixth Annual GMHA Chef’s Night will be held Monday, July 28th from 5:00 to 7:30 at the GMHA facility on route 106 in South Woodstock. Chef’s Night is a picturesque cocktail party under a huge big top with the entertainment showcase of some fine equestrian talent.
This year’s equestrian selection will include very exciting Equestrian Vaulting and Pairs Stadium Jumping. Vaulting is most often described as gymnastics and dance on horseback and is thrilling to watch. The Pairs Stadium Jumping will involve teams of a junior and a senior rider jumping a stadium course for the best combined score. The jumping riders will be pulled from our esteemed local group of very accomplished athletes.
Chef’s Night has been hailed as “the most exciting social event in the Woodstock area”. Over 38 restaurants and beverage participants presented samples of their culinary finest at the last event. They come from all over the Upper Valley and beyond to this event, for many of them, their favorite event of the year.
Guests include equestrian and non-equestrian enthusiast from all over the Upper Valley and GMHA members from near and far. They will be able to view the equestrian presentation from the event tent while sampling some of the finest epicurean delights in the Upper Valley. Whether horse enthusiasts or not, guests can enjoy the elegance, beauty and agility of the animals combined with the skill of the riders.
Tickets for Chef’s Night are limited and can be purchased online at or downloading the form from www.gmhachefsnight.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit the GMHA.
Call the office (802 457 1509) to purchase tickets in advance- some tickets may be available at the door.
Festival of Eventing
(August 4-10, 2014)
A week of eventing fun at GMHA!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
Beach Party (TBA)
Celebrate GMHA's new footing with a fun and festive beach party!See event details »
2014 Details Coming Soon!