Festival of Eventing August Horse Trials

Start Date:
August 11, 2023

End Date:
August 13, 2023

Entries Open:
June 27, 2023

Entries Close:
July 25, 2023

5491 South Road, S. Woodstock, VT

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Festival of Eventing August Horse Trials

11 Aug - 13 Aug


Event Details

Photo CreditSpectrum Photography by John Miller


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USEA/USEF Sanctioned Competition #2177

$10,000 in PRIZE MONEY

FEI CCI3*-S, FEI CCI2*-S, & Intermediate


Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified* (NEW), & Preliminary

New changes to the schedule this year

  • Wednesday, Aug 9 – Jumper Schooling Day 9:00am – see details ⇒
  • Thursday, Aug 10 – ARRIVALS and barns open at noon for competitors
    • In-barns for FEI competitors 12 noon – 6pm
    • 3pm – XC open for walking
  • FEI & Intermediate will run over two days:
    • Friday, Aug 11 – Dressage am & Stadium pm in Upwey Arena
    • Saturday, Aug 12 – XC will run in reverse order of placing
  • Prelim, Modified, Training, Novice, & Beginner Novice will run over three days:
    • Friday, Aug 11 – Dressage all day in White & Walker Arenas
    • Saturday, Aug 12 – XC
    • Sunday, Aug 13 – Show Jumping in Upwey Arena will run in reverse placing order & awards
  • COMPETITOR’S PARTY for all following XC on Saturday evening with TRAIL BREAK TACOS! 

Photo Credit:  Shawn Tinkham Photography

Join us on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 prior to Festival weekend for the…
School over courses by our Festival SJ designer, Chris Barnard!  CLICK on menu button to the right for entry info ⇒⇒⇒

Festival Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us in supporting the Festival of Eventing August Horse Trials!  Click on button on side of page for our Sponsorship Brochure ⇒

or contact Bruce Perry, GMHA Executive Director, at (802) 457-1509 ext. 208, Bruce@gmhainc.org


Only COMPLETE entries will be accepted via mail or online through www.EventEntries.com.  Incomplete entries after the closing date will incur a $30 fee.  $50 late fee for entries accepted after closing date (subject to availability). Non-compete horses NOT permitted. See USEA Omnibus listing for complete details.

Volunteer at Festival!

Become a part of the action behind the scenes that help us make the Festival successful year after year!  We couldn’t do it without the support of our volunteers to make everything run clock-work smooth as ring stewards, fence judges, start/finish timers, runners, parking, etc.  Click on the volunteer link below or signup via USEA Eventing Volunteers at https://www.eventingvolunteers.com/

Awards Note:

Awards will not be mailed unless you provide a SASE with your name and division to the show office.  Exception:  Prize money mailed after a W-9 has been completed prior to leaving the show grounds.

  • Entries Open:  June 27, 2023
  • Entries Close:  July 25, 2023
  • FEI Entries Definite Close Date:  Tuesday, August 1st (for 2* & 3* only)
    • FEI competitors need to enter both via the FEI portal and through GMHA with mail-in entry or online at EventEntries.com
    • Please make sure all your memberships with FEI, USEF, and USEA are current with your USEF SafeSport UTD prior to entering.  FEI passports for your horse also need to be current and applied for well in advance of the event as they are REQUIRED for entry.  Failure to do so will result in changing you to a National division (change fees apply after the closing date).  Coggins, proof of rabies (or titer results), and all vaccines need to be current within one year of event dates.
    • Please see omnibus listing for complete details.

Event Countdown

2023/08/11 07:30:00

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are needed!

No experience required – come out and join the fun! Full day and half day shifts available. Breakfast and/or lunch provided for all volunteers and Dark Horse Chocolates!


Secretary Information:

ON-LINE entries & scheduling questions:  Rick Dunkerton, Secretary

MAIL-IN entries & stabling questions: Jill Bogert, Asst. Secretary & Event Manager

  • Mail “complete” paper entries to:  GMHA – Festival Aug HT, P.O. Box 8, South Woodstock, VT  05071
  • Jill@gmhainc.org
  • (802) 457-1509 ext. 207

Organizer & Volunteers:  Alice Andrews

Sponsorship Inquiries:  Bruce Perry, GMHA Executive Director

Horse Health Requirements

GMHA requires a negative Coggins and proof of rabies vaccination within 12 months for each horse that comes on the property.  Rabies titers are accepted within one year of event date and must accompany a note from your veterinarian explaining the reason why the vaccine could not be administered.

Please note that the State of Vermont requires a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection within 30 days or Exhibition Permit from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture’s Animal Health office for any horses entering the state. GMHA does not require these documents with entry, but the VT Agency of Agriculture may enforce these regulations at any time.

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