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.
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Biosecurity Fact Sheet: Help Keep Our Horses Healthy!
Policy Updates from GMHA
Please note that for the 2013 season GMHA will be requiring a Certificate of Rabies Vaccination within 12 months for all horses entering the grounds. This is in addition to our existing policy requiring proof of negative Coggins test within 12 months for all horses. Both documents should accompany all entries to GMHA events and should travel with the horse to GMHA.
Know the Law, Be Prepared
Vermont Agency of Agriculture GMHA recommends that all riders and drivers review important information from the VAA regarding Vermont State Law on Horse Importation and all should consider obtaining an Exhibition Permit. GMHA has received word that the Vermont Agency of Agriculture will be increasing their enforcement efforts in 2013.
Spring Combined Test
(May 26, 2013)
Dressage, stadium competition for Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training levels.See event details »
Offering dressage and stadium jumping competition for Pre-Elementary, Elementary, Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training levels PLUS options for jumping only, or schooling dressage tests for Eventing tests and Intro through First Level dressage!
Entry Form- UPDATED 4/16/13
Future, New, & Young Event Horse
(May 31, 2013)
Join us in introducing new horses and riders to the sport of eventing!See event details »
Space available- still accepting entries!
GMHA will offer our second Future/New/Young Event Horse Test. The program will offer owners the opportunity to show their young stock to the eventing community, and give horses and riders new to the sport a solid introduction.
Future and Young Event Horse divisions will include yearlings through five-year-olds. New Event Horse divisions are open to horses over the age of four who are just entering the sport. Join us in introducing new horses and riders to the sport of eventing!
June Horse Trials
(June 1-2, 3013)
Beginner Novice through Preliminary Levels, in traditional two-day format.See event details »
June Horse Trials is FULL with a waiting list. Entries no longer being accepted or wait listed!
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.
(June 23, 2013)
A mix of stadium and cross-country jumping for all levels.See event details »
Join us for a day of FUN and casual competition! A mix of jumpers, cross-country, and equtiation- great schooling for eventing or hunter & equitation derbies!
To be held in GMHA's Jump Field and beyond. Course will consist of a mix of show jumping and cross-country fences.
- Puddle Jumper: 2'3"
- Elemetary Jumper: 2'6"
- Schooling Jumper: 2'9"-3'
- Low Jumper: 3'3"
- Open Jumper: 3'6"
Starter Horse Trials
(July 6, 2013)
Held in conjunction with our Junior Horsemanship Clinic, the Starter Trials is a great chance to event at GMHA in a relaxed environment.See event details »
Offering Pre-Elementary through Training level Horse Trials.
Festival of Eventing
(August 5-11, 2013)
A new clinic, followed by our August Horse Trials (Beginner Novice through Intermediate, Trade Fair & Competitors' Party!)See event details »
Clinic info TBA.
August Horse Trials • August 9-11, 2013
Beginner Novice through Intermediate, Trade Fair & Competitors' Party!
August 10: Beginner Novice & Novice Horse Trials
August 11-12: Beginner Novice-Intermediate Horse Trials (Dressage and Show Jumping on Saturday, Cross-Country on Sunday)
August 11: Trade Fair & Competitors' Party
Thanks to Our Festival of Eventing Sponsors
September Horse Trials
(September 13-14, 2013)
Beginner Novice through Preliminary levels.See event details »
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.
The Vermont Eventing Challenge
A year-end awards program for riders competing in Vermont’s USEA recognized Horse Trials.See event details »
The Green Mountain Horse Association, Hitching Post Farm, and Huntington Farm will once again present the Vermont Eventing Challnege, sponsored by Strafford Saddlery Shop.
The following competitions are part of the 2013 Vermont Eventing Challenge:
- Hitching Post Farm Horse Trial: May 18 – 19
- GMHA June Horse Trial: June 1 - 2
- Huntington Farm Horse Trial: July 6 - 7
- GMHA August Horse Trial: August 9 - 11
- Huntington Farm Horse Trial: August 18
- GMHA September Horse Trial: September 14 - 15
This exciting program will be open to any horse and rider combination participating in the challenge events. Competitors must declare a horse and rider combination, level of competition, and pay a nominating fee in order to be eligible for the Vermont Eventing Challenge. Horse and rider combinations are only eligible at one level per season; riders may declare multiple horses. The program will be administered by the Green Mountain Horse Association in cooperation with Hitching Post Farm and Huntington Farm.