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.
(July 29, 2013)
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 Fifth Annual GMHA Chef’s Night will be held Monday, July 29th 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.
Purchase your tickets now:
Festival of Eventing
(August 5-11, 2013)
A week of eventing fun at GMHA!See event details »
1 Week, 3 Events, 400 Competitors
Learn more about the Festival of Eventing!
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*
Schooling Show to Benefit High Horses
(June 26, 2013)
Jumper, Equitation, Eventing, Dressage, Western Dressage classes.See event details »
Join us for a great day of equestrian competition and fun! Dressage tests for Intro through Fourth Level, Eventing Tests, & even Western Dressage!
Also offering a variety of jumper, equitation, pleasure, and games classes.
Details coming soon.