Youth Scholarships

A big part of the GMHA mission is to help educate future generations of riders. One way in which this is made possible is through the generosity of donors who provide funds to GMHA specifically ear-marked to help young riders in their quest for excellence.

For the 2015 season, GMHA is excited to provide a new scholarship opportunity to our Youth members to support them in their endeavors to becoming better horsemen.

Junior Horsemanship Clinic

GMHA's Junior Horsemanship Clinic

Now in its 59th year, GMHA's Junior Horsemanship Clinic is the premier eventing camp for young riders ages 9-17. Riders bring their own horses or ponies to camp, and receive quality mounted and unmounted instruction.Riders will school all three phases of eventing: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. Please view our brochure for more details!

Our facility includes four all-weather riding rings, a newly upgraded cross-country course, six permanent barns, an extensive trail system, a Youth Center facility, and snack bar. GMHA has a rich history in eventing, having hosted Horse Trials for over 50 years, and educated many top riders, including Olympians Denny Emerson and Lana Wright, well-known competitors Ashley MacVaugh and Marcia Kulak, and rising star Kylie Lyman to name just a few!

Please see our FAQs for details on how to register for camp!

2015 details are here:

Info for participants:

Be sure to like GMHA Junior Horsemanship Clinic's Facebook Page! You can find information and updates here, along with pictures of the camp!

Eileene Wilmot Award

Winner of the 2013 Eileene Wilmot Award

Juniors and young riders competing in the GMHA Festival of Eventing August Horse Trials Preliminary Division stand the chance of winning a share of this $2,000 award.

Previous winners have furthered their careers by investing in additional lessons, participating in clinics, and competing at higher level events.

Birch Hill Farm Youth Excellence Award

Birch Hill Farm will be offering an annual $2000 dollar award to top junior/young riders competing at Training Level in USEF recognized horse trials at GMHA and other events in USEA Area 1.  Riders must submit their 3 best scores (on the same horse) for the season. The award will be divided between the 3 riders with the lowest cumulative penalty scores. Winners must use the award to further their own and/or their horses’ training with a view to becoming a more accomplished event rider.

Award Application Form

Young Equestrian Development Scholarship

GMHA Educational ClinicThe goal of this program is to provide financial assistance to hard-working young riders and allow them to compete or participate in a learning activity at GMHA. Scholarship funds may be awarded for GMHA clinics, competitions (e.g., Competitive Trail Rides, Driving shows, Hunter/Jumper Shows, etc.), or other educational activities.

This scholarship allows our Youth members to achieve their equestrian goals and improve their horsemanship skills in a professional environment and may provide a chance to explore other disciplines.

This is made possible by endowment funds that have been entrusted to GMHA to ensure the future of our educational programs.

Scholarship applications are now being accepted and must be received by May 15th, 2016. To be eligible one must be a member of GMHA (membership can be submitted with scholarship application), include last year’s proof of income (IRS document 1040 showing your adjusted gross income for 2015), two letters of recommendation, and a completed application. For more information or questions contact Amber Braun, Office Manager, at or (802) 457-1509.

Young Equestrian Development Scholarship Application