Festival of Eventing: August Horse Trials

August 11, 2017

August 13, 2017

5491 South Road, VT, United States

Jun 27, 2017

Jul 25, 2017

Event Description



 USEA/USEF/FEI Sanctioned

CIC* •  Intermediate – Beginner Novice

  • Friday: Beginner Novice & Novice One-Day Event + CIC* & Intermediate Dressage
  • Saturday: CIC* & Intermediate Show jumping +  Prelim & Training Dressage and Show Jumping
  • Sunday: CIC* – Intermediate – Preliminary – Training Cross-Country


  • $10,000 in prize money (CIC* & Intermediate)
  • Patron’s Tent (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Competitor’s Party (Saturday night)


Volunteers are Needed!

No experience required- come out and join the fun. Learn more about our volunteer positions, contact Carole Hunter for more info, or:

Volunteer Sign-Up

2017 Festival Updates

Staying On Course

We’re listening! Based on competitor feedback, our course designers are working hard to bring some new challenges to GMHA’s legendary course. Competitors can plan for the same high-quality fences, fabulous decor, on-the-level questions, and continually-improving footing, with some new tracks on tap. In the meantime, the Festival Committee is busy working behind the scenes to ensure 2017’s Festival is the best yet.

Big Fences, Top Riders

GMHA is keeping the upper levels alive in Area 1. The Intermediate is back, along with our CIC*, currently the only FEI event in our area. We’re proud to offer these unique and precious opportunities, both for our region’s top competitors on their home turf, and for all equestrians to be able to see some of the country’s very best right here at GMHA. With $10,000 in prize money in the Intermediate and CIC* divisions, it will be a wild ride to see who takes the win.

We Want YOU

Yes, it’s really exciting to see the upper-level action. But we love eventers at all the levels! The Festival is for everyone who loves eventing. Beginner Novice and Novice riders, plan to compete on Friday and consider staying the weekend, stabling is available! Not competing? There is no better way to stay in the loop and get behind the scenes than to volunteer!

Get Social

The Festival now includes several premier social events. The Patrons’ Tent will be hopping on Saturday & Sunday. If you weren’t in the tent last year, you missed out! Expect more of the same great features- super tasty food, spectacular views of the action, and a chance to relax and enjoy the day with a table full of your pals. Plan to purchase tickets early- they’ll be going even faster than Buck’s cross-country round!
The Competitors’ Party will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday night. The party is a great chance to kick back, relax and talk about the weekend’s events with your friends and fellow eventers.

Patrons’ Tent: August 12-13

Your ticket includes:
Show Jumping
Saturday 1-4pm
Tasty appetizer luncheon and cocktail

Sunday 8:30am – 2pm
Continental breakfast & Gourmet boxed lunches

Learn More or Purchase Your Tickets


Opportunities abound to support this event!

Packages include program ads, banner displays, VIP tent tickets, website links and much more!

View Sponsorship Packages

Festival Clinic: August 7-9

Ride with:

  • Bobby Costello
  • Sharon White
  • Allison Springer
  • Becca Vick

This year’s clinic is LIMITED to 40 riders! 4 riders per jumping lesson, semi-private (2 riders) and private dressage lessons.

Learn More About the Festival Clinic


Megan Murfey




PO Box 8, South Woodstock, VT 05071


Alice Andrews


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