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Festival of Eventing August Horse Trials

Start Date:August 07, 2020

End Date: August 09, 2020

Location:5491 South Road, VT, United States

Event Open:June 23, 2020

Event Close:July 21, 2020

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Event Details

8.3.2020 Update: The Jumper Schooling Day on Wednesday, August 5th has been canceled due to the impending heavy rain all day on Tuesday. The arena needs time to recover and dry out for Festival! Thank you for your understanding.


Riders, Coaches, Grooms, Volunteers and Parents….please follow requirements from the VT ACCD website regarding cross-state travel before attending GMHA events. The site is very informative and can be found by clicking here:


Please note: Spectators are not permitted to limit our numbers on grounds as mandated for Covid-19 compliance.

USEA/USEF Sanctioned Competition #2177

– FEI CCI2*-S will not run at the 2020 August HT. It will return in 2021 –

Intermediate through Beginner Novice

  • Friday (change since last year): All Novice divisions & Open Beginner Novice One-Day Event + Intermediate Dressage
  • Saturday: Intermediate Show jumping + Prelim, Training, Beginner Novice Rider, & Jr. Beginner Novice Dressage and Show Jumping
  • Sunday: Intermediate – Preliminary – Training – Beginner Novice (Rider & Jr. Divisions) Cross-Country

Festival Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us in supporting the 2020 Festival of Eventing August Horse Trials. Click here for our Sponsorship Brochure or ask for Bruce Perry at (802) 457-1509, Bruce@gmhainc.org


Only COMPLETE entries will be accepted via mail or online through www.EventEntries.com. Please click the button to the right to read about entry requirements to this event. 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 (button link to the right). Thank you!

Stabling Changes for 2020:

  • Due to Covid-19 requirements for social distancing at organized sporting events in Vermont, we have reduced the number of stalls available for this event. If you are from the same “barn” or “family” riding together on a regular basis, you can stable together. An “empty” buffer stall will be put between your group and the next barn/family, or individual. Tack stalls will not be available unless we have the room, but please don’t count on it. In addition, the “empty buffer stalls” cannot be used for storage or tack.
  • Competitors for the Friday One-Day HT (all Novice divisions and OBN) will have preference for stabling starting on Thursday night, Aug 6th and will need to leave, if possible, on Friday after their rides are over to allow the weekend riders to move in. We will make exceptions for horses trailering together that are riding in both the one-day and weekend divisions to arrive on Thursday and stay through the weekend. Please advise on your stabling form or email the secretary at jill@gmhainc.org
  • If you are only riding over the weekend you can arrive on Friday late afternoon (after 4pm please) once the One-Day HT horses have mostly departed. We need time to sanitize the stalls before they can be occupied, so don’t plan on arriving before 4pm.

Awards Note:

Awards will be available for pick-up “only” during show hours. To mitigate risk of Covid-19 contact spread, we will “not” be mailing any awards for this show. A separate tent outside of the show office will house the awards for you to pick up and sign out. Exception: If prize money is awarded, it will be sent after a W-9 has been completed prior to leaving the show grounds.

Official Show Photographer: Flatlandsfoto


Entries Open: June 23, 2020

Entries Close: July 21, 2020

Event Countdown

2020/08/07 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 & Volunteers: Jill Bogert

Organizer & Volunteers: Alice Andrews


Co-Organizer: Sharyn Antico

Sponsorship Inquiries: Bruce Perry, 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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