Festival of Eventing: 2017 Updates

Festival of Eventing: August 7-13

What’s new at GMHA? Work is in progress to make this year’s Festival the best yet.

  • August 7-9: Festival Clinic- All levels
  • August 11: Beginner Novice & Novice Horse Trial & CIC1* Dressage
  • August 12-13: Horse Trial (Intermediate, CIC1*, Preliminary, Training)

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 CIC1*, 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 CIC1* 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.

Opening Day is June 28- Get Your Entries Ready!

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!

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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