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USEA Event - GMHA Festival of Eventing August H.T.
Friday, August 11, 2023 - Sunday, August 13, 2023

Green Mountain Horse Association
Come to beautiful Vermont in August! $10,000 in prize money, a newly added Modified course, plus a new schedule for this year: FEI & Intermediate will run over two days, Friday & Saturday; P-BN will run over three days, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. And as a bonus, stadium jumping will be in the Upwey arena and the ever-popular competitor's party will be back Saturday night!
USEA Event ID: 18270 GMHA Festival of Eventing August H.T. | South Woodstock, Vermont (AREA 1)
Event Date: Aug 11 - 13, 2023 Open Date: June 27 Close Date: Jul 25

GMHA, 5491 South Road, South Woodstock, VT 05071From West: NY Thruway to 1-87 northway to exit 20. Take Rte 149 to Fort Ann, then Rte 4 east to Rutland then Woodstock. Take right on Rte 106 before Woodstock Inn south 6 miles to GMHA.From South: I-91 to Ascutney exit 8, Rte 131 west 7 miles to Rte 106 north, 12 miles to GMHA.From East: I-89 north to exit 1 in VT. Take Rte 4 west to Woodstock, Then right on Rte 106 south to GMHA. SPEED limit 25 mph strictly enforced in Woodstock.
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: T,N,BN
USEF/USEA Recognized: CCI3-S,CCI2-S,I,P,M

Tentative Schedule:
Thurs: Barns open for arrivals: 12:00 pm; CCI3-S, CCI2-S: in-barn inspections: 12:00-6:00 pm (if you plan to arrive outside this time frame, you must inform the Organizer ahead of time to make arrangements); Cross-country opens 3pm Fri: All divisions dressage: 7:30 am.; CCI3-S, CCI2-S: in-barn inspections: 7:00-10:00 am.; CCI3-S, CCI2-S, I: Show Jumping: 3:00 pm. Sat:All divisions Cross-country: 8:00 am Sun:P, M,T,N,BN Show Jumping: 8:00 am
Starting Times:
Times will be posted on and www.area1usea.orgOfficial times emailed on August 8 and posted outside the event office.
Event Officials
TD: FEI, I:John Williams, USA TD: FEI Asst: P,M,T,N,BN:Katherine Cooper, USA Judge: Pres: FEI, I:Marilyn Payne, USA Judge: FEI Member: Pres: P,M,T,N,BN: Sue Smithson, USA FEI Chief Steward: Mary Fike, USA FEI Asst. Steward: Alex Ambelang, USA FEI Vet: Debbie Williamson, USA Treating Vet: Erica Koch, NH Dressage Judges:Beth Beukema, MA, Bryn Walsh, ME, Catherine Waterman, VT SJ Judges:Marilyn Payne, NJ, Sue Smithson, NC
CD: X-C:Morgan Rowsell, USA;SJ:Chris Barnard, FL
Entry Information
Send Entries to:
ON-LINE entries & scheduling questions: Rick Dunkerton, Secretary All major credit cards accepted. Entries will not be processed without payment. Late payments by credit card only. Phone: 601-498-3330, Email: accepting entries via Xentry. MAIL-IN entries & stabling questions: Jill Bogert, Asst. Secretary GMHA Festival of Eventing August HT PO Box 8 South Woodstock, VT 05071 Phone: (802) 457-1509 Fax: (802) 457-4471 Make checks payable to GMHA. SEPARATE check perhorse/rider combination.

Org:Alice Andrews, email:, Cell: 352-516-8466.

Make checks payable to GMHA. SEPARATE check perhorse/rider combination.Not accepting entries via Xentry. Please mail completed entry, or enter online at A $5 entry processing fee will be added to all paper/mail in entries. Entry fee CCI3-S, CCI2-S:$425.00 Entry fee I/P/M: $245.00;T/N/BN: $235.00 Stabling fee: $65.00 per night.Grounds fee: $25.00 per entry for non-stabled horses. Attention US FEI riders:entries for All FEI competitions must be submitted to the FEI though the USEF online entry system. Log on to your USEF account to access the FEI online entry site: or they will not be considered complete. There is no fee to submit an entry through this system. Athletes MUST also enter the event (and pay the entry fees) through the normal entry process. Please also pay close attention to the closing date in the FEI Definite Schedule. Foreign riders need to contact their National Federation. Refunds: scratches received in writing on or before closing date will be refunded minus a $25 office fee. GMHA will not refund credit card fees or processing fees. No refunds of any fees after closing date. In the event the competition has to cancel, there will be no refunds. Stall fee will be refunded ONLY if stall can be filled.USEA Starter/D&M Fee Refund Policy: The USEA Starter/USEF D&M fee ($30), is not subjected to office fees, and shall be returned within 30 days of the competition to any rider who does not start the dressage test. For FEI riders, the IHP fee will also be refunded.
Entries and stalls may be limited based on current state and local restrictions. Please note Novice and Beginner Novice entries will be limited. Enter early! You may enter through or mail paper entry and stable form postmarked on the opening date, use USEA 2023Horse Trials entry form, USEA Signature/Waiver page, GMHA Waiver (found on event webpage at Coggins test and RABIES (certificate, vaccine record from vet invoice, or titer results w/vet note accepted) and applicable membership card copies, one check per horse/rider combination. Negative Coggins dated after 8/13/2022. Entry fees include a $25 non-refundable office fee. Divisions will be further divided or combined as entries warrant; state preferences under the Eligible Section and birth date on entry. NOTE: USEA and USEF fees are not included as part of the entry fee. These association fees must be added to your entry fee, per the itemized Fees Enclosed section of the Entry Form; totaled with the other applicable fees, and sent to the event with your entry. Entries may not be postmarked prior to the opening date. Entry Confirmation status will be posted on and Double entries: Not accepted. Membership: USEA membership required at Beginner Novice Level and above. CCI3-S, CCI2-S, Intermediate and Preliminary entries must be USEF members.CCI3-S, CCI2-S, Intermediate, Preliminary and Modified Competitors (rider, owner, trainer, coach) must submit copies of USEF membership card OR pay USEF show pass fee for each non-member. Exception: Riders and owners are eligible for one Show Pass per competition year; trainers and coaches are no longer eligible to participate under a show pass and must be active USEF members.Fees: Checks will be processed as entries are received. Bring your own pinny for slide in X-C numbers. All changes must be made in writing: mail, fax, or email acceptable. There is a $50 fee for any entry accepted after closing date (if space allows). There will be a $35 change fee for ANY change to an entry after the closing date; ie. change of horse or rider, change of division (if space allows). There is a $35 fee for any bounced checks. Incomplete Entries: $30 incomplete fee for entries that are missing Coggins/Rabies/Signatures after the closing date. CCI3-S and CCI2-S riders and horses must be registered with the FEI. U.S. horses must have a National or FEI passport. All foreign horses must have an FEI passport. Reminder: All USEF Life and Senior Active members, as well as participants who have regular contact with minor athletes, are required to comply with the U.S. Center for SafeSport training requirement to be eligible to participate in the competition. All participants must adhere to the U.S. Center for SafeSport Code, USEF Safe Sport Policy, and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies. More information about these can be found
5491 South Road
South Woodstock, VT 05071

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