Groton House Farm hosts a number of different events throughout the year.
The New England Combined Training circuit comes to the farm every May for the Dressage and Two Phase competition. Come watch your favorite horses and riders compete in the Dressage and Stadium Jumping at this early-season non-rated competition. Join us on Saturday May 27, 2017
Back for another year, we are offering the GHF Summer Classic Three Phase on Sunday, June 18, 2017. This is an unrated event, and not associated with the Horse Trials that take place the following weekend. Offering Elementary and Beginner Novice divisions, it is a great opportunity to introduce your green eventer to the beautiful GHF terrain.
The Groton House Farm Horse Trials is going to be held on June 23-25, 2017. Groton House has been a destination event for New Englanders for decades. We are proud of our reputation as one of the friendliest events around! This year we are offering Novice through Intermediate/Preliminary (I/P) Divisions, as well as the GHF Dressage Schooling Tests open to all horses and riders regardless of whether or not you are competing in the horse trials.
Offering divisions at the Elementary and Beginner Novice divisions, the GHF Fall Classic Three Phase is the perfect way for beginner eventers to end their summer show season. The Fall Classic will be held on TBD, 2017
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What is the difference between the Groton House Horse Trials and a typical CCI Three Day Event? Horse Trials and Three Day Events are extremely similar in that they typically take place over the course of three days. For both types, Friday is usually reserved for Dressage. Saturday is different for the two types of events, in that Three Day Events hold a Roads and Tracks phase, Steeplechase, and the Cross Country phase, whereas the Horse Trials only holds the Cross Country phase. The Sunday finale for both types of events is the Stadium Jumping phase.
What is Combined Training? Combined Training events consist of two phases: Dressage and Stadium Jumping. These two phases usually take place on the same day, with Dressage preceding Stadium Jumping. Contact the US Eventing Association for more information.