GHF Horse Trials

Groton House Farm Horse Trials: June 23-25, 2017

The Groton House Farm Horse Trials will take place from June 23-25, 2017. Catering to Novice, Training, Preliminary and Intermediate/Prelim levels, it is a popular event for the local New England equestrian community.
Open Date: May 9, 2017. Close Date: June 6, 2017
Official details can be found on the USEA Web Site.
Register for the event at Event Entries.
Secretary’s Phone Number: 978-312-6216

2016 Division List

The following divisions will compete at GHF Horse Trials in June, 2017

Open Novice, Open Training/Novice* (T/N) (USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized)
Open Training, Open Preliminary/Training* (P/T) (USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized)
Open Preliminary, Open Intermediate/Preliminary* (I/P) (USEF/USEA Recognized)
* Will run if there is sufficient demand.

Dressage Schooling Tests

To be held in conjunction with the GHF Horse Trials, the Dressage Schooling Tests are open to everyone regardless of whether or not you are competing in the horse trials. See the GHF Dressage Schooling Tests page for details and the separate entry form.

Perpetual Trophies

The Jim Stamets Award: In memory of Jim Stamets, a close friend of Groton House Farm. Awarded to the lowest scoring Senior Training Rider at GHF. Donated by Mandy Hogan and Josselyn Shaughnessy. Our 2016 recipient of this most honorable award is Anna Loschiavo who rode her horse Ace of Hearts to win the Senior Open Training A division, and finished on her dressage score of 28.4 penalty points.

Janet Read Memorial Trophy: In memory of Janet Read. Donor: Jiffy Read. Awarded to the rider and groom of the Intermediate horse with the lowest dressage score at Groton House Farm Horse Trials. 2016 Winners: Shanon Baker and her groom Kristen Sherman, who helped prepare her horse Ballingowan Zeal for the winning Dressage ride (with a tie being broken by the judge), with a score of 30.8 penalty points after dressage in the I/P division.

The Willowdale Trophy: Established in 2007, the beautiful Willowdale Trophy is donated by Willowdale Farm and Dick and Elaine Robson. It is awarded to the low scoring senior open novice rider. The 2016 Winner of the Willowdale Trophy is Dayna Gant riding her horse Alexis Titty 11 Z, who won the Senior Open Novice A division on her dressage score of 27.8 penalty points.

Windrush Farm Trophy: In memory of Banjo. Donor: Windrush Farm. Awarded to the oldest horse to finish eighth or above at Groton House Farm Horse Trials. 2016 Winner: the 25-year old Thoroughbred Burke’s Law, ridden by Maia Lindner-Liaw and owned by Sharon McCarthy. Burke’s Law and Maia placed 4th in the Junior Open Training division.

Muffin Cup: In memory of the beautiful and versatile little gray mare with the great big heart and personality plus. Donors: Gail Wong and Suzanne Mooney. Awarded to the lowest scoring Junior Training horse at GHF. 2016 Winner: Shining Star, ridden and owned by Juliet Clark, who won the Junior Open Training division on their dressage score of 36.3 points.

The Lomax Cup, awarded to the lowest scoring Junior/Young Rider Open Preliminary horse and rider. The 2016 Winner of this cup is Sloane Pierpont and Charles Pierpont’s horse Indie, who won the JYOP division on her dressage score of 28.3 points.

Congratulations to all prize winners!