SPHO Events




SPHO-ME is the proud sponsor of the MHA Life After Racing trophy and  New England Standardbred Awards – a comprehensive Standardbred recognition program for the Northeastern United States.  There are many opportunities to get out there with your Standardbred, participate, and demonstrate the versatility of this adaptable breed – all the while having a great time doing it.

There are many different Categories that you can use to make your search of the Calendar easier.  Click on the “Categories” icon below and you can select one or more categories to make your search easier.  Also keep in mind that a show can have more than one category assigned to it so you may see the same show even though you have selected different options.  Lets say you want to look for Eventing and Show Jumping shows, you would click on Categories -> then click on Eventing -> then click on Show Jumping and you’ll see that both choices now have a darker background and the Categories icon is a different color.  To remove you selection just click on it again, once you do it once or twice you should get the hang of it.

All times in the calendar are approximate, please check with the show management for actual times.  We’ll try to keep the information as up to date as possible but please be sure to check with the event organizers for the most up to date information.

Tri-State Horsemen’s Open Show @ Falls Creek Farm
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm

2017 Open Shows

June 9-11 ~ July 21-23 ~ August 18-20

Shows to be held at Falls Creek Farm.

2017 Show Information

Class List
Stall Reservation Form
Camper Reservation Form
Entry Form
General Show Rules
Barn Rules
Superlative Awards

For Open Show questions contact:  openshow@tristatehorsemen.com

Maine Schooling Jumper Show Series @ Esprit Equestrian Center
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
USDEA Eventing Clinic @ Equine Discovery Center
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – Aug 20 @ 9:00 am

Please see the New Hampshire Dressage & Eventing Association web site for more details.

Please check with the State of New Hampshire about requirements for bringing your horse into the State.

Eddy Farm Dressage & Two Phase Event @ Eddy Farm
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dressage Show including western dressage, and 2-phase
1815 South Street Ext.  Middlebury Vermont 05753  802-388-6196
Secretary:  Margaret Bojanowski   
         Mail Entries to: Margaret Bojanowski
1815 South Street Ext. Middlebury Vermont 05753

Show Date Sun., August 20, 2017        Judge TBA 
Entry closing date: Wed. August 9, 2017
Entry opening date: Mon. July 17, 2017

Directions: Rt 7 to Middlebury.  In Middlebury take 30 S/Main St.  Follow 30 S and signs for Porter Hospital.  South Street is on the left after going through round-a-bout.  Eddy Farm is 1.5 miles past Porter Hospital on both sides of the road.  Parking is on left.  Look for signs.

Footing:  Grass

​x-country course description (open for schooling): Eddy Farm School for Horse and Rider’s x-country course is located on 50+ acres of various terrain.  Natural shelves, hills, and drops, make it an ideal course for the beginner but offers enough terrain and height to entertain the most skilled rider.  The jumps are inviting and range from cavalletti to roll tops to drops.  There’s something for everyone to ride.

Heritage Dressage Association Schooling Show @ Briggs Stable
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closing Date: August 5
Crystal Taylor, L & Jennifer Anttonen, L

Our competitions are held at Briggs Stable in Hanover MA. Tests are run on grass, Leadline classes are in a sand arena, and there are both grass and sand warmup areas. Classes may be Junior, Senior, or combined Junior/Senior.

Please see the Heritage Dressage Association website for more details:

If coming from Maine, check with NH for requirements for driving through the State and with Massachusetts for competing in State as well as the event organizer for their requirements.


Infinity Farm Schooling Show
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please see their Facebook Page as well as The Maine Dressage Society website for more details.

Oak Rise Farm Gymkhana @ Oak Rise Farm, LLC
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
1. Leadline Big O 16. Leadline Barrel Race
2. W/T Big O 17. W/T Barrel Race
3. 12 and under Big O 18. 12 and under Barrel Race
4. 13 to 16 Big O 19. 13 to 16 Barrel Race
5. 17 and over Big O 20. 17 and over Barrel Race
6. Leadline Ross’s Run 21. Leadline Mountain Cow Horse
7. W/T Ross’s Run 22. W/T Mountain Cow Horse
8. 12 and under Ross’s Run 23. 12 and under Mountain Cow Horse
9. 13 to 16 Ross’s Run 24. 13 to 16 Mountain Cow Horse
10. 17 and over Ross’s Run 25. 17 and over Mountain Cow Horse
11. Leadline Thread The Needle 26. Leadline Pole Bending
12. W/T Thread The Needle 27. W/T Pole Bending
13. 12 and under Thread The Needle 28. 12 and under Pole Bending
14. 13 to 16 Thread The Needle 29. 13 to 16 Pole Bending
15. 17 and over Thread The Needle 30. 17 and over Pole Bending
31. Pairs Class- Poles Relay
Pairs Poles is run like a pole class. When first rider
finishes, second rider runs. Only one team member
on the course at a time. $5 per rider.
Thank you for choosing to show at Oak Rise Farm.       Your support is appreciated.
Gymkhana Entry Form        Gymkhana show rules


Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening Date | July 21
Closing Date | August 11
Secretary: Cindi Spear
Manager: Desiree Strout
Judge: Bryn Walsh, ME (L)

State of Maine Dressage Association

The Cutter Farm Schooling 2 Phase and Dressage Show @ The Cutter Farm
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closing Date: Thursday prior at 12:00 PM Sharp

2-Phase Divisions
 Pre-Elementary Cross Rails USDF ‘15 Walk-Trot Test A & Cross-rails maximum 18”
 Pre-Elementary USDF ’15 Walk-Trot Test B & Jumps not to exceed 22”
 Elementary USEF ’14 Beg. Novice Test A & Jumps not to exceed 2’3”
 Beginner Novice USEF ’14 Beg. Novice Test A & Jumps not to exceed 2’7”
 Novice USEF’14 Novice Test A & Jumps not to exceed 2’11”
 Training USEF ’14 Training Test A & Jumps not to exceed 3’3”
 Preliminary USEF ’14 Prelim. Test A & Jumps not to exceed 3’7”
Dressage Divisions (small arena only)
 USDF 2015 Intro A and B (Walk/Trot)
 USDF 2015 Intro C (Walk/Trot/Canter)
 USDF 2015 Training Level Tests 1 through 3
 2014 Eventing Dressage Tests Intro – Prelim
 Other Tests Upon Request

Fun, casual schooling show for kids and adults alike. Pre-Elementary thru Preliminary. Jump extra rounds available. Dressage Intro thru Training Level, including eventing dressage tests. All tests ridden in small arena.

Marina Burliss (978) 697-7858


WMDA Team and Open Schooling Show
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please see The Maine Dressage Society website for more details.