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.

Dressage Clinic @ Oak Ride Farm
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

NHDEA is pleased to announce Bill McMullin as the annual spring dressage clinician forthe club. Mr. McMullin is a USEF “R” Dressage judge and a USDF certified instructor through 4th level, the highest level of certification for the program currently . He has worked with George Williams, Betsy Steiner, Gerd Zuther, Janet Black, Ellen Miller and Michael Mauss to name a few.Mr. McMullin enjoys working with riders of all levels and with horses of all breeds. He trains in Loxahatchee, FL in the winter and in Stoughton, MA for the remainder of the year. For more information on Bill McMullin, visit www.warrenmcmullindressage.com

Please check with the show organizer as well as the State of NH for requirements for taking your horse.

Beland Stables Recognized Dressage Show @ Beland Stables, Inc.
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Recognized Shows

New USEF Rule for 2016.  Horses must show proof of Rhinopneumanitis inoculation.  Without one, horses must leave the show grounds.

Clicking Omnibus Information below provides information about Classes, Judges, Division, Open and Close Dates.  Clicking on details provides all of the other information not published in the Omnibus (rules, fees etc.).

Omnibus Prize List Beland Spring Competition   May 28, 2017.  

Details for the Spring and Fall Competitions  The Spring and Fall Competitions Rules, fees etc for Spring and Fall Competitions.

Comp-EntryForm-Fillable  Fill in form, save on your computer to attach to an email, or fill in and print  to mail via USPS.

Recognized Show Entry Requirements check list

  • Completed entry form
  • Negative Coggins
  • Rhino inoculation Proof
  • Proof of Horse registration
  • Rider, Owner, Trainer proof of membership and all of their signatures.
  • Payment – If sent by Email, must provide PayPal Email address.

PayPal eliminates the need to send credit card information in an Email,  The procedure is simple.

  1. We will send an invoice to the PayPal Email address.
  2. When received click on Approve Invoice
  3. Sign in to PayPal and approve

If coming from Maine, check with NH for requirements for driving through the State and with Massachusetts for competing in State.


Eastern Maine Dressage Association Schooling Show
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Life’s A Ride (formerly Breezy Meadows) Schooling Show @ Breezy Meadows
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Opening Date | April 21
Closing Date | May 21
Secretary : Cassi Martin
Manager: Pat Martin
Judge: Sandra Beaulieu, ME (L)

State of Maine Dressage Association

Oak Rise Farm Gymkhana @ Oak Rise Farm, LLC
May 28 @ 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


Spring Hunter Pace @ Branch Hill Farm
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

This is a New Hampshire* event

All are welcome – there are divisions for Hilltoppers (no jumping required) as well as for Hunt Field pace. Or you can just ride the course as a non-competitive trail ride. Lunch and camaraderie provided. Sign-up form and lots more info: http://www.wentworthhunt.org/events-shows/hunter-paces/

Please check with the show organizer as well as the State of NH for requirements for taking your horse.

Vienna Farm Schooling Show @ Vienna Farm
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening Date | April 25
Closing Date | May 25
Secretary: Amy Libby
Managers: Vienna Farm Staff
Judge: Willette Brown, ME (R)

State of Maine Dressage Association

CRDA Schooling Show @ Apple Knoll Farm
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

June 4th
(open 5/1; close 5/22)
Gretchen DeMone “L”
Christina Keim “L”
Lori Barnard “r”

Please see Charles River Dressage Association website for more information.

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.


Dressage Show & 2 phase @ Darby Talk Farm
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Entries close the Wednesday before a Saturday Show & Thursday before a Sunday Show. Both @ 12:00 PM Sharp

Show dates are June 4th and September 16th 2017

Intro A – Second Level Test 3
Above 2nd Level upon request
Equitation W/T
Equitation W/T/C
Prix Caprilli 1 & 2 W/T & W/T/C
2 Phase Division

Call 603-362-4234
email rwleblanc@Comcast.net
Visit their website for more information http://www.derbytalkfarm.com/home.html

East Hill Farm Dressage Show @ East Hill Farm
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dressage Show, including western dressage
3156 Upper Road, Plainfield, VT 05667
802-479-0858 or barn 802-479-9258

2 Show Dates
(One part of the original site has June 4th, check with the event organizer for actual date)
Spring Show: June 5, 2017 
Judge:  Catherine Christenson
ntry closing date: spring May 24, 2017
ntry opening date: Mon. May 1, 2017

 Show Secretary: Kathy Moulton   802-249-3408
Mail Entries to: Kathie Moulton   kathiemoulton@aol.com
3156 Upper Road, Plainfield, Vt. 05667

Fall Show: Sat. Sept 2, 2017 
Judge: Lori Barnard
Entry closing date: fall August 23, 2017:
Entry opening Date: Mon. July 31 , 2017
Show Secretary: Kathy Moulton   802-249-3408
Mail Entries to : Kathy Moulton  kathiemoulton@aol.com
3240 Upper Rd. Plainfield, Vt. 05667 

​Directions: I-89 to exit 7, Barre/Berlin, follow access road and signs to Barre.  Go straight through intersection with Rt 302 onto Rt 14 north (Maple Ave.). Follow Rt 14 1.5 miles to the Brookside Country Store on the right and turn right onto Plainfield Brook Rd. Go 1.7 miles and turn right on Flood Rd, go .5 mile to T intersection and turn left. Go .5 mile and turn right on Gonyeau Rd, show parking is on right; look for signs.  (For directions driving from other locations please go to website)

Footing: warm up: washed sand and rubber: show arena washed sand and rubber