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.

Esprit Equestrian Center Schooling Show & Two-Phase Event
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Heritage Dressage Association Schooling Show @ Briggs Stable
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closing date: June 10
Sarah Stubbs, L  & Susan Edelen, 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.


VT Morgan Heritage Days Open Dressage Show @ Tunbridge Fairgrounds
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dressage Show including western dressage
Tunbridge Fairgrounds, Rt 110, Tunbridge Vermont

Show Dates, Dressage: Friday June 30, 2017;
Judge: Deborah Dean-Smith
                (Open show July 1 and Carriage Show July 2) 
                entry closing date: Tues. June 15, 2017   
                     entry opening date: Monday May 1, 2017
Show Manager: Cindy Mayer     802-453-5129, 802-345-1074 
Show Secretary: Cheryl Reed    802-356-1208   csjjs@aol.com
Mail Entries to:   Vt. Morgan Heritage Days   4395 Karilyn Drive, Sharon, Vt. 05065
From the South:  Take I-89 North to Exit 2. At the bottom of the ramp turn left onto  VT-132. At the T-intersection, turn right onto VT-14. Go 4.9 miles and turn right onto VT-110. The fairgrounds are 5.3 miles on the left.

From the North:  Take I-89 south to Exit 3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto VT-107. At the T-intersection, turn right onto VT-14. Go 3.5 miles and turn left onto  VT-110. The fairgrounds are 5.3 miles on the left. ​

Footing: Grass

Hilltop Equestrian Center Horse Trials, Two Phase and Dressage Show @ Hilltop Equestrian Center
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Info for Dressage
Intro W-T A, B & C (2015)
Beginner Novice A & B (2014)
Novice A & B (2014)
Training level A & B (2014)
Training level 1, 2 or 3 (2015)
1st Level and 2nd Level (2015) *Ridden in large arena.
Combine Training: Consists of 2 parts. Dressage and Stadium Jumping. Stadium jumping is done on an individual basis over a marked course. Jumping may be held in an enclosed ring or an open field with ribbon fencing.
Horse Trials: 3 Parts – Dressage, Cross Country and Stadium Jumping. Cross country element is also known as the endurance phase where rider and horse go out into woods and field to a course of natural jumps with various challenges.

See the Hilltop Equestrian Center website for more information

Please check with the State of New Hampshire for requirements for showing in NH as well as the event organizer for their requirements.

Life’s A Ride (formerly Breezy Meadows) Schooling Show @ Breezy Meadows
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening Date | June 2
Closing Date | June 25
Secretary: Cassi Martin
Manager: Pat Martin
Judge: Carol Poulin-Taylor, ME (L)

State of Maine Dressage Association

Puckerbrush Farm Schooling Show
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tri-State Horsemen’s Dressage Show @ Falls Creek Farm
Jul 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

2017 Dressage Shows

July 2nd ~ July 30th ~ August 27th

Shows to be held at Falls Creek Farm.

Show Information

Show Program
Class List
Entry Form
         Stall Form
Show Rules

Food booth will open at 7:00 am on Sunday and will serve breakfast & lunch.


Introductory Tests
Training & First Level Tests
Walk Trot Test
Western Tests

For questions, email Dressage@tristatehorsemen.com.

Central Maine Dressage Association Schooling Show
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please see The Maine Dressage Society website for more information

Maple Valley Farm Dressage Show @ Maple Valley Farm
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dressage show including western dressage
30 Woods Hollow Rd. Essex Jct, Vt.

Secretary: Lori Barnard  203-417-7876 and Julie Reynolds  802-318-5433 jrey7348@gmail.com
Mail entries to: Lori Barnard  Loribarnarddressage@gmail.com
51 Rustic Walk. Swanton, Vt. 05488

Show Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017     Judge TBA
Entry closing date:  Wed., June 28, 2017 
Entry opening date: Mon., June 22, 2017

Show grounds is located off of Old Stage Rd. (Essex, Vt.)
From Rt 15 in Essex – take Old Stage Rd. and follow for 5 miles. Entrance will be on right.
From Rollin Irish Rd. – take left on Old Stage Rd. Entrance will be .3 miles on right.
From Milton-Westford Rd.- take Old Stage Rd. Entrance will be 3.5 miles on left.

Footing: Enclosed Sand arena with attached warm up

Northern Maine Dressage Association Schooling Show
Jul 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please see The Maine Dressage Society website for more details