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.

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

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

CVDA Summer Development Day @ Green Mountain Horse Association
Jul 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

CVDA Summer Development Day

July 22, 2017
Download CVDA Summer Development Day Entry Form 

Opening Date: June 10, 2017  •  Closing Date: July 3, 2017
Location: Green Mountain Horse Association, South Woodstock, VT
Clinicians: Katie Rocco (“L”) • Catherine Hill Waterman (“r”)

Secretary: Terri Satterlee
PO Box 286, Ludlow, VT 05149
(802) 228-2103
Manager: Louise Duda
(802) 558-5519

Summer Development Day offers lessons focused on test riding: ride your test of choice, which the clinician will judge, just like a schooling show. The clinician will then give a verbal critique and a mini-lesson focused on areas that need work (riders have the option of re-riding their test). Tests are returned to the rider at the end of the lesson with written comments. Clinic attire.

Preference will be given to CVDA members & to those riding in the show the next day.

Fees:  CVDA Members: $55 Non-CVDA Members: $75
Refunds after closing date made only if space is filled, minus $15 office fee.
Entries may not be postmarked prior to Opening Day.

• PLEASE NOTE: Current Coggins MUST accompany all entries •  

GMHA Stabling: $32/night
Bagged shavings may be purchased 4 days in advance from GMHA (802-457-1509) for $10/bag.

CVDA Summer Schooling Show @ Green Mountain Horse Association
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

July 23, 2017
Download 2017 CVDA Schooling Show Entry Form

Opening Date: June 17, 2017 • Closing Date: July 8, 2017
Location: Green Mountain Horse Association, S. Woodstock, VT

Judges:  Katie Rocco (‘L’) & Catherine Hill Waterman (‘r’)
Secretary: Terri Satterlee
PO Box 286, Ludlow, VT 05149
Telephone: (802) 228-2103 
Co-Manager: Barb Goulette • (802) 479-2416
Co-Manager: Terri Satterlee • (802) 228-2103

 • PLEASE NOTE: Current Coggins MUST accompany all entries •

Long Shadow Farm Dressage and 2-Phase Event @ Long Shadow Farm
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dressage show including western dressage, and two-phase                  
3538 Randolph Rd., Morrisville, VT 05661     802-760-9133

Show Date: July 23, 2017      Judge: TBA
Entry Closing Date: Wed. July 12, 2017
Entry opening date: Mon. June 19, 2017  
Secretary: Joanne Lawton       joannelawton@aol.com
Make Checks payable to : Joanne Lawton
Mail Entries to:  Joanne Lawton
3538 Randolph Rd., Morrisville Vt. 05661

I-89 to exit 10, take Rt 100 north, go 10 miles to center of Stowe, at blinking light, go straight,
go another 6 miles, you will see the “Farm Resort” on left, take the next right onto Goeltz Rd,
go 1 mile and turn right on Randloph Rd. at stop sign, 2nd house on the right (don’t go past the
sharp 90’ left turn in rd)

Footing: All Grass

CVDA Clinic with Anne Gribbons @ Pirouette Farm
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am – Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm

Clinic with Anne Gribbons

Download Anne Gribbons Clinic Entry Form

August 5-6, 2017
Opening Date: July 5, 2017 • Closing Date: July 28, 2017
Location: Pirouette Farm, 96 Hogback Road, Norwich, VT

About Anne Gribbons:

Anne served as the USEF Technical Advisor for Dressage from 2010 to 2012. She developed the USEF educational dressage pipeline and guided US Riders through the World Equestrian Games, Pan American Games, and London Olympics.

Anne is an FEI 5* judge, USEF “S” judge, and USEF “R” Sports Horse Breeding judge. She has officiated at numerous CDIs worldwide, selection trials for the Olympics and World Equestrian Games, three FEI World Cup Finals, and the 2009 European Championships in Windsor, as well as in Aachen in 2015.

She has trained and shown 16 of her own horses from start to competing at Grand Prix, and a number of others for her students. She competed and trained extensively in Europe under the direction of Harry Boldt, Herbert Rehbein and Dr. Volker Moritz. She rode in ten USET Championships and was a member of the US Silver Medal team at the 1995 Pan American Games in Argentina. From 2010 through 2012, she was a member of the FEI Dressage Committee. In 2013, Anne was inducted into the USDF Hall of Fame.

Anne and her husband, David, own and operate Knoll Dressage, a training facility near Orlando, Florida.

CVDA is subsidizing over 50% of each ride in this clinic to make this a more affordable educational opportunity for our members.

Participants will be selected according to criteria outlined on page 10 of the CVDA Omnibus.
CVDA members have the opportunity to audit this clinic for free! 

Fees per day: CVDA Members: $245.00 • CVDA Junior Member: $195.00
Non-Member: $350.00 • Jr. Non-Member: $275.00
Make check payable to CVDA. 

• PLEASE NOTE: Current Coggins MUST accompany all entries • 

Our clinics are designed to inform and educate our members (and attending non-members), whether riding or auditing.

We always welcome suggestions from our membership. If you have suggestions about clinicians, educational topics or events, or event venues, please share your thoughts with us.

If you are interested in sponsoring a CVDA event, or would like to learn more about volunteering, or about membership in CVDA, please contact us.

Questions? Email CVDA: info@cvda.org

Middlebrook Friesian Farm Dressage Show @ Middlebrook Friesian Farm
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dressage show including western dressage
1779 South Rd. New Haven, Vt. 05472

Secretary:Annemarie deBoer  802-349-5151
Mail entries to: Annemarie deBoer  annemariedeboer@yahoo.com
1779 South Rd. New Haven, Vt. 05472

Show Date: Sun., August 6, 2017     Judge Ellen Miller
Entry closing date:  Wed. July 26, 2017
Entry opening date: Mon. June 26, 2017

Rt 7 take 17 east 1.2 miles to New Haven Village Green,
turn right past green onto South Street, farm is 1.75 miles down the road.

​Footing: Not Listed

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.

East Hill Farm Dressage Show @ East Hill Farm
Sep 2 @ 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

The Equestry Dressage & 2-Phase Event @ The Equestry
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:45 pm

Dressage Show including western dressage, and 2-phase
829 So Street, New Haven, VT 05472            802-453-4424 
Secretary: Kate Selby      kselby@equestry.com
Mail Entries to: Kate Selby
829 So. Street, New Haven, VT 05472

2 Show Dates
Show Date
: Sun. June 11, 2017  Judge: Catie Waterman
Entry closing date: Wed. May 31, 2017:
ntry opening Date: Mon. May 8 , 2017

​Show Date: Sat. Sept 9, 2017  Judge: TBA
Entry closing date: fall August 30, 2017:
ntry opening Date: Mon. August 7 , 2017

Directions:Rt 7 take 17 east 1.2 miles to New Haven Village Green,
turn right past green onto South Street, farm is .75 miles on left.

Footing: Sand Ring Dressage, warm-up grass or indoor, 2-phase-Grass field