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.

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

CVDA Fall Schooling Show @ Green Mountain Horse Association
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

September 10, 2017
Download CVDA Fall Schooling Show Entry Form

Opening Date: August 19, 2016 • Closing Date: September 10, 2016
Location: Green Mountain Horse Association, S. Woodstock, VT
Judges: Regina Cristo (‘L’)  •  Keith Angstadt (‘r’)
Secretary: Wendy Hunter-Higgins
PO Box 3 • S. Woodstock, VT 05071
(802) 457-4065
Co-Manager: Nancy Byrd • (603) 353-2127
Co-Manager: Jamie Fields • (802) 436-4346

• PLEASE NOTE: Current Coggins MUST accompany all entries •

Stowe Equestrian Center Dressage Show @ Stowe Equestrian Center at Ryderbrook
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dressage show including western dressage
64 Mountain View Meadows Rd, Morrisville, Vt. 05661

Secretary: Ronda Foster   vermontronda@yahoo.com
mail entries to: Ronda Foster
64 Mountain View Meadows Rd, Morrisville, Vt. 05661

2 Show Dates
Sunday, May 21, 2017   Judge: Michelle Southwick
Entry closing date:  Wed., May 10, 2017 
Entry opening date: Mon. April 17, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017       Judge: Michelle Southwick
Entry closing date:  Wed., September 13, 20167
Entry opening date: Mon. August 21, 2017

Exit 10 off rt 89 follow north on rt 100, thru the blinking light in Stowe village,
3 miles on the left.

Footing: Outdoor grass ring for the classes and outdoor and indoor sand rings for warmup