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.

Horse Power Farm Cross Country Derby @ Horse Power Farm
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

HPF Eventing Derby Rules & General Information


1.   The cross country course will be judged according to the current USEA rules. Your 1st round will be your scoring round. An extra round may be added.  Coaching by your trainer/coach is permitted and encouraged during “extra round”.  Assistance by Event Management is also available on request.

2.   Any horse/rider and division combination accepted.

3.   Jump placement and courses will be changed for each derby.

4.   All courses will be open to walk Friday at 3pm. Derby Day course will be open at 9 am and close at 4:00 pm. Scoring will be posted after the last ride of the day on Saturday. Ribbons 1st – 6th will be mailed. Closest to Optimum Time ribbon will be awarded at each Derby.  Series and special awards will be presented at the last Derby of the year.

5.   Safety vests and ASTM-certified headgear must be worn when mounted.

6.    $35 per division. Extra round $15. The event’s closing date is the 7th day prior to the event. Post closing-date entries will be accepted (with an additional fee of $10).

7.   Management reserves the right to stop and excuse an unsafe horse/rider combination. Rider fall in Elementary and Beginner Novice, 65 penalty points. You MUST land on your feet. Landing anywhere other than feet, elimination.  Novice fall, elimination, and you must leave the course.  With assistance from your trainer you can school an “extra round”.

8.   Dogs must be leashed at all times.

9.   A signed liability waiver must accompany each entry. 

10.  Current coggins & rabies certificates must accompany entry and will be kept on file for the year.

Class List

  • Elementary                     2’  @ 300mpm
  • Beginner Novice       2’7”  @ 325mpm
  • Novice                         2’11” @ 350mpm

http://www.horsepowerfarm.info/ for details