The Green Mountain Horse Association was notified of its grant of $1000 last week to aid in education of USEA Area 1 Adult Amateur Riders participating in events at the site.
The GMHA will hold a long format educational event for Novice and Training level riders at the South Woodstock location; Novice/Training Three Day Event; August 6-9, 2012. In addition to Dressage and Stadium classes, the Endurance phase contains roads and tracks, and a steeplechase course in conjunction with the usual cross-country event. Briefings are held each evening with lectures on how to prepare for each class, what is necessary for the competitor to be ready for each phase and how to take care of their horse for each segment. Noted coaches and judges participate in the lively discussions each night where they share their experience and wisdom with this type of event. Volunteers, grooms as well as the competitors are invited to participate in the evening clinics.
The Le Samurai Fund was established by Rebecca Broussard and Amy Tryon in memory of the great four-star horse Le Samurai. The United States Eventing Association located in Leesburg, VA sponsors events, education and Olympic team members through the USEA Endowment Trust.
The Green Mountain Horse Association, founded in 1926, is a 65-acre equestrian facility in South Woodstock, Vermont. It is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization fully committed to serving five equine disciplines including: trail riding, hunter/jumpers, dressage, eventing and driving. With approximately 1,500 members, GMHA is a vital community of equestrian enthusiasts. Each event season contributes over $4 million to the local economy. In addition to competitions and pleasure rides, GMHA offers many educational activities and is a leader in trail and open space preservation. Member support helps to ensure that GMHA will continue to exist for future generations and preserve its legacy in the equestrian community.