Horse Trials


University of New Hampshire Horse Trials are BACK! And it is our FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY!

Riders, please plan to join us September 25-26, 2021 for competition at beginner novice through preliminary levels.

UNH Horse Trials USEA Omnibus

President of the Ground Jury/SJ Judge Nancy Guyotte (NH)
Technical Delegate: Mr. Ray Denis (MA)
Dressage Judges: Ms. Nancy Guyotte (NH) and Ms. Leslie deGrandmaison (NH)
Show Jumping Judge: Ms. Nancy Guyotte (NH)
Cross Country Course Design/Construction: Dr. James Gornall (MA) and Mr. Jamie Gornall (VT)

UNH is still operating under COVID-related restrictions. All guests (coaches, parents, riders, grooms, etc.) must comply with current UNH Visitor policies, which at this time includes carrying proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Guests will not be permitted in campus buildings, including the UNH Equine Center. All guests must fully comply with any and all local, state or CDC guidelines and restrictions related to travel and COVID-19 that are in place at the time of the competition. Please limit the number of attendees to only those essential for the competition—unfortunately, spectators are not encouraged to attend our competition this fall.

All programs and cross country maps will be available digitally at We will be following all local, regional and national COVID guidelines, as well as those required by USEF and UNH campus administration, to ensure a safe and fun competition. COVID information and specific guidelines will be available online. Only essential personnel allowed on show grounds. Every person on site-- riders, grooms, coaches, staff, volunteers-- are required to submit USEF waiver. Link to digital waiver available online.

Cross-country course will not be open for schooling prior to competition.

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Welcome to the official site for the University of New Hampshire Horse Trials, proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2021!

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The University of New Hampshire Horse Trials is proud to be a part of The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.).  The T.I.P. has provided a high point ribbon, prize and prize money for the best scoring Jockey Club registered Thoroughbred at each level h of our competition.  Also, the second-best scoring Thoroughbred at each level will receive a reserve champion ribbon.   Riders and horses must have a T.I.P. number to be eligible.  Please visit the Thoroughbred Incentive Program webpage for more information or to sign your OTTB up!

Thoroughbred Incentive Program

We are pleased to accept hardcopy entries or online entries through the USEA’s Xentry system.

Organizer: UNH Equine Program
Contact: Christina Keim, Chair of Horse Trials Committee
UNH Equine Center
278 Mast Road
Durham, NH 03824
603-862-1174 (ph) (EMAIL PREFERRED)

Secretary: Liz Oertel Johnson
Address as above
603-862-0027 (ph)

Official Horse Trials Photographer:
Cindy Arendt