Horse Trials

Dear Competitors, Fans, Volunteers and other Horse Trials Supporters:

It is with great regret that the UNH Competition Management team has made the decision to cancel our UNH Fall 2020 Horse Trials due to concerns regarding COVID-19. UNH has suspended all face to face classes for the duration of the semester and has requested staff and faculty to work remotely and avoid campus whenever possible.

Our University President Jim Dean released a statement yesterday (3/18/2020), in which he said: "As we continue to closely follow the latest developments with COVID-19, our decisions are guided by our first priority: the safety and well-being of our faculty, staff and students. We made this decision to significantly reduce the population density of our campuses and the towns and cities our campuses are located in, as a preventive measure to enable more social distancing at a time when many new infections and even deaths are being reported daily. While we regret the inconvenience and lack of on-campus life for our students this will cause, the health and safety of our community must come first."

The majority of campus staff and faculty are working remotely per our administration's request, and we will therefore shred all entries and payments received for the horse trials to date. We are working with the USEA to refund monies paid via Xentry. Email is the best way to reach us right now, and anyone with questions or concerns should please email competition manager Christina Keim ( or show secretary Liz Johnson (

We all must play a role in our collective well-being during this difficult time, and we at UNH wish you and yours all the best in health, safety and well-being in the days and weeks to come.

To review the latest on UNH's response to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit

~ Chris, Liz, and the rest of the UNH Equine team

student on horse jumping over bar

Welcome to the official site for the University of New Hampshire Horse Trials, proud to have celebrated its 40th year in 2011!

The Jockey Club logo

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)
603-862-3704 (fx) (EMAIL PREFERRED)

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

603-862-3704 (fx)

Official Horse Trials Photographer:
Cindy Arendt