Millbrook Horse Trials

Millbrook Horse Trials Millbrook Horse Trials - August 1-4 2019 The Millbrook Horse Trials are an important part of a long equestrian tradition in Dutchess County, New York.
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Started in 1985 and now the largest eventing competition in the Northeast, attracting both local and world-class competitors from the United States and abroad. In 2013 over 500 horses competed in the three day event and drew more than 4,000 spectators who value the spectacular landscape and the great sport of eventing.

Operating as usual

**** UPDATE - Competition Canceled***The Board of Directors unanimously decided today that it cannot proceed with this y...
07/02/2020

**** UPDATE - Competition Canceled***
The Board of Directors unanimously decided today that it cannot proceed with this year’s competition. While several weeks ago we took hope from improving conditions in our area and a broadly positive spirit in the country, recent events have led us to the conclusion that the interests of the communities we support will not be best served by holding the event this year. All of our efforts to this point have been directed toward hosting a safe and successful competition, but the recent increase in the spread of the coronavirus, related new regulatory restrictions, and the impact this has had on support within our communities has convinced us that we should not proceed. This is a great disappointment to us individually and as organizers of the event, as we know it will be to many who have been looking forward to Millbrook, with its full slate of competitive divisions, especially this year. We are determined, however, that the support and energy that was to have gone into this year’s event will be turned to making MHT 2021 even better, as we proceed with our plans to begin making substantial upgrades in the coming years.

We are thankful especially to all who have so generously contributed to our effort this year. While we have incurred expenses in preparation for this year’s event, we have decided to refund all paid competitor entries in full (minus credit card fees), to refund or make applicable to MHT 2021 all sponsorship payments, and to refund contributions. Should you wish to do so, we will gratefully accept any amounts contributed as fully tax deductible donations for this year’s expenses.

With our thanks for your support and in anticipation of 2021,
The Millbrook Horse Trials Board of Directors

We are a GO this year! 🎉Please support us by entering the event! If you you’re able to help us by sponsoring a fence, or...
06/24/2020
Support Us

We are a GO this year! 🎉Please support us by entering the event! If you you’re able to help us by sponsoring a fence, or make a donation, we are very appreciative! See you this year at #MHT2020!!

https://www.millbrookhorsetrials.com/support-us.html

​Millbrook Horse Trials is made memorable with images by Brant Gamma, Pat Ike, Hoof Pix, Whitney Flanigan, Amy Dragoo, and Mary Moeller. All images are copyrighted ​by the...

*Important message from the Millbrook Horse Trials Team*We are hoping to have a decision this week in regards to MHT 202...
06/22/2020

*Important message from the Millbrook Horse Trials Team*

We are hoping to have a decision this week in regards to MHT 2020. One of the major factors is the financial support needed to run an event like MHT. As the event is now only 6 weeks away, we are hoping that those that are able to help, might consider helping us this year! Over the last few months, we felt it inappropriate to fundraise given the underlying financial uncertainty and the inability to know if the event could happen at all. In short, to make this happen, your support this year will be particularly crucial.

As you might imagine, there are major challenges to overcome this year - regulatory, health, organizational, and financial - but we are hopeful that MHT will be one of the first horse trials of the year, one of the very few upper level events, and one of the first sporting events in our local community.

For more information on how you can be a part of MHT 2020, please visit our Support Us page on our website: https://www.millbrookhorsetrials.com/support-us.html

The local and equestrian community support will be more important than ever. We thank you for your generous support and hope to see you at #MHT2020!
Photo: Brant Gamma
2019 Advanced Winner Will Faudree and Pfun.

06/16/2020

*UPDATE*
Opening Day is just around the corner! Our originally scheduled Opening Day has been adjusted to Tuesday June 23rd. Our Omnibus page will be published before the end of this week.
The Millbrook Horse Trials is hopeful that we will be able to hold the event this year, and expect to make its decision in the next week.

*Please take a minute to help us out*Despite the disruptions of the Coronavirus, the Millbrook Horse Trials organizers a...
06/10/2020

*Please take a minute to help us out*

Despite the disruptions of the Coronavirus, the Millbrook Horse Trials organizers and committee members are hard at work planning for this year’s competition. A crucial element in our planning is understanding likely attendance at the event. To help us do so, please take a moment to complete this brief questionnaire.

Please complete by Saturday June 13:
https://forms.gle/E2eZYXxBvMPy4CKo7

Our opening date is originally scheduled for June 16, however we have applied for a presidential modification to adjust our opening date to Tuesday June 23. We will share additional information with you early next week.

Thank you so much for your time. We hope to see you this summer!

Photo by Brant Gamma
Rider: Ariel Grald Horse: Leamore Master Plan from the 2019 Trials

Staying positive for #mht2020! Jumps are getting a fresh coat of paint thanks to super volunteer Mark who each year ensu...
06/10/2020

Staying positive for #mht2020! Jumps are getting a fresh coat of paint thanks to super volunteer Mark who each year ensures our show jumps are looking their best! Fingers crossed 🤞#millbrookhorsetrials

While we are enjoying the long weekend, we also want to thank and remember all those who bravely fought for our country ...
05/25/2020

While we are enjoying the long weekend, we also want to thank and remember all those who bravely fought for our country so that we can enjoy moments like these. How lucky are we. #memorialday #grateful
Photo: Amber Hientzberger

05/15/2020
MHT Cross Country 2019

Want to WIN Emerald Valley Natural Health's best selling digestive aid, Benegest PRO? Here is the second video highlighting our favorite phase: Cross Country! How many horse/ rider combinations can you name? Send us a DM or comment below! The person who correctly identifies the most combinations correctly from the three videos will win! Good luck and have fun! As always, thank you to Marion de Vogel for her beautiful videos!
#TGIF #MillbrookhorseTrials

05/12/2020
MHT Dressage 2019

*COMPETITION ALERT* While competition may still be on hold, we thought we would have some digital eventing fun! With the generous support of Millbrook Horse Trials Sponsor, Emerald Valley Natural Health and talented videographer Marion De Vogel, we are having a competition! Over the next week, we will post three videos from MHT 2019 highlighting the dressage, cross country and show jumping phases. Those who are able to guess the most correct horse/rider combinations from the three videos will WIN a 60 day supply of Emerald Valley's popular Benegest PRO Digestive Aid. Answer in the comments below. Winner announced shortly after videos are published. Keep your eyes peeled! Good luck and have fun!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Horse Show Moms! Here are a few of our favorite mom photos from the past few Tri...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Horse Show Moms! Here are a few of our favorite mom photos from the past few Trials!
📸 Amber Hientzberger

We are still currently on track to host #MHT2020, and are continuing the planning of this year's event. If you're intere...
05/07/2020

We are still currently on track to host #MHT2020, and are continuing the planning of this year's event. If you're interested in taking an ad in this year's program, sponsoring a fence or would like to participate in the Trade Fair, we would love your support and welcome you to this year's event. In the event that we need to reconfigure our plans, we will have the option for a full refund, or have your ad, fence or trade vendor spot roll onto 2021. The local and equestrian community support for #MHT2020 has been incredible, and we thank everyone, especially during this uncertain time!
For more information, visit:
https://www.millbrookhorsetrials.com/store/c2/Program_Advertising.html or email [email protected] for more information.
We hope to see you there!

05/04/2020
MHT 2016 Promo Video

A Monday Treat for all: Enjoy one of the first videos that the talented Marion De Vogel produced for the Millbrook Horse Trials for 2016. We hope you enjoy reliving the excitment of MHT it as much as we do!

Millbrook Horse Trials's cover photo
04/29/2020

Millbrook Horse Trials's cover photo

04/28/2020
Millbrook Horse Trials 2019/ 2020 Promo video full length

Here's a little something to brighten your week, our wrap up video of #MHT2019. Relive the excitement of the event, and fingers crossed for #MHT2020. Enjoy!
A big thank you to Marion De Vogel for capturing these beautiful videos year after year!

*Update Regarding COVID-19* The Millbrook Horse Trials is still on track to host our 2020 Event, July 30th- August 2nd.I...
04/17/2020
MILLBROOK HORSE TRIALS

*Update Regarding COVID-19*
The Millbrook Horse Trials is still on track to host our 2020 Event, July 30th- August 2nd.

In light of the current situation, the health and safety of our competitors, staff and the general public will be front and center. Ensuring we host an event that does not increase the chance of spreading COVID-19 is our top priority. As new updates and developments are released, we will update the public of any changes that might affect this year’s event.

We hope everyone is staying safe during this uncertain time. For the full MHT statement regarding COVID-19, please visit our website: https://www.millbrookhorsetrials.com/

The Millbrook Horse Trials has become one of the premier equestrian events on the east coast, attracting more than 4,000 spectators and world-class competitors from the United States and abroad. Millbrook Horse Trials is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit

Earlier this year, we were delighted to present the Pine Plains Community Food Locker with a $2,500 donation with procee...
02/19/2020

Earlier this year, we were delighted to present the Pine Plains Community Food Locker with a $2,500 donation with proceeds from the 2019 Trials.
The PPCFL is a critical community initiative, which once a month supplies over 35 families in the Pine Plains school district with groceries. These families rely on community initiatives such as the PPCFL to have access to food, and other basic necessities, that are otherwise not available to them.
We are delighted to give back to those in need right here in our local community. To read the full article, which was featured in local news, visit: https://www.millbrookhorsetrials.com/press-2020.html

Thank you everyone for your continued support! Looking forward to #MHT2020
In the Picture: Louise Meryman presenting Ted & Pat of the PPCFL with The Millbrook Horse Trial's donation.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Steve Blauner. Steve has had a home in Millbrook, NY for many ye...
01/18/2020

We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Steve Blauner.

Steve has had a home in Millbrook, NY for many years, and was deeply involved in the Millbrook Community on many levels. Steve was an integral part of the Millbrook Horse Trials for many years, and a dear friend of many on the current board and the broader Horse Trials community. In addition to serving on the MHT board of directors from 2010 to 2015, Steve was vital in incorporating the Millbrook Horse Trials as a non-profit organization. He was a key player in the careers of some of our most accomplished US Eventing Riders, Boyd Martin and Doug Payne; a tremendous supporter to young riders; a driving force behind the Bromont Rising Stars Program, and a supporter and mentor to local event rider, Emma Lomangino.

Our deepest condolences to Ken Shelley, Steve's longtime partner, and also to Steve's family and friends. He was a big part of the Millbrook & US Equestrian Community, his enthusiasm, generosity to the sport, and spirit for life will be sorely missed.

Pictured here at the Millbrook Horse Trials with Doug Payne and young horse Baymax, owned by Steve. PC: Jess Payne

So well deserved! Our fearless Millbrook Horse Trials organizer, Louise Meryman, received the Governor's Cup this past w...
12/16/2019

So well deserved! Our fearless Millbrook Horse Trials organizer, Louise Meryman, received the Governor's Cup this past weekend at the USEA Convention as a nod to her unbelievable contribution to the sport over her many years involved! She's been a rider, coach, organizer and tirelessly works in organizing Millbrook each year. We are very lucky to have her!! Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work! Hats off to you!

Governor's Cup, Louise Meryman

We are making your Friday a little bit sweeter, by giving away a FREE Entry to #MHT2020 !If you have a few minutes to fi...
11/22/2019

We are making your Friday a little bit sweeter, by giving away a FREE Entry to #MHT2020 !
If you have a few minutes to fill out this survey, those who complete it will be eligible to win the entry. This survey will help us get invaluable feedback as to how we can improve Millbrook Horse Trials. Many thanks, and wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!! Survey ends Sunday, December 1st, so don't miss your chance to win an entry!
Link here: https://forms.gle/KEJt4AsYUAfAQMgr8
2019 Advanced Winners Will Faudree and Pfun. Brant Gamma Photo

The Sunday report from Eventing Nation! A big thank you to their reporter Abigail Powell for covering #MHT2019 this week...
08/05/2019
Eventing Nation

The Sunday report from Eventing Nation! A big thank you to their reporter Abigail Powell for covering #MHT2019 this weekend. We hope everyone made it home safely and all the four legged stars ⭐️ are having a couple restful days!

That's a wrap on Millbrook Horse Trials 2019! Will Faudree and Pfun put on a terrific showing throughout the weekend to take the win in the Advanced division. We bring you the full report:

08/05/2019
Millbrook Horse Trials Day Four

Our final video for day four of #MHT2019. A MASSIVE thank you 🙏 to video extraordinaire Marion de Vogel who filmed all four days and ensured she had these beautiful daily recaps delivered each day. She captures all the moments that makes this event so special not only to Eventing, but also to our own local equestrian community. Enjoy her final #MHT2019 recap!

https://vimeo.com/351942259

This video is about Millbrook Horse Trials Day Four

That’s a wrap on #MHT2019! What a wonderful event, a big congratulations to Will Faudree and Pfun on taking the win in t...
08/04/2019

That’s a wrap on #MHT2019! What a wonderful event, a big congratulations to Will Faudree and Pfun on taking the win in the Advanced. Congratulations to all and thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, riders, organizers and spectators that make this event possible and such fun! Roll on 2020!

Thank you for the cross country recap Eventing Nation! Best of luck to all riders tomorrow!🤞
08/04/2019
Eventing Nation

Thank you for the cross country recap Eventing Nation! Best of luck to all riders tomorrow!🤞

As expected, we saw a big shakeup in the leaderboard after cross country for the Advanced division at Millbrook Horse Trials. Tremaine Cooper's course rode wonderfully today and we have the full report.

Check out this article on our own Tremaine Cooper about this year’s cross country courses at #MHT2019!
08/03/2019
Eventing Nation

Check out this article on our own Tremaine Cooper about this year’s cross country courses at #MHT2019!

EN sits down with Millbrook Horse Trials's course designer Tremaine Cooper to talk this year's Advanced course. CLICK for a fence-by-fence preview:

Thanks for the day two recap Eventing Nation!
08/03/2019
Eventing Nation

Thanks for the day two recap Eventing Nation!

The Pan Ams may be the marquee event this weekend, but you didn’t think we would forget about eventing right here in the Northern hemisphere, did you? EN is bringing you lots from Millbrook Horse Trials this weekend as well!

Check out this great article from our friends Eventing Nation about who to watch and their predictions on the Advanced d...
08/02/2019
Eventing Nation

Check out this great article from our friends Eventing Nation about who to watch and their predictions on the Advanced division this weekend. Plus, some great insight for Sunday’s Tricfecta. Learn more here about it here: https://www.millbrookhorsetrials.com/the-trifecta.html
#daytwo kicks off at 7:30! #MHT2019

New York’s Millbrook Horse Trials has been the kick-off to the U.S. fall season for many years now, with riders using it as a key run for horses headed to long-format events in the coming months. EN stats guru Maggie Deatrick breaks down the 2019 field.

Blue skies and not too hot, it’s an incredibly beautiful first day here at #MHT2019. Lots of smiles and lovely dressage ...
08/01/2019

Blue skies and not too hot, it’s an incredibly beautiful first day here at #MHT2019. Lots of smiles and lovely dressage tests so far, and looking forward to a beautiful afternoon! Check out some shots from today!

Photos: Jessie Smith.

Very excited to announce that Millerton Agway has generously donated $500 for our Four Bar Competition on the Sunday, wh...
07/31/2019

Very excited to announce that Millerton Agway has generously donated $500 for our Four Bar Competition on the Sunday, which takes place in between Intermediate and Advanced Showjumping! We have three top local showjumpers competing to keep the poles up as the jumps get higher! They are only 15 minutes from the Horse Trials, and stocked with all your equine needs, including feed, shavings and all equestrian supplies! A big thank you and we are looking forward to a fantastic event kicking off tomorrow!
https://agwayny.com/

07/31/2019

*VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED*PLEASE SHARE* It takes a village! We are very much in need of volunteers for Thursday, August 1st and Friday August 2nd for road crossings. We currently need volunteers to help in two hour shifts! It is a very crucial role in ensuring the safety of our horses, riders and spectators! If you have TWO hours of time to donate, we would be SO GRATEFUL! Crucial times needed:
Thursday, 11-1 & 3-5
Friday, 11-1

Please email [email protected] to let us know you can donate two hours of time Thursday. Thank you in advance to all who can help us make this event a success!!!

07/30/2019

We've got a lovely Trade Fair this year with some fantastic companies where you can shop, peruse and learn more about some incredible products and companies! We are delighted to have Buck Off Cancer, Emerald Valley Natural Health, Hylofit, BLISS OF LONDON - Saddle makers of distinction, CWD, Devoucoux, Dolly's Tack, I Love My Horse, Passports, Reardon Briggs Hardware, Sit Stay Forever, Stone Hill Designs and White Horse Collection. The Trade Fair is open from 10am on Thursday all the way thru Sunday at 3pm. Check out https://www.millbrookhorsetrials.com/trade-fair.html for more information regarding the Trade Fair and daily hours. We can't wait! #MHT2019

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To everyone attending the horse trials this weekend, please stop by Clinton Vineyards on Schultzville Road in Clinton Corners for a complimentary glass of our Seyval Blanc 2018!
Hey y'all! My friend recommended I watch this documentary The Great Flip-Off and after watching I couldn't help but want to pass it along to my fellow riders. It's about the bareback riders of the circus. It's incredible to see the feats they accomplish with their horses, but it truthfully could not be done without the devotion they give to their horses and the love they hold for them. I found it on Amazon!
We're excited to be the official photographers for Millbrook again this year! Check out our new web site at www.brantgammaphotos.com . See you all there! Brant & Pete
Looking forward to Millbrook Horse Trials 2018 which begins on Thursday!
The Irish Draught Horse Society of North America will be awarding the highest placing Irish Draught Sport Horses at each of the 6 Levels. An IDSH has at least 1/8th Irish Draught in its Pedigree. I will be combing through the Entries to identify the IDSHs using several Databases. If you think you have a qualified IDSH, please contact me, [email protected] 585-704-0985 with your horse's Pedigree so we can confirm! Please keep in mind that an Irish Sport Horse from Ireland might not have any Irish Draught in its background, the ID blood is not required by the Irish Registry---- Pictured is Kurt Martin and Delux Z, our top placing IDSH at the Advanced Division in 2017. Good Luck to all Competitiors!
I’ve got housing available for 6+ people and stabling/pasture space for 3-4 horses for Millbrook Horse trials. Stabling includes full use of facility with a rubber outdoor, jump field, cross country schooling field, trails, wash stall with hot water etc. email [email protected] or text 8452245574 Braiding also available! $60/horse, $50 for two or more. Quarter marks starting at $15.
Thank you Simon Roosevelt for organizing the awesome clinic with Richard Picken in Millbrook to benefit the Millbrook Horse Trials. It was fantastic and I sure hope we can get him back up again soon!!!
James Daniel Conner and Forestier make their fancy debut at the Millbrook Horse Trials Trade Fair!
Millbrook Horse Trials' very own BOD member, Caroline Merison, rockin' the Prelim water!
Fantastic group of vendors at the Trade Fair! Shop 'till you drop!!!
Fantastic group of vendors at the Trade Fair! Shop 'till you drop!!!
Need a place to stay this weekend? I have lodging available in Millbrook. Feel free to spread the word and share the link or contact me personally. Thank you!!