64th Annual

Genesee Valley Hunt Horse Trials

New Dates

July 14th – 15th, 2018
The 3rd Annual Donald T Holland Memorial Team Challenge!

This will be a team competition created to foster camaraderie amongst competitors at all levels of competition.

The concept is as follows:
1. 3 – 4 member teams
2. 3 scores to count, One drop score when 4 member team
3. Must have riders from a minimum of 3 levels, P,T,& N: T,N,BN, intro,P,N: etc…, (if you have 4 riders there may be 2 at same level)

4. Awards will be sashes & silver cup, cash award will be in the form of a donation to the local Horse rescue association in the winning team’s names.

Get your teams together!

2018 Horse Trials Patron Form

USEA Omnibus Listing with Entry Information

Program Form 2015

We are once again participating in the GVOTTB program, for OTTBs, who have had at least 1 race.  

Contact the secretary for more information.

Roots Tavern Road & Nations Road, Geneseo, NY.

The Genesee Valley Hunt Horse Trials are sanctioned by the US Eventing Association and USA Equestrian.



The dressage phase is designed to test the horse’s physical development, mastery of the basic gaits and obedience to the rider’s unspoken commands.




Cross Country:


This phase tests the endurance and jumping skill of the horse over open country. It challenges the competitors’ knowledge of pace and the ability of their horses over various terrain.





Show jumping:mdw971

The object of the show jumping phase is to prove that after the endurance demonstrated on the cross country course, the horse still has the suppleness, energy and obedience necessary to continue in competition.




Horse Trials comprise three distinct tests during which a competitor rides the same horse throughout, a dressage test, a cross country test, and a show jumping test. The dressage phase on Saturday is held at Hideaway Farm on Roots Tavern Road. It is an ideal location with two beautiful sand rings and plenty of well groomed grass areas for an additional ring and warming up.

The site of the cross-country and show jumping competitions, on Sunday, is the Nations Farm, on Nations Road. The area is open, with rolling hills, and good viewing for spectators. The show jumping or “stadium” phase of the Horse Trials is set in a natural amphitheatre on the Nations Farm, below the food and patron tents. There is no charge for parking or spectators, but there is a fee to enter the patron tent and enjoy all of its benefits.

Links to:

Directions & Map
(no charge for general parking or spectators)

General eventing information:


Other Local Horse Trials and Calendars: