UNH to Host Annual Spring Horse Trials May 1 and 2

Contact: Sharon Keeler

Contact: Andrea Manley

April 28, 2004

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire will host its annual Spring Horse Trials Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2.  More than 150 competitors of all ages and abilities will be competing in the sport of eventing (also known as combined training) at novice, training and preliminary levels.

The dressage competition will be held on Saturday.  cross country and stadium jumping will be held on Sunday.

The Horse Trials are run completely by more than 80 UNH students enrolled in the horsemanship classes of all levels under the direction of Janet Briggs, UNH assistant professor of animal and nutritional sciences, and Sarah Hamilton, field trainer in the UNH equine program.  This event has been nationally recognized for the past 34 years by USA Equestrian Inc. (USAE) and the United States Eventing Association (USEA).

The UNH Horse Trials are held at the Light Horse Center located on Mast Rd. Ext. in Durham, NH.  Parking is available on Mast Rd. Ext. near the stables.  Competition begins at 8 a.m. each day and runs until 4 p.m. ADMISSION IS FREE FOR ALL SPECTATORS.