About Millbrook Horse Trials
The Millbrook Horse Trials (MHT), a recognized United States Eventing Association (USEA) Event, is an important part of a long equestrian tradition in Dutchess County. Recognized among the region's most prestigious annual sporting events, it attracts Olympic-level, world-class competitors from the United States and abroad. MHT is the largest event in the northeast and the only one with an advanced division. It was a warm-up for the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 WEG (World Equestrian Games) in Normandy, France. In fact, four of the six U.S. riders at the 2014 WEG competed at Millbrook.
Considered the triathlon of the equestrian world, Eventing is a rapidly growing sport. It includes three equine disciplines: Dressage, Cross Country and Stadium Jumping. MHT provides all recognized levels of competition from USEA Beginner Novice to Advanced level.
The Millbrook Horse Trials' success in attracting over 4,500 competitors and spectators is a product of its reputation for presenting a well-organized competitive environment, with expert F.E.I.-designed and -built fences and courses, in a beautifully maintained open landscape.The increasingly popular MHT draws enormous numbers of competitors and supports teams from all over the east coast. MHT Advanced competition attracts Olympic-level horses and riders and considerable press attention. Over 500 horses competed in 2015, our largest and most successful year yet. Advanced riders competed for prize dollars and a chance to impress the USEF Olympic Selection Committee.
Competitors have included:
Riga Meadow at Coole Park is the home of the Millbrook Horse Trials weekend. Riga Meadow at Coole Park Farm is a boarding, lesson facility.