The Millbrook Horse Trials is a wonderful event which brings great excitement to the Equestrian community. 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. Expertly chaired by our friends, Gloria Callen, Phoebe Campbell and Caroline Merison, the action is non-stop and over-the-top, culminating in the Millbook Horse Trials Benefit Luncheon where top riders compete for $10,000 prize money. Please scroll below to see the incredible array of weekend events.
While you certainly don’t need to be a rider to enjoy all of the weekend’s wonderful events, there is no reason that you can’t resemble one. We love the chic crispness of equestrian attire. – the classic, flattering look that is chicly at home both on and off the course. For this, we shopped one of our favorite affiliates, NET-A-PORTER for a smart collection of ARIAT , the sponsor of Millbrook Horse Trials. You will find everything an equestrienne or a want-to-be could desire; flattering breeches, fab white shirts, slim fitting jackets and pullovers, simply some of the best boots anywhere.
Incredible Array of Weekend Activities & Unique Opportunities
Eventing Competition includes one or more tests from the following branches of equitation: dressage, cross-country and jumping. The Federation of the USEA recognize three types of Eventing Competitions: Tests, Horse Trials, and Three-Day Events. The object of dressage is the development of the horse into a happy athlete through harmonious education. As a result, it makes the horse calm, but also confident, thus achieving perfect understanding with the rider.
Just in Case Your Were Wondering What to Wear for Eventing
DRESSAGE: The dress code for Training through Fourth Levels is a short riding coat of conservative color, with tie, choker or stock tie, white breeches or jodhpurs, boots, or Jodhpur boots, and protective headgear. Gloves of conservative color are recommended.
CROSS COUNTRY: A body protecting vest must be warn warming-up for and in the cross-country test. For the cross-country test light-weight clothing is appropriate. A shirt with sleeves must be worn. Protective Headgear, any color. Britches or jodhpurs may be any color. Gloves, if worn, may be any color. Boots are black or brown.
JUMPING: For the jumping test, a hunting dress of uniform with protective headgear is to be worn. Hat covers other that solid black or dark blue are not allowed. Coat must be in a dark color, while a shirt must be worn with a pin, chocker, or tie. Gloves, if worn, dark color, tan, beige or white. Jodhpurs or Britches must be light color or white, and boots brown or black.