Spectator Info

Admission

  • Admission is free!
  • Parking is $10 a car per day or $25 for all four days.
  • Programs may be purchased for $5.
  • Dogs are allowed, on leash at all times, in the Stabling and Trade Fair area only! No dogs on Cross Country course.

Directions to SHT


Schedule of Events

Please note that event times are weather dependent.
Friday, July 11: Dressage for All Levels (8:00 am-4:00 pm)
Saturday, July 12: Cross-Country for All Levels and SJ for CIC's (8:00 am-5:00 pm)
Sunday, July 13: Show Jumping for I-BN (7:30 am-4:20 pm) , Highland Games and Wegman's Kids Day

Please see the Full Schedule for more details. Please note on Saturday morning the highest levels are riding first to avoid the hottest part of the day. Please get there early to see all the excitement! CIC2* starts show jumping at 8:00!

Schedule Changes

Please check the homepage before heading out to the show for important updates related to weather, conditions, schedule changes, etc. Updated round the clock during the competition.

Highland Games

Eventing originated as a test to see if the horse was ready for war and the Highland Games originated to pick the strongest warriors from each clan. Help us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Stuart Horse Trials with Highland Games on Sunday, July 13th from 9am-5pm! Stones will be thrown, hammers and logs will be tossed, and kilts will fly! There will also be some kids' versions of the games during Wegmans Kids' Day on Sunday as well from 9am-noon. See below for more info:

Welcome Booth

The Welcome Booth, located just as you enter the grounds from the parking area, is staffed with friendly, knowledgeable volunteers that can answer your questions, direct you to the best viewing areas, or let you know when a particular horse and rider are scheduled to compete. Programs and Cosequin SHT apparel will be available for purchase.

On-Site Transportation

Complimentary ground transportation is available between the Welcome Booth and the dressage areas and the middle of the cross-country course.

Merchandise

Official Cosequin Stuart Horse Trials merchandise will be on sale in the vendors area. This merchandise usually sells out early, so get there early!

Stabling Area

For safety reasons, spectators are not allowed in the stabling area. Only competitors and personnel will be permitted to enter. Thank you for your cooperation!

Safety Information

Please remember that the horses and riders are participating in a very demanding sport and will be moving at top speeds through the fields and woods. One person in the wrong place can ruin months and years of hard work for the competitor. So please remember to look both ways before moving and stay alert for warnings from officials and fence judges.

To ensure safety and enjoyment, we ask spectators to follow these simple guidelines:

  • Horses always have the right of way.

  • Stay on the roped paths for pedestrians. Only competitors and officials are allowed inside the ropes.

  • When a whistle blows, it means a horse is coming. Please follow the instructions of the officials in that area.

  • Children must be closely supervised by an adult.

  • Avoid any action that could be interpreted as an "unauthorized assistance" to a competitor. "Unauthorized assistance" includes, but isn't limited to, such things as: giving advice and directions to the riders, clicking, waving, or shouting to encourage a horse to jump. Any such action could result in the elimination of the rider from the event. So please feel free to clap and cheer AFTER a horse clears a fence.

  • Should a horse or rider fall, officials and medical personnel will respond immediately. Please make sure to stay well back to give them the opportunity to do what they are trained to do. If the horse is loose, you may catch him but if you do not have experience with horses, the most helpful thing you can do is to get out of the horse’s path and call for help.