Groton House Farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts, owned by the Winthrop family, has undoubtedly made its mark on the sport of eventing in America having hosted horse trials for many decades. With the first dating back to the late 1950s, even before the existence of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA, now USEA), many of eventing’s greatest horse and rider combinations have galloped across the grounds at Groton House. It has been a superb run, but longtime organizer Ann Getchell (a member of the Winthrop family) and the team behind Groton House Farm Horse Trials have decided to retire the event.
Groton House Farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts (Area I) hosts their annual event in late June each year and offers Novice through Intermediate/Preliminary levels. They also offer several unrecognized events throughout the year.