Portofino Equestrian Events

Various events for riders of all skill levels.

From eventing competitions spanning a day to dressage & high to lower levels riding events, your steps toward national competition begin with us. We offer NCDCTA recognized horse shows, with our upcoming season being more exciting than ever.

Required Form for ALL Events

  • Please print form and complete for each horse being schooled and/or shown.
  • Temperatures must be taken twice a day for 3 days.
  • Observe Nasal Discharge in AM and PM. If green or yellow, your horse cannot travel to our farm. It must stay home.
  • Palpate lymph nodes under the jaw twice a day. If enlarged or swollen, your horse will need to stay home and cannot travel.
  • If your horse is showing other symptoms like lethargy, appetite changes, etc. , please make note and stay home.
  • Each horse will be required to have a completed health form upon arrival on Saturday and/or Sunday.
  • There will be a Health Check Station that every horse trailer will be stopped for and asked for the Health Forms to be turned in. Random temperature checks and observations will be performed.
  • If you do not have your forms with you when you arrive you will be asked to leave. You cannot stay on property if you do not have your forms completed accurately and honestly.

Any questions please call the Barn and Event Manager, Beth Gilbert, at 574-453-7187.

View of Portofino Equestrian Center from across the pond at sunset.

Equestrian Clinics

Riding opportunities with clinicians to help you and your horse with dressage, jumping, cross country and more.

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Eventing Horse Trials & Combined Tests

Recognized Organizations: NCDCTA

Levels:

Combined Test: Green-as-Grass, Starter, BN, Novice, Training, Modified

Dressage Tests: GAG (Intro A); Starter (USEA Starter); BN (USEA BN B); Novice (USEA Novice B); Training (USEA Training B); Modified (USEA Modified B)

Jump Heights: GAG (18”); Starter (2’3”); BN (2’7”); Novice (2’11”); Training (3’3”); Modified (3’5”)

Event Entry
$150
$150
Combined Test
$80
$80
Dressage Test
$50
$50
Extra Show Jumping Round
$20
$20
Paddocks
Available

Call to reserve: 919-359-9090

Available

Dressage & Combined Tests

Recognized Organizations: NCDCTA

Combined Test: Green-as-Grass, Starter, BN, Novice, Training, Modified

Dressage Tests: GAG (Intro A); Starter (USEA Starter); BN (USEA BN B); Novice (USEA Novice B); Training (USEA Training B); Modified (USEA Modified B)

Jump Heights: GAG (18”); Starter (2’3”); BN (2’7”); Novice (2’11”); Training (3’3”); Modified (3’5”)

Combined Test
$80
$80
Dressage Test
$50
$50
Extra Show Jumping Round
$20
$20
Paddocks
Available

Call to reserve: 919-359-9090

Available
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Outdoor horse stadium ring set with jumps, surrounded by trees and blue sky.

Tri-Equithon Team Horse Trials

Have you always wanted to compete in a Horse Trail but could not complete one or more phases?

We established the Triequithon Team Trials for teams of 2 or 3 riders to complete 3 phases as a group in our three-phase events. Effective teamwork can assist in maximizing your abilities for the best possible score.

How to Compete

  1. Assemble your dream team of the best horse and rider combinations for each phase.
  2. Select your Team’s Division/level. This could be 2–3 people & 2–3 horses in whatever combination works for your team. Take full advantage of your combined talents to achieve your best score in each phase.
  3. You will be registered and recognized by your team name, so a good name is a must.

Rules

  • The Triequithon is not a qualifying event for NCDCTA points.
  • Team Trials will run at the end of each division, regardless of your competition level.
  • You may not use your high score in the Team Trials to improve your score if you are also competing in the regular Horse Trial.
  • Green as Grass can be assisted.
Eventing rider on a horse jumping over a brick wall into a pond during a competition.

Dressage Shows

Recognized Organizations: NCDCTA

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Other Equestrian Events

Fun Shows, social events, and more!

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Event Rules

  • Tests:
    • Event & Intro tests may be in 20 x 40 ring, all others in 20 x 60 m ring.
    • Duplicate tests allowed, but second ride HC.
  • Scratches: By submitting this entry, you will be held accountable for the fees if you scratch after closing date.
  • Refunds: If the show is canceled, refunds will be given.
  • Coggins: A negative Coggins should be sent to the show secretary and kept with you on show day.
  • Times: All times are posted by Thursday before each show.
  • Attire:
    • Riders dress casual.
    • Horses may use boots and bandages, but USEF tack rules apply (including safety vests for XC).
    • Odd tack may ride HC.
    • Traditional and western dressage tests may be called.
  • Awards: Ribbons are awarded for 1st-6th place for NCDCTA recognized events only.