In 2017, the Maryland Horse Trials invites the instructors/coaches of our competitors to identify themselves to us. Because instructors/coaches are so important to the quality of event riding, we would like to recognize their efforts. We will tally the results of competitors with identified instructors/coaches in order to present a monetary award to instructors/coaches at the conclusion of the 2017 MDHT event series.
MDHT's term "instructor/coach" refers to the one professional individual who is present and assisting a student competing at a MDHT recognized or unrecognized event, whether that individual refers to him or herself as an instructor or as a coach. This individual is not a "trainer," since a trainer is an individual who rides a client's horse to exercise or school it. (A trainer is also the individual who is responsible for the care and control of the horse at a competition.)
- If an instructor/coach has not signed up for the series before the series begins, competitor points earned by that instructor/coach's competitor at MDHT competitions earlier in 2017 will not be counted. In order to receive points, the instructor/coach must be on the premises for the entire duration of his or her student's 3 phases of competition.
- Points can only be accrued for amateur riders, no professional rider points will count towards this award.
Point system is as follows:
1st place - 10 points
2nd place - 8 points
3rd place - 6 points
4th place - 5 points
5th place - 4 points
6th place - 3 points
7th place - 2 points
8th place - 1 point
Points will be combined for the three (3) 2017 MDHT USEA Recognized Events (not including FEH and YEH) and the six (6) 2017 MDHT Starter Trials:
$1000 Instructor/coach with the highest number of points
$500 Instructor/coach with the second highest number of points
$250 Instructor/coach with the third highest number of points