New competition will support breeders and young show horses

Loch Moy Farm, in combination with Maryland International Equestrian Foundation, will host
Bred to Event Classic, a standalone competition dedicated to the breeding of event-bred horses. This classic championship will be an opportunity for breeders and owners alike to showcase their decision-making and horsemanship with the young horses they show.

With the news that the Future Event Horse program is no longer facilitated by USEA, Bred to Event Classic will further support the dedicated breeders and competitors that Loch Moy Farm has hosted at East Coast Future Event Horse Championships for 10 years. The first annual Bred to Event Classic will be held at Loch Moy Farm from September 28 to October 1, 2023. There will be qualifiers and championships for yearlings through five year olds. Robin Walker, Chris Ryan, Cathy Tucker-Slaterbeck, and Ian Stark are among the seasoned judges of this special event. This is intended to be a standalone competition dedicated to the young horse.

There will be special awards for Maryland Bred horses, TB horses, US bred horses, and prize money will be split between Breeders/Owners, and Riders. Winners of the yearling through three-year-old competition will automatically be given a free entry for 2024 Bred to Event Classic. Winning horses of the four- and five-year-old competition will be given an annual entry for three years into the Maryland Horse Trials recognized events.

“Loch Moy Farm has been committed to this concept for many years as we all know,” Robin Walker, Event Advisor, shared. “I am thrilled to be involved in the future that Carolyn Mackintosh has envisioned and is now acting on, and the impact this has on the future of young event horses.”

Carolyn Mackintosh, Event Organizer, shared, “Bred to Event Classic’s goal is simple, to showcase breeders. Breeders often live in the shadows of our sport and receive little, to no attention. Breeding is a key aspect to success in eventing, and this show is designed to reward knowledgeable breeders with impeccable horsemanship.” This event would not be possible without Susan Graham-White, who was a significant contributor in developing the Bred to Event Classic.

About Loch Moy Farm

Nestled in the hills of Adamstown, Maryland, The Highlands at Loch Moy Farm provides the perfect setting and facilities for horse shows and other exciting community and sporting events. We proudly stand as Maryland’s premier location for equestrian activities. Alongside the Maryland Horse Trials, Loch Moy Farm offers recognized dressage and hunter/jumper shows, schooling shows, horse trials, adult eventing camps, clinics, and an array of other thrilling events!