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  • 2020 Betty Thorpe Award for Outstanding Dressage Volunteer

    Ashley and Oenomaus at Meadowood DressageAshley and Oenomaus at Meadowood Dressage

    Congratulations to Ashley Denner, winner of the 2020 Betty Thorpe Award for outstanding Dressage volunteer!

  • 2021 Loch Moy Farm Greatest Holiday Spirit Award

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    Rider Janelle Stewart riding High Resolution  Photo credit: Maya Kuntze

    2021 Loch Moy Farm Greatest Holiday Spirit Award

    Pixel (High Resolution) is a 2008 OTTB. He's Jockey Club registered as Formidable Image and raced 7 times with a grand total earnings of $2,120. He placed 3rd once but had no real desire or talent for racing, and usually finished at the back of the pack. A friend of a friend got him right off the track so he wouldn't go to auction or questionable places and mostly trail rode him until I purchased him in 2015. Since then we have played in local hunter & jumper shows and have been eventing at Beginner Novice. He is part leased to an adult amateur at our farm and last winter we used him to tow us around on a sled when we had enough snow, among all his other adventures. 

    Pixel will do almost anything for treats and most of all is willing to put up with my habit of dressing him up for the holidays- he was a very good sport about being the Peppermint Pony for the Donation Derby! I think he genuinely enjoys the attention & was paid well in carrots for all his efforts.

     

  • 2021 Loch Moy Summer Dressage Festival Results

    See details at

    Loch Moy Farm

     

  • 2021 MDHT Starter Series Championship Qualified Riders

     

    Qualification Rules: In order to qualify for a Championship division, the same horse/rider combination must place 1st - 6th in at least 2 of the Starters, at the same level. The level the rider qualifies at will be their Championship level. Combined Tests do not count towards qualifying placings.

    Please check this listing! If you believe there is an error or have any questions, email us at mdhorsetrials@gmail.com immediately.

    There is one more chance to qualify if you've already earned a 1st through 6th this year! Sign up for the MDHT Starter qualifier classes running on Saturday, October 30. Remember that you must ride at the same level as your first qualifying ride!

    Riders qualified through the October 9/10 starter:

     

    LEVEL Rider HORSE
    Modified Dawn Beach MASTER MAGICIAN
         
    Training Erin Mcelhone MAMOOBIL
    Training Jamie Furtado IMAGINE THE GOLD
    Training Tiffany Andrews CROWN ROYAL
         
    Novice Alayna Pastuck ROSEINTHE THICKET
    Novice Alexandria Huber Every Step
    Novice Alexandria Huber WILLY WONKA
    Novice Alyssa Miller DEVON DIVINE
    Novice Anna Santacroce Grey Flannel Jacket
    Novice Berkley Gardner CHILLIE
    Novice Cara Mclean RAIN ON MY HEART
    Novice Charlotte Milner Open Road
    Novice Christina Feaga IN THE MICK OF TIME
    Novice Christine Morrow Satchmo's Crossing
    Novice Dawn Beach SMOKIN HOT
    Novice Ela Rockafellow FINALLY RIGHT
    Novice Emily Sewell OVER VALAY
    Novice Emma Anderson SPECIAL OPS
    Novice Isabella Nelson LionCheatinStealin
    Novice Julianna Simon FLASHY MISS
    Novice Kathleen Law BROOKLYNVILLE
    Novice Katie Plath WICKEDANDWORTHIT
    Novice Kristen Parris Untouchable
    Novice Lance Leclair MISSY CLARE
    Novice Maddie Moy RUMMY
    Novice Melissa Fox TITO TONIGHT
    Novice Nora Muckerman Sig
    Novice Sara Clendaniel BELLA
         
    Beginner Novice Colleen Kolenda A DOZEN ROSES
    Beginner Novice Kylie Carter JINX
    Beginner Novice Alice Johnson PIEDMONT SUN
    Beginner Novice Amy Pleasants KAZIEN T
    Beginner Novice Anna Bushman START SNAPPING
    Beginner Novice Caroline Andrews CV'S MONSTER MAN
    Beginner Novice Cassidy Spicknall HARRISON
    Beginner Novice Charlotte Eskeland ZEUS
    Beginner Novice Christine Raymer DOBBY IS A FREE ELF
    Beginner Novice Daniella Teie CROWN THY GOOD
    Beginner Novice Danielle Thumma IVE GOT THE GOLD (SQUISHY)
    Beginner Novice Elizabeth Espinosa Benediction
    Beginner Novice Erika Offutt TOUCH OF GOLD
    Beginner Novice Erin Kidwell TANGO
    Beginner Novice Haley Shelberg WESTERN DYNAMO
    Beginner Novice Hayley Spicknall JUMPIN JACK CASH
    Beginner Novice Janelle Stewart HIGH RESOLUTION
    Beginner Novice Katie Cleveland ARNOLD THE TERMINATOR
    Beginner Novice Kim Brokaw MILTON
    Beginner Novice Leah Brittin SECOND CHANCE
    Beginner Novice Lilly Baer CHOCOLATE PEARL
    Beginner Novice Lizzie Sullivan BUCK NAKED
    Beginner Novice Maria Barrett ALADDIN'S LAMP
    Beginner Novice Megan Zalesak JUST DASH
    Beginner Novice Morgan Connelly REPOSADO WG
    Beginner Novice Rose Agard Secret Bank
    Beginner Novice Sarah Clyatt La Ferrari
    Beginner Novice Sebastien Brigham-Alomari FRISCO
    Beginner Novice Tatiana Perez CALLING PRINCE CHARMING
         
    Elementary Aidyn Kenealy GOLDEN BOY
    Elementary Allyson Armagost SHEER LUCK (SHAMMY)
    Elementary Brianna Dirocco-toy SUMMIT COUNTY
    Elementary Caroline Savage NAUGHTY BY NATURE
    Elementary Danielle Ruderman CCS FALATHIEL
    Elementary Dannielle Heller LIAM
    Elementary Farryn Kuhn IMA FOOL FOR YOU
    Elementary Jennifer Shepherd SHILOH
    Elementary Kieley Baker GREYSTOKES PEGASUS PISTOL
    Elementary Lainie Taxay ONE IN A MILLION
    Elementary Laury Marshall TYCHO
    Elementary Nicole Doering WORTH THE WHISKEY
    Elementary Rose Mcgrath LOVELY LADYBUG
    Elementary Ruthie Goodman TELYNAU MR. JEEVES
    Elementary Sara Miller leary FLATS AND SHARPS
    Elementary Sophie Nelson GABRIELS GIFT
    Elementary Tracey Stonebridge SOUTHERN STRAITS
    Elementary Trenton Morgan THE ART OF WAR
         
    Introductory Ashley Ochocki MIGHTY MOE
    Introductory Breanna Hyatt NASHVILLE NIGHTS
    Introductory Diana Brinsfield CRYSTAL VIEW
    Introductory Eleanor Hilliker ZIGGY
    Introductory Enzo Fiorentino LITTLE DRAGON
    Introductory Kathleen Atkinson JONAMAC
    Introductory Kendal Shires I LOVE YOU A LATTE
    Introductory Kendall Shires I love you a latte
    Introductory Lily Bisson Sedona
    Introductory Madison Neil The Gambler (Vinny)
    Introductory Madison Neil  THE GAMBLER (VINNY)
    Introductory Margaret Dugan KING ARTHUR
    Introductory Myra Blake KEVIN




  • 2021 Starter Series Team Winners

    1st Place 

    Friends I Didn't Know I Had

    Annie Renzetti riding Luna
    Brianna DiRocco Toy riding Summit County
    Tiffany Andrews riding Crown Royal

    2nd place

    Team Destination

    Caroline Andrews riding CV's Monster Man
    Erin McElhone riding Mamoobil
    Nora Muckerman riding So It Goes
    Cierra Miller riding CV's Jackpot

    tie for 3rd place 

    Hedgerow Farm 

    Emma Whitaker riding Samson
    John Secan riding Potter
    Kendal Fansler riding Charlotte
    Kyleigh Fansler riding Smokey

    Team Misty Run II

    Katie Plath riding Wickedandworthit
    Kyra Gustavus riding What A Guess
    Isabella Nelson riding Lioncheatinstealin

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  • 2022 Winter XDerby Series

    Type: Cross Derby

    ATTENTION! The January XDerby is CANCELED. Refunds less the $10 office fee will be issued.

     

    XDerby Refunds: Through late closing day - refund less a $10 office fee. After late closing - no refunds, credits or transfers.If there is a wait list, full refunds will be issued to any scratch whose spot can be filled off the wait list.

    Show Date Closing Date   Online Entry 

    January 8-9/15-16, 2022

    12/31/2021   CANCELED
    March 5-6, 2022 2/25/2022   ONLINE ENTRY


    Description of MDHT Cross XDerby courses:
    All rings will have cross country obstacles you would find on a typical competition course with show jump obstacles mixed in. The objective is to establish a rhythm over solid jumps in reliable consistent footing. Optimum times will be posted on day of XDerby. Logs/xrails through Modified. Schooling session before each division to school over the competition jumps beforehand. We will be starting with Logs/xrails and moving up so as to allow competitors to "move up" if desired. $105/round (includes schooling session) $35 for Logs/xrails (March only)

     Level Jumping Efforts Course Length (appx) Speed*
     Logs / Small Cross Rails*** 10 - 12**  TBA  250 mpm (can be led)
     Elementary (2' - 2'3") 12 - 15**  TBA 300 mpm
     Beginner Novice (2'7" max) 15 - 18**  TBA  325 mpm*
     Novice (2'11" max) 20 - 22**  TBA  350 mpm*
     Training (3'3" max) 22+**  TBA  375 mpm*
     Modified (3'5" max) 23+**  TBA  400 mpm*

    *The XDerby speeds are slightly higher than regular SJ to incorporate a better flow over the cross country jumps.
    ** Subject to change

     

    Schedule and Order of Go

    TBD


    Rules

    The MDHT XDerby will follow USEF rules for Cross Country dress and tack. All Riders must wear ASTM/SEI approved helmet, protective vests, and medical armband. Willful delay will be enforced. Competitors may enter more than one level but would be expected not to enter their horses less than one level below which they are currently competing. No coaching during competition, but highly encouraged in our schooling sessions.

    There will be an audible signal to start. Fall of horse or rider during jumping phase is immediate elimination and you must leave the course.

    • Knock Down – 10 points
    • 1st Refusal – 10 points
    • 2nd Refusal at same fence – 20 points
    • 3rd refusal same fence – Elimination
    • Fall of Competitor or Horse – Elimination
    • 4 Refusals on Whole Course – Elimination
    • Skipping or missing a fence – Elimination
    • Willful Delay, as defined by USEF rules – 8 points
    • A circle between fences will count as a refusal. A circle before Fence 1 after crossing the flags is allowed but will count against time. Crossing start flags a second time in this instance only is permitted if space is required.
    • Exceeding time limit – Elimination
    • Leaving course (arena) – Elimination
    • Not going through start or finish flags – Elimination
    • Unauthorized assistance - Elimination
    • Combinations numbered "AB" will be as per Stadium Rules, i.e., if "B" is refused, "A" must be re-jumped on second presentation.
    Time Penalties Table  
     1 to 10 seconds under OPT – 1 point/sec 1 to 10 seconds over OPT – 2 points/sec 
     11 to 20 seconds under OPT – 2 points/sec  11 to 20 seconds over OPT – 4 points/sec
     21 or more seconds under OPT – 3 points/sec  21 or more seconds over OPT – 6 points/sec
    • Optimum time (OPT) and course length will be posted for each division.
    • Time starts/ends when horse and rider go through the start/finish flags.
    • Any actions/events involving horse, rider or other persons not laid out herein are understood to be be governed by the 2020 USEF eventing rules.
    • We schedule at 2-minute intervals but please be ready before your time in case we move along faster.
    • 8 Ribbons per division (Prizes for 1st - 3rd)
    • Scoring: Penalties in jumping are added to the time penalties to determine placing for each division. Closest to optimum time with lowest jump and time penalties wins. Ties are broken by lowest jump penalties or, if jump penalties are equal, by being closest to optimum time without going over.

    Please note - unsportsmanlike conduct directed towards anyone at any time will result in removal from the competition and show grounds. This applies to competitors, parents/guardians, and coaches.


    Entry Policies

    • XDerby Refund Policy: Through closing day - full refund. Through late closing day - credit for next event, less a $25 change fee. After late closing - no refunds or credits.If there is a wait list, full refunds or credits will be issued to any scratch whose spot can be filled off the wait list.
    • Payment should be made by credit card on Compete Easy App when entering any event.
    • Any returned check for extra rounds or other activities will be subject to a $50 returned check fee – no exceptions.
    • We must RECEIVE your entry and payment by closing date. Entries submitted or paid for after closing will pay a $25 late fee, if space is available. Compete Easy does not allow you to submit incomplete entries.
    • LIMITED SPACE available. Sign up early! Our XDerbies frequently fill BEFORE the closing date!
      • We will be restricting the sizes for each schooling and division.
    • A schooling period will be offered before each division. There will be a short arena familiarization before the Logs/Crossrails division.
    • Extra "day of" rounds, if space allows, will be run HC and cost $70. Check in with the starter, then pay in the office. HC Logs/Cross Rails are $25.
    • No unauthorized motor vehicles of any kind allowed on course.
    • Print pinny numbers from Compete Easy app. Please bring a pinny holder.
    • Ride times will be posted through the Compete Easy app.
      • You will get a schedule with the time you will be allowed on the grounds. When your ride is over you can get results in real-time on your phone. Download the COMPETE EASY app.
    • Ribbons will be self serve.
    • Vet and Farrier will be on call.
    • Current Negative Coggins required with entry form. We do not keep coggins on file unless uploaded on website or added to Compete Easy rider profile.
    • Loch Moy Farm Liability Waiver (below) required with entry form. We do not keep waivers on file unless uploaded on website or added to Compete Easy rider profile.
    • NO unleashed dogs. Unleashed dogs will incur $100 fine and competitor elimination.
    • In the interest of horse and rider welfare and safety, the weather forecast will be taken into account at or after the closing date. A sufficiently unfavorable forecast will cancel the event.

    In the interest of horse and rider welfare and safety, the weather forecast will be taken into account at or after the closing date. A sufficiently unfavorable forecast will cancel the event.  If Loch Moy Farm cancels the event, a full refund will be given through Compete Easy.


    Winter XDerby Series Awards

    Individual Series Awards

    The top 3 riders with the least accumulated points will win special prizes at the end of the series (December 5-6, January 8-9, March 5-6).

    • Riders must ride in at least two XDerbies.
    • Same horse and rider combination.
    • Can do different divisions.
    • Only one round per weekend counts toward scoring
    • Logs/Crossrails Division is not eligible for points.
    • Highest cumulative score wins.
    • Scoring calculation: Total penalties will be subtract from 100 for each round. For example: A rider who accumulates 10 total penalties during their round will have a score of 90 for that weekend's derby.
    • Eliminations, falls, no-shows, etc. earn zero points. Penalties of more than 100 will also earn zero points.

    Team Series Awards

    • Compete as part of a team for a chance to win additional prizes.
    • Teams are made up of three or four riders.
    • If three riders, all scores count toward the team score.
    • If four riders, the lowest score is dropped.
    • Riders may ride multiple horses for one team.
    • Horse substitutions are allowed in the event of lameness, etc. Notify secretary of change in advance.
    • A rider’s elimination does not eliminate the team.
    • The top team gets prizes, including your names engraved on a perpetual trophy.
    • Team must participate in at least two XDerbies.
    • Scoring is the same as for Individual Series Awards. Highest cumulative score wins.
    • Logs/Crossrails Division is not eligible for team points.
  • Choose an ICP-Certified Instructor

    The Maryland Horse Trials and Loch Moy Farm suggests all riders choose ICP-certified instructors. Following are some links to help!

    ICP-certified Instructors listed by level of certificate

    ICP-certified instructors listed by USEA Area

    If you'd like to know more about the substance of the ICP program, please go to this link. It describes our Workshops, Assessments, and Continuing Education.

  • Compete Easy to be used for Online Entries

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    The Maryland Horse Trials will be using this new system for online entries.

  • Current IRP Point Standings

    Current IRP Point Standings

  • FEH East Coast Championships - Sept 26+27 - Program and Results

    FEH East Coast Championships, September 26 and 27, 2020

    Click here to download the FEH Championships Program (PDF)
  • January XDerby is CANCELED

    We regret to announce that the January derby is canceled altogether. Next weekend's forecast looks frigid and with another chance for substantial snow, and we made the decision with equine and rider safety at the forefront.

  • March 2021 Notes from the Course Designer

    All courses for the first starter of the year will be open and inviting using mainly the more natural fences and logs.

  • MDHT XDerby Team Series 2021

    These are the updated points for the MDHT Derby Team Series.

    If you have any questions please email at mdhorsetrials@gmail.com.

    Current Team Derby results 

     

  • Schooling Opportunities at Loch Moy Farm

    Social Distancing? Socially Distant? Loch Moy Farm is open for schooling of all disciplines! We have a derby course and grass cross country course, a stadium course, and two dressage arenas (standard and small), a gallop track and riding trails as well as indoor schooling.

    You can ride your horse while still maintaining your distance - a healthy outlet!  We have made the decision to be open every day and continue schooling at Loch Moy Farm to keep riders fit and ready for when the 2021 competition season resumes.

  • The MD International Event

    MD International CCI1* (unified) and CCI2*S, CCI3*S entries open 5/18/2021

    July 2-4 at The Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm.

    Divisions offered:
    CCI3-S,CCI2-S,CCI1-S,I,P,P-JY,PR,M,T,T-Jr,TR,N,N-Jr,NR,BN,BN-Jr,BNR

    Enter On-line

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    2021 PROGRAM BOOK

  • The USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Program Video

  • Week with the Pros on Competition Course

    Join us October 4-7 for a Week with the Pros on Competition Course

    Riders pay the $85 schooling fee to LMF.

    Schedule

    Monday: 

    Daniel Clasing

    Entries Due: 9/28/2021

    REGISTER ONLINE

    Tuesday:

    Stephen Bradley

    Entries Due:9/29/2021

    REGISTER ONLINE

    Wednesday:

    Kelley Williams

    Entries Due: 9/30/2021

    REGISTER ONLINE

    Allison Springer

    Entries Due: 9/30/2021

    REGISTER ONLINE

     
     


  • XC and XDerby Schooling

    Open every day, the XDerby course on 9 acres of all weather footing with banks, water and ditches (closes March 10, 2022) and  XC grass schooling course.  Appointments must be made in advance by texting 301-514-0111.

    • Please send a rider list, time and date and how each rider is paying (text) 301-514-0111.
    • 2 for one, XC schooling and on XDerby course and front schooling course is $60 on Venmo @carolyn-mackintosh or $65 PayPal on website
    • Coggins and waiver can be uploaded at theMarylandhorsetrials.com
    • Pay before coming on the property.
    • Text when you’re on your way!
  • Young Horse Show Series

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