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Schooling Opportunities

MDHT Donation Derby, Dec. 1&2, 2018

On DERBY DAY please join us in supporting Platoon 22 with a donation of cash or check to support their wonderful charitable organization.

Description of MDHT Cross Derby courses: All rings will have cross country obstacles you would find on a typical competition course. The objective is to establish a rhythm over solid jumps in reliable consistent footing. Optimum times will be posted. $85 per division, Elementary through Modified. $25 per poles division.



Jumping Efforts

Course Length


Poles/Small Xrails

10-12 **


225 mpm
(can be led)

Elementary           2’ – 2’3”

12 - 15 **


275 mpm

Beg. Novice         2’7” max

15 - 18 **


325 mpm*

Novice                  2’11” max

20 - 22 **


350 mpm*

Training               3’3” max

22+ **


375 mpm*

Modified              3'5"  max

23+ **


400 mpm*

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

Rules: The MDHT Derby will follow the USEA/USEF Jumping phase rules. USEF rules for Cross Country dress and tack will be followed. 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 on our schooling days.

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 -- 4 points
  • 1st Refusal -- 4 points
  • 2nd Refusal at same fence -- 8 points
  • 3rd refusal same fence – Elimination
  • Fall of Competitor -- Elimination
  • Fall of Horse -- Elimination
  • 4 Refusals on Whole Course – Elimination
  • Circle will count as a refusal
  • Time Penalty – 1 Per Second Under Optimum Time; 2 Per Second Over Optimum Time
  • Exceeding time limit -- Elimination
  • Leaving course (arena) -- Elimination
  • Riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet and body protector as well as a medical armband.
  • Combinations numbered "AB" will be as per Stadium Rules, i.e., if "B" is refused, "A" must be re-jumped on second presentation.
  • Scoring: Penalties in jumping are added to determine placing for each division. Closest to optimum time and lowest score wins. Ties will be broken by the better time

All horses must have a current negative Coggins submitted with entry.

Closing Date: Entries must be received by November 19, 2018

  • LIMITED SPACE available. Sign up early!
  • Schooling periods will be offered before division. There will be no schooling before the poles division. Schedule to be posted in advance.
  • $25 late fee will be charged after closing date, November 19. BUT entries sent after closing may not be accepted
  • A competitor may pay $25 and sign up for EXTRA Derby rounds on the day of the show if space is available. Check in with the starter, then pay in the office.
  • Competition Cancellation – No refund.
  • No unauthorized motor vehicles of any kind allowed on course.
  • We will issue paper pinnies, please bring pinny holder
  • $50 returned check fee.
  • NO unleashed dogs. Unleashed dogs will incur $100 fine and competitor elimination.
  • Ride times will be posted on the THURSDAY before the show at: www.themarylandhorsetrials.com.
  • 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
  • Loch Moy Farm Liability Waiver (below) required with entry form. We do not keep waivers on file unless uploaded on website.
  • In the interest of horse and rider welfare and safety, the weather forecast will be taken into account at or after the closing date. An inclement forecast will cancel the event.


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Donation Derby to benefit Platoon 22, December 1+2 is now open for entries

Please join us in supporting Platoon 22. Platoon 22's mission is: To raise awareness for the suicide epidemic facing our Veterans and First Responders while providing empowerment through programming and research.

Platoon 22 aims to raise awareness for the suicide epidemic facing our Veterans and First Responders while providing empowerment through programming and research. They combine equine-facilitated healing with other interactive and meditative activities such as fishing, yoga, massages, and more. Through this program, their goal is to provide Warriors with tools and skills necessary to reduce the symptoms of PTS and help to relieve stress on a daily basis. The Platoon 22 Horse Experience is run through Paradise Stables in Mt. Airy, MD. All accomodations, transportation, and meals are provided to the Warriors free of charge.

DONATION Checks should be made out to:  Platoon 22

Please bring donation checks to the Donation Derby to be collected by Platoon 22 at the event.  All donations are tax deductible.

Entry Form

Cross Country Schooling at Loch Moy Farm

Schooling at its best!!

  • Water, Banks, Ditches for all levels.
  • Wonderful open areas.
  • Cost is $50 ($75 for competition course WHEN OPEN for schooling) per horse and rider combination.
  • Elementary - Intermediate levels.

Our cross country schooling course is open for schooling, by appointment. We have many elementary and beginner novice jumps, in addition to novice, training and preliminary, as well as intermediate portables. Please call 301-514-0111 to reserve a time and day.

Ground conditions sometimes dictate the use of studs. We strongly suggest you bring them along and check footing prior to beginning your schooling.

The COMPETITION COURSE will be CLOSED for schooling until after the July CIC*/** events.

Download Waiver/Rules

Rules for ALL Cross Country Schooling

Call 301-514-0111 to make an appointment to XC school:

  • All signed forms and checks must be in Red lockbox/ mailbox BEFOREyou take your horse off the trailer, or you will be excused from the course!
  • Riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet and body protector.
  • A medical armband is recommended.
  • Riders may NOT school alone
  • Please write coggins date and accession number on the release .
  • Releases and a registration form are available by clicking the buttons at the top of this page (will open a pdf form you can print and sign to bring with you).
  • The cost is $75 per horse and rider combination for the competition course (limited) or $50 per horse and rider combination for the schooling course.
  • New marked meter / mile plus Gallop track is $25, included in schooling course fee of $50.
  • Make checks payable to "Loch Moy Farm, LLC."
  • Porta potty available on the grounds. Bring water for you and your horse.

bridge outWEEKENDS from Friday 10pm to Monday 5am the Monacacy Bridge from Dickerson (Montgomery County MD) will be closed!!

Please choose alternate route.

If coming from the south, take 270 North to exit 26 (Buckeystown/Urbana) Route 80. Take 80 west to a left onto Park Mills Road.

From Leesburg area, use 15 North to Route 28 in Point of Rocks. Do not take White's Ferry!