New Event Horse

FEH/YEH/NEH Omnibus Listing

FEH/YEH/NEH Entry Form

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Draw checks to Loch Moy Farm. No Foreign checks (U.S. dollars only).

Entry: YEH/NEH: $110 plus $10.00 USEA starter fee. FEH: $95.00 plus $10.00 USEA starter fee.
No grounds fee for competing horses; for non-compete $50.00.
POST Entry - Received in Hand after Closing Date - YEH/NEH: $135 plus $10.00 USEA starter fee; FEH: $120 plus $10.00 USEA starter fee
Stabling: $75.00 per night.
Muck Fee: $50.00 (separate check) stalls must be stripped + swept.
Late/Incomplete Fee: $25.00 (see post entry fee above).
Double Entries: Not accepted
Camping: $25.00; w/electric Hook up: $40.00/night.

Before C.D.-Less $25 non-refundable office fee; After C.D.-No refund on entry. Competition cancellation-No refund.
Refund Policy:
The USEA Starter fees ($10), are not subject to office fees, and shall be returned within 30 days of the competition to any rider who does not start the dressage test.


INCOMPLETE ENTRIES: On-time entries still incomplete one week before the event will be charged $25.

USEA MEMBERSHIP: USEA current membership (Junior, Collegiate, Full, Life) and horse registration (Limited or Full) are required at all levels, except FEH handler.

PAPER NUMBER PINNIES will be in effect for the jump/gallop test. Riders must bring pinny holders with them.
All entry fees must be in US funds; checks must be US checks or money orders from US banks; no foreign checks. All monies paid within 1 week of the event must be in form of credit card/money order/cash/cashiers check (no exceptions). Office fee will be billed to no-show, no-pay entries!
Any change to entry subject to $20 fee and must be in writing (fax, email or mail). Before C.D. - change of horse and/or rider and/or division allowed. After C.D. - change of horse or rider (not both) and/or division, space permitting. Absolutely no telephone withdrawals, changes or stabling requests will be accepted.

COGGINS: Neg. Coggins within 12 months required for all horses, including non-compete horse.

E-MAIL: Include printed, legible and current email address on entry. Preferred contact is via email.



Tentative Expected Start: 9:00 AM
Order of Go: TBD


3)AWARDS: Ribbons: 1st to 8th place.  Prizes: TBA


4)STARTING TIMES: Available Wednesday before on website



Stabling: 54 permanent stalls with stall doors. $75 per night includes one bale of straw AND schooling on Loch Moy's XC schooling course. STRAW BEDDING ONLY! Include a SEPARATE $50 check muck deposit. Stalls must be stripped and swept. Competitors wishing to stay for the week, call (301) 514-0111. Bedding/Hay available for purchase ONLY if pre-ordered on stabling form.

Camping: $25 and limited # of electric (only) hook-ups around stabling, $40/night.
Veterinarian: On Call Farrier: On Call



Marriott - TownePlace Suites (pet-friendly) (866) 715-0006 (9.4 miles) 5050 Westview Dr.‎ Frederick MD 21703 US. Ask for Loch Moy Farm Rate. Days Inn, 5646 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 301-694-6600 (11.6 miles) Ask for Loch Moy Farm rate. Main Stay Suites, 7310 Executive Way, Frederick, MD 21704 301-668-4600 (7.42 miles away); Sleep Inn, 5361 Spectrum Dr, Frederick, MD 21703 301-668-2003 (8.27 miles away); Holiday Inn Express Frederick, 5579 Spectrum Dr, Frederick, MD 21703 301-695-2881 (8.60 miles away);) Comfort Inn (pet friendly) (7.42 miles away) 301-668-7272 7300 Executive Way, Frederick, MD 21704.

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On-site Camping: Limited # of electric (only) hook-ups around stabling, $40/night.



Address: 1235 Park Mills Road, Adamstown, MD 21710
From Route 15 in Maryland or Virginia: At Pt of Rocks, turn South onto MD-28 / CLAY ST. At stop sign turn right to continue on MD-28. Turn LEFT onto PARK MILLS RD. Event is 1.1 miles on left.
From I-70 in MD: exit # 54 onto MD-355 South/ URBANA PIKE. Turn right onto Park Mills Road. Event is 6.4 miles on right.
From 270 in MD: exit # 26 onto Route 80-Buckeystown. Turn Left onto Park Mills Road. Event is 5.2 miles on right.

If traveling from south Route 28 to Park Mills Road, be aware of bridge repairs/road work at the Monocacy River bridge.



YEH-5: 2017 YEH 5-Year-Old Dressage Test
YEH-4: 2017 YEH 4-Year-Old Dressage Test
NEH: 2017 YEH 4-Year-Old Dressage Test



Young Event Horse Jump/Gallop Test: See Young Event Horse Jumping Standards:

New Event Horse Jump/Gallop Test: See New Event Horse Guidelines: Fence heights 2'3” to 2'7”.



Other: Concessions available on grounds. Water on grounds but it is advised to bring your own. To stay up to date on the new course additions, clinics, schooling and entry information, follow us on Twitter and become a fan of the Maryland Horse Trials on Facebook.

Volunteers: Volunteer for the day at the Maryland Horse Trials and get a free schooling pass, logo wear, lunch, a day of fun and more. Bring a friend, make friends! Call 301-514-0111 or sign up at For more information see  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dogs: GR1301.6 will be STRICHTLY ENFORCED. There will be a $100 fine for any dog not on a leash at any time during the weekend and the owner may be asked to leave the grounds. - Dogs are not permitted to be loose on competition grounds and must be on a leash or otherwise contained. Individuals must not lead dogs on a leash while mounted. Dog owners are solely responsible for any damages, claims, losses or actions resulting from their dogs’ behaviors. Dog owners failing to comply with this rule may be subject to penalty under Chapters 6 and 7, as well as issuance of warning cards.

Guidelines for the New Event Horse Program

New Event Horse at Loch Moy Farm

General Omnibus

September 1Series Finale October 12

In 2018, Loch Moy Farm is promoting an overlooked but valuable USEA program – the New Event Horse (NEH) competition. Suitable for introducing both horses and riders to the sport of eventing, NEH has the potential to become integral to any trainer's program.

Students and horses will benefit from a low-pressure welcome to recognized competition. Trainers will have a new marketing tool for lower-level sales horses: a USEA-sanctioned competition record for a cost on par with many starter events. Horse owners will receive a professional evaluation of their horse's suitability for eventing. Loch Moy Farm's goal is to expand competition, learning and sales opportunities for the core of eventing: riders, horses and trainers involved in the most popular levels of the sport.

LINK: USEA Introduction:


The program is ideal for introducing eventing to horses who are changing careers, such as off-track Thoroughbreds, dressage horses, foxhunters and others. It also allows for the evaluation of purpose-bred horses who have aged out of the Young Event Horse program. Eligible horses are in their first or second year of showing. Horses and riders must be registered with USEA; riders may be non-competing members, and horses may be registered with a Limited status.

Read the USEA New Event Horse Guidelines for details about experience restrictions of the horse, possible class sections, saddlery, dress, desired attributes and scoring. The ideal New Event Horse is one that:

“possesses the talent and mind set and who, with proper training, would be the horse most likely to become a competent, safe, and fun adult amateur, junior, or young rider horse at the Preliminary levels and below.” - USEA

Note: Horses in NEH may enter into a Beginner Novice or Novice class occuring in conjunction with an NEH class. At Loch Moy, this means that horses entering the July 5 NEH competition may also enter one of these levels on July 7 or July 8.

LINK: USEA Guidelines for New Event Horse:


The NEH format is similar but not entirely analogous to the common structure of a recognized event. Horses and riders participate in three phases: conformation, dressage and the jump/gallop test. Conformation rates the physical suitability of the horse to the intended purpose. Dressage rates the horse's movement and obedience, while the jump/gallop test assesses athleticism.

Conformation - score does not count toward official result

Section I Dressage Test - 30% of score
Section II Jumping Test/Gallop/General Impression - 70% of score

Dressage is scored on impressions rather than specific movements. The test is similar in difficulty to USDF Introductory C or Beginner Novice.

The jumping test/gallop comprises a mix of five stadium and ten cross country fences, to include at least one of the following: ditch, bank, water or solid fence. A score is given for each jumping effort. Fence heights shall not exceed 2'7” and specifications will not exceed those of Beginner Novice competitions. Horses are to show the gallop following the last fence.


Entry Form:

Test: The dressage test is the Young Event Horse (YEH) Four Year Old Test.

Score Sheets:

Qualifying Score and Format for Series Finale

Due to USEA trademark restrictions, we must change the name of our final show from "Championships" to "Series Finale." Any horse that qualified at an Area II New Event Horse Competition in the 2018 competition year is still eligible to attend. The qualifying score is: a) two (2) scores of 67% or higher OR b) one score of 72% or higher. Scores must be recorded with the USEA to be valid.

The Series Finale format will be the same format as the regular NEH class:

Section I Dressage Test - 30% of score
Section II Jumping Test/Gallop/General Impression - 70% of score

(The conformation section is no longer part of the official competition).

The specific order of Section I Conformation will be announced when final times are published.

The dressage test will be the YEH 4 Year Old Championship test:

The jump/gallop test will not exceed the Championship standard for the YEH 4 Year Olds:

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