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Type: Cross Derby

Championship: For the Starter Series, there will be a Championship on the final Starter weekend. There will be a Championship division and regular divisions for each level. In order to qualify for a Championship division, the same horse/rider combination must place 1st - 6th in at least 1 of the Starters and have competed in at least 2 of the starters. The level the rider qualifies at will be their Championship level. Combined Tests do not count towards qualifying placings.


Team Competition: Form your own teams of 3 or 4 horse and rider combinations to compete for prizes and medals to be awarded following the final Starter competition. Points from the three highest scoring team members will be added together to determine the total number of points at each event. Teams can be made up of horse and rider combinations from various levels. Points awarded for top 8 placings 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

Starter Trials: The Starter Horse Trials consists of all three phases (dressage, show jumping, cross country) in an unrecognized/starter format. The trials have opening and closing Dates, just like the USEF/USEA Recognized Horse Trials. The table below lists the necessary dates for the Starter Horse Trials. Please complete and mail the attached form or enter electronically via (9:00 pm closing time).

Date: Closing Date On-line Entry
Mar 20-21, 2021  TBD  TBD
Apr 17-18, 2021  TBD TBD
May 29-30, 2021 TBD  TBD
Sept 18-19, 2021  TBD  TBD
Oct 9-10, 2021  TBD  TBD
Oct 30-Oct 31, 2021  TBD TBD

* Final Starter (10/30-10/31) Competition will run championship divisions along with regular divisions for each level. The Championship division schedule will be announced closer to the event.

** Lead Line Division only held on April and September starters.


Jumping Efforts

Dressage Test

Leadline - No green horses!

SJ - 10 - 12 crossrails, XC - step-over logs on a small grass course. Tri-State Dressage Society 2017 Leadline Test A (for our events, horse is ALLOWED OFF LEAD, despite the directives)


18" - 2'

USDF 2019 Intro TEST A
Small arena (20m x 40m) (Walk, Trot)


2' - 2'3"

USDF 2019 Intro Test C
Small arena (20m x 40m) (Walk, Trot, and Canter)

Beg. Novice


USEF 2018 BN Test A
Small arena (20m x 40m)



USEF 2018 Novice Test A
Small arena (20m x 40m)



USEF 2018 Training Test A
Small arena (20m x 40m)



USEF 2018 Modified TEST A
Small arena (20m x 40m)

Preliminary  3'7" USEF 2018 Preliminary Test A
Small arena (20m x 40m) – Combined Test Only

: Please send voucher with entry ASAP. Starters fill quickly. Email to before closing

Horse Trial: $150 (early bird $125); CT $75; Dressage Test $50; Cross Country Round $65; Stadium Round $40 Stabling: $50/night. Initial bag of shavings included. Additional $10/bag. Muck deposit of $25 per stall (SEPARATE CHECK) shredded if stall is stripped and swept clean. Please check out at secretary’s stand.

Included with Stabling: Come early the day before the event and hack along the river, school the schooling course and try our measured gallop track for no additional fee when stabling. Applies only to horses entered in the event.

Shavings: $10/bag

Refunds: Scratches received prior to the closing date will be refunded, less $25 office fee. No refunds after the closing date. If for any reason the show is cancelled – no refund.

Change Fee: $25/entry

Non-Compete Horse Fee: $50

Returned Check Fee: $50

Payment: Entries must be accompanied by payment to be processed. Entries received without payment will not be processed.

All Horse Trials fees must be paid in full by closing date to receive Early Bird rate. Unpaid CTs, dressage, stadium and cross-country rounds subject to $25 Missing Items Fee if not paid by the Monday before the show. Entries with missing paperwork subject to $25 Missing Items fee if not complete by the Monday before the show.

  • Entry by closing date DOES NOT guarantee acceptance. We fill early!
  • Scheduling requests must be submitted AT LEAST one week before event. Not all requests can be fulfilled.
  • Paper pinny numbers will be used. Bring your own pinny holders!
  • NO REFUNDS after closing date. Before closing date, refund less $25 office fee. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Competition Cancellation: No SJ rounds may replace Cross Country phase in case of unsafe footing on cross country course. Schedule will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Extra Show Jumping Rounds, or SJ only are $40/round. (HC - no ribbons)
  • Extra Cross Country Jumping Rounds are $65/round. (HC - no ribbons)
  • Combined Tests are $75. CTs will be pinned if there are three or more starters, otherwise Must ride listed test.
  • Extra Dressage Only: indicate test on entry - $50/test. (HC - no ribbons)
  • No unauthorized motor vehicles of any kind allowed on course or near dressage.
  • $50 returned check
  • NO unleashed dogs. Unleashed dogs will incur $100 fine and competitor
  • Ride times will be posted on the THURSDAY before the show at
  • Vet will be on call.
  • Farrier will be on call.
  • Current Negative Coggins and Loch Moy Farm waiver required with entry WE DO NOT KEEP PAPERWORK ONFILE unless it is uploaded to our website.
  • Non-competing horse grounds fees: $50 per Include Coggins of non-compete horse with entry. Bridle number will be issued and must be worn while horse is on grounds.
  • Wait List: If the event is full, complete entries are given Incomplete and unpaid entries will be bumped to the wait list and re- accepted if space allows, and pending completion.
  • Entries are not allowed to be sold if there is a wait If you need to scratch, you need to contact us via
  • Voicemail/phone cancellations are not accepted.

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