MDHT Donation Derby (Dec 2021)

Loch Moy Farm

12/04/2021
12/05/2021
09/27/2021
11/26/2021
11/29/2021
$25.00

 

MDHT Donation Derby (December 4 + 5, 2021)

 

Maryland Equine Transition Service long logo

 

 

WINTER CROSS DERBY SERIES - 2020-2021

Saturday, Dec. 4: Elementary to Modified || Sunday Dec. 5: Logs to Novice

(early bird closing 11/26 || final close date 11/29)

Saturday, January 8: Elem – Modified || Sunday January 9: Logs to Novice

(early bird closing 12/31 || final close date 1/3)

Saturday, March 5: Elem – Modified || Sunday, March 6: Logs – Novice

(early bird closing 2/25 || final close date 2/28)

Schooling before each division; there will be very brief schooling before poles.

 

 

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.

  Level

Jumping Efforts**

Course Length
(approx)

Speed*

Logs/Small Cross Rails

10-12

TBD

250 mpm (can be led)

Elementary           2’ – 2’3”

12 - 15**

TBD

300 mpm

Beg. Novice          2’7”  max

15 - 18**

TBD

325 mpm*

Novice                  2’11” max

20 - 22**

TBD

350 mpm*

Training                3’ 3” max

22+**

TBD

375 mpm*

Modified               3’5 max

23+**

TBD

400 mpm*

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

** Subject to change

 

Donation Derby Christmas/Holiday Class – December 4 and 5 – Turn out in your best holiday costume! Dress up your horse, your dog and your kids (goat and human). $10 per entry. All proceeds benefit the Maryland Equine Transition Service. We will parade around the arena and maybe through the parking lot if we’re feeling adventurous! Prizes for best costumes and holiday spirit, best truck decorations, and whatever else catches our eye.

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This year's beneficiary is the Maryland Equine Transition Service. The Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS) is a statewide equine safety net initiative of the Maryland Horse Council Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, that provides safe alternatives for horses needing homes by helping owners identify and select the best transition options for their horses. METS provides equine assessment, marketing services and applicant screening to help make the best match between horses and new homes. They also provide assistance to owners in need of end-of-life assistance when rehoming is not an option. METS will have a booth near the office with information, donation options, and swag for sale.

PARKING: Parking services will be provided by the Walkersville Historical Society. They will have information and donation options at the gate. Members of the Walkersville Historical Society have been dedicated volunteers at Loch Moy Farm almost from the beginning! Please help them support this great community organization, keeping alive small-town history in Maryland.

VENDOR: Our premier vendor for the weekend, The Fern Farmer is the Official Floral Designer and Plant Provider for the Maryland 5 Star. A holiday-themed nursery yard will be set up next to the scoreboard all weekend long featuring live trees and plants for sale from the competition areas of the inaugural 5* event at Fair Hill. What a fantastic gift for your barns, trainers, friends, and families--a piece of MD eventing history! 100% of the proceeds will go to the MD Region Pony Clubs.

The Fern Farmer Logo (black and white fern background with the white letters FF in foreground)

 

Rules

 

The MDHT Cross Derby 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:

Time Penalties Table

 

1 to 10 seconds under OPT – 1 point/sec

  • 1 to 10 seconds over OPT – 2 points/sec

11 to 10 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

 

 

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  • 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 and lowest penalties wins. Ties are broken by lowest jump penalties or, if jump penalties are equal, by being closest to optimum time without going over.

 

 

Entry Policies

  • 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 the event is canceled due to weather conditions by Loch Moy Farm, entries will be refunded through Compete Easy.  If you cancel due to weather, but the event is still held, there will be NO refund.  NO refunds or transfers after the posted closing date.
  • 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 derbies frequently fill BEFORE the closing date!
  • 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.
  • Competition Cancellation NO Refund
  • No unauthorized motor vehicles of any kind allowed on course.
  • LMF will email pinny number(s) for you to print. Please bring pinny holder.
  • Ride times will be posted the THURSDAY before the show at: www.themarylandhorsetrials.com, by email and through the Compete Easy app.
  • 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.  If the event is canceled due to weather conditions by Loch Moy Farm, entries will be refunded through Compete Easy.  If you cancel due to weather, but the event is still held, there will be NO refund.  NO refunds or transfers after the posted closing date.

INDIVIDUAL SERIES AWARDS

The top 3 riders with the least accumulated points will win special prizes at the end of the series (December 4-5, January 8-9, March 5-6).

  • Riders must ride in at least two cross derbies.
  • 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 of the three cross derbies.
  • Scoring is the same as for Individual Series Awards. Highest cumulative score wins.
  • Logs/Crossrails Division is not eligible for team points.
  • Teams must email mdhorsetrials@gmail.com with team name and riders/horses before competing.

For additional information and to submit entry forms, contact:

The Maryland Horse Trials
1235 Park Mills Road
Adamstown, MD  21710
Phone: (301) 514-0111 
  Fax:  (866) 533-2125

www.themarylandhorsetrials.com

 

UPDATE - 11/28:

  • All competitive classes are Wait Listed. Enter as normal to get on the wait list. Entries close 11/29.

  • You will be able to enter the CHRISTMAS PARADE/COSTUME CLASS on the day of the derby! Just bring $10 to the show office in the morning. Don't worry that it says "Full" now.

  • You may add a non-compete (5NonC) horse by emailing mdhorsetrials@gmail.com. The cost remains $25.

  • No more schooling-only (4SCH) horses will be accepted.

 

#
Class
Status
Notes
Test
Fee
01-M
Modified - Saturday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
02-T
Training - Saturday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
03-N
Novice - Saturday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
04-JN
Junior Novice - Saturday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
05-BN
Beginner Novice - Saturday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
06-JBN
Junior Beginner Novice - Saturday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
07-EL
Elementary (2-23) - Saturday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
08-JEL
Junior Elementary (2-23) Saturday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
09NU
Novice - Sunday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
10JNU
Junior Novice - Sunday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
11BNU
Beginner Novice - Sunday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
12JBNU
Junior Beginner Novice - Sunday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
13ELU
Elementary (2-23) Sunday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
14JELU
Junior Elementary (2-23) Sunday
Closed
--Select--
$105.00
15LG-H
Logs and Crossrails for green HORSES - Sunday
Closed
for green HORSES
--Select--
$35.00
16LG-R
Logs and Crossrails for green & leadline RIDERS - Sunday
Closed
for new or leadline RIDERS
--Select--
$35.00
2CM
Christmas Costume Class/Parade - Saturday
Closed
--Select--
$10.00
3CMU
Christmas Costume Class/Parade - Sunday
Closed
--Select--
$10.00
4SCH
Schooling between divisions ONLY - no competition
Closed
--Select--
$65.00
5NonC
NonCompete Horse - hacking ONLY
Closed
no jumping in warm-up or arenas
--Select--
$25.00

Event Notes

Non-compete, non-schooling horse
Stables $50 per night
$25.00

Contact Details

Policies

• Competitors must enter by closing date. After closing, an entry will pay an additional late fee.  

• LIMITED SPACE available. Sign up early! 

• Schooling periods 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, are considered HC and cost $75. Check in with the starter, then pay at the office. Extra HC Logs/crossrail rounds are $25. 

• Competition Cancellation due to Weather – Refund through Compete Easy.

• No unauthorized motor vehicles of any kind allowed on course.

 • LMF will email entry pinny number(s) for each competitor to print. Please bring pinny holder.

 • Payment must 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. 

• NO unleashed dogs. Unleashed dogs will incur $100 fine and competitor elimination. 

• Ride times will be posted the THURSDAY before the show at: www.themarylandhorsetrials.com, by email and through the Compete Easy App

 • Vet and Farrier will be on call. 

 • Current Negative Coggins and  Loch Moy Farm Liability Waiver required with entry form and must be added to the rider profile on the Compete Easy App. 

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 the event is canceled due to weather conditions by Loch Moy Farm, entries will be refunded through Compete Easy.  If you cancel due to weather, but the event is still held, there will be NO refund.  NO refunds or transfers after the posted closing date. 

 

Live scoring for all phases of events will be in real time and will be sent to you via the Compete Easy App by email or text

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