MDHT Donation XDerby - December 3-4

Loch Moy Farm

12/03/2022
12/04/2022
09/22/2022
11/21/2022
11/28/2022
$25.00

 

MDHT Donation XDerby - Decemeber 3-4

To Benefit the Maryland Internation Equestrian Foundation

Saturday, Dec. 3: Elementary to Modified || Sunday Dec. 4: Logs to Novice

 

New for 2022! Christmas Parade Costume class for horses and riders held at noon on Saturday and Sunday! Bring your horse's best costume and parade around the ring for a chance to win some great prizes! Helmets are required for all mounted riders.

On Saturday and Sunday, after the Christmas Parade, we will host the first ever dog costume class! Bring your best dressed dog(s) for a change to win prizes for humans and dogs alike! All dogs must be leashed. 

 

Description of MDHT XDerby 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.

 

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:

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

 

  • Payment should be made by credit card on Compete Easy App when entering any event.
  • 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.
  • $10 nonrefundable office fee applies to all entries. Refunds less office fee issued only through closing day, or if entry replaced from Wait List after closing.
  • Competition Cancellation Refund via Compete Easy.
  • No unauthorized motor vehicles of any kind allowed on course.
  • We 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.

(Note: If the class you want is full, enter the Wait List for your class, NOT another class that day with room in it. You will not be moved if you intentionally enter the wrong class.)

# Class Status Notes Test Fee
01CC Christmas Parade Costume Class for Horse and Rider - Saturday - Noon Open --Select-- $20.00
01CD Christmas Parade Dog Costume Class - Saturday - 12:30PM Open --Select-- $20.00
01-M Modified - Saturday Open --Select-- $110.00
02-T Training - Saturday Open --Select-- $110.00
03-N Novice - Saturday Open --Select-- $110.00
04-JN Junior Novice - Saturday Open --Select-- $110.00
05-BN Beginner Novice - Saturday Open --Select-- $110.00
06-JBN Junior Beginner Novice - Saturday Open --Select-- $110.00
07-EL Elementary (2-23) - Saturday Open --Select-- $110.00
08-JEL Junior Elementary (2-23) Saturday Open --Select-- $110.00
09CC Christmas Parade Costume Class for Horse and Rider - Sunday - Noon Open --Select-- $20.00
09CD Christmas Parade Dog Costume Class - Sunday - 12:30PM Open --Select-- $20.00
09NU Novice - Sunday Open --Select-- $110.00
10JNU Junior Novice - Sunday Open --Select-- $110.00
11BNU Beginner Novice - Sunday Open --Select-- $110.00
12JBNU Junior Beginner Novice - Sunday Open --Select-- $110.00
13ELU Elementary (2-23) Sunday Open --Select-- $110.00
14JELU Junior Elementary (2-23) Sunday Open --Select-- $110.00
15LG-H Logs and Crossrails for green HORSES - Sunday Open for green HORSES --Select-- $50.00
16LG-R Logs and Crossrails for green & leadline RIDERS - Sunday Open for new or leadline RIDERS --Select-- $50.00
41SCH Schooling between divisions ONLY - no competition (SATURDAY) 8 left --Select-- $65.00
42SCHU Schooling between divisions ONLY - no competition (SUNDAY) 8 left --Select-- $65.00
5NonC NonCompete Horse - hacking ONLY Open no jumping in warm-up or arenas --Select-- $40.00

Event Notes


Stables $50 per night
$25.00


Contact Details


mdhorsetrials@gmail.com

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 $70. Check in with the starter, then pay at the office. Extra HC Logs/crossrail rounds are $25. 

• Competition Cancellation – NO Refund 

• 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  

 

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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