MDHT St Patty's Day XDerby - March 18-19

Loch Moy Farm


MDHT St. Patty's Day XDerby - March 18th-19th

Saturday, March 18th: Logs/ Xrails to Modified

 Sunday March 19th: Modified to Logs/ Xrails

Limited Space! Enter Early! 

New Introductory Division! 

St. Patty's Day Parade at Noon on both days! Wear your finest St Patty's day attire and enter the parade to win a prize! 

The XDerby will run low to high jump heights on Saturday and high to low jump heights on Sunday. Logs/ Xrail and Elementary will run at the same time.

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.


Jumping Efforts**

Course Length


Logs/Small Cross Rails

Introductory         18" - 2'





200 mpm (can be led)

275 mpm

Elementary           2’ – 2’3”

12 - 15**


300 mpm

Beg. Novice          2’7”  max

15 - 18**


325 mpm*

Novice                  2’11” max

20 - 22**


350 mpm*

Training                3’ 3” max



375 mpm*

Modified               3’5 max



400 mpm*

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




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 20 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



  • 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.


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 XDerbies.
  • Scoring is the same as for Individual Series Awards. Highest cumulative score wins.
  • Logs/Crossrails Division is not eligible for team points.


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.
  • $25 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 due to weatherRefund via Compete Easy, minus $10 office fee.
  • 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:, 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.) We will likely be able to fit you in. If you do not get into the show from the waitlist, you will be issued a full refund after the show.

# Class Status Notes Test Fee
01-A St Pattys Day Costume Parade - Saturday Closed -Select- $20.00
01-M Modified - Saturday Closed -Select- $110.00
02-T Training - Saturday Closed -Select- $110.00
03-N Novice - Saturday Closed -Select- $110.00
04-JN Junior Novice - Saturday Closed -Select- $110.00
05-BN Beginner Novice - Saturday Closed -Select- $110.00
06-JBN Junior Beginner Novice - Saturday Closed -Select- $110.00
07-EL Elementary - Saturday Closed -Select- $110.00
08-JEL Junior Elementary - Saturday Closed -Select- $110.00
09-I Introductory - Saturday Closed -Select- $110.00
09-LH Logs and Crossrails for green HORSES - Saturday Closed -Select- $50.00
09-LR Logs and Crossrails for green RIDERS - Saturday Closed -Select- $50.00
10-A St Pattys Day Costume Parade - Sunday Closed -Select- $20.00
10-B Modified - Sunday Closed -Select- $110.00
11-TR Training - Sunday Closed -Select- $110.00
12JNU Junior Novice - Sunday Closed -Select- $110.00
12NU Novice - Sunday Closed -Select- $110.00
13BNU Beginner Novice - Sunday Closed -Select- $110.00
14JBNU Junior Beginner Novice - Sunday Closed -Select- $110.00
15ELU Elementary - Sunday Closed -Select- $110.00
16JELU Junior Elementary - Sunday Closed -Select- $110.00
17-I Introductory - Sunday Closed -Select- $110.00
18LG-H Logs and Crossrails for green HORSES - Sunday Closed for green HORSES -Select- $50.00
19LG-R Logs and Crossrails for green & leadline RIDERS - Sunday Closed for new or leadline RIDERS -Select- $50.00
41SCH Schooling between divisions ONLY - no competition (SATURDAY) Closed --Select-- $65.00
42SCHU Schooling between divisions ONLY - no competition (SUNDAY) Closed --Select-- $65.00
5NonC NonCompete Horse - hacking ONLY Closed no jumping in warm-up or arenas --Select-- $40.00
6NonC XC Schooling in Front Field (weather dependent) Closed -Select- $65.00

Event Notes

Stables $50 per night

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