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Schooling Opportunities

Cross Country Schooling & Gallop Track at Loch Moy Farm

gallop trackGallop Track at Loch Moy - Measured Course in Meters and 1/10ths mile. View on Coursewalk.com

Schooling at its best!!

New marked meter / mile plus Gallop track is $25, included in schooling course fee of $50, or $25 separately.

  • $50 for xc schooling + gallop track
  • $25 for gallop track only
  • Water, Banks, Ditches for all levels.
  • Wonderful open areas.
  • Cost is $50 ($75 for competition course WHEN OPEN for schooling) per horse and rider combination.
  • Elementary - Intermediate levels.

Our cross country schooling course is open for schooling, by appointment. We have many elementary and beginner novice jumps, in addition to novice, training and preliminary, as well as intermediate portables. Please call 301-514-0111 to reserve a time and day.

Ground conditions sometimes dictate the use of studs. We strongly suggest you bring them along and check footing prior to beginning your schooling.

From Nov - March XC schooling is available on 8 acres of Cross Country obstacles on all weather footing, including ditches, banks and water, as well as the regular xc schooling course, and measured gallop track.

The COMPETITION COURSE will be CLOSED for schooling until after the July CCI-S 1*2*3* events.

Download Waiver/Rules  On-Line Entry

 


Rules for ALL Cross Country Schooling

Call 301-514-0111 to make an appointment to XC school:

  • All signed forms and checks must be in Red lockbox/ mailbox BEFOREyou take your horse off the trailer, or you will be excused from the course!
  • Riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet and body protector.
  • A medical armband is recommended.
  • Riders may NOT school alone
  • Please write coggins date and accession number on the release .
  • Releases and a registration form are available by clicking the buttons at the top of this page (will open a pdf form you can print and sign to bring with you).
  • The cost is $75 per horse and rider combination for the competition course (limited) or $50 per horse and rider combination for the schooling course.
  • New marked meter / mile plus Gallop track is $25, included in schooling course fee of $50, or $25 separately.
  • Make checks payable to "Loch Moy Farm, LLC."
  • Porta potty available on the grounds. Bring water for you and your horse.

 

Gallop Track w/ Sleeping Fox Farm’s Arsinoe

2019/2020 Winter Cross Derby Team Standings

Winter Cross Derby Team standings through 12/8/19. Click the link to download. Rules are below.Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to report mistakes.

New teams can still be added for the January 4 derby. Teams must participate in at least 2 of the 3 winter derbies to be eligible for the team competition.

pdf2019/2020 Winter Derby Team Competition Standings - December (corrected 12/17)

Team Series Award Rules

• Teams are made up of three or four riders.
• If three riders, all scores count toward the team score.
• If four riders, the highest 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, but that rider will automatically be
assigned 100 penalty points.
• 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. The two lowest team
scores of the series will be tallied for the series award.
• Scores will be based on penalty points. Lowest total penalty points wins.
• Logs/Crossrails Division is not eligible for team points.

Succeed XC Master Class with Lucinda Green

USEA and Loch Moy Farm Present SUCCEED® XC Master Class- A two-day cross country clinic with LUCINDA GREEN!

Six times Badminton Horse Trials winner & international XC coach Lucinda Green is coming to Loch Moy Farm April 27-28, 2020! Sign up now to ride or audit this rare opportunity!

Groups comfortable jumping from Beginner Novice (2" 6") through Intermediate (3' 9") will be offered. Riders must be 13 years or older. Horse/Rider combinations need to be jumping at their appropriate level, controllable and confident in an open field. Clinic will be held on The Maryland Horse Trials Competition Course!

Clinic format (includes stabling and dinner with Lucinda on Monday night!):

  • Two Days, 4-5 riders per group, approximately 2 hours per group.
  • Day 1: Cross Country technique using schooling fences and gymnastic exercises
  • Day 2: Cross Country fences
    Register now for what promises to be another outstanding clinic! Spots go quickly so sign up early!
  • Continental breakfast and lunch served both days. Dinner on Monday, April 27th with Lucinda is also included.
  • Payment in full & all docs required to guarantee spot. Please include with Event Clinics entry:
  • $450 per horse/rider combination (includes 1 night of stabling and 1 bag of shavings)
  • Negative Coggins required within 12 months.
  • Signed Loch Moy Farm Waiver
  • Signed USEA liability release
  • NO refunds unless your spot can be filled from the Wait List (if there is one). Clinic cancellation - refund less $25.
  • Please include in the notes to organizer any information that would be helpful in placing you in the appropriate group.
  • Auditor's pass may be purchased at $20/day or $35/both days. This is a rare opportunity- don't miss it!! Lunch will be included for advanced audit registrations only.
  • A $25 Stall Muck Fee (refundable if stall is stripped) MUST be mailed to Loch Moy Farm to complete entry. (1235 Park Mills Road, Adamstown, MD, 21710)

Don't forget to include #SUCCEED with any social media posts!

On-line Entry

Cross Derby Series

Winter Cross Derby Series 2019-2020

Show Date Closing Date    
December 7-8, 2019 November 25, 2019    
January 4, 2020 **Roaring '20s Information**
December 30, 2019 Online Entry Print Entry Form
February 1, 2020   Online Entry  
March 7-8, 2020
February 24, 2020 Online entry Print Entry Form

Description of MDHT Cross Derby courses: All rings will have cross country obstacles you would find on a typical competition course with show jump obstacles mixed in. The objective is to establish a rhythm over solid jumps in reliable consistent footing. Optimum times will be posted on day of derby. Logs/xrails through Modified. Schooling session before each division to school over the competition jumps beforehand. We will be starting with Logs/xrails and moving up so as to allow competitors to "move up" if desired. $95/round (includes schooling session) $35 for Logs/xrails.

 Level Jumping Efforts Course Length (appx) Speed*
 Logs/Xrails***  10 - 12**  TBA  200 mpm* (can be led)
 Elementary (2' - 2'3")  12 - 18**  TBA 300 mpm*
 Beginner Novice (2'7" max)    15 - 20**  TBA  340 mpm*
 Novice (2'11" max)    20 - 22**  TBA  375 mpm*
 Training (3'3" max)    22+**  TBA  400 mpm*
 Modified (3'5" max)    23+**  TBA  425 mpm*

*The derby speeds are slightly higher than regular SJ to incorporate a better flow over the cross country jumps.
** Subject to change
*** Same rider/horse combination cannot enter into a higher division.

Schedule and Order of Go:

Saturday (Dec, 7, Jan 4, March 7): Elementary, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified
Sunday (Dec 8, March 8): Logs, Elementary, Beginner Novice, Novice

Rules: The Cross Derby will follow the USEA/USEF Jumping phase rules. USEF rules for Cross Country dress and tack will be followed. 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. Divisions will run from low to high to allow for move-ups. 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 -- 4 points
  • 1st Refusal -- 4 points
  • 2nd Refusal at same fence -- 8 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 USEA rules - 8 points
  • A circle between fences will count as a refusal. A circle before Fence 1 is allowed but will count against time.
  • Time Penalty – 1 Per Second Under Optimum Time; 2 Per Second Over Optimum Time
  • Exceeding time limit – Elimination
  • Leaving course (arena) -- Elimination
  • Combinations numbered "AB" will be as per Stadium Rules, i.e., if "B" is refused, "A" must be re-jumped on second presentation.
  • Scoring: Lowest penalty score wins. Ties will be broken by being closest to optimum time.
  • All horses must have a current negative Coggins submitted with entry.
  • Riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet and body protector as well as a medical armband.
  • 8 Ribbons per division (Prizes for 1st - 3rd)

Closing Date: Entries must be received by the Sunday prior to the event day

  • LIMITED SPACE available. Sign up early!
  • Schooling periods will be offered before each division. There will be a short schooling before Logs division. Schedule to be posted in advance.
  • For the Logs division, green horses will run separate from green/leadline riders if entries permit!
  • $25 late fee will be charged after closing date. BUT entries sent after closing may not be accepted if no room.
  • A competitor may pay the full entry rate and sign up for EXTRA Derby rounds on the day of the show IF space is available. Check in with the starter, then pay in the office.
  • Competition Cancellation – No refund.
  • No unauthorized motor vehicles of any kind allowed on course.
  • We will issue paper pinnies, please bring pinny holder
  • $50 returned check fee.
  • NO unleashed dogs. Unleashed dogs will incur $100 fine and competitor elimination.
  • Ride times will be posted on the THURSDAY before the show at: www.themarylandhorsetrials.com.
  • 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
  • Loch Moy Farm Liability Waiver (below) required with entry form. We do not keep waivers on file unless uploaded on website.
  • USEA Educational Activities Waiver required with entry as this is considered to be an educational activity.
  • In the interest of horse and rider welfare and safety, the weather forecast will be taken into account at or after the closing date. An inclement forecast may cancel the event.

Winter Cross Derby Series Awards

Individual Series Awards

The top 3 riders with the least accumulated points will win special prizes at the end of the series (December 7-8, January 4, March 7-8).

• Riders must ride in all 3 cross derbies.
• Same horse and rider combination.
• Can do different divisions.
• An elimination will be assessed 100 penalty points.
• Logs/Crossrails Division is not eligible for points.
• Lowest total penalty points wins. Ties will not be broken.

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 highest 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, but that rider will automatically be assigned 100 penalty points.
• 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. The two lowest team scores of the series will be tallied for the series award.
• Scores will be based on penalty points. Lowest total penalty points wins.
• Logs/Crossrails Division is not eligible for team points.

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