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Due to a forecast of frigid weather and highs below freezing for the coming weekend, the February Cross Derby and dressage schooling show have been postponed until February 27+28.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Tuesday, March 2nd - Derby Course
Whether you're competing at MDHT's derby over the weekend, or heading down to Southern Pines Horse Trials, Martin can help you prepare over Loch Moy's all-weather cross-country course! Riders of all levels are encouraged to come!
NOTE: ALL RIDERS must pay the Haul-in Fee.
Martin offers lessons for every stage of competition. He loves to see others succeed, and strives to support his students in their goals. The European systems of training are foundational to how he teaches riding theory, improve balance, and develop judgment in riders. He uses interesting and engaging exercises both on and off the horse to develop confidence, balance, and comprehension of the horse’s movements. reinforced by classical education in the theories of riding.
Wednesday, March 3rd - Derby Course
5* eventer Dan Clasing is ready to help you reach your spring goals! With a focus on developing not just your riding but also your understanding of the training process, Dan's lessons focus on creating a complete horseman.
This winter cross-country clinic will take place on Loch Moy Farm's all-weather cross derby courses. All rings will have cross country obstacles you would find on a typical competition course with show jump obstacles mixed in.
To learn more about Dan, visit: http://clasingequestrian.com/daniel-clasing/
Monday, May 24th - Schooling Course
Join Stephen Bradley for cross-country schooling at Loch Moy Farm, home of The Maryland Horse Trials. This clinic will be held on the schooling course, which has jumps ranging in levels from Elementary all the way through Intermediate including water, ditches and banks for all levels. This is the perfect opportunity to get a lesson from one of our area's best on one of our area's best courses.
COST: $100 directly to Stephen Bradley, plus $60 MDHT schooling fee
Tuesday, May 25th - Schooling Course
Whether you're competing at MDHT's starter event over the weekend, or heading down to Virginia Horse Trials, Martin can help you prepare over Loch Moy's schooling cross-country course! Riders of all levels are encouraged to come!
Cross Derby 2020/2021
Please take note of new refund policy! Derby Refunds: Through closing day - full refund. Through late closing day - credit for next event, less a $25 change fee. After late closing - no refunds or credits. If there is a wait list, full refunds or credits will be issued to any scratch whose spot can be filled off the wait list.
Saturday, February 13 and 14: (DATE CHANGE to February 27 + 28 due to weather)
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 (March only)
*The derby speeds are slightly higher than regular SJ to incorporate a better flow over the cross country jumps. ** Subject to change
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.
Please note - unsportsmanlike conduct directed towards anyone at any time will result in removal from the competition and show grounds. This applies to competitors, parents/guardians, and coaches.
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.
The top 3 riders with the least accumulated points will win special prizes at the end of the series (December 5-6, January 2, February 13, March 6-7).
Social Distancing? Socially Distant? Loch Moy Farm is open for schooling of all disciplines! We have a derby course and grass cross country course, a stadium course, and two dressage arenas (standard and small), a gallop track and riding trails as well as indoor schooling.
You can ride your horse while still maintaining your distance - a healthy outlet! We have made the decision to be open every day and continue schooling at Loch Moy Farm to keep riders fit and ready for when the 2021 competition season resumes.
Visit https://www.lochmoyfarm.com/ for all info on these schooling opportunites and entry forms.
Pay Online for XC Schooling $65
Pay Onlne for Logo Wear (add $5)
Venmo also accepted!@carolyn-mackintosh