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2021 Loch Moy Farm Greatest Holiday Spirit Award

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Rider Janelle Stewart riding High Resolution  Photo credit: Maya Kuntze

2021 Loch Moy Farm Greatest Holiday Spirit Award

Pixel (High Resolution) is a 2008 OTTB. He's Jockey Club registered as Formidable Image and raced 7 times with a grand total earnings of $2,120. He placed 3rd once but had no real desire or talent for racing, and usually finished at the back of the pack. A friend of a friend got him right off the track so he wouldn't go to auction or questionable places and mostly trail rode him until I purchased him in 2015. Since then we have played in local hunter & jumper shows and have been eventing at Beginner Novice. He is part leased to an adult amateur at our farm and last winter we used him to tow us around on a sled when we had enough snow, among all his other adventures. 

Pixel will do almost anything for treats and most of all is willing to put up with my habit of dressing him up for the holidays- he was a very good sport about being the Peppermint Pony for the Donation Derby! I think he genuinely enjoys the attention & was paid well in carrots for all his efforts.


Donation Derby 2022

Dec 3-4, 2022

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 Cross Derby coursesAll 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
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*


 All proceeds benefit the Maryland International Equestrian Foundation. 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 International Equestrian Foundation

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