Instructor Recognition Program

2018 IRP Winners

The 2018 winners of the Instructor Recognition Program for the Maryland Horse Trials Starter and USEA Recognized Horse Trials:

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1st place, USEA certified ICP Instructor, Andy Armstrong from Poolesville, MD

The Maryland Horse Trials 2018 IRP WINNER (Instructor Recogntion Program) is Andy Armstrong!! A USEA Certified Instructor, she loves teaching kids and adults of all ages and skill levels. They certainly helped Andy as she coached her team of students at USEA & Starter HTs for the WIN!  Based out of Bascule Farm, she trains and competes client horses and has a B.S. in Equine Teaching and Training from Lake Erie College. She has worked with Michael Matz, Danny Warrington, and Jeff Taylor. Andy is actively competing her Irish Sport Horse, FourFields Marcella, at training level with an eye on the FEI levels. Andy is always up to the challenge on a more difficult horse for training. Contact her 

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2nd place, USEA certified ICP Instructor, Natalie Hollis, from Dickerson, MD

Natalie Hollis is one of the owner / trainer's at Destination Farm in Dickerson, Maryland. She has competed thru the Advanced level of eventing ,  is an ICP level III certified instructor, and is currently going thru the judges certification program to get her "r" .  Natalie teaches all levels of students from elementary to the upper levels. She really enjoys the process of bringing along both horse and rider on their path to reach their goals. 

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Photo GRC  3rd place, USEA certified ICP Instructor, Chiantel Beaumont from Glenelg, MD

Chiantel Beaumont is the owner/trainer at Burning Benjamins in Clarksville, Maryland, where she works with riders of all levels. She’s an upper level Pony Club alum and a USEA ICP instructor.  Chiantel enjoys helping horses and riders overcome plateaus and advance to the next level and absolutely loves her job! She's a stickler for solid basics and excellent horsemanship. She likes to keep training positive and fun for the horses, lessons upbeat but challenging for the riders, and keep everyone in the barn working as a cohesive team who is always ready to lend a hand to each other and to other competitors or volunteers.

Choose an ICP-Certified Instructor

The Maryland Horse Trials and Loch Moy Farm suggests all riders choose ICP-certified instructors. Following are some links to help!

ICP-certified Instructors listed by level of certificate

ICP-certified instructors listed by USEA Area

If you'd like to know more about the substance of the ICP program, please go to this link. It describes our Workshops, Assessments, and Continuing Education.

IRP Program

  • The instructors/coach must show positive leadership, good sportsmanship and demonstrate a supportive attitude towards all competitors, volunteers, judges, officials and show management/staff. Any infraction of the aforementioned qualities will lead to the coach's immediate disqualification*.
  • Instructors/coaches must This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.that they would like to participate in this program. They must do this BEFORE the date of the first MDHT event in which their students are competing. Once they are registered, they are entered for the series. Only one instructor/coach may register with MDHT as the instructor/coach of a specific competitor.
  • Each Instructor/Coach is responsible for emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their list of students competing at each event and what level so that we may calculate their points.  Reminder emails will be sent out but would prefer the lists prior to the events.  Please also have your students list you as their instructor on their entry form.
  • If an instructor/coach has not signed up for the series before the series begins, competitor points earned by that instructor/coach's competitor at MDHT competitions earlier in 2017 will not be counted. In order to receive points, the instructor/coach must be on the premises for the entire duration of his or her student's 3 phases of competition.
  • Points can only be accrued for amateur riders, no professional rider points will count towards this award.

 Point system is as follows:

1st place - 10 points

2nd place - 8 points 

3rd place - 6 points

4th place - 5 points

5th place - 4 points

6th place - 3 points

7th place - 2 points

8th place - 1 point


Points will be combined for the three (3) 2017 MDHT USEA Recognized Events (not including FEH and YEH) and the six (6) 2017 MDHT Starter Trials.  *Instructors/Coaches must comply with all rules stated above in order to be eligible for prize money.

$1000 Instructor/coach with the highest number of points

$500 Instructor/coach with the second highest number of points

$250 Instructor/coach with the third highest number of points

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2018 IRP Participants

andyarmstrongAndy Armstrong
Bascule/Armstrong Equestrian

phyllisPhyllis Dawson Windchase Farm

dianegroveDiane Grove
Cadence Stables

kerryhealyKerri Healy (photo AK Dragoo)

Chiantel Beaumont
Burning Benjamins

Ashley Christian
Woodland Horse Center

Sally Cousins
Sally Cousins Eventing

yvonneYvonne Lucas
Red Moon Eventing

laurenLauren Oyarzo
B2 Eventing

glendaGlenda Player
Playland Equestrian

Monica Fiss
Windswept Stables

Robin Petrasek
Talbut Run Equestrian

Megan Pappler
Bit O Woods Eventing

michelleMichele Wellman
By Chance Farm

AstaAsta Repenning
Cremona Farm

nicolemallottNicole Smith
Welsh Run Stables

natalieNatalie Hollis
Destination Eventing

Lisa Reid
Lisa Reid Eventing

Katherine Rizzo
Forward Motion Training

Kay Pfaff
Cool Breeze Equine, LLC


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