In 2018, Loch Moy Farm is bringing back the Instructor Recognition Program to recognize the instructors and coaches who help our riders achieve top form.
We invite instructors/coaches of our competitors to identify themselves to us. We will tally the results of competitors with identified instructors/coaches in order to present a monetary award to instructors/coaches at the conclusion of the 2018 MDHT event season.
The instructor/coach must exhibit positive leadership, good sportsmanship and demonstrate a supportive attitude towards all competitors, volunteers, judges, officials, show management and staff. Any infraction of the aforementioned qualities will lead to the instructor/coach's immediate disqualification*.
MDHT's term "instructor/coach" refers to the one professional individual who is present and assisting a student competing at a MDHT recognized or unrecognized event, whether that individual refers to him or herself as an instructor or as a coach. This individual is not a "trainer," since a trainer is an individual who rides a client's horse to exercise or school it. (A trainer is also the individual who is responsible for the care and control of the horse at a competition.)
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 2018 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 only. No professional rider points will count towards this award.
*Instructors/Coaches must comply with all rules stated above in order to be eligible for prize money.
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) 2018 MDHT USEA Recognized Events (not including FEH and YEH) and the six (6) 2017 MDHT Starter Trials:
- $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