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Starter HT & CT

2019 MDHT Starter Series Winners

Thank you for participating in our 2019 MDHT Starter Series! We had a wonderful season, and we hope you enjoyed your time with us.

We’re proud to announce the winners of our inaugural MDHT Starter Series Championships and Team Series Winners! It was so inspiring to see the hard work and dedication everyone put forth to reach their goals.

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Team Competitions at Starter Trials


Form your own teams of 3 or 4 horse and rider combinations to compete for prizes and medals to be awarded following the October 31/November 1 Starter Championship competition. Points from the three highest scoring team members will be added together to determine the total number of points at each event. Teams can be made up of horse and rider combinations from various levels. Points awarded for top 8 placings 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

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams.

Additional Rules:

- Each rider must keep the same horse for the whole season.
- Elimination of one rider at an event does not eliminate the team.
- A rider/horse combination is eligible for points at a given event even if the rest of the team does not participate in that event.
- Combined Tests do not count toward team points.

pdf2019 Team Results throughStarter #2


MDHT Starter Horse Trials

ATTENTION: The November Starter Trial will take place on November 2 only! All divisions will run on Saturday.


For the 2019 Starter Series, we are going to have a Championship on the November 2-3 Starter dates.  There will be a championship division and regular divisions for each level at the November starter.  In order to qualify for the Championship division, you must have competed in at least 3 starters throughout the year and you must have placed 1st - 6th in at least 2 of the starters. There will be year end awards for each division.

All new tracks including an expanded Intro/Elem course! 

The starter courses at Loch Moy Farm will be a progressive series with the first event being the easiest and the last event being the most difficult. Each starter will build from the previous one offering questions for those looking to prepare for recognized events while still offering options for those wanting a more "starter" feel. We encourage riders to use XC watches to time their rounds;  however, because of the limited number of volunteers, we will not be timing the courses. These are great courses for those looking to move up a level or get ready for recognized events.

Date: On-line Entry
March 23-24 event entries
April 13-14 event entries
May 25-26 event entries
Sep 14-15 event entries
Oct 19-20 event entries
Nov 2 ONLY (schedule change) event entries




Jumping Efforts

Dressage Test

Entry Fee: Starter Trials

Leadline - No green horses!

poles and crossrails, small step-over logs in arena for XC Tri-State Dressage Society 2017 Leadline Test A (for our events, horse is ALLOWED OFF LEAD, despite the directives) $125


18" - 2'

USDF 2019 Intro TEST A
Small arena (20m x 40m) (Walk, Trot)



2' - 2'3"

USDF 2019 Intro Test C
Small arena (20m x 40m) (Walk, Trot, and Canter)


Beg. Novice


USEF 2018 BN Test A
Small arena (20m x 40m)




USEF 2018 Novice Test A
Small arena (20m x 40m)




USEF 2018 Training Test A
Small arena (20m x 40m)




USEF 2018 Modified TEST A
Small arena (20m x 40m)


Preliminary  3'7" USEF 2018 Preliminary Test A
Small arena (20m x 40m) – Combined Test Only

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