horse shows near Frederick MD

Our schooling shows have something for everyone! Come out and school your young horses, give riders who are new to the sport a great introduction to showing, and compete for our year end trophies! Nothing beats our calm atmosphere and excellent organization! We have classes in our 200′ x 300′ outdoor sand arena with inviting jumps in divisions ranging from 12″ to 3′. We also have an excellent field hunter division on our beautiful rolling hills for those of you who want to tackle our outdoor courses!

Ribbons will be awarded through sixth place. There will be a Champion and Reserve in each division. A Grand Championship and Reserve will be awarded at the October show to the horses or ponies acquiring the most points in each division throughout the series. Horse and rider must show in at least two shows to be eligible for year-end awards. Winners retain the trophies for one year and return them during the next season.

2018 Show Dates

May 6 | June 3 | July 1 | August 5 | October 7

Year End Awards

The Highland Cricket Memorial Challenge Trophy-Awarded to the pony accumulating the most points in any one division throughout the Show Series. Trophy donated by Margaret Feister.

The Kathryn E. Spivey Memorial Challenge Trophy-Awarded to the horse accumulating the most points in any one division throughout the Show Series.

The Jeffrey Challenge Bowl-Awarded to the rider accumulating the most points in Equitation.

The Beacon Charm Memorial Trophy-Awarded to the horse/pony accumulating the most points in the Student Hunter Division.

The James Carolan Memorial Trophy-Awarded to the horse/pony accumulating the most points in the Baby Green / Novice Hunter Division. Trophy donated by Maddy Carolan.

The High Point Trophy-Awarded to the North Fork rider accumulating the most points throughout the season. Trophy donated by Doris Williams.

The Falling Rain Memorial Trophy-Awarded to the horse/pony aquiring the most points in the Hilltopper division. Trophy donated by Nicole Paez-Jenkins and Full Circle Farm.

Bailey’s Irish Creme Memorial Trophy-Awarded to the horse/pony accumulating the most points in the Field Hunter division. Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Rohr.

Lisa Mitchell Memorial Trophy-Awarded to the horse or pony accumulating the most points in the Pleasure Hunter division.

Division Specifications

Hilltopper

Open to adult and junior riders (not horses) in their first year of showing, who have not competed in classes with group canters. Entrants are not eligible for any other division in the show. Martingales are permitted in all classes. Judged on hands, seat and general control of rider and suitability and manners of mount. Unsuitable mounts will be penalized. Jumps at 12″

Student Hunter

Open to adult and junior riders (not horses) who have had very limited show experience or who have competed in fewer than 6 shows at the beginning of the season. Martingales permitted in all classes. Judged on hands, seat and general control of rider and suitability and manners of mount. Jumps at 18″. May enter other classes but cannot jump higher than 18″.

Baby Green/Novice Hunter

Open to horses, ponies and /or riders who have never won three blue ribbons over fences in open classes. Course may be trotted or cantered. Judged on manners, performance and way of going. Jumps at 18″ or 2′. Martingales not permitted in the under saddle class.

Low Hunter

Open to all. Jumps at 2’or 2’6″. Martingales not permitted in the under saddle class.

Field Hunter

Open to all. Outside course, low panels are approximately 2’3″, and the high panels are approximately 2’9″. Riders may mix panels. Judged on pace, way of going, and manners, with emphasis placed on manners. If footing in field is bad, division will be judged in the ring. Martingales permitted in the under saddle class

Schooling Hunter

Open to all. Jumps at 2’6″ or 3′. Martingales not permitted in the under saddle class.

Pleasure Hunter

Open to all. 2 small jumps (class 24). Martingales not permitted.