Jenny Camp Volunteers Needed!

MCTA - Jenny Camp Horse Trials Volunteers Needed

Date: Oct. 25, 2014 (Saturday 8 am - 4 pm) 

Earn MCTA bucks and qualify to win a prize at our annual meeting in January 2015.

Sign up here for full or half day shifts. External link 


2014 MCTA Jenny Camp HT at Shawan Downs

MCTA Jenny Camp Horse Trials at Shawan Downs

Cockeysville MD

Saturday October 25, 2014

This year we are on Saturday at SHAWAN DOWNS and will again offer the modified Training Level 

We are offering:

Introductory - not to exceed 2'3", approx 1400 m, not timed water option.
Beginner Novice - not to exceed 2'7", approx 1900 m at 300 m/m, timed.
Novice - not to exceed 2'11", approx 2200 m at 350 m/m, timed 
Modified Training - that will share the Novice XC with Training level options, at 420 m/m and use the Training Dressage Test and Show Jumping.

Courses are over rolling hills with water, banks, and ditches when appropriate. Great level appropriate challenging courses at an unrecognized price.

CONSIDER JOINING MCTA to get discounts on activities in Maryland.
 Members pay $75, non-member pay $90. 

Entries opened 9/9 and close 10/19

Entry Form /   General Information 

Entry status, ride times, and results will be at this link External link

 Compete for FREE using your MCTA Bucks and still Volunteer Hours toward year end awards and scholarships!  Over the next month we will be be spending the evenings painting, moving jumps, cleaning out the water and ditches, and setting the flags.  Day before and day of volunteer positions are also available.  

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Go to the MCTA Jenny Camp HT Page


Introduction to Equine Nutrition Clinic

The UMD Equine Extension team is pleased to announce an Introduction to Equine Nutrition Clinic on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Please see the attached brochure for registration details or register online at External link

Instructors for the day include University of Maryland's own Dr. Amy Burk and Dr. Charlie Apter, Dodon Farm's Erin Pittman, and Dr. Justin Sobota of South Mountain Equine.

Through a combination of lectures and demonstration, equine professionals and casual horse enthusiasts alike will gain a basic understanding of the equine digestive anatomy, nutritional requirements, and how to manage nutritionally related disorders. During demonstration, students will learn to body condition score a horse, accurately assess feed weight and forage quality, and evaluate a ration. Anyone is welcome to register; no experience is necessary.

Registration deadline is October 24, 2014 and space is limited so register today!


Jennifer Reynolds
Coordinator-Equine and Poultry Extension Activities
Dept. of Animal and Avian Sciences
3101 Animal Sciences Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742