Rolex on the web

If you won’t be in Kentucky this week to watch all the Rolex action in person, don’t despair! Our good friends at SmartPak are sponsoring a live stream of the entire event on USEF Network External link, so you can watch every minute from the comfort of your .... computer.

USEF Network Live Broadcast Schedule:
• April 24: Dressage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
• April 25: Dressage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
• April 26: Cross country from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
• April 27: Show jumping from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST
• Awards ceremony at 3 p.m. EST

Tell your friends and enjoy!!


2014 MCTA Horse Trials at Shawan Downs

The MCTA Horse Trials at Shawan Downs are fast approaching!
May 3-4, 2014
Entries are now open!!

Sad Passing

Mark Page

It is with great sadness that we post this announcement. 

Mark Page, the husband of Sue Page our Secretary and long time volunteer, has passed away. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sue and her family.   Notice External link




2014 Hunter Pace Circuit

Attention all winter-weary eventers!  Have you considered using one of the many hunter paces taking place in Maryland this spring as a fun, safe, and affordable way to get yourself, some friends, and your horses out and across the country for a bit of a tune-up?  Although organized by hunt clubs, you do NOT have to have ever fox hunted to participate!  Just form a team with at least one other rider, choose to jump high, low, or not at all, and set off together on a prescribed course over typical fox hunting country.  You can go at your own pace or, to be competitive, go for either fastest or optimum time.  (Unlike eventing, optimum time is set by a field master to simulate riding to working hounds and isn’t revealed until the last team finishes.)  Hunter paces are great for green horses who might benefit from a lead and green riders who might like having a more experienced person right there with them.  And with an entry fee of $20 per horse, you sure can’t beat the price!  Click here to view the rules and classes.

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Think Spring!

THE MCTA Horse Trials at Shawan Downs will be here before you know it.

Again this year, our USEA Recognized Event will be held on the first weekend in May – May 3rd and 4th.  All levels from BN to Advanced will be offered.

Exciting Announcement!
mctaHT Hulsebos

is donating a
Jump Saddle
to be given as a prize at MCTA Horse Trials.


Maryland Regulations on Transporting Horses

Source: University of Maryland Extension

If you are hauling horses, you may be subject to licensing and vehicle registration regulations beyond those required for operating a passenger car. If your horse enterprise involves any exchange of money, or if your vehicle or combination is over a certain size, you may be required to obtain a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) number, a Motor Carrier (MC) number, and/or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

This publication outlines the state and federal regulations that may apply if you live in Maryland and/or operate vehicles that are tagged with Maryland license plates. This material is a guide to assist you in understanding the regulations but should not be quoted as law. There may be other requirements that apply to your specific situation that are not discussed in this publication.

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