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Cross Country Schooling
at Shawan Downs 2024

(Weather permitting)

June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th (Mon – Thurs) – Open Schooling
10:00am – 8:00pm
(Starter thru Training levels only; no Modified or Prelim)
Practice for an event or simply enjoy riding at Shawan Downs without the pressure of competing. Also a way for our beloved volunteers to spend their MCTA bucks!

Cost (per horse/day): Non-MCTA Members $60. MCTA Members $50. Want to join MCTA?
Accepted Payments:
PayPal (mctahtinc@gmail.com), Venmo (@mdcta), exact cash, MCTA Volunteer Bucks.
Signed waivers are required.  Print and bring your signed release form with you.  Limited paper copies may be available.  Course will close at posted hours each evening.

[NOTE: Course is CLOSED for schooling outside of these days.]

New to the Sport of Eventing?

This five-part series of clinics will help you and your horse enter the world of Dressage, Show Jumping, and Cross Country

April 5, 2024     What is Eventing?

April 19, 2024   How to Enter an Event

May 5, 2024      What to Pack – Demo Day

May 19, 2024    Day of Event – Clinic Day

Coaching at your event!  Local Starter/Unrecognized HTs in June, July, and August

Questions?  Contact April.LaBarre@gmail.com

MCTA Galloping Clinic with Jazz Napravnik

April 7, 2024 (Sun.)

Shawan Downs – 1400 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD

Want to Gallop Like a Pro?

Jazz spent over 20 years galloping horses. Now that she is back in the sport horse world and eventing, she wants to share the tools and techniques she learned galloping race horses and how it can be applied on the cross country course.

$65 per horse/rider combination for MCTA members
$85 per horse/rider combination for non-MCTA members

Deadline for Registration:  Wednesday April 3rd EOD.

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MCTA Webinar

Equine First Aid

with Dr. Essie Rogers from Hess Equine Veterinary Services

Held August 6, 2020

Great tips from Dr. Essie Rogers on knowing when to call the vet and basic equine first aid until the vet arrives.  Topics include colic, choke, eye injuries, wound care, and much more.

MCTA Webinar

Safely Returning to Competition

with Chris Donovan, USEA Area II Chef d’Equipe and Young Riders Program Coordinator 

Held May 1, 2020

In this MCTA webinar, members heard from Chris Donovan on how to safely recondition themselves and their horses in preparation for the competition season. Topics included:
  • returning from an extended layup
  • pre-season checklist
  • measuring fitness and tracking progress
  • exercise ideas
  • what changes to expect in competitions
  • links to helpful resources
Chris’s tips will help you maximize your time and effectiveness while managing your expectations.  

A Super Meetup at Fair Hill!