MCTA Starter Horse Trials

2021 MCTA Starter Horse Trials

Sunday October 3, 2021

Tranquility Manor Farm, 4101 Stansbury Mill Rd., Monkton, MD

Join MCTA and get your membership fee back through your discounted entry, plus member-only trophies and perks!

Cross-Country Course Maps

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See photos of fences using the camera icon, then select “Fences”.
Novice (white squares)
Beginner Novice (yellow squares)
Elementary (red squares)
Introductory (gray squares)
Closing Date:  Mon., Sept. 27, 2021

Introductory (2019 Intro Test A, up to 24″)
Elementary (2018 BN Test A, up to 2’3″)
Beginner Novice (2018 BN Test B, up to 2’7″)
Novice (2018 Novice Test A, up to 2’11”)
Trophies and Overall ribbons to 8th place,  Dressage ribbons out to 6th place.  Trophies are awarded to MCTA members, if you want scores to be considered for trophies you MUST join BY the closing date.  MCTA members may also qualify for an MCTA Year End high point award.
Non-MCTA Member HT Entry Fee – $140
MCTA Member HT Entry Fee – $100
Non-MCTA Combined Test (D/SJ/no XC)- $60
MCTA Member Combined Test (D, SJ, no XC))- $50
Dressage only (Test of Choice) – $30
Dressage only (for 2 tests) – $50
Tentative Time Schedule:
Times will be posted by Thurs 9/30.  If your entry is not complete by 9/30 you will not be assigned a time.
Cross country course opens for walking Sat. 10/2 4pm.
Dressage 8 am – Stadium 9:45 am – Cross country 10 am
Important Information:  Vet and Farrier on call.  Limited water, bring your own.  Please leave all dogs at home.  Food available.  Event will follow USEA rules for Combined Training.  Body protectors and medical armbands required for XC.  Organizer reserves the right to divide divisions into sections based on age and experience.  We are using Paper Pinnies, you will need a pinny holder.

Questions? Contact our Secretary Merrilyn Ratliff at

Perpetual trophies are awarded at the Starter Event for the highest placed MCTA member at each level.  To be eligible for these lovely trophies riders must be MCTA members before the competition closing date, so be sure your membership is up to date or join us as a new member by the time you enter.  Your membership may pay for itself in your discounted entry fee!!!

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The Scavenger’s Choice Trophy (Elementary)
The Blackberry Bowl (Introductory)
The Valerie Hunt Memorial Trophy (Jr/YR, BN)
The Buttermilk Sky Memorial Trophy (Sr, BN)
The Sunstone Creek Memorial Trophy (Jr/YR, N)
The Sunwood Spring Trophy (Sr, N)

The Scavenger’s Choice Trophy (Introductory)
Nicole Seman (Flatlined)

The Blackberry Bowl (Elementary)
Kathryn Merrill (Gateway)

The Valerie Hunt Memorial Trophy (Jr/YR, BN)
Ella Jensen (Pineapple Prince)

The Buttermilk Sky Memorial Trophy (Sr, BN)
Doris Hoppers (Implicit)

The Sunstone Creek Memorial Trophy (Jr/YR, N)
Kate Benjamin (Duck Duck Goose)

The Sunwood Spring Trophy (Sr, N)
Kathi Law (Brooklynville)

Past MCTA Starter Horse Trials

2020 Results


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