NEW Starter HT for 2021!

MCTA Unrecognized Horse Trials


 Saturday, May 29, 2021
1401 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, MD

Registration for this event is now closed.

Why Attend?  This starter event is held the week after MCTA’s USEA Recognized event and gives newer competitors a chance to ride the beautiful Shawan Downs courses at an introductory level for their division.

  • Beautiful show grounds and well-established grass turf
  • Friendly and inviting courses at an introductory level for each division
  • Three cross-country schooling days are planned the week of the event – school before you compete!
  • Spend well-deserved MCTA volunteer bucks

MCTA and the eventing community are grateful to all the volunteers, competitors, parents, friends, and supporters who make the sport of eventing possible.

We love our volunteers!!

Signup at (choose from multiple dates under “Event Days”).

Entry Status / Start Times


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Additional Details

Tentative Time Schedule:   Times will be posted on  Officially open for XC Course walk – Friday 5/28 @ 4:00pm.  Dressage 8am – Stadium 9:45am – Cross country 10am. Dressage Tests & Jumping Heights:   Elementary – 2018 BN Test A, up to 2’3″; Beginner Novice – 2018 BN Test A, up to 2’7″;  Novice – 2018 Novice Test A, up to 2’11”; Training – 2018 Training Test A, up to 3’3″. Awards: Overall ribbons to 8th place, Dressage ribbons to 6th place. MCTA members will also qualify for an MCTA high point award for each division. 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 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!! EVERYONE:  Masks required on premises and while not mounted. A complete entry must include payment OR PayPal receipt, Coggins, and signed waiver or a time will NOT be assigned. Secretary:  Betsy Hochstein, 1212 Brandy Springs Rd, Parkton, MD 21120 (, 410-353-6879

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