Maryland Horse Industry Board’s Regulations for Livestock Competitions

Please click on the link below to see the Maryland Horse Industry Board’s Regulations for Livestock Competitions:

Maryland Horse Industry Board’s Regulations for Livestock Competitions

 

 

2020 MHSA ADULT AND CHILDREN’S PONY MEDAL AND MHSA REGIONAL JUMPER FINAL UPDATE!!!

MEDAL FINAL UPDATES:  2020 MHSA ADULT MEDAL FINALS WILL BE HELD AT THE SHOWPLACE REGIONAL SHOW HELD AT MCDONOGH SCHOOL ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH AND THE 2020 MHSA CHILDREN’S PONY FINALS WILL BE BE HELD AT THE MARYLAND NATIONAL REGIONAL SHOW HELD AT MCDONOGH SCHOOL ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 30TH.  QUALIFYING DATED FOR BOTH MEDALS IS AUGUST 17TH.

THE 2020  MHSA REGIONAL JUMPER FINALS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 16TH AT BEST HAS BEEN CANCELED!

MHSA Horse Show Update Letter from MHSA President

Dear MHSA Members,

We hope this letter finds all our MHSA members safe and healthy.

The MHSA looks forward to resuming competition on June 5, 2020. Because the restarting of MHSA horse shows rests on the authority of federal, state and local regulations and restrictions, we urge members to reach out to horse show management to determine which shows have received approval to run. You can also check the MHSA website for updates.

The MHSA Board of Directors is in the process of making any necessary modifications to points, medal finals, and year end awards. More updates to follow as soon as the board can determine a course of action.

Our priority will always be to do our best to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our members, staff and horses. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when appropriate.

All the best,

Miranda Grabill, President MHSA

COVID-19 Updates – 4/25/2020

Due to the continued concerns of the COVID-19 Pandemic, USEF issued a statement today regarding the extension of suspending all USEF events through May 31, 2020. MHSA will follow the guidelines set forth by USEF during these unprecedented times. Effective immediately the Maryland Horse Shows Association will be suspending all MHSA sanctioned events through May 31, 2020. For those competitions choosing to run, there will be no accumulation of points towards MHSA year-end awards during this time. We appreciate your understanding and (strongly) encourage you to follow these temporary guidelines to keep our members safe and healthy during this period.

Calling All MHSA Class of 2020 High School Seniors!!!

Calling all MHSA Class of 2020 High School Seniors……..

MHSA would like to feature the Class of 2020 MHSA members throughout the month of May on the MHSA Facebook page. If you are a high school senior please send a photo to the MHSA Secretary and provide the following information:

• Name
• Horse(s) Name
• Division in which you compete
• Favorite MHSA show
• Best MHSA memory
• Current high school
• Future plans after high school graduation
• Major accomplishments

During this time of uncertainty this will be a positive and fun way to highlight the accomplishments of the graduating Class of 2020! Good luck and have fun!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jessica Schindler at secretary@mdhsa.org.

MHSA Relief Fund

The Maryland Horse Shows Association recognizes that this is a time of great uncertainty for all of its members. There are many of you that may be feeling anxiety about paying your bills and feeding your animals. With this in mind, MHSA is offering a Limited Relief Fund for current MHSA members. To be considered please fill out the attached application and send it to the MHSA executive committee at mgrabill@mcdonogh .org. The applicant must state their need for money and must attach a receipt for reimbursement. The money will only be given as reimbursement for purchased items. All applications will remain confidential and will only be viewed by the executive committee. Decisions will be made within a two week time period and checks will be mailed out within that time. Click on the link below for the MHSA Relief Fund Application!

MHSA Relief Fund Application fillable form

In addition to the MHSA Limited Relief Fund, we also want make our members aware of the many different programs that can also provide help. These are listed below.

https://www.usef.org/join-usef/health-insurance  – Health insurance options through USEF via a Fan Membership or higher
https://mdhorsecouncil.org/c19resources – a full page of resources listed on the MD Horse Council website
https://news.maryland.gov/mda/covid-19/2020/04/09/covid-19-assistance-for-the-agriculture-industry/?fbclid=IwAR0f-_r1QLXoptEiR7G94rHGE463nUEeUwVdujqAxnQXwv9Ka_IiaN1sAG4#more-24282 – full page of resource listings with the MD Horse Industry Board.

COVID-19 Updates – 4/15/20

Due to the continued concerns of the COVID-19 Pandemic, USEF issued a statement today regarding the extension of suspending all USEF events through May 3, 2020. MHSA will follow the guidelines set forth by USEF during these unprecedented times. Effective immediately the Maryland Horse Shows Association will be suspending all MHSA sanctioned events through May 3,2020. For those competitions choosing to run, there will be no accumulation of points towards MHSA year-end awards during this time. We appreciate your understanding and (strongly) encourage you to follow these temporary guidelines to keep our members safe and healthy during this period.

Elizabeth Solter Emerging Athlete Award

Applications for the Elizabeth Solter Emerging Athlete Award are currently being accepted. Please download the application at the following link: Elizabeth Solter Emerging Athlete Award Application Form

We are currently accepting monetary donations to continue this prestigious award. All donations to the MHSA are tax deductible. Please contact Ericka Caslin if you have any questions about the award or if you are interested in donating.

Award overview:

  • The Elizabeth Solter Emerging Athlete Award is awarded to a dedicated and knowledgeable young rider (USEF horse show age 15-26) who has demonstrated the enthusiasm, work ethic and aptitude necessary for success as a horseman
  • The award winner would have the talent and ambition to excel in the hunter/jumper industry; and must be capable of riding in the hunter, equitation and jumper rings
  • Exemplary all-around performance: from riding to horsemanship to sportsmanship will be reviewed
  • The award winner will be someone who has a future as a rider in the sport, as well as a successful horseman who is viewed as a “good sport” among his/her peers
  • Must be a current member of MHSA and in good standing
  • $1,000 cash bonus to be included to use as a scholarship for college, or in the case of a young professional, to go towards horse business-related expenses
  • Applications to be accepted from the MHSA general membership. An application can be filled out as a nomination by someone else, on behalf of a MHSA member. The winner will be chosen by a 3-person committee appointed by the President. The award will be given at the annual MHSA Awards Banquet.
  • Attached form and essay questions must be submitted to the MHSA office via scan/email (secretary@mdhsa.org) or via mail – MHSA (Solter Award), 5011 Altogether Way, Clarksville, MD 21029 – by Saturday, September 30th .
  • Elizabeth Solter Emerging Athlete Award Application Form

Attention 2016 Year End Prize Winners!

Attention 2016 Year End Prize Winners!

You must claim your awards by March 1, 2017 or your prize will be donated. Please contact secretary@mdhsa.org to claim your award. You may have your award shipped for a $25 fee or you may pick up your award at the MHSA office in Clarksville, MD at a mutually agreed upon time.

If you are unsure if you won an award, the full list of award winners can be viewed in the 2016 MHSA Banquet Program here: 2016 MHSA Banquet Program

2016 MHSA Regional Championship Horse Show

The 2016 MHSA Regional Championship Horse Show will be held on November 5 – 6 at McDonogh School. The Prize List and Entry Blank are now available. The qualifying lists will not be posted until the end of October. The qualifying deadline is October 31, 2016. Please check the prize list for the complete schedule and information related to the show. Stalls can be reserved and bedding can be ordered.