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Marlborough H.T (Sep 2017) Omnibus Listing

Change Made 08/31/2017
Comment: Accepting Post Entries through Sunday, September 10th, late fees will apply to all levels, except the combined tests.  
Schooling day is rescheduled to September 20th.  Additional CT Levels added.  There are two starter classes one a combined test the other 3 phases. Xentry has a slot for the 3-phase, not the combined test, to enter the starter combined test, use the box other an type in CT-S. 
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USEA Event ID: 16612
Marlborough H.T | Upper Marlboro, MD (AREA II)

Event Date: Sep 16-17, 2017

Open Date: Aug 01 Close Date: Aug 29


Address: Rosaryville State Park, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Park entrance is on Marlton Road West off Rt. 301 South. It is not on Rosaryville Road!
From South: I-95 to MD, Rt. 4 east to US Rt. 301 south 4 miles to Rosaryville State Park. Entrance is on the right just after Rt 301 crosses Osborne Road (Exxon station and 7-11 store on the right at Osborne and Rt 301).
From North: I-97 to MD Rt 3 south becomes MD Rt 301 south. Same as above.
Once you enter the park via W. Marlton Road (from Route 301 North), drive back a short distance, turn right at the fork and continue back to event parking (on your right and left as you enter the large clearing).  There will be directional signs on the day of an event and there is also a small island with state park signs at the forked turn.  If you miss the turn and go straight, do not panic.  This exit will put you back on Route 301 North.  It will then be necessary to do a U-Turn and come back to the first entrance.  Please note the entrance and exit are One-Way only for your safety.  For map and directions see our web site:


USEF/USEA Recognized Division:P,PR
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized Divisions:T,N,NR,BN,BNR
USEA Recognized Test:CT-P,CT-M,CT-T,CT-N,CT-BN,Starter

Tentative Schedule:
Fri: Stables open-Noon. Cross-country course open-3 pm.
Sat: (All P/T/N/BN/Starter) Dressage-8 am; Show Jumping 9:15am; Cross-country-9:30am. 
SUN: (ALL M/T/N/BN/Combined Tests) Dressage-8 am; Show Jumping 9:15am All CT levels.
Complete entries will take precedence over incomplete entries.  Take advantage of Early Bird discount! Must send COMPLETE entry with all required signatures, coggins, and payment for complete entry status.  Organizer reserves the right to modify divisions and schedules based on entries received. 
Starting Times:
Start times available on the website after 5PM on 14 September.  No phone calls please. All entries and scores will be available on our website,
Event Officials
TD: Cindy Wood, r, MD
Judges: Pres: Amanda Miller, R, NC
  Dressage Judges: Amanda Miller, R, NC and Beth Wheeler, r, NC.
John Williams, S, NY   SJ CD and Judge: Kathy White, R, VA
Entry Information

Send Entries to:
Send complete entries to:
Hannah J. Ong
Marlborough HT
4921 Powder Mill Rd.
Beltsville MD 20705

919-606-7176  (during competition)

Online entry via USEA Dashboard XEntry or Event Entries
Draw checks to Marlborough H.T.

Lost? Call Donna 301-503-8549 (during competition).
Please see our website for the USEA Omnibus for more information;

Org: Donna R. Bottner, 6404 S. Osborne Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, Email: [email protected] (301) 503-8549
Co-Org: Hannah J. Ong, 4921 Powder Mill Rd., Beltsville MD 20705, Email:  (919) 606-7176 

Event Fees Directory - see individual section for details. Draw checks to Marlborough H.T.

  • Early Bird Entry until 15 Aug!  P: $190.00; T: $180.00; N: $170.00; BN: $160.00; Starter: $95.00.  CT's: Starter, BN, N, T and M $60 
  • Regular Entry 17 - 29 Aug - P: $215.00; T: $205.00; N: $195.00; BN: $185.00; Starter: $110.00.  CT's: Starter, BN, N, T and M $75
  • Post Entry (if accepted) 30 Aug - 10 Sep - P: $255.00; T: $245.00; N: $235.00; BN: $225.00. Starter: $150.00 CT's: Starter, BN, N, T and M $90
  • All Stabling: $45.00.
  • Late Fee: $40 for any entry after 29 Aug and any paperwork not received by 29 Aug.  Fees and paperwork must be in hand and not just postmarked by closing date.
  • Change Fee: $25 fee for any change of entry after 29 Aug and increases to $50 after 10 September.
  • Office Fee: $25 (non-refundable).
  • Refunds: Before C.D.-Entry/Stabling-Less $25 non-refundable office fee; After C.D.-No refunds.  USEA Starter and D&M Fees Refund Policy: The USEA Starter and D&M fees ($21) are not subjected to office fees, and shall be returned within 30 days of the competition to any rider who does not start the dressage test. Competition cancellation: refunds or in lieu of offers at organizer's discretion.

Entry fees include $25 non-refundable office fee.   Early Bird Entries - COMPLETE your entry by August 15th to get the discounted rate.  PAYMENT MUST be received by this date.  If not, you will need to send the full amount due for your division.  Complete entries include the 2017 USEA Horse Trials entry form, current Coggins, Signature page and full payment. Electronic entries (Xentry/EventEntries) are not considered final until receipt of payment, signature page and coggins.  Entries will be voided if information not received within 5 business days of entering on Xentry. Incomplete entries (including failure to pay all fees) subject to late fees if not completed by close date and will be put on wait list. Xentry and Event Entries must e-mail/mail signature page, coggins and payment (if necessary) to Secretary within five (5) days of on-line entry or before closing date, whichever occurs first.  Double entries not accepted. Please print a legible email address for notification purposes.

For Starter and M Combined Tests, please write in "M" or "Starter" next to the "TEST" block at the top of the entry form.

USEA current membership (Junior, Collegiate, Full, or Life) and horse registration (Limited T, N, BN, or Full) are required at all
levels, except Combined Tests (CT). 
Prelim riders must also have current USEF membership.  CT entries - please use the 2017 USEA Horse Trials Entry Form and select "Test" as your level: CT riders who are not USEA memberships must pay a $25 USEA non-membership fee with entry, the  USEA Starter/D&M Fees do not apply. 

Paper number pinneys will be in effect for cross-country. Riders must bring pinney holder with them.

$35 fee for returned checks. Refunds: Before C.D.-Entry/Stabling-Less $25 non-refundable office fee; After C.D.-No refunds. Change Fees: $25 fee for any change of entry after 29 Aug and increases to $50 after 10 September. Scratch/withdrawals accepted via email only with acknowledgment from secretary – No phone messages will be accepted.
USEA Starter and D&M Fees Refund Policy: The USEA Starter and D&M fees ($21) are not subjected to office fees, and shall be
returned within 30 days of the competition to any rider who does not start the dressage test. Competition cancellation: refunds or in lieu of offers at organizer's discretion. Post entries accepted after Closing Date at Organizer’s discretion and will include $40 late fee. Neg. $25 non-competing horse fee. OTTB Awards sponsored by the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program.  Young/Jr Riders and Area II Adult Riders will receive special placing ribbons for highest placing in each class.  Join the fun, check our Facebook page and website for more information! Amateur/Rider/Horse divisions will be formed if entries permit; please indicate your preference on the entry form.

Complete entry consists of -Online or Paper Entry in hand by closing date
                                          Signed signature page
                                          Coggins (through competition date)

Competitor Information
1st place prize & 8 ribbons per division.  Additional prizes donated by sponsors and awarded to top placings in each division. Separate ribbons for highest placing Area 2 adult amateur and young riders; must state eligibility on entry form. See website for details;
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program is sponsoring high-point awards and prize money for the highest placing Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred in each Horse Trial division. All OTTB’s wishing to be considered for these awards mush register for a T.I.P. number with the jockey club at
. Each horse and rider combination should be registered for points to count towards year end awards with T.I.P. It is easy and free to register, so visit their website today!

If participating in the Jockey Club TIP program, please provide a copy of TIP card/TIP registration number with entry, or no later than August 29th.
Limited stabling conveniently located nearby, $45/stall/night, must provide own bedding.
Veterinarian: Tidewater Veterinary, Dr. Paul Repenning on-site, phone number posted at secy's office.
Closest Emergency Hospital: Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg, VA.  800-436-2911 (approx 63 miles).
Closest accommodations to the event are: Sleep Inn, Upper Marlboro, (301) 599-9400 (approx 6 miles) and Executive Inn & Suites, Upper Marlboro, (301) 627-3969 (approx 8 miles),  Marriott Residence Inn, Waldorf MD 301-632-2111 or Marriott Courtyard, Waldorf MD  (approx 14 miles) Additional accommodations in Clinton, MD Colony South Hotel (301) 856-4500 (approx 7 miles) or in Bowie, MD Comfort Inn (301) 464-0089 (approx 17 miles). Waldorf and Bowie have many more restaurant options, but Upper Marlboro hotels are closer to the park and stabling. Check website for additional information,
Test & arena sizes: P-2014 USEF Preliminary Test A-Sm. T-2014 USEF Training Test A-Sm. N-2014 USEF Novice Test A-Sm. BN-2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm.  Starter: 2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-Sm.  Combined Tests- M 2017 USEF Modified Level Test-Sm, T - 2014 USEF Training Test B-Sm, N - 2014 USEF Novice Test B-Sm, BN - 2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test B-sm.  Starter - 2014 USEF Beginner Novice Test A-sm.  Intro: USDF Intro A. Arenas and warm-up on  level grass.

P-2900 m @ 520 mpm, confidence building course for horses prepared for the level. Terrain questions test balance.  T-2500 m @ 450 mpm, solid course for level; forward galloping track with use of terrain to balance and educate.   N-2200 m @ 400 mpm; inviting track for horses with some experience at the level. BN- 1900 m @ 350 mpm; inviting track for horses with some experience at the level.  Starter: 1500 m @ 275 mpm, max ht 2'-2'3; fun an easy introduction to eventing.
All courses: Varied terrain with woods and open fields; gently rolling hills with excellent galloping tracks. Expect water, banks and ditches at all levels.  Easy access for spectators to dressage and show jumping areas.  Established turf for galloping tracks and warm up areas.  Cross-Country course always closed except for schooling dates on Saturday September 20 2017.

Other Information:

No water on grounds - Please bring own water!

We continue to grow and improve for you!  Beautiful new water complex and new tracks.

Great food available for purchase on grounds including the Fruit & Ice Connection, AKA The Smoothie Lady.
Join us and the friendliest staff and volunteers you'll find on the East coast. Dogs must be leashed with person attached! A $25 fine will be collected and donated to the MHT Course Bldg. Fund for all loose dogs. 
We highly encourage competitors to use electronic entry services to pay for entries and to email your signed forms in order to ensure acceptance of your entry.  Visit for more information.  As a reminder, there is a $40 late fee for all entries received after the closing date.
Cross-country schooling day, September 20th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Cross-country course closed except for schooling day on Saturday, Sep 23th, 9AM – 4PM.  All courses same as competition courses.  $50 fee per horse and rider combination. Check our website or FaceBook page (!/pages/The-Marlborough-Horse-Trials/102804436841)  for more info or before coming to check state of course if weather is questionable. Safety vest, proper footwear and helmet must be worn. No vest, no helmet-no school. All riders must be accompanied by either a ground person on foot or by at least one other rider – no single riders schooling.
To keep up with our derbies, schoolings and other events hosted by the Marlborough Horse Trials, find us on Facebook!

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