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Marlborough H.T (Sep 2012) Omnibus Listing

21 Years and Still Going Strong!

Not quite ready to move up?  Test your skills with PT (Prelim-Training) and Intro Test (2'-2"3) in addition to regular divisions.


Welcome Adult Rider and Young/Junior Rider Teams!

We have refurbished our water jump and added new obstacles for 2012.
Change Made 09/04/2012
Comment: The Marlborough Horse Trials is accepting post entries until September 11, 2012 or until we fill, whichever comes first.  Alll entries must be completed online via XEntry or Event Entries or mailed to our secretary and postmarked no later than Sep 11th. There is a $40 late fee for all entries received after the closing date of Sept. 4th. Please join us September 22nd and 23rd for our 21st year.  We are also holding an Adult Rider and Young Rider Team Competition in addition to the horse trials.  Visit us on the web at or email our secretary, Mary Coldren ([email protected]) for more information.    
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USEA Event ID: 15107
Marlborough H.T | Upper Marlborough, MD (AREA II)

Event Date: Sep 22-23, 2012

Open Date: Aug 07 Close Date: Sep 04


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: P
USEF Endorsed/USEA Recognized: PT,T,N,BN
USEA Recognized Tests: Starter

Tentative Schedule:

Fri: Stables open-Noon. Cross-country course open-3 pm.
Sat: (All P/N) Dressage-8 am; Show Jumping-9:30am; Cross-country-10:30 am.
Sun: (PT/T/BN/INTRO) Dressage-8 am; Show Jumping-9:30am; Cross-country-10:30 am.
All times and days tentative and may change depending on number of entries at each level.

Starting Times:

Start times available on the website after 5PM on 18 September.  No phone calls please. All entries and scores will be available on our website,

Event Officials

TD: Kathy White, r, VA
Judges: Pres: 
Susan Graham-White, R, MD; Dressage Judges: Peggy Pariso, r, MD; Betty Thorpe, r, MD
CD:XC: Roger Haller, GA   SJ: Ray Wheeler

Entry Information

Send Entries to:

Send complete entries to:

Mary Coldren
Marlborough HT
PO Box 75
Kelton, PA 19346
302-547-0695 (during competition)
Lost? Call Kim 410-279-3661 (during competition)   
Please see our website for the USEA Omnibus for more information; 

Org: Donna R. Bottner, 2945 Cassidy Place, Waldorf, MD 20601, Email: [email protected] (out of country, no phone)
Co-Org: Ray Wheeler, [email protected](410) 353-6877


Event Fees Directory - see individual section for details. Draw checks to Marlborough H.T.
Entry: P: $195.00; PT: $190; T: $185; N: $175.00; BN: $165.00; Intro: 100.00
Stabling: $40.00


Double entries: Not accepted. BN competitors who are not USEA members must pay extra $25 with entry.   INTRO Test - will be run the same as a USEA/USEF horse trial and will follow USEF Rules for Eventing.  Maximum height in SJ and XC will be 2'3" - most obstacles will NOT be at max height.  Membership in USEA/USEF not required for horse or rider.  USEA Starter/Drug Fees do not apply or USEA non-member fees required.  When filling out the form please omit these fees from your payment. ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE PRINTED AND VALID EMAIL ADDRESS; ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE VIA EMAIL UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED ON ENTRY. We will use the plastic pinny number holders this year.  Bring your own or purchase from our Secretary for $15.00. Grounds Fee: $10.00 added to all entries. $30 fee for returned checks. Entries are considered accepted when all Paperwork/Signatures/ Coggins and fees are received.  Refunds: Before C.D.-Entry/Stabling-Less $25 non-refundable office fee; After C.D.-No refunds. $35 fee for any change of entry after CD.  Scratch/withdrawals accepted via email or fax only with acknowledgment from secretary – No phone messages will be accepted. 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. Coggins within 12 months required for all horses. Enter the Friendly Team Challenge! Young/Jr Riders and Area II Adult Riders may form teams of 4 (Young/Jr riders and Adult riders may NOT be on the same team). Separate prizes offered.  Email secretary, Mary Coldren - [email protected], with names of riders, horses, levels entered, and team name.  You may send an email to the secretary with your choice of team mates or we will assign teams at random. Teams will be awarded ribbons in addition to individual HT placing.  Join the fun, check our Facebook page and website for more information!

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 team competition. See website for details;


Five Spring Farm  (formerly Hidden Springs Stables), 6005 McKendree Rd., Lothian, MD 20711, (410) 867-3933, approx. 8 miles from event (off of Route 4). $40/stall/night. Permanent 12X12 stalls with  doors. Provide own bedding. Full service barn (Indoor arena) only provided. Veterinarian: Wolf Creek Equine on-site and phone number will be posted at sec'ys office. Emergency Hospital: Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg VA, (800) 436-2911.


Closest accommodations to the event are: Sleep Inn, Upper Marlboro, (301) 599-9400 and Executive Inn & Suites, Upper Marlboro, (301) 627-3969.  Additional accommodations in Clinton, MD Colony South Hotel (301) 856-4500 or in Bowie, MD Comfort Inn-15 mi., (301) 464-0089. Check website for additional accommodations,


Test & arena sizes: P-2010 USEF Preliminary Test B-Sm. PT-2010 USEF Preliminary Test B-Sm.  T-2010 USEF Training Test B-Sm. N-2010 USEF Novice Test B-Sm. BN-2010 USEF Beginner Novice Test B-Sm  Intro- 2010 USEF Beginner Novice Test B-sm. Arenas and warm-up: Grass.


P-2700 m @ 520 mpm, confidence building course for horses prepared for the level. Terrain questions test balance.  PT/T-2400 m @ 450 mpm, solid course for level; forward galloping track with use of terrain to balance and educate.   N-2100 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. 
Intro- 1500 m @275 mpm; fun and 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, except Intro.  Intro- water, bank and ditch optional. Inviting spectator venue. Easy access for spectators to dressage and show jumping areas.  Established turf for galloping tracks and warm up areas, will be aggravated prior to competition if necessary. Cross-Country course always closed except for schooling dates on Wednesday September 26 and Saturday September 29 2012.

Other Information:

New course improvements this year include refurbished water and prelim fences.  Come check it out!
Great food available for purchase on grounds featuring "Turkeyman" and the "Fruit & Ice Connection".
Join us and the friendliest staff and volunteers you'll find on the East coast. Maryland Tack on the grounds for all your riding needs. 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. No water on grounds - Please bring own water!
$30 fee for non-competing horses on the grounds. Non competing horses will not be allowed in warm up areas.
We highly encourage competitors to use electronic entry services or the PayPal link on our website 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 course closed except for schooling days on Wednesday. Sept 26, 11 AM -6 PM and Saturday, Sep 29th, 10AM – 5PM.  Call Janice Binkley-Cole (443) 336-7662, Kim Kubit 410-279-3661, or email Cherie Chauvin- [email protected] for info.  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)  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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