FHI hosts three unrecognized “Starter” Horse Trials every year, including Elementary, Starter, Beginner Novice, and Novice levels.


2024 Starter Trials Series sponsored by Kingdom Horse Trailers.  For the details, click here!

April 21 Starter Trials (NOTE – this is the SUNDAY of our Spring Eventing Festival!)

  • Open Date March 5
  • Closing Date April 2

June 29 Starter Trials

  • Open Date May 14
  • Closing Date June 11

August 24 Starter Trials

  • Open Date July 9
  • Closing Date August 6

FOR SCRATCHES, SCHEDULING PROBLEMS, STALLS, etc., please email coldrenscorner@gmail.com

Day of competition please call Mary Coldren at 302-547-0695


  • $135 (Pony Club or 4-H – $110). Refunds: Before closing, less $15 office fee; after closing, no refunds. $40 Late fee for entries postmarked after closing.
  • Stabling is available at $40 per horse per night (includes 1 bale of straw). Extra straw is available for purchase with one week advance notice. (Please note: The use of shavings is prohibited.)
  • Camper Hook up $45/night; Primitive Camping $25/night
  • A $35 refundable stall cleaning deposit is required (separate check please).


  • Cross Country: Safety Vests and helmets are required. Medical Armbands are recommended.
  • No Standing Martingales. Antigrazing reins are permitted
  • Dressage: No Pelhams or Kimberwicks.

Riders please note: For the safety of both horses and riders, only vehicular traffic is allowed on Sawmill Road out to Cross Country and Stadium. Please hack out to the Sawmill field via the trail located down near the Foxcatcher Dressage Rings.



Any Horse Trials-related questions should be emailed to the Horse Trials secretary, Mary Coldren, at ColdrensCorner@gmail.com

For the April Unrecognized Horse Trials: 

The stabling area is at the Cecil County Fairgrounds. The GPS address is 4640 Telegraph Road, Elkton, MD.

For Day of Event parking is at the Gallaher Competition area, whether a spectator or a competitor, the GPS address is 750 Gallaher Rd, Elkton, MD and you will follow the appropriate signs from there. 

Dressage is in the Main Arena at Gallaher Rd.  Show Jumping is just above that in the grass arena.  Cross Country is in Sawmill Field.

For the June & August Unrecognized Horse Trials:

The Horse Trials take place near the Cecil County Fairgrounds.  Whether a spectator or a competitor, the GPS address is 4640 Telegraph Rd, Elkton, MD.



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