BEST Horse Shows

BEST Horse Shows 2021 BEST Dates

March 20-21
April 17-18
May 1-2
May 8-9
June 12-13
**June 26-27 Indoor Classic
July 10-11
August 7-8
August 21-22 BEST Horse Shows offers 2-day MHSA rated and unrated hunter and jumper competition at the Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD.

MHSA Best Horse Show 2014, 2015, 2016
MHSA Best Regional Horse Show 2018, 2019

Operating as usual

11/29/2021

‼️UPDATE: Due to low entries the Under Cover show this weekend has been canceled‼️

On this day, and every day, we are thankful for all of our fabulous exhibitors, trainers, families, and of course the ho...
11/25/2021

On this day, and every day, we are thankful for all of our fabulous exhibitors, trainers, families, and of course the horses and ponies. 🦃

On this day, and every day, we are thankful for all of our fabulous exhibitors, trainers, families, and of course the horses and ponies. 🦃

11/20/2021

Sunday Show Schedule:
8:30am - flat schooling
9:30am - show start
See you in the morning!

11/20/2021

⏰ Tomorrow, Saturday, November 20, the start time of the show has been pushed back to 9:30am!⏰

11/16/2021

If you need a stall for the show this weekend get in touch with Jamie ASAP

Prizes are ready to be sent to their new homes this evening! 🎉
11/13/2021

Prizes are ready to be sent to their new homes this evening! 🎉

Prizes are ready to be sent to their new homes this evening! 🎉

Reminder for everyone attending the Banquet tomorrow evening. Prince George’s County still requires face masks indoors u...
11/12/2021

Reminder for everyone attending the Banquet tomorrow evening. Prince George’s County still requires face masks indoors unless you are eating or drinking. Please remember to wear your mask when entering, exiting, and moving about the hotel. 😷 Who knows….there might even be a door prize for the BEST mask……

Reminder for everyone attending the Banquet tomorrow evening. Prince George’s County still requires face masks indoors unless you are eating or drinking. Please remember to wear your mask when entering, exiting, and moving about the hotel. 😷 Who knows….there might even be a door prize for the BEST mask……

11/10/2021

📸Final Call! 📸
Pictures for the Banquet slide show. Send them to [email protected]

11/02/2021

It’s slideshow time! 📸
Send your photos to [email protected] BY next Wednesday, November 10

Anybody else suffering from that horse show hangover and wishing you could just nap on that pile of laundry/things you n...
11/01/2021

Anybody else suffering from that horse show hangover and wishing you could just nap on that pile of laundry/things you need to get done today? No, must just be me then!
Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to make the show so fun! 🎃
#happymonday

Anybody else suffering from that horse show hangover and wishing you could just nap on that pile of laundry/things you need to get done today? No, must just be me then!
Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend to make the show so fun! 🎃
#happymonday

10/30/2021

🌻Happy horse show morning! Due to the rain yesterday and some flooding if you come thru Upper Marlboro check your favorite traffic apps before coming thru town 🌻

We are kicking off the weekend with the @mdhorseshows Regional Thoroughbred Hunter Finals and Invitational 🏆
10/29/2021

We are kicking off the weekend with the @mdhorseshows Regional Thoroughbred Hunter Finals and Invitational 🏆

We are kicking off the weekend with the @mdhorseshows Regional Thoroughbred Hunter Finals and Invitational 🏆

10/28/2021

‼️The entry period for the MHSA Regional Finals classes has officially closed. Anyone not initially qualified is now permitted to enter on a first come, first served basis (up to 20 entries in each Finals division)‼️

Stabling charts for this weekend’s show 🐴
10/28/2021

Stabling charts for this weekend’s show 🐴

10/28/2021

Weekend Food Status:
Friday: Food stand open 12pm-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Food stand open morning-evening

Saturday evening: BEST will be hosting dinner in the indoor during the evening classes 🍽

Added to the Prize List:🎃Saturday in the covered ring, 18” Costume Hunter Classic (so MHSA Short Stirrup riders, and any...
10/23/2021

Added to the Prize List:
🎃Saturday in the covered ring, 18” Costume Hunter Classic (so MHSA Short Stirrup riders, and any others more comfortable at 18”, can show over fences in their costumes. Same rules apply as the 2’ Classic)
🎃Unrated Lead Line to Ring 1 on Sunday morning (to allow lead liners who aren’t qualified for MHSA Lead Line Finals the opportunity to show)

👻 Just a few stalls remain! If you need stabling email Jamie ASAP

🧟‍♀️Entry deadline is Wednesday, October 27

Added to the Prize List:
🎃Saturday in the covered ring, 18” Costume Hunter Classic (so MHSA Short Stirrup riders, and any others more comfortable at 18”, can show over fences in their costumes. Same rules apply as the 2’ Classic)
🎃Unrated Lead Line to Ring 1 on Sunday morning (to allow lead liners who aren’t qualified for MHSA Lead Line Finals the opportunity to show)

👻 Just a few stalls remain! If you need stabling email Jamie ASAP

🧟‍♀️Entry deadline is Wednesday, October 27

10/18/2021

PSA: Entries are due by Wednesday, October 27.
Ok, you may now all return to planning your costumes for the Halloween classes! 🎃

Congratulations and good luck to all of “our” riders and horses competing this week in Lexington, KY at the @retiredrace...
10/14/2021

Congratulations and good luck to all of “our” riders and horses competing this week in Lexington, KY at the @retiredracehorseproject Thoroughbred Makeover 🐎

Congratulations and good luck to all of “our” riders and horses competing this week in Lexington, KY at the @retiredracehorseproject Thoroughbred Makeover 🐎

If you want stalls for the Indoor Fall Classic/ MHSA Regional Finals, and haven’t already contacted Jamie, to please do ...
10/14/2021
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If you want stalls for the Indoor Fall Classic/ MHSA Regional Finals, and haven’t already contacted Jamie, to please do so ASAP! [email protected]

All entries are due by Wednesday, October 27th, via email or online through horseshowing.com

Online horse show entry, results, schedules, and class counts.

09/10/2021

Final year-end standings have been audited and posted to the website. Any challenges need to be made via email by end of day Wednesday September 15th. All standings will be final on Friday September 17th. 🌻

Love seeing the success of “our” riders up at @colonial_classic 🏆 Good luck to all our BEST competitors! 🍀
08/28/2021

Love seeing the success of “our” riders up at @colonial_classic 🏆 Good luck to all our BEST competitors! 🍀

Love seeing the success of “our” riders up at @colonial_classic 🏆 Good luck to all our BEST competitors! 🍀

After missing the entire 2020 show season it was really fun to crown a new crop of 2021 Medal, Hunter Classic, and Jumpe...
08/23/2021

After missing the entire 2020 show season it was really fun to crown a new crop of 2021 Medal, Hunter Classic, and Jumper Challenge winners this weekend. 🌻 Hope to be able to celebrate with everyone at the Banquet in November 🏆

After missing the entire 2020 show season it was really fun to crown a new crop of 2021 Medal, Hunter Classic, and Jumper Challenge winners this weekend. 🌻 Hope to be able to celebrate with everyone at the Banquet in November 🏆

08/22/2021

And just like that the 2021 regular season is in the books! Thank YOU to everyone who came out and supported the shows this year! 🌻

08/10/2021

Updated points are posted on the website 🌻

08/07/2021

🌻Sunday August 8th Update 🌻
Ring 1 will start at 8 am with the combined children’s/adult hunter division. Gittings will run after the combined hunters in hopes of finding a 6th rider. (If you want to show in the Gittings please let the show office know)
Ring 3 (covered) will start at 8:00 am with Junior Eq US, then Adult Eq US...O/F will then open card by height

Someone was trying to be helpful getting ribbons ready for this weekend 🐈‍⬛ #bagelthecat #BESTisback
08/03/2021

Someone was trying to be helpful getting ribbons ready for this weekend 🐈‍⬛ #bagelthecat #BESTisback

Someone was trying to be helpful getting ribbons ready for this weekend 🐈‍⬛ #bagelthecat #BESTisback

We are excited to officially announce that we will host the Fall Indoor Classic and MHSA Regional Finals at the PG Eques...
07/28/2021

We are excited to officially announce that we will host the Fall Indoor Classic and MHSA Regional Finals at the PG Equestrian Center in October. More details will be available soon but the show will include the Low Children’s and Low Adult Medal Finals, the Jumper Finals and the $500 Thoroughbred Classic!

We are excited to officially announce that we will host the Fall Indoor Classic and MHSA Regional Finals at the PG Equestrian Center in October. More details will be available soon but the show will include the Low Children’s and Low Adult Medal Finals, the Jumper Finals and the $500 Thoroughbred Classic!

07/17/2021

Updated points are posted!

Pony pals are the BEST! Butters and his fan club celebrate a good weekend. 🌻 #BESTisback
07/14/2021

Pony pals are the BEST! Butters and his fan club celebrate a good weekend. 🌻 #BESTisback

Pony pals are the BEST! Butters and his fan club celebrate a good weekend. 🌻 #BESTisback

07/01/2021

Updated points are posted on the website. Have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend! 🇺🇸

06/24/2021

🌻The footing in the indoor still isn’t 100%, so we have unfortunately made the decision to run those classes in Ring 2. It is not worth the risk of a horse or rider getting injured. We have changed the cost of all “regular” hunter, pleasure and equitation classes to $18, just like at a regular BEST series show.🌻

06/23/2021

There is a chance the indoor footing won’t be rideable this weekend because it is too wet. If that is the case we will move those classes, most likely, to Ring 2.
The staff at the Equestrian Center is working hard on the footing to make it safe and rideable. The final decision will be made Friday morning, but we are hoping that the show will go on as planned.
All classes in the Covered Ring, including the derby style classics, will go on as scheduled.

We have heard of some folks looking for braiders for next weekend. Post here if you are a braider OR looking for a braid...
06/20/2021

We have heard of some folks looking for braiders for next weekend. Post here if you are a braider OR looking for a braider and let’s see if we can get some of you connected!
Or if you are a braider email (don’t FB Message) Jamie at [email protected] and he can pass on contact info.

We have heard of some folks looking for braiders for next weekend. Post here if you are a braider OR looking for a braider and let’s see if we can get some of you connected!
Or if you are a braider email (don’t FB Message) Jamie at [email protected] and he can pass on contact info.

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BEST Horse Shows offers 2-day MHSA rated and unrated hunter and jumper competition at the Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. 2020 competition dates are: March 21st & 22nd April 18th & 19th May 2nd & 3rd May 9th & 10th June 13th & 14th June 27th & 28th** July 11th & 12th August 1st & 2nd August 15th & 16th **The 2020 Indoor Summer Classic will be pointed towards the 2020 Overall BEST Point Standings

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Do we have the contact info for the young lady who was shooting pics Aug 7/8? She was at all rings and would love to see if she got some good pics of me. Thanks Lisa Smith
The Colonial Qualifiers list keeps changing on me. Sometimes I see the full list of qualifiers and sometimes I see a post saying not everyone is going and asking for volunteers. I'm very confused.
Come join us!
Anyone know the photographer Donna J. who too photos at BEST shows in June? I can not find her fb page
#TBMakeover trainer Katy Hanlon is back for 2021 with hopeful The Names Billy (Bittel Road - Marquetry's Crown, by Marquetry), showing as Game Over. Check out this lovely round from the BEST Horse Shows Indoor Classic last weekend (due to footing issues, the Indoor Classic was moved outdoors!). Hanlon and The Names Billy are competing here in the 2'3" over fences, and wound up reserve champion of the division!
Another hot but good day for Meredith and Archie at BEST Horse Shows!
Coming Up, June 23 - 29 June 24 Paradise Energy Solutions Solar Open House June 26 Double C Farm Mountain Trail Challenge Series June 26 - 27 BEST Horse Shows Indoor Summer Classic June 27 By Chance Farm Cavaletti Clinic June 27 MWHA - Maryland Western Horse Assoc. Show June 27 Double C Farm Fix A Ride June 27 Pickwick Stables Schooling Show June 27 PVDA Schooling Show at All's Well Equestrian June 28 - July 2 Full Moon Farm Summer Camp #1 June 28 - July 2 Summer at Garrison Forest Pony Clinic June 30 Waredaca Expert Day with Sharon White Please verify all dates as they may change without notice. Are you going to one of these events? Send photos for Out & About to [email protected] If you would like to learn how you can have your date included, please contact Tracy at [email protected]
Another blue ribbon club member! Natalie J. received her first blue aboard Bell in the 9-10yr old pleasure 12" cross rail division of the BEST Horse Shows series, held at the PG Equestrian Center. From the looks of the rest of her ribbons, she did very well in her classes. We are sure Miss Natalie is grinning big under that mask! Congratulations Natalie!!! 🏆💙🐴🏆💙🐴🏆💙🐴🏆💙🐴🏆💙🐴🏆💙🐴 If you have recently won your first blue ribbon, or have a child that has recently won their first blue ribbon- stop in and tell us about it, (bring or email us a photo as well). You will receive a gift card, and a commemorative blue ribbon pin to mark the special occasion. (while supplies last). **Please keep in mind this program is geared towards celebrating the riders first blue ribbon, ideally the ribbon should have been won within the current show season**
Coming Up This Week: March 20 CANCELLED The Eyler Stables Horse & Livestock Auction Horse & Tack Auction, Thurmont March 20 - 22 CANCELLED By Chance Farm Stressless Riding w/Andrea Waldo Clinic, Union Bridge March 21 - 22 CANCELLED The Maryland Horse Trials @ Loch Moy Farm HCS/USA Saddlery Starter HT, Adamstown March 21 - 22 CANCELLED BEST Horse Shows Series, Upper Marlboro March 22 CANCELLED coexist.stables Snowflake Series, Mt. Airy may reschedule March 22 POSTPONED Howard County Horse Show Association - HCHSA Benefit Opener, Owings Mills March 22 CANCELLED Foxhall Farm Team Trophy Chase Elkridge Harford Hunt Club Monkton Contact The Equiery to find out how your event can be included.
CANCELLATIONS: As events and activities within the Maryland horse community begin to announce their cancellations, The Equiery will post them here. If your event is cancelling or postponing because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) precautions, please let us know, and we will add it to our list. (For out of state horse shows pointed by Maryland show organizations, please check the show organizations' websites) March 31 - Maryland Horse Council Quarterly Meeting April 1 - The Maryland Horse Trials @ Loch Moy Farm Twilight Eventing cancelled April 2 Hope's Legacy Premier rescheduled to May 28 April 2 - 5 Belfield Farm Show Management Maryland National cancelled April 4 - Foxcatcher Endurance Ride cancelled April 4 - Elkridge Harford Hunt Club Point-to-Point cancelled April 4 - Mt Hermon Plow Days cancelled April 5 - Marlborough Hunt Club Hunter Pace cancelled (part of Maryland Hunter Pace Circuit) April 10 - 12 Fair Hill International All divisions cancelled. April 11 - My Lady's Manor Steeplechase cancelled April 11 - Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds Hunter pace rescheduling - date TBD (part of Maryland Hunter Pace Circuit) April 13 - 16 - Bertrand Ravoux Ecole de Légèrete Clinic postponed until July April 18 - Maryland Region Event Rally postponed to June 6 April 18 - Grand National Steeplechase Races cancelled April 18 - Waredaca Bowman's Checkeboard Challenge Starter Horse Trial cancelled April 18 - 19 BEST Horse Shows cancelled April 19 - CCWC Carroll County Western Circuit Show - cancelled April 29 Full Moon Farm Spring Thing Horse Trials rescheduled to September 27 April 19 - NM-MVH Hunter Pace postponed - date TBD (part of Maryland Hunter Pace Circuit) April 24 - 25 The Eyler Stables Horse & Livestock Auction Auction Miniature Horse, Donkey & Pony Preview & Auction April 25 - University of Maryland Maryland (Ag) Day canceled April 25 - The Maryland Hunt Cup cancelled April 25 - Pat Olivo's Celebration of Life Postponed (date TBD) April 26 - Potomac Hunt Club's Hunter Pace cancelled (part of Maryland Hunter Pace Circuit) April 27 - 28 The Maryland Horse Trials @ Loch Moy Farm Lucinda Green Clinic postponed (new date tbd) May 2 - Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds Howard County Cup Races hoping to reschedule May 2 - Maryland Therapeutic Riding Derby Day cancelled May 15 - 17 - 2020 National Pike Festival and James Shaull Wagon Train-Maryland Cancelled May 16 - Preakness Stakes postponed (new date pending) May 16 - Goshen Hounds Hunter Pace Postpones Date TBD (Maryland Hunter Pace Circuit May 17 - Potomac Hunt Races cancelled Association Cancellations: WIHS Temporarily Suspends WIHS Equitation and Championship Qualifying Classes US Pony Club - all USPC sanctioned activities and gatherings are cancelled from March 18 'til April 17. United States Eventing Association - All events and recognized educational activities are cancelled from March 16 - March 30 Maryland Jockey Club - Laurel, Pimlico & Rosecroft are closed to the public, but racing will continue. IHSA - Remainder of the season is cancelled IEA - Hunt Seat National Finals - Cancelled; Dressage - Competitions scheduled between March 16 - May 10, 2020 - Cancelled; Western - Competitions between March 16 - April 30, 2020 - Cancelled USEF - Suspension extended through May 3, 2020. There will be no accumulation of points, scores, money won, qualifications, or rankings towards USEF awards programs. FADS- as of March 23, all Frederick Area Dressage Shows are on hold. Miscellaneous: Effective March 16, the Virginia Tech Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center will only allow hospital personnel within the hospital complex. Clients will be met in the parking lot by hospital personnel to es**rt patients into the complex. Owners will not be permitted to enter the hospital complex; clients with hospitalized horses will not be permitted to visit until further notice. Canceled until further notice Carroll County Equestrian Center Rings closed until 4/26/2020 (unless extended) Waredaca Group lessons cancelled until further notice Until further notice Liberty, Loch Raven & Prettyboy Reservoirs are CLOSED to all recreational activities, including horseback riding. Until Further Notice Rosecroft Raceway live racing cancelled Until Further Notice Laurel Park live racing cancelled Maryland Jockey Club Until Further Notice Olney Farm closed for lessons & schooling.
An idea for next season? Enter the series or on series stalls? Just saying ❤️
The 2019 BEST Horse Shows season starts this weekend! Is your horse ready? Chesapeake Forge & Farrier is thrilled to be returning to PGEC this year! Please pay us a visit if you have any foot related needs. We will be on-site Friday afternoon, as well as Saturday and Sunday starting at 7 AM. Call or text 410 961 9193 Fri-Sat, 410 708 9039 Sunday Good luck to all the competitors!