EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
We hold 4 Open Circuit Horse Shows each year. at Oak Ridge Park in Hughesville, Maryland
Potential RAIN DATES for any 2017 shows cancelled
due to weather MAY include
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 and Sunday, Oct 29, 2017
Just please keep these dates in mind!
Click here for our 2017 Class List, Show Ring Start Times & Judges
Click here for some just General Show Information
Please see our OPEN HORSE SHOWS page for all other Horse Show related stuff.
We are starting to post items daily! So all those 2017 headers will soon have data files associated with them.
Mounted Wanderer's 4-H Horse and Pony Club
Open Horse Show Circuit Dates
Sunday - May 28, 2017
Sunday - June 25, 2017
Sunday - September 3, 2017
Sunday - October 8, 2017
Once a year we hold an Awards Banquet for everyone who attends our Open horse Show Circuit
Happy 30th Anniversary Mounted Wanderer's OPEN Horse Show Circuit!!
2017 marks our 30th year of hosting an open show circuit to the local horse community. WOW! Talk about a long-term 4-H Club Community Service Project!
Our Club holds a monthly 4-H meeting on the first Tuesday of each month. We meet at 6:30pm at the United Methodist Church in La Plata, MD
Thanks to everyone who came out to our first two shows!!
NEXT SHOW - Sunday, September 3rd!! Hope to see you all there!
MAY Horse Show POINTS are posted - look for them under the
OPEN HORSE SHOWS page
JUNE Horse Show points COMING SOON!
Sept 3 Show WEATHER UPDATE as of Saturday, 2 Sept at 6:00 pm
SHOW RING START TIMES CHANGED - PLEASE NOTE!!
Western Ring - Starting at 9 am
English Ring - Starting at 9:30 am
We have sent folks to check out the grounds at Oak Ridge Park. As expected, they are wet but we think do-able for our show tomorrow. Both rings do have some standing water in places. Western ring more than English ring. Parking is okay on high ground but unless you have 4WD suggest you DO NOT try to park in lower areas like over by the trail ring!!! In an effort to give the grounds a chance to settle up as best they can, we are adjusting the start times of both the Wes & Eng rings. We also know that the weather here Saturday hasn't been great for getting horses prepared and trailers loaded so everyone will have a little extra time in the morning to finish up and do it when its dry. Over fences classes and speed classes may not be held if we are able to get this show in. Will just depend on how the ring footing is tomorrow...
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND that we are aware that MORE RAIN is expected overnight. 30-40% between 11 pm and 1 am. More rain, especially heavy rain could flood the rings out and even though the forecast is for 79/80 degrees and sunny on Sunday, the show rings could be just too wet to ride safely.
Please check the website here on Sunday morning BEFORE heading out. Or check our FB page. We will post a show status of having to cancel before 6 am. IF you do not see anything posted by 6 am about show being cancelled then the show is a GO.
June Show Recap:
Show committee has decided that we will hold the English Lead Line and English Walk classes over in Ring 2 following the pinning of class #31 for both the Sept and Oct shows. This move shaved an hour off of Ring 1 with that ring ending shortly after 5:30. Perfect! Please keep in mind that many of the Western classes ARE having ZERO entries so just exactly when Class 31 finishes can be a different time from the June show to the Sept & Oct shows... Every parent that we spoke with liked the change as it got the kids in & out of the ring way sooner than if the classes stayed in Ring 1. And everyone in Ring 1 liked the show ending closer to 5:30 pm!!
There are some Western classes that have had 0 to 1 entry for both May & June shows. We will be making a decision at the September show based on participation in these classes if these divisions will be CANCELLED for year-end. All CM Division fees will be promptly refunded to anyone who signed up if we have to cancel. Everyone has to keep in mind that we need participation in these classes to add funds to the Banquet kitty. Without sufficient participation, there is not enough entry money going into the Banquet funds to purchase the ribbons and awards!
Leave the Attention Parents/Trainers...
HEADS UP TO PARENTS & TRAINERS of English Lead Line and English Walk Riders...
Please READ the attached SPECIAL NOTICE - this affects YOUR LL and Walk level ENG RIDERS.
All English Riders - please read this SPECIAL NOTICE as this may affect your estimated riding class start time beginning with class 66.
JuneTrail Class results are posted under the Open Horse Shows page.
Still Working on reconciling the JUNE show funds & circuit divisions.
Only about 7 checks left to complete. For those who left BLANK checks, they have not been deposited yet. Almost ready to deposit all remaining..
Working on points! Thank you for your patience. Will have both May and June results posted BEFORE the Sept 3 show.
Hope the summer has been FUN for all! Labor Day and Back to School will be here before you know it...
Our County Fair is next month!
Best wishes to all the 4-Hers heading to Maryland State Fair - Aug 24 through Sept 4.
Our 4-H Members participate in other Club County and State Events also
2017 Awards Banquet set for Sat, March 24, 2018
Yes, we have set a date for that already!! Back at the Accokeek VFD Banquet Hall