In 2018, Loch Moy Farm is bringing back the Instructor Recognition Program to recognize the instructors and coaches who help our riders achieve top form.
We invite instructors/coaches of our competitors to identify themselves to us. We will tally the results of competitors with identified instructors/coaches in order to present a monetary award to instructors/coaches at the conclusion of the 2018 MDHT event season. First place is $1,000, 2nd is $500 and 3rd is $250.
The instructor/coach must exhibit positive leadership, good sportsmanship and demonstrate a supportive attitude towards all competitors, volunteers, judges, officials, show management and staff. Any infraction of the aforementioned qualities will lead to the instructor/coach's immediate disqualification*.
Instructors/coaches must notify MDHT in writing via email that they would like to participate in this program. They must do this BEFORE the date of the first MDHT event in which their students are competing. Once they are registered, they are entered for the series.Only one instructor/coach may register with MDHT as the instructor/coach of a specific competitor.
MDHT's term "instructor/coach" refers to the one professional individual who is present and assisting a student competing at a MDHT recognized or unrecognized event, whether that individual refers to him or herself as an instructor or as a coach. This individual is not a "trainer," since a trainer is an individual who rides a client's horse to exercise or school it. (A trainer is also the individual who is responsible for the care and control of the horse at a competition.)
Each Instructor/Coach is responsible for emailing us at email@example.com with a list of riders competing at each event and what level so that we may calculate their points. Reminder emails will be sent out but would prefer the lists prior to the events. Please also have your students list you as their instructor on their entry form.
If an instructor/coach has not signed up for the series before the series begins, competitor points earned by that instructor/coach's competitor at MDHT competitions earlier in 2018 will not be counted. In order to receive points, the instructor/coach must be on the premises for the entire duration of his or her student's 3 phases of competition.
Points can only be accrued for amateur riders only. No professional rider points will count towards this award.
*Instructors/Coaches must comply with all rules stated above in order to be eligible for prize money.
Point system is as follows:
1st place - 10 points
2nd place - 8 points
3rd place - 6 points
4th place - 5 points
5th place - 4 points
6th place - 3 points
7th place - 2 points
8th place - 1 point
Points will be combined for the three (3) 2018 MDHT USEA Recognized Events (not including FEH and YEH) and the six (6) 2017 MDHT Starter Trials:
$1000 Instructor/coach with the highest number of points
$500 Instructor/coach with the second highest number of points
$250 Instructor/coach with the third highest number of points