Welcome to the official website of the Howard County Horse Shows Association!

2019 SCHEDULE     SHOW RESULTS     Standings

The Howard County Horse Shows Association was established in 1979 to provide Howard County and surrounding area residents with rated quality horse shows at convenient locations. Today, HCHSA still provides family-friendly, affordable horse shows with challenging and safe courses. HCHSA members compete for year-end and perpetual awards which are given out at our gala awards banquet. Junior riders also have the opportunity to win the Gretchen Mobberly Junior Achievement Scholarship. There are divisions for riders and horses of all ages and experience levels. We look forward to seeing you!

HCHSA is also proud to participate in the Colonial Classic Local Champions' Finals in Harrisburg, PA. Our members are able to accumulate points throughout the season in select divisions, and the top three riders in these divisions will qualify to attend the Colonial Classic Horse Show in September.

Our Sponsors

Pre-Green Hunter: TCP Venture Capital
Low Children's Hunter: DJL Equestrian Services
Low Pony Hunter: Bowman's Feed & Pet
Low Hunter: Maryland's Best Sheds
Junior Equitation: Marriottsville Ridge Farm
Schooling Hunter: Aspiring Heights Farm
Children's Hunter: Michael Sapp Horseshoeing
(410) 876-5672
Mini Stirrup: Hidden View Stables
Pre-Children's Hunter: Bartley Trailers
Thoroughbred Hunter: Hayden Mechanical Services
Pleasure Horse: Amante Pizza and Pasta
Low Adult Hunter: Urban Ridge Farm
Large Pony Hunter: Amos Farrier Service
Medal Finals Flowers: Walnut Springs Nursery, Inc.


Year-End Banquet & December Updates

Invitations for our 2018 Season Awards Banquet are in the mail! The banquet will be held on January 5th, 2019 at Turf Valley. If you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend, you can download a PDF version to print/mail here.
Additionally, we need your photos for the banquet booklet! Please email photos directly to Colleen at colleen.c.reilly1@gmail.com by December 10th.

Other updates: the 2019 Schedule is live! Please click here for the full schedule. 2019 registration forms are also available here!

The 2019 Board of Directors has also been announced! In addition to our returning members, we would like to welcome Catherine Densmore, Debbie Dietrich, Kara Listrani, and Colleen Reilly to the board. :) A full contact list can be found here.


In addition to our Gretchen Mobberley Junior Achievement Scholarship, HCHSA would like to make our members aware of scholarships available from the Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival. In the spirit of serving the equestrian community, MAEF strives to provide educational and scholarship opportunities to both junior and amateur athletes. Please visit their website for more information!

Gretchen Mobberley Junior Achievement Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Gretchen Mobberley Junior Achievement Scholarship. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a Junior HCHSA Member who has demonstrated excellence in both the academic and horsemanship arenas.

To be eligible, candidates must be a HCHSA junior member in good standing and either a junior or senior in high school or a student in their first year of college as of January 1 of the current show year, riding horses that have been registered with HCHSA.

To apply for the scholarship please provide a copy of your current year transcripts as well as the name of your horse and divisions shown. The application deadline is December 2. All information should be sent to Evan Crierie, Scholarship Chairman. The information may be sent either by email to ecrierie@umd.edu or by post to 4501 Ten Oaks Road, Dayton, MD 21036. Please note that all transcripts will be held as confidential and will be destroyed following the awarding of the scholarship.

Also please be aware that previous winners are not eligible and that payment will be made directly to the college in July of the following year.

Please feel free to contact Evan directly with any questions. Good luck!

Open Board Meeting

Attention all HCHSA Members! The Board will be hosting an Open Meeting on Monday, October 1st at 7:00PM at Circle D Farm. All interested members are encouraged to attend and provide their feedback - how can we improve our shows, encourage more people to join, etc.? Let us know!

If you cannot attend the open meeting, please feel free to forward your thoughts/feedback to emily@hchsa.net for discussion at the meeting.

Meeting Address: Circle D Farm, 15535 Carrs Mill Rd, Woodbine, MD 21797


Medal finals will be held on Sunday, September 9th at Pickwick, rain or shine! Junior medal riders should be prepared to begin at 9:00 AM sharp!


Medal finals invitations have been sent to all qualifiers as of Tuesday, August 28th. Please check your email and RSVP with your completed bio form no later than Wednesday, September 5th to emily@hchsa.net! Pre-entry is available on HorseShowing.com by clicking here.

Medal Finals will take place on Sunday, September 9th at Pickwick Stables. Competition will begin at 9:00AM sharp!

End of Season Announcements

Colonial Classic qualifiers have been posted here on the CC website. Congratulations and good luck to all our qualifying members!

The last show to earn HCHSA points toward Medal Finals is the show at Caves Farm on day, date. Medal finals invitations will be sent out as soon as points are received from Caves and tallied.

Medal Finals will take place on Sunday, September 9th at Pickwick Stables. Competition will begin at 9:00AM sharp!