Welcome to the official website of the Howard County Horse Shows Association!
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.
July UpdatesPlease join us this Sunday, July 23rd, at Pickwick Stables. The prize list can be viewed on our Schedule page or by clicking here. This is a bi-pointed show (HCHSA/MHSA Regional) and also a qualifier for the Colonial Classic! Online pre-entry is available through HorseShowing.com. We hope to see you on Sunday!
Also, the HCHSA Summer Show at McDonogh School is coming up fast (Sunday, July 30th)! This show will feature the following special classes and prizes:
- HCHSA HOME RUN DERBY - Class 97 will consist of two scored rounds. The first round will be the second over fences course in the riders' respective hunter division(*), and the second round will be held concurrent with the same division.
- $150 Jumper Stakes Classes in the jumper ring!
- Indoor Champion Saddle Pad Drawing - If you are champion in your division, your number will be entered for a special saddle pad drawing!
To view the prizelist, please visit our Schedule page or click here.
June UpdatesPlease join us this Sunday, June 25th, at Pickwick Stables. The prize list can be viewed on our website or by clicking here. This is a bi-pointed show (HCHSA/MHSA Regional) and also a qualifier for the Colonial Classic! Online pre-entry is available through HorseShowing.com. We hope to see you on Sunday!
Please note that we have added an additional show to our schedule: August 26th at Caves Farm. Thank you!
Caves Farm: May 13Due to predicted weather this weekend, Saturday's show at Caves Farm has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 10th. Stay dry!
WBTA: April 15thThe WBTA shows at Meadowbrook Stables scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday will ONLY run on Saturday, April 15th. The Sunday portion has been cancelled. Saturday's show will feature an Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Hop Derby! HCHSA will also be raffling Easter baskets in support of the Gretchen Mobberly Junior Achievement Scholarship - we hope to see you there!
Country Hill: April 8th & 9thCountry Hill is one show spread over two days; members can participate/earn points in a division ONCE, even if the division is offered both days of the show. Thank you!
2017 Season Bi-Pointing InfoIn addition to our participation in the Colonial Classic, HCHSA also offers bi-pointed shows with MHSA, BCHSA, and WBTA*. We recommend pre-entering by faxing your entries or using HorseShowing.com where applicable for pre-entry discounts.
Please note that WBTA shows are run back-to-back, so each weekend day is a separate show (for four shows total this season). Consider becoming a member of WBTA to take advantage of discounted entry fees and to compete for year-end awards!
HCHSA Double Point Show - UpdateNote regarding our Double Point Show on Sunday: the MHSA Low Adult Medal will run with the Children's Medal (Class #21) unless entries warrant it run alone. Thank you!
HCHSA Double Point Show - March 26th!The HCHSA Double Point show at McDonogh School is coming up fast - please click here to view the prize list! This show will award double points to all HCHSA members. (Reminder that points are not retroactive, so both horse and rider must be registered with HCHSA PRIOR to the show to earn points.) Pre-entry is available on HorseShowing.com.
2017 Show ScheduleThe 2017 Show Schedule is now available! Please click here to view online or here to print as a PDF. We will be participating in the Colonial Classic Local Champions' Finals again this year! For more information on the Colonial Classic, please click here.
The 2017 Membership Application is also available. To register online with PayPal, please click here; to register by mail, please click here to print the mail-in form. We look forward to seeing you this year!