MCTA Horse Trials Cross Country Photo Gallery

Many thanks to Amy Flemming Waters for this report and beautiful photo gallery from MCTA H.T.! You can check out her website at AFW Photography, and be sure to follow Amy on Facebook and Instagram as well. 

Lia McGuirk and Olney Tequila Sunrise were so relaxed over the ABC water combination on the Prelim course that they had time to ham it up for the camera. Photo by Amy Flemming Waters.

The Maryland Combined Training Association (MCTA) held its annual recognized event at the historic Shawan Downs in Cockeysville, Maryland, on May 4-5, 2019. The MCTA runs this horse trial, which started in 1972 at Jackson Hole Farm in Upperco Maryland and, after 31 years, moved its event to the beautiful grounds at Shawan Downs in 2003.

According to this year’s show program, Ami Howard and Patti Fenwick have been the organizers for the past 10 years. The MCTA Horse Trials, a recognized event, also presents exhibitors that are members with numerous trophies: The Redmond Trophy (Jr/YR, BN), The Octavius Memorial Trophy (Sr BN), The Captain Andrew B. DeSzinay Memorial Trophy (Jr/YR, N), The Jackson Hole Farm Trophy (Sr, N), The Special Edition Trophy (Jr.YR, T), The Distant Fire Memorial Trophy (Sr, T), The Cider Is Sweet Memorial Trophy (Jr/YR, P), The Seneca Trophy (Sr, P), The Treasurered Motor Car Services Trophy (all riders, I), The Social “Scat” Memorial Trophy (all riders, A), and The Joan Leigh Thomas Barthel Memorial Trophy (best dressage score).

The MCTA runs two unrecognized events as well. The Summer Horse Trials on June 23, 2019, and Jenny Camp on August 18, 2019. More details can be found on their website at

Congrats to all the MCTA H.T. winners! You can view final scores here.

Advanced Combined Test: Cary A. Chavis & Game On (43.8)
Intermediate Combined Test: Anne Hambleton & Should Expect (42.6)
Open Intermediate: Colleen Rutledge & Confidence Game (41.7)
Junior Young Open Preliminary: Katherine DeLaney & Canto Royale (31.1)
Open Preliminary-A: Timothy Bourke & Lennard (31.5)
Open Preliminary-B: Erin Sylvester & Captivate (32.2)
Junior Young Open Training: Brynn Hershbine & Cadenza Aria (31.7)
Open Training-A: Michael Pendleton & Contaro (31.4)
Open Training-B: Steph Kohr & Irisina (34.5)
Open Training-C: Bridgitte Kreipke & Little Miss (35.7)
Junior Young Open Novice: Saskia Paul & Colby (28.3)
Open Modified: Ema Klugman & Kangaroo Court (27.0)
Open Novice-A: Colleen Rutledge & Coherence (25.0)
Open Novice-B: Ema Klugman & Bronte Beach Z (26.0)
Junior Young Open Beginner Novice: Amelia Jaeger & The Medicine Game (31.0)
Open Beginner Novice Rider: Teresa Martinoli & Loughnatousa Caprice (28.3)

Colleen Rutledge won the Open Intermediate with C Me Fly. Photo by Amy Flemming Waters.

Colleen also placed 2nd in Open Intermediate with Confidence Game. Photo by Amy Flemming Waters.

Timothy Bourke and Lennard won Open Prelim section A. Photo by Amy Flemming Waters.

Katherine DeLaney and Cantro Royal won the Junior/Young Rider Open Prelim. Photo by Amy Flemming Waters.

Erin Sylvester and Captivate won the Open Prelim section B. Photo by Amy Flemming Waters.

Elizabeth Bortuzzo on Belongs to Teufer had an awesome save through the water. That girl has skills. Photo by Amy Flemming Waters.

Photo by Amy Flemming Waters.

Photo by Amy Flemming Waters.

Brynn Hershbine and Cadenza Aria won the Junior/Young Rider Open Training. Photo by Amy Flemming Waters.

Go Eventing!