MLC Farm at By the Hounds – Sunday June 12 – Jumper Classic

Come and join us Sunday, June 12 for a fun full day of show jumping , equitation and hunter classes, to benefit “Walking Together –  Horses and Heroes and the Hidden Hollow Therapeutic Program.  Over $1000 in prize money will be offered.  Classes will begin in the indoor at 8:30 am for the poles, cross rail and the 18” Novice Rider Division. All classes at the horse show will earn points towards the end of the year MLC Farm horse show high score award, as well as the Dutchess County PHA high score program.

At 10:00 competition will begin in our beautiful outdoor ring, with the first fence height at 3’0 – 3’3. Followed by a  3’6 division.  Zac and Erica Not before 11:00,e will drop the fence height down and offer a brief schooling for the 2’0 -2’3 Jumpers only.   We will continue on throughout the day with the 2′-2’3, 2’6, and 2’9divisions.  All divisions throughout the day will offer a power and speed class, speed (*) class and a $250 Classic.

Warm up for the 2’6 and 2’9 will be hacking only. Warm up jumps will be available in the indoor.

A new incentive * program will be added to the MLC Farm horse shows. Each division will have one speed class designated for the program. The rider with the most points at the end of the September horse show will be awarded the money collected throughout the show in each division. If rider has more then two horses in the same class, only the highest points will count.


MLC Farm at By The Hounds Farm – Saturday June 10 Hunter Derby – new classes offered

High hunter over barrelsCome and join us for a spectacular weekend on June 10 and 11. On Saturday a Hunter Derby (4 Classes) will be held with fence heights starting a 2’0 and moving up to 3’0 throughout the day. New this year – A second 2’6 “Hunt Derby” will be added to the schedule. Only members of a Hunt are allowed to show in this derby. Points will not be taken off for trotting or counter canter. The person with the highest overall  score, from both  2’6 derbies,  will be awarded the “Billy Leitch Memorial Trophy”. Also added to the schedule this year will be a pleasure division which will be held between the 2’0 Derby and 2’6 Derby. These classes will count for end of the year –  MLC Farm horse show high  point pleasure rider award.

MLC Farm Spring Horse Show -Update

Although the weather looks to be in the higher 60’s this weekend, the horse show will still be held in the indoor. The outdoor will be open to ride and warm up over fences. A 10 minute schooling break will be offered before each division in the indoor. A third class in the division will also be available for those interested.

MLC Farm Spring Horse Show

Sunday – April 17. Jump into Spring with a low stress horse show. 10 Minute schooling before each division. Great show for beginner and novice riders or for riders who want to polish up their horses for the Spring. Morning starts at 8:30am  with classes for children and adults. Offering classes from poles, leadline, cross rails to 2’0. Poles and Crossrails are offered to Children and Adults. Followed by five jumper divisions. Starting at 2’0/2’3 – 3’6. PHA rated. Pending weather – Indoor or Outdoor.whole ring

Dressage Exhibition

Come and enjoy us for a evening under the stars from 6pm-8pm. We will be having a dressage demonstration with Queba and Allison Kavey. Also- check out all of our great items in the Silent Auction.


Updated Class numbers to the 2’0 unjudged warm up and the 2’0 Hunter Derby. Please use class #101 for the warm up and #102 for the 2’0 Hunter Derby. Sorry for any inconvenience.

MLC Farm Fall Classic Time Schedule

MLC Farm Time Schedule
September 18, 19 & 20
Equine Rescue

FRIDAY – Pleasure Division and Clear Round
SATURDAY – Hunter Derby – 3 Heights
SUNDAY – Jumper Day ( 2’0 – 3’6) Pre short, cross rails and leadline


New this year

Pleasure Division and Clear Round Jumping
Come and enjoy a fun and relaxed day of showing

11:00am – Start Time
Class 301: Pleasure Hack
Class 302: Pleasure Hack
Class 303: Bridle Path Hack ( Will be asked to jump one small jump)

Pleasure Division to be included next year in the year end finals
Entry Fee: $30 per class
12:00 – 2:00 Start Time

Class 400: Clear Round (May jump up to three times)
Class 401: Clear Round (May jump up to three times)
Fee: $25 per round

RING 1 – Outdoor Ring – 8:30AM START

About the Hunter Derby
The Hunter Derby features natural type fences. Two rounds, open scoring format. Bonus points awarded in Handy Round for demonstrating brilliant pace, inside turns, and taking advantage of option fences. Top 10 horses will return for the Handy Hunter Round. Only two trips allowed in all unjudged warm ups, unless approved by Management

7:00am ~ 8:15 ~ Hacking only
8:30am Class 201. Unjudged Warm-Up Hunter 2’0

Class 202. $500 “Equine Rescue” Low 2’0 Hunter Derby
Course: 2’0 with 2’3 options

Ring Drag if needed

10:30am Class 301. Unjudged Warm-Up Hunter 2’6

Class 302. $500 2’6” Billy Leitch” Memorial Hunter Derby
Sponsored by The Millbrook Hunt
Trophy sponsored by DC PHA
Course: 2’6 with 2’9 options

Ring Drag
12:30 Class 501 Unjudged Warm-Up Hunter 3’0
Class 502. $500 ” Anita” High 3’0 Hunter Derby
Course: 3’0 with 3’6 options

*Ribbons to 8th, Prize Money to 6th
*Proper attire *Entry fee Warm up: $25 $250 Derby: $50 $500 Derby: $75

Ring 2 – Indoor 8:30 Start

7:30 – 8.15 Schooling for Pre short and short stirrup only
1. Pre Short Stirrup walk – trot
2. Pre Short Stirrup walk – trot pleasure
3. Pre Short Stirrup poles – Equitation
4. Pre Short Stirrup poles – Optimum Time
5. Cross Rail Jumpers – Equitation
6. Cross Rail Jumpers – Optimum Time
7. Cross Rail Jumpers – Optimum Time

Ring 1 Outdoor Ring – 9:30 AM START
* note height change in schedule
8. Schooling Jumper 3’3 -3’6 Speed
9. Schooling Jumper 3’3-3’6 Power and Speed
201 $500 Equine Rescue Jumper Classic – Table II. 2Ab

10. Leadline – Walk
11. Leadline – Walk/Trot

20 minute hack only – not before 10:00am

12. Mini Jumper – 2’0-2’3 Mini Jumpers Speed
13. Mini Jumper – 2’0-2’3 Mini Jumpers Power and Speed
202 $500 Mini Jumper Classic – Table II.2AB
14. Low Jumper – 2’6 Speed
15. Low Jumper – 2’6 Power and Speed
203 $500 Low Jumper Classic – Table II. 2AB

20 minute hack only – not before 1:00 PM

16. Training Jumper 2’9-3’0 Speed
17. Training Jumper 2’9-3’0 Power and Speed
204 $500 Training Jumper Classic – Table II.2AB

All classics: Will run under Table II.2.a/b. Must enter one other jumper class at horse show.
*Classic Ribbons to 8th, Prize money to 6th
*Proper attire

2015 MLC Farm Equine Rescue Fall Classic

We have added a fun day of showing on Friday, September 18. Come and enjoy a fun day of showing in the pleasure division and practicing for the weekend jumping events with the clear rounds. Three classes will be offered in the pleasure division. Start time 11:00am. Followed by clear round jumping starting at 12:00 and open till 2:00pm.

September 19 and 20 Fall Classic

Looking forward to our September 19 and 20 horse show at MLC Farm at By the Hounds Farm to benefit EQUINE RESCUE INC.. I would like to thank all of our pre show sponsors who have given items to the silent auction. Thank you – Green Valley Tack, Grand Meadows, Williams Lumber, Wethersfield, Samuel’s Sweet Shop, Alps Sweet Shop, The Hampton Classic Horse Show, SEL photography, Spilhaus Acupressure treatments, Arbonnie Baskets, Horse Lover Z and Bard College Performing Arts….. looking forward for more to come. If you would like to be a sponsor for the horse show or donate a item to the Silent Auction, please PM or leave a message at