Starting in 2016, the Maryland Horse Trials invites the instructors/coaches of our competitors to identify themselves to us. Because instructors/coaches are so important to the quality of event riding, we would like to recognize their efforts. 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 2016 MDHT event series.
An instructor is one who imparts knowledge in a systematic manner, thereby helping a rider/ horse become proficient through instruction and practice. He or she is a professional and gets paid or otherwise remunerated for his/her services to the client. A coach is one who instructs participants in the fundamentals of a competitive sport and directs participants' competitive strategy.