Maryland State Fair Shetland Steeplechase Races

Friday, August 25th, paddock time approximately 5:00PM

Post time for the first MD State Fair Shetland Pony Steeplechase Race will be approximately 5:15PM.  Pony races will run after running of the last live Thoroughbred race.  Please check back for changes.

  • ALL new ponies and new pony and rider combinations must be pre-screened by US Pony Racing.
  • No stallions or mares over 5 months in foal.
  • No foals, dogs/pets or horses/ponies that are not entered on race day are allowed on race track premises.
  • USPR and the MJC reserve the right to refuse any entry for any reason.
  • All riders must wear a current ASTM/SEI or NSA approved helmet, a protective vest, yoke, overgirth, safety stirrups, and signed release.
  • Entries are required to attend a practice session prior to the event.  Contact for details.  New jumps will be utilized.
  • Entries performing well, not necessarily that place well, but are well behaved and keep up with the group, may be asked to join the USPR Shetland Racing Performance Team.
  • All entries must  present a Health Certificate and proof of a negative Coggins test at the stable gate, or they will not be permitted to enter the grounds.

Race Conditions
Rider Notices
Rider Release