2018 USPR Schedule

Events not solely run by US Pony Racing are denoted with a (*).  To inquire about entering any race, for general questions or to volunteer contact USPR or call 410-329-3749.

NOTE: ALL mount/rider combos MUST be pre-approved by a USPR representative before being permitted to run.

Saturday, March 10*
MSA Junior and Young Rider Steeplechase Racing Clinic
Dodon Farm
Davidsonville, MD

Saturday, March 17
Aiken Pony Derby
Aiken Training Track
Aiken, SC

Saturday, May 12
Chasin’ for Children
Pimlico Racecourse, Baltimore, MD
Pony Flat Races (small, medium, large, Shetland, and lead line trot flat races)

Sunday, May 13
Willowdale Steeplechase Pony Races
Unionville, PA

April 22, and May 13 2018 TENTATIVE
US Pony Racing Shetland Exhibition Race Team Tryouts
Hunt Valley, MD

Sunday and Monday, May 27th and 28th 2018 TENTATIVE
WIHS Shetland Pony Championship Races at the Devon Horse Show
Devon Horse Show Grounds, 23 Dorset Rd, Devon-Berwyn, PA 19333
USPR Shetland Exhibition Team Performance

June 2017 dates TBA
National Steeplechase Foundation Irish Steeplechase Racing  Trip (*)
For young riders actively galloping and schooling for NSA trainers and/or currently riding in races.  Riders are hand selected to apply by the National Steeplechase Foundation.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Canter for the Cause
Pimlico Racecourse, Baltimore, MD

July 23-28, TBD
National Steeplechase Foundation Young Rider Steeplechase Trip (*)
application

Saturday, August 5 (night racing)
Pennsylvania Pony Derby
Hollywood Casino at Penn National
Grantville, PA

Saturday August TBD, 10:30AM
Maryland State Fair Pony Flat Races presented by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Million, Ltd.
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
Pony Flat Races (small, medium, large, Shetland, lead line trot)
REGISTER HERE

Maryland State Fair Shetland Pony Steeplechase Races presented by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and Maryland Million, Ltd.
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, MD
Shetland Steeplechase Races
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, September 29
Essex Fox Hounds Masters’ Chase
9 races for juniors and adults over fences and on the flat

Friday, October 19 (night racing)
WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Qualifier
Prince George’s Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro, MD
Contact usponyracing@gmail.com for more details

Saturday, October 20
Maryland Million Pony Races
Laurel Park, Laurel, MD
Pony Flat Races (small, medium, large, Shetland)
Entries will open October 1st.  All pony/rider combos must be approved before being permitted to compete.

Thursday, October 25
Washington International Horse Show Shetland Pony Championship Race
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
USPR Shetland Exhibition Team Performance
Purchase tickets here

Saturday, October 27
Washington International Horse Show Shetland Pony Championship Race
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
USPR Shetland Exhibition Team Performance
Purchase tickets here

Saturday, November 3
Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens
Pine Mountain, GA
Pony and Junior field master chase and flat races

11:00 am, Sunday, November 4
Pennsylvania Junior Hunt Cup
PA Hunt Cup, Unionville, PA
Junior Field Master’s Chase Races (horse and pony)