We are proud to offer several new competitive show series right here at the farm. Once a month we feature Friday Night under the Lights Gymkhana series where competitors gather to run 5 different events against the clock for stakes money and prizes!
On the following Sunday is the MDPH Open Show Series with a variety of classes for all levels of competitors including Halter, Showmanship, Leadline, Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Trail, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Ranch Classes and more. There are 5 different Stakes classes to win money plus fantastic prizes for our members at the end of the year!
Spectators are welcome at all events.
At this time I am taking limited training horses and traveling to a few AQHA shows. The farm is providing many opportunities to focus my efforts with doing upgrades throughout the facility, running a full lesson program plus all of the events and shows that we are hosting.
MD Performance Horses caters to the exhibitor competing on the AQHA circuit in the All Around events. Preparing clients for Halter, Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation and Trail. As a trainer, Marissa takes pride in producing a confident and formidable relationship between her clients and their horses. Focusing on emphasizing relationships and encouraging the bond between horse and rider through the patient and consistent application of proven principles. Now scheduling youth and adult horseback riding lessons.
Training programs are individually designed for each horse and rider based on their goals and abilities. Along with personalized training, each horse is provided quality feeds and optimal day-to-day maintenance needed to ensure their comfort intended for future successes. Our facility allows us to offer our Clients the finest training services and amenities as well as the ability to provide the daily hands on care your horse deserves!
The first three years have been filled with just about every major improvement to the farm. We started by completely gutting the main indoor. Installing a new base and then added all new footing plus brand new LED lighting. A rubber/sand mix was added to the lower indoor after it was regraded. The aisles have been leveled and the main aisle has been lined with rubber mats. Water lines have been put in each inside aisle of the barn plus automatic waterers installed in every pasture. 5 new pastures were fenced and we cleared additional land for more pastures to be fenced in Summer of 2020. Whew that was only 2018!
In 2019/2020 a round pen and lunging pad were added. The second outdoor was professionally regraded plus all new footing. The main outdoor was professionally regraded and 30 tri axels of new footing were added to prepare for our first full show season at the farm. A long neglected roof was completely replaced along the back aisle. Broken boards and walls in between stalls were completely replaced. All new LED lighting in the self care aisles.
2021 - We installed 6 LED Stadium lights for night riding and competitions. Additional pastures are getting fenced in. Every window across the front of the barn was completely replaced with energy efficient glass and new screens. Brand new skylights were installed in the main indoor giving tons of natural lighting. We will be doing the lower indoor skylights next spring. The electric is also getting a refresh and increased power is now coming into the barn to cover all of our needs and then some.