Growing and Connecting the Eventing Community
Competing at Shawan Downs
MCTA Recognized HT
May 22-23
We've been listening to the feedback of our competitors! Moving back the date of our Recognized event should make for drier riding conditions, which means happier horses and riders.

MCTA "Thank You Event" HT
May 29
We're excited to announce a brand new Unrecognized HT at Shawan Downs, running Elementary through Training levels with courses appropriately modified from the Recognized HT. Dubbed the "Thank You Event", it's our hope that the amazing volunteers from the previous week will use their MCTA Bucks to compete at Shawan Downs themselves.

Schooling at Shawan Downs
Cross Country Schooling
May 25-27
Cross Country schooling is available for those who want to practice for the Spring season or simply enjoy riding at Shawan Downs without the pressure of competing. Weather-related make up day is May 28. / 703-261-3377
Instructors! Want to host a clinic at Shawan Downs? Join MCTA as a business-owning member, then reach out to us and we can publish your group lesson/clinic in our Activities email and website!
Volunteering at Shawan Downs
Volunteering has all the benefits
  • See old friends, make new ones
  • Feel good contributing to your horsey community
  • Qualify for Year End Awards
  • Use your MCTA Bucks to school or compete at our "Thank You Event"

May 17-21 Recognized HT Prep: Sign up
May 22-23 Recognized HT: Sign up
May 24 Recognized HT Clean Up: Sign up
May 28 "Thank You Event" Prep: Sign up
May 29 "Thank You Event": Sign up
May 30 "Thank You Event" Clean Up: Sign up
Supporting MCTA
Deadline: TOMORROW, Friday, April 23
We think that a sponsorship is mutually beneficial. We need your help to pay the rent and keep putting on our events. We in turn can help you by giving you ways to connect with the people that can benefit from your offering.

  • Onsite signage,
  • On-site product placements,
  • Event t-shirts
  • Event Program advertising
  • Social media visibility,
  • Website presence,
  • Customized email campaigns,
  • Newsletter highlights,
  • Sponsor webinars,
  • ..and more!

We have something to suit your needs and budget. PLUS it's tax deductible!
Event Program Advertising
Advertising with MCTA means you'll be seen by approximately 1,000 competitors, friends, family, and Eventing nuts. Plus we offer nice extras like PA announcements and a presence on our website to ensure your company is seen and heard year-round. Want to publish a special message to a competitor? We can do that too!
There's a price point for everyone!
Questions? Just shoot Alicia an email at
THANK YOU to all the sponsors who have already joined us!