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Fri, 2017-09-08 15:26

The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Increases Prize Money to $50,000

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The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day event will host the U.S. Equestrian CCI3* and CCI2* Fall Eventing Championships and the Young Event Horse East Coast Championships when it returns to the beautiful Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area in Fair Hill, Maryland, October 12-15. Competitors in the CCI3* and CCI2* will vie for top honors and prize money which has been increased from $15,000 to $50,000.

The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International hosts one of the most prestigious international three-day events in the world and draws a top-level field of international stars and Olympic veterans. In addition to hosting world-class equestrian competition, Fair Hill provides a venue for spectators to enjoy a weekend of outstanding shopping and entertainment. Spectators can experience the excitement of the competition, view numerous demonstrations and enjoy fantastic food, a Craft Beer and Sports Expo, shopping in numerous country and equestrian vendor shops, children's activities and more.

This past July, the U.S. Equestrian (USEF) Board of Directors approved Fair Hill International as the new venue for an autumn CCI4*, the highest level of eventing competition, scheduled for 2019. When approved by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the new CCI4* event would join the Kentucky Three-Day Event as the only two CCI4* events in the Western Hemisphere and would mark just the seventh CCI4* on the FEI global calendar.

"Our commitment in building this event to be a first-class experience for every competitor, horse, and spectator is our top priority," said Carla Geiersbach , Executive Director of Fair Hill International. "With the partnership we have with our sponsors and community, we are able to elevate the standard of competition and provide a truly unique and VIP experience for all who attend."

To enhance the enjoyment of those on hand to watch the world-class eventing competitions, Fair Hill International has expanded its hospitality options and shopping experiences. Providing an opportunity for all to indulge in their favorite foods, drinks and shopping needs, Fair Hill International has placed vendors and additional hospitality tents in the heart of the competition. Tailgating during Saturday's cross-country competition has been expanded for those wishing to enjoy the thrill of watching world-class horses and riders gallop by as they contest the CCI3* and CCI2* courses set by 2020 Tokyo Olympic course designer Derek di Grazia.

The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day event truly has something for everyone. Gore Running Wear ® invites all to participate in the inaugural Gore Running Wear ® 5K race and enjoy the Craft Beer and Sports Expo on Saturday, October 14. Spectators can also enjoy numerous demonstrations ranging from dog agility and pony drill teams, face painting located in the Kids Corner, fantastic food options, and shopping in numerous country and equestrian vendor shops.

Admission

Admission is FREE on Thursday, October 12 (dressage phase, day one of competition).

General admission tickets for Friday, October 13 are available at the gate for $10. General admission tickets on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 are available at the gate for $15 per person. Children under 12 are admitted free of charge, as are 4-H and FFA members (with ID), Pony Club members (with pin), and military members and their dependents (with ID). Seniors 65 years and older are admitted at a discount price of $5 per person.

General Admission does not include admission to VIP/pre-reserved tents or pre-reserved tailgating spots. More information about online ticket purchases is available at www.fairhillinternational.com/general-admission/

For additional information about tailgating and hospitality packages please visit www.fairhillinternational.com/fh-tickets-tailgating/

For further information on Gore Running Wear ® 5K race, please call 410-398-2111 or visit www.fairhillinternational.com/GoreRunningWear5k

For further information on The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International, please call 410-398-2111 or visit www.fairhillinternational.com.

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