The final day at the 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event at the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area in Elkton, Maryland began with a cold and windy final horse inspection for the remaining 48 CCI2* and 33 CCI3* competitors.
The CCI2* horses were presented to the ground jury of Gretchen Butts (USA) and Peter Gray (CAN) and all were accepted. Jan Byyny and Volcan de Caverie and Courtney Sendak and DGE TheManInTheGlass were both sent to the hold box but passed upon represntation. Jill Thomas withdrew OBOS Darko prior to the final horse inspection.
The CCI3* Ground Jury of Mark Weissbecker (USA), Angela Tucker (GBR), and David Lee (IRL) accepted all the CCI3* horses. Ashley Kehoe and Kiltealy Toss Up were sent to the hold box and then asked to jog twice upon representation but were accepted.
The CCI2* horses will begin show jumping over Marc Donovan's course in reverse order of standing starting with Cassandra Wallskog and Cooley Castle at 10:00 a.m. in the William duPont, Jr. Arena. Following the CCI2* awards ceremony, the CCI3* will show jump in reverse order of standing beginning with Lindsay Kelley and Cooley Cruise Control at 1:00 p.m.
Need a refresher of what’s happened so far in the CCI2* and CCI3* at Fair Hill? Click herefor a recap of Thursday’s competition, click here to find out how thing stood at the completion of dressage, and click here to read about what went down on cross-country yesterday.
Check out the USEA Instagram Story for coverage of today’s show jumping competition!
The USEA would like to feature your IEL team! The USEA Interscholastic Eventing League (IEL) is in its first year and currently has 82 registered teams from every USEA area and 46 events hosting an interscholastic team challenge.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is thrilled to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2021. They are returning as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Adult Team Championships, a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Classic Series, and a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships. As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS Riding will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.
“I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it was an amazing experience.” Twenty-five years ago, Kerry Millikin and her off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding, Out and About (who was only 8 years old at the time) won the individual Olympic bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, making her one of five females to have earned an individual Olympic medal for the U.S.
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L) will be competing for $300,000 in prize money. Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship (CCI3*-L), running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money. Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland.