In response to sustained concerns about the Equine Herpes virus (EHV-1) outbreak, the Arrowhead Organizing Committee has decided to reschedule the horse trials to July 16-17, 2011. We will also hold a BN-A Combined Test on July 16th. This is the weekend before the Event at Rebecca Farms, and we thought some participants coming from afar may want to put the two trips to Montana together. This decision was made after much discussion with the Montana Department of Livestock, Dr. Marty Zaluski, our state veterinarian, and many other respected veterinarians. Although the risk of transmission is getting lower by the day, we did not want to put any horses at unneeded risk. If we are going to rid the region of the disease, we should all probably keep our horses at home.
We are offering full certificates, to those who have entered and completely paid for their entry to Arrowhead Horse Trials, that can be used towards our 2011 HT now postponed to July or our 2012 Horse trial (dates to be announced). If you are unable to make either of those future dates we are able to refund your full stabling ($100) your USEA fees and one half your entry fees. Unfortunately, we still have indebtedness to our officials and others. You may contact our show secretary, Dawn Bunge ([email protected]), for transfer of entries, and Stacy Dietz ([email protected]) for general questions.
Following yesterday’s downpour, the temperatures for the final jog this morning were brisk but the CCI5*-L horses remained professional for the last horse inspection leading into show jumping later today. Of the 35 pairs set to move forward with the final phase of competition, only 34 presented to judges Angela Tucker (GBR), Martin Plewa (GER), and Mark Weissbecker after Lisa Marie Fergusson opted not to bring forward her own 15-year-old Welsh/Thoroughbred gelding (Brynarian Brennin x Dream Contessa) Honor Me.
After a jam-packed week, the final day of competition at the Maryland 5 Star is upon us. Riders have shown off their style in the horse inspection, danced their way down the centerline in dressage, and contested some serious obstacles in cross-country up until this point. Now it's time to demonstrate the fitness and accuracy that each horse possesses in the final phase: show jumping.
It was a great day of cross-country riding at the Maryland 5 Star. There were 35 horses who crossed the finish and 11 of those finished double clear. With British, French, New Zealand, Canadian, and American riders coming through the finish flags – it was a true world class competition. The USEA was at the finish to see what the riders thought of the very first Maryland 5 Star cross-country track designed by Ian Stark.
Weren’t able to spend your morning glued to the livestream of the 2021 Maryland 5 Star cross-country? Couldn’t be there in person to trek up the hills? We have you covered with a play-by-play of what happened on Ian Stark’s cross-country course which gave both the designer and the riders many sleepless nights, but ended up riding quite well for the majority of the field.