Oct 16, 2023

How to Watch the MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
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It's a big week for eventing in the U.S. with the MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill taking place in Elkton, Maryland starting with the first horse inspection on Wednesday. Can't make it to the event yourself this year? Not to worry - we have outlined all the ways that you can tune in from home for your convenience.

For those within North America, this year's livestream is being offered by USEF through Clip My Horse. A free ‘Fan’ account with USEF Network and free account with Clip My Horse is required to watch the event live via the livestream. However, to access clips on demand, a 'Subscriber' account is required.

The USEF Network livestream schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 18: horse inspections at 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, October 19: 9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20: 9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21: 9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 22: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., wrapping up with the winner’s trophy presentation

If you have an existing USEF Network Account, watch this video on how to connect to Clip My Horse or view a pdf of how to connect.

If you need to create an account, watch this video on how to connect to Clip My Horse or view a pdf of how to connect.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is Maryland 5 Star’s exclusive regional broadcast partner for the CCI5*. MPT is offering a schedule* of live and recorded coverage during the four-day competition:

  • Thursday, October 19: 9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20: 9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21: 9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 22: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., wrapping up with the winner’s trophy presentation

On Sunday, MPT will begin its Maryland 5 Star coverage with a half-hour pre-competition show featuring sports broadcaster Jim Hunter anchoring the MPT Sports Desk live from Fair Hill. Hunter will be joined by Alice Plunkett, former eventer, National Hunt jockey, and one of the United Kingdom’s leading horse racing presenters. The pair will also provide live commentary during the awards ceremony later that afternoon.

How to Watch

  • MPT-HD (available over the air and on cable and satellite TV systems in MD and DC, as well as portions of DEL-VA-PA-WV)
  • The MPT Live Stream at mpt.org
  • Streaming services offering live television viewing including DirectTV Stream, Hulu+Live TV, and YouTube TV
  • The PBS App on internet-connected platforms including Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku, and Samsung TV

Fans outside of North America can access the live stream via Horse & Country. Their streaming schedule is as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 18: horse inspections at 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, October 19: 9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20: 9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21: 9:00 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 22: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., wrapping up with the winner’s trophy presentation

*North American Horse & Country customers will be be able to stream the 2023 five-star 30 days after the competition.

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