The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, one of only two five-star level events in the United States and just the seventh worldwide, is set for October 14-17 at the newly constructed Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Elkton, Maryland (Cecil County). The event’s prestigious five-star designation is the pinnacle of the Olympic sport of eventing, often described as an equestrian triathlon.
In addition to the five-star competition (CCI5*-L), the event will also feature a three-star competition (CCI3*-L), which is serving as the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship, and The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships Presented by Dubarry of Ireland. The four days of eventing competition will feature dressage (Thu-Fri), cross-country (Sat) showcasing the new Ian Stark designed courses, and show jumping (Sun).
The entire CCI5*, including Wednesday’s horse inspection, will be available via livestream through USEF Network in North America and through Horse & Country outside North America. USEF Network will also provide exclusive coverage of the CCI3*-L. Additionally, press conferences will be livestreamed through the event’s Facebook page.
MPT will broadcast the event live on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, while Saturday’s cross-country phase will be shown that evening from 5:00 -9:00 p.m. EDT.
MPT-HD’s schedule of live and recorded coverage during the four-day competition is as follows:
MPT’s Maryland 5 Star coverage will also be livestreamed to the network’s regional audience at mpt.org/anywhere/live-stream-mpt/.
“We understand that not everyone will be able to join us in person for this event, but we are thrilled to be able to bring it live to the people of Maryland and eventing fans around the world,” said Jeff Newman, President & CEO of the Fair Hill Organizing Committee. “We’re glad everyone will be able to see all the action and excitement of this year’s inaugural event.”
For ticket information please visit https://maryland5star.us/tickets/.
About the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill:
One of only two five-star events in the United States, and just the seventh worldwide, the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill will continue the storied legacy of Eventing at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Elkton, Maryland, located in Cecil County. The prestigious five-star (CCI5*-L) designation is the pinnacle of the Olympic sport of Eventing, best described as an equestrian triathlon. The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill is produced by The Fair Hill Organizing Committee, an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, and in partnership with Fair Hill International. The Maryland Food Bank serves as an event beneficiary.
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