Fair Hill International celebrates 30 years of Eventing with the start of the Fair Hill International H.T., held April 13-15, at the idyllic Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area.
Fair Hill International is a world-class venue, attracting top riders from across the country to compete in the Olympic sport of Three-Day Eventing. Seventy-five top horse and rider combinations have traveled to Fair Hill, Md., to contest the International CIC3*, CIC2* and CIC* divisions, using these as key preparatory runs for upcoming Three-Day Events (CCI) this spring. Fair Hill International also welcomes nearly 200 national competitors across Advanced, Intermediate, Preliminary and Training divisions.
Olympians and past Fair Hill International Three-Day Champions are sprinkled throughout the impressive entry list including Olympic bronze medalist Phillip Dutton, of West Grove, Pa., who boasts six entries, as well as his 2016 Rio Olympic teammate Boyd Martin, of Unionville, Pa., who has four rides. Switzerland’s Felix Vogg, the youngest winner of the FEI World Cup Eventing title, joins the U.S. entries in the three-star class with Jürgen Vogg’s Colero. Finally, 2014 Fair Hill CCI3* champion Cambalda makes an appearance in the Intermediate division with new rider Alexa Lapp, of Gap, Pa.
Competition gets underway Friday on the Gallaher side of the property with Dressage for the CIC3*, CIC2*, Advanced and Intermediate divisions at 7:45 a.m.
New this year, two- and three-star riders show jump in the main arena on Saturday, where Fair Hill International welcomes new show jumping course designer Marc Donovan. The thrilling cross country phase concludes the competition Saturday afternoon across Derek di Grazia’s challenging courses with best three-star combinations gunning for the $2,500 purse.
In addition, Fair Hill International is pleased to host riders preparing for the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event, the only CCI4* in the Western Hemisphere, held April 26-29. These pairs will perform a combined test including a four-star dressage test on Friday and advanced show jumping on Saturday.
Admission is free, and spectators are welcome to watch the thrilling competition and enjoy the natural beauty of the of the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area.
About Fair Hill International
For the last three decades Fair Hill International (FHI) has stood as one of North America’s most prestigious eventing venues. FHI welcomes beginner through Olympic level riders with both recognized horse trials and unrecognized starter trials. The crown jewel of the U.S. eventing season is The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event, held each October, which also hosts USEF CCI3*/CCI2* Eventing National Championship divisions.
To learn more about Fair Hill International, visit www.fairhillinternational.com.
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While her two horses swapped places for first and second after cross-country, Tamra Smith maintained both the lead and second place with two clear rounds and minimal time faults at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event Presented by BW Furlong and Associates and Zoetis. The 16-year-old Hanoverian mare En Vogue (Earl x Laurena) is just a little more experienced than her barn mate Danito, also owned by Ruth Bley, so she was also a little quicker around the big, challenging course that twisted and turned through the Horse Park of New Jersey. En Vogue leads on a 27.1 and Danito is second with 31.9, with Boyd Martin maintaining third place with the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding Luke 140 (Landos x Omega VI), owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate.
California rider Tamra Smith holds the lead and second position in the CCI4*-L at the Jersey Fresh International (JFI) CCI at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown. Smith scored 23.9 today with Danito, Ruth Bley’s 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Dancier x Wie Musik), to take the lead from her other mount, the 16-year-old Hanoverian mare (Earl x Laurena) En Vogue, also owned by Bley, who was the overnight leader after scoring 24.3 yesterday. Boyd Martin of Cochranville, Pa. holds third place with Luke 140, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Landos x Omega VI) owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate, on a score of 25.6.
It is with immense sadness that we announce the cancellation of Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2021 which was due to be held later this year from September 2-5, 2021.
Despite the continued easing of lockdown measures, the nationwide vaccination program, and the hope within the Government Roadmap for unlocking the country, there have been and remain too many variables and uncertainties due to the Covid-19 pandemic to deliver this much-loved international event.