The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event (FHI) will host the U.S. Equestrian CCI4*-L and CCI3*-L Fall Eventing Championships along with the USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships presented by Dubarry, October 17-20 at the Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area. The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International will award $50,000 in prize money.
"We are excited to welcome back a world-class three-day event," said Trish Gilbert, President of Fair Hill International. "We invite everyone to enjoy the CCI3* and CCI4* horses, upcoming stars in the USEA Young Event Horse as well as all the special events that the Fair Hill International has to offer!"
Now in its 31st year, The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International hosts one of the most prestigious international three-day events in the world, drawing top-level international stars and Olympic veterans. In addition to hosting world-class equestrian competition, the Fair Hill International offers spectators a chance to enjoy a weekend of outstanding shopping and entertainment. Spectators can experience the excitement of the competition, view numerous demonstrations, enjoy fantastic food, shopping in numerous country and equestrian vendor shops, children's activities, and more.
In October 2020, the event continues its rapid elevation in status as the Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*-L), to be held at the newly constructed Special Event Zone adjacent to the Fairgrounds. The prestigious CCI5*-L designation is the pinnacle of the sport of eventing and will be only the second such event in the U.S. and seventh worldwide with this elite classification.
ADMISSION FOR 2019
Children under 12 are admitted free of charge, as are 4-H (with ID), Pony Club members (with pin), and military members and their dependents (with ID).
Juniors (12-17) and Seniors 65 years and older - just $5 per person on Friday and $15 per person Saturday and Sunday.
General Admission does not include admission to Sponsor tent or pre-reserved tailgating spots. More information about online ticket purchases is available at https://www.fairhillinternational.org/general-admission/
For further information on The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International, please call 410-398-2111 or visit www.fairhillinternational.org.
Cecil County Serving as Host Sponsor; Diageo, Breakthru Beverage, Brown Advisory, and Quarry View Building Group On-Board as Additional Lead Sponsors
A total of ten USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) graduates are now in the race to Le Lion! The 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion in Le Lion d’Angers, France will be held on October 21-24. The 6-year-old Championship is a CCIYH2*-L and the 7-year-old Championship is a CCIYH3*-L.
“Schooling shows are about learning, not about being intimidated,” says Miranda Kettlewell, VP of Dressage for Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association (CDCTA).
For horses and riders, schooling shows are a great way to practice without the added stress and expense of a recognized or sanctioned competition. Venues and clubs can offer schooling shows as a way to open the door to their communities, increase their revenue or membership, and partner with local businesses.
US Equestrian has announced a horse substitution for the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The Luke Syndicate's Luke 140, the selected mount for Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.), will be replaced by Martin’s first direct reserve, Tsetserleg, a 14-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Christine Turner, Thomas Turner, and Tommie Turner. Luke 140 sustained a minor injury during his training preparation and has been withdrawn from consideration for the team but is expected to make a full recovery.