On July 23, 2017, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) selected Fair Hill as the location for a fall CCI5*-L competition following an extensive process. The competition was supposed to debut in 2019, but the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) was in the midst of changing the star system and creating new requirements for five-star competitions. Fair Hill decided to delay until 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced an additional postponement. After four years the event has finally arrived and the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill will get underway on Wednesday, October 13.
Forty-eight horse and rider combinations have traveled from around the world in hopes of becoming the very first-ever Maryland 5 Star Champion. Buck Davidson will be the first down centerline with Carlevo and will also close out the competition with Erroll Gobey.
To help you get to know this year’s field of competitors, we’ve collected data on every horse and rider as well as fun facts about the pairs to get you excited for this weekend’s competition.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the 2021 Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Fast Facts, which will be packed full of interesting information about the event as well as everything you need to know to follow along.
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With the recent wrap-up of the 2023 Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) Symposium in Ocala, Florida, USEA Podcast Host Nicole Brown chats with ECP Faculty Members Jennifer Howlett Rousseau and Robin Walker about all things related to the ECP. From the USEA Eventing Handbook by the Levels to the benefits of pursuing certification, selecting the best coach for you, recapping this year's Symposium, and more - this week's USEA podcast is the perfect educational tool for coaches and riders alike!
Time is precious. Time with your horse even more so. If one of your resolutions for the New Year is to spend more time in the saddle or more time enjoying the barn, you’ll want to implement these best practices to minimize stress and make the most of 2023.
Did you know that there are over 53,000 wild mustangs in holding facilities across the United States? My mustang journey began in February 2018 after losing my heart horse whom I had just shy of 20 years. I wanted another horse of color, and my friend sent me the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) internet adoption link. I was amazed at all of the horses available on the internet auction, but I quickly fell in love with Woodrow. I learned that he was a popular band stallion in Wyoming and had been followed by photographers for close to three years.