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.
United States Eventing Association (USEA) members from all over the country gathered on Friday night for the 2023 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention Year End Awards Ceremony. The evening’s ceremony was led by Master of Ceremonies Jim Wolf and recognized riders, horses, and game-changers in the sport of eventing with multiple awards and grants.
Hosting the Annual Meeting of Members each December has been a requirement set forth by the United States Eventing Association (USEA) by-laws (then the United States Combined Training Association) since 1959. This year, USEA members are gathering in St. Louis, Missouri, for the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention from Dec. 7 - Dec. 10 for four jam-packed days of educational seminars and open forums full of conversation surrounding our sport. Lunch on Friday, however, served as an opportunity for attendees to gather together for the USEA Meeting of Members once again.
As the 2023 competition year draws to a close and many of the high-performance and other riders are connecting at this year‘s USEA annual convention, the Great Meadow International organizers would like to update you on GMI.
United States Eventing Association (USEA) members at the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention were in for a treat on Friday as the U.S. Eventing Team was on hand to discuss their accomplishments this year at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.