Tickets for the second annual Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, a production of the Sport & Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), will be available for sale on the event website at Maryland5Star.us/tickets starting Tuesday, August 2 at 10:00 am EDT!
The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, one of only two 5 Star level equestrian events of its kind in the United States and just the seventh worldwide, made a spectacular debut last year and returns to the Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, Maryland, October 13-16. The event’s prestigious 5 Star (CCI5*-L) designation is the pinnacle of the Olympic sport of Eventing, often described as an equestrian triathlon.
“We were overwhelmed with the incredible support the inaugural event received last year from spectators, competitors, sponsors, volunteers and more despite the pandemic, and the enthusiasm is even greater for this year’s event,” said Jeff Newman, President & CEO of the Maryland 5 Star Event Committee. “Many of our ticket offerings sold out last year, so I urge everyone to go to our website on August 2 and buy their tickets to see the world’s best compete in the thrilling sport of eventing at the highest level. It’s a must-see event!"
In addition to the 5 Star competition (CCI5*-L), the event also features a 3 Star competition (CCI3*-L), which serves as the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship, and The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships Presented by Dubarry of Ireland. The four days of eventing competition feature Dressage (Thu-Fri), Cross-Country (Sat) showcasing Ian Stark-designed courses, and Show Jumping (Sun). In 2021, the Maryland 5 Star welcomed a total of 20,886 spectators and 184 competitors that featured four of the top eight eventers in the world with three-time U.S. Olympian Boyd Martin and On Cue claiming the first American victory in any CCI5*-L since 2008. Now, the event’s management team is gearing up for a successful second year with some exciting new additions that will be announced soon!
A variety of single and multi-day ticket packages along with exclusive Club and VIP Hospitality packages, General Admission tickets starting at just $15 and much more are available. Reserved Tailgate spots right next to the dynamic Cross-Country action will be available starting August 9! Fans are encouraged to follow the event on social media @maryland5starand/or sign up to receive the event e-newsletter for all the latest news and information at maryland5star.us/newsletter-sign-up/, including details on this year’s new additions.
In the final USEA Classic Series event of 2022, three horse and rider pairs rode their way to the top of the podium in the Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice 3-Day divisions offered during the Ram Tap Horse Park Horse Trials which took place November 18-20 in Fresno, California.
US Equestrian opened a bid process for one event to host the Advanced level in Area 3 on Week 10 for 2023-2027 due to an event cancellation. The bid process was conducted in accordance with the 2023-2027 U.S. Eventing Calendar CCI4*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI3*-L, & Advanced Policies and Procedures. The USEF Eventing Strategic Calendar Review Task Force made recommendations to the USEF Eventing Sport Committee who made recommendations for final approval by the USEF Board of Directors.
Concluding the 2022 Area Championships season was the Area X Championships held during the SAzEA H.T. which took place November 19-20 in Tucson, Arizona. Three Championship divisions were offered, allowing three horse and rider pairs the opportunity to conclude their 2022 eventing season by being crowned champion!
“The highest priority must be given by instructors to developing in their riders a correct, balanced, supple, effective, and independent seat for dressage and for jumping.” - “Teaching Principles” in the new ECP Eventing Handbook by the Levels