It was a great day of cross-country riding at the Maryland 5 Star. There were 35 horses who crossed the finish and 11 of those were double clear. With British, French, New Zealand, Canadian, and American riders coming through the finish flags – it was a true world class competition. The USEA was at the finish to see what the riders thought after they completed the very first Maryland 5 Star cross-country track, designed by Ian Stark.
William Coleman (USA) and Dondante:
Jonelle Price (NZL) and Classic Moet:
Phillip Dutton (USA) Sea of Clouds:
Harry Meade (GBR) and Superstition:
Tim Price (NZL) and Xavier Faer:
Lauren Nicholson (USA) and Vermiculus:
Meghan O’Donoghue (USA) and Palm Crescent:
Andrea Baxter (USA) and Indy 500:
Emma Lomangino (USA) and Master Frisky:
Valerie Pride (USA) and Favian:
Astier Nicolas (FRA) and Babylon de Gamma:
Boyd Martin (USA) and On Cue:
Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class:
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While a total of 95 4- and 5-year-old horses will be vying for top-finishes in The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships next weekend, a select group of YEH graduates are entered in the CCI5*-L division at the second annual MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill Presented by Brown Advisory. The USEA YEH program has run successfully for over 15 years, and many graduates of the program have gone onto compete at the pinnacle of the sport, the FEI 5-Star level of eventing, including the four horses entered in the 2022 Maryland 5 Star.
Founded in 2019, the MARS Bromont Rising U25 Program was initially created to assist up-and-coming riders under the age of 25 in North America who had not yet competed in a destination event, such as the program’s namesake the MARS Bromont CCI in Lac Brume, Quebec, Canada, or been recognized by the USEF programs intended for emerging athletes.. Spearheaded by the late Steve Blauner and Sue Ockendon, the program sought to give back to the sport by helping the next generation of riders get more experience under their belt with the help of the financial assistance provided by the program, and the two days of included instruction from leading coaches around the world.
Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE) is excited to kick off a two-year anniversary celebration, happening all throughout the month of October in the form of “SEE Month”. SEE’s goal during October is to raise awareness about our mission of opening doors for equestrians from diverse backgrounds while also fundraising to continue our work and future projects.
And just like that, it is time for the Morven Park International! The prestigious event will take place Thursday, October 6, and run through Sunday, October 10 in Leesburg, Virginia. This is the event’s second year offering the CCI4*-L division, in addition to their CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, and CCI2*-S divisions. That’s not all! The historic grounds at Morven Park will also host national divisions at the Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels.