Fair Hill International in Elkton, Maryland will host one of the most prestigious events in the country. Known as the triathlon of equestrian sports, Three-Day Eventing tests the balance, power and endurance between the horse and rider.
The venue runs through the beautiful Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area. Originally owned by William duPont, Jr., it was the largest private holding in the East. The 5,656 acres of rolling woodlands and fields create the perfect location for Eventing.
It is not just the beauty of the landscape that attracts the top professionals from around the country to Fair Hill. It’s the atmosphere in general…welcoming and friendly. Young riders are welcome as well, along with seasoned competitors.
The Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships takes place on Thursday, October 17th and concludes the following day. Essentially, the YEH is designed as a talent search for four- and five-year-old horses. In addition to a dressage test, the young horses are judged on confirmation, and a jumping/galloping/general impression phase.
On Friday, October 18th, the winner of the USEA Five-Year-Old and the USEA Four-Year-Old Young Event Horse East Coast Championship will be crowned. To read more about the YEH Championship and the unique scoring, see their website.
The CCI3*-L and CCI4*- L events will run simultaneously with the Young Event Horse Championship. Fair Hill International hosts one of only five 4* events in the USA. This makes the event an important stop on the calendar for all professionals.
Here is a day by day run down of the excitement!
Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Friday, October 18th, 2019
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Do you plan on visiting? Don’t miss the action from October 17th-20th, 2019. Check out the full schedule! There is a little something for everyone! For the dog lovers there will be dog agility and frisbee demonstrations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You will also get to see the Chincoteague Pony Drill Team, Horseback Archery, and Vaulting demonstrations in the warm-up arena!
Accompanying the demonstrations there will be live music, a food court and plenty of shopping! An event for the whole family to enjoy!
To add to the excitement, Mane ‘n Tail is proud to announce our sponsorship at Fair Hill International. Mane ‘n Tail will be hosting autograph signings with ambassadors, 5* Event riders Chris Talley and Caroline Martin. Make sure you come and find the blue running horses in the white tent near the dressage rings! Stay tuned through Instagram and Facebook for dates and times to meet the riders!