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Mane ‘n Tail Arrives at Fair Hill International

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.

Where does Fair Hill International Take Place?

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.

Top Four and Five-Year-Old Horses

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.

Young Event Horse

2018 USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Champion 4-Year Old R River Star and Courtney Cooper

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

  • 8:00am (All Day) CCI Dressage Starts
  • 8:00am (All Day) USEA YEH East Coast ChampionshipsDressage & Conformation Phases
  • 6:00pm    Welcome Party; Sponsors Tent; Sponsors, Competitors, Owners, Grooms, Officials and Volunteers Welcome
  • 6:15pm-7:00pm Performance by the Delaware Valley Combined Training Association

Friday, October 18th, 2019

  • 8:00am (All Day) CCI Dressage Starts
  • 8:00am (All Day) USEA YEH East Coast Championships Jumping Phases
  • 9:00am (All Day) Country and Food Court Open
  • 12:00pm Dog Agility Demonstrations and Lessons

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

  • 8:00am (All Day) Country Shops and Food Court Open
  • 9:00am CCI3*-L Cross-Country Starts (Tentative)
  • 10:00am-4:00pm Various Performances- Dog Agility, Dog Frisbee, Juggling, Grooming
  • 1:00pm CCI4*-L Cross-Country Starts (Tentative)
  • 6:00pm Casino Night in Sponsors Tent

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

  • 8:00am (All Day) Country Shops and Food Court Open
  • 9:00am-3:00pm Various Performances- Pony Drill Team, Dog Agility, Skydogs Disk and Trick Show
  • 10:00am CCI3*- L Show Jumping
  • 1:00pm CCI4*- L Show Jumping
Fair Hill International Kid's Corner Chincoteague Pony Drill Team

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!

Mane 'n Tail at Fair Hill Mane 'n Tail booth

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!