Bring the entire family to see the country’s top eventers and equine athletes, enjoy special events, visit Kids Corner, and enjoy a weekend in the beautiful Fair Hill, Maryland countryside.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:00 am
Eventing is the ultimate test of a horse and rider and has been referred to as the Triathlon of equestrian sport. Through tests in dressage, cross country, and show jumping the horse and rider work together to show that they can compete in the most demanding and highest levels of equestrian sports.
Saturday is the very exciting and most popular day of cross country, where horses and riders complete a course of solid fences and water obstacles. The course is nearly four miles long and is the ultimate test of endurance and stamina. CCI 2* horses run the course in the morning, while 3* horses run in the afternoon.
Sunday is the final day of competition. Horse and rider combinations compete in the Show Jumping phase, where they jump obstacles in an arena. Penalties are collected for knocking down a fence, falling, or exceeding the allowed time. The horse and rider with the fewest number of penalties over all three phases is the winner.
Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area
Fairhill Natural Resource Management Area
Elkton, MD 21921