Maryland Receives Award of Prestigious Equestrian Event
11 Mar, 2020
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), and organizer of the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, is excited to announce the addition of the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship, to run concurrently with the new CCI5*-L competition in October 2020 and 2021. The decision to continue the CCI3*-L Eventing Championships at Fair Hill was released in a statement by US Equestrian Wednesday afternoon.
“On behalf of The Fair Hill Organizing Committee and our partner, Fair Hill International, we are thrilled that the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill has been named by the USEF as the host event for the 2020/2021 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championships,” said Jeff Newman, President and CEO of The Fair Hill Organizing Committee. “It’s truly an honor to be selected amongst so many other deserving events. Continuing this designation of our 3 Star (CCI3*-L) competition along with the elevation of our 4 Star (CCI4*-L) competition to the prestigious 5 Star (CCI5*-L) level in 2020 validates our efforts towards showcasing the very best in our sport at the event.”
In a statement released by the USEF, Managing Director Jenni Autry said, “Fair Hill has a rich history of hosting national championships, so it is fitting for the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship to remain at this iconic venue and run alongside the new CCI5*-L in October.”
Fair Hill International (FHI), who will serve as competition partner with FHOC to execute the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, has an incredible track record and history when it comes to the hosting of USEF national competitions for more than three decades.
According to the USEF, when Fair Hill was selected to host a new fall CCI5*-L for 2020, US Equestrian opened a two-year bidding process to seek hosts for the 2020/2021 USEF CCI4*-L and CCI3*-L Eventing National Championships, and all U.S. venues that currently host a fall CCI3*-L and/or CCI4*-L were invited to submit bid applications to US Equestrian. The USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship will also include the USEF Young Riders National Championships for the John H. Fritz Trophy and the USEF Young Horse National Championship for the Jonathan R. Burton Trophy, according to the release.
The inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill is set to take place from October 15-18, 2020 at the newly constructed Fair Hill Special Event Zone located in Elkton, MD in Cecil County.
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About the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill: One of only two 5 Star events in the United States and seventh worldwide, the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill continues the storied legacy of eventing at the newly constructed Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Elkton, Maryland, located in Cecil County. The prestigious 5 Star (CCI5*- L) designation is the pinnacle of the sport of eventing, best described as an equestrian triathlon comprised of three phases: dressage, cross country and show jumping. The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill is produced by The Fair Hill Organizing Committee, an affiliate of The Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, and in partnership with Fair Hill International.
About The Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.): The Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland is a 501(c)3 established in 2019 to further, promote, and move the State of Maryland forward through sports. The Fair Hill Organizing Committee, an affiliate of The Sport Corp., is committed to providing a sustainable enterprise model for facility excellence for a sustainable and well-maintained world class special event zone for equine sports and other activities to succeed while fostering quality usage and fiscal opportunities.