Over 100 horses set to compete at the 2017 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event

CCI2* competitor Erika Nesler and Right Above It. (c) Shannon Brinkman

bitofbritain-Week1

 
Connect with all the Fair Hill International action: [Omnibus] [Website] [Times]
[Results

 

Over 100 horses set to compete at the 2017 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event

Competitors dressed to impress this afternoon at the first horse inspection for the 2017 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event. This iconic event in Fair Hill, Maryland, attracts top horse and rider pairs to go head to head for their chance at USEF CCI*** and CCI** Eventing National Championship titles and $50,000 in prize money.

CCI*** competitor Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato.
(c) Shannon Brinkman

In the CCI***, all thirty-six horses presented were accepted by the Ground Jury. Two horses in this division were held: Buck Davidson’s mount Carlevo and Sara Moore’s mount Polaris. Both were accepted upon representation.

All sixty-one CCI** horses presented were approved to compete, with one entry, Robert Waylon’s mount Born Ready, held but accepted when represented.

Fair Hill International also welcomes back the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships, which showcases a quality field of 4- and 5-year-old horses to be evaluated for their ability to be successful at the upper levels of eventing.

The first phase of competition begins Thursday, October 12 with dressage for the CCI** and YEH Championships. Dressage continues on Friday, October 13 with the CCI*** dressage, while the young event horses perform a jumping evaluation to conclude their Championship. Cross country begins Saturday, October 14, and the show jumping finale will be held on Sunday, October 15.

 


 

The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International three-day event is currently awaiting approval by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), as the new CCI**** event to join the Kentucky Three-Day Event as the only two CCI**** events in the Western Hemisphere and just the seventh CCI**** on the FEI global calendar.

Fair Hill International has expanded its hospitality to provide an opportunity for all to indulge in their favourite foods, drinks and shopping needs. Tailgating during Saturday’s cross-country competition is available for those wishing to enjoy the up-close thrill of watching world-class horses and riders gallop by as they contest the CCI*** and CCI** courses set by 2020 Tokyo Olympic course designer Derek di Grazia.

The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International three-day event truly has something for everyone. Gore Running Wear® invites all to participate in the inaugural Gore Running Wear® 5K race and enjoy the Craft Beer and Sports Expo on Saturday, October 14. Spectators can also enjoy numerous demonstrations ranging from dog agility and pony drill teams, face painting located in the Kids Corner, fantastic food options, and shopping in numerous country and equestrian vendor shops.

Scroll for more top stories on Eventing Connect

The science behind the products – What I discovered about equine nasal strips | Eventing Connect   There are so many products out there to help horses and humans live better and perform better. Sometimes, it is difficult to know what is based on facts and science and what is not. I have always been a sceptic about anything that is not obviously explained. I am a student of science and I love reading and di…

Men versus women at the 2017 CCI4* events: Are we really equal? – Sponsored by Back on Track | Eventing Connect   Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Men versus women at the 2017 CCI4* events: Are we really equal? – Sponsored by Back on Track Equestrian sports are the only Olympic disciplines where men and women compete against…

bitofbritain-Week1

The top 20 photos from 2017 that will leave you amped for next season – Part 1: Show jumping | Eventing Connect   The top 20 photos from 2017 that will leave you amped for next season – Part 1: Show jumping The 2017 season has come to an end in North America. Eventing Connect’s ‘photographers’ attended many of the top events on the continent this season and captured some awesome shots. Our Christmas present to our reade…

Extreme hacking: Ditch edition – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   Extreme hacking: Ditch edition – VIDEO Break Hacking can be as boring or as exciting as you want it to be. You can just walk down a nice little trail and enjoy the great outdoors with your horse. Or you can add some difficulty to your hack by throwing in some jumping obstacles. This rider decided that jumpin…

SeminoleWellness2017_770x170

Wednesday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay | Eventing Connect   Wednesday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites China: Glanders, flu and African horse sickness targeted by international horse sport body – Horsetalk.co.nz The International Horse Sp…

Why you need social media for your 2018 riding goals – Sponsored by MD Barnmaster | Eventing Connect   Why you need social media for your 2018 riding goals – Sponsored by MD Barnmaster 2018 is almost here and with the arrival of a new year, we always attempt to reinvent ourselves with new self-commitments to improve our lives. Making changes is not easy and many New Year’s resolutions are often not kept after…

Tuesday’s Top 10 – Stupidest Christmas gifts for eventers | Eventing Connect   WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   …

Who is the ‘five-star’ Novice jumper at Grand Oaks Horse Trials? You decide…vote now. | Eventing Connect   Who is the ‘five-star’ Novice jumper at Grand Oaks Horse Trials? You decide…vote now. Over the weekend, riders in the Florida were competing at the Sneak Peek Grand Oaks Schooling Horse Trials. This exciting new event ran divisions ranging from Beginner Novice up to the Training level. I was not competing…

How Superman rides a horse – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   How Superman rides a horse – VIDEO Break The famous fictional superhero, Superman is known for flying around and using his superhuman strength to save the world. But what would happen if Superman saddled up a horse? I think this video explains it…

A ‘grand’ new addition to the 2018 Eventing season – A show preview you must see | Eventing Connect   A ‘grand’ new addition to the 2018 Eventing season – A show preview you must see Eventing around the Ocala, Florida area has been steadily growing for years. Over the last two years, there have been three new events added to the area: Three Lakes Horse Trials, Exmoor Horse Trials, and most notably, …

Last Week TODAY | Eventing Connect   Last Week TODAY Catch up on interesting tidbits that you might have missed last week. We work hard to catch all the good stuff so you don’t have to.   Eventer or show jumper?   Birthday fun. Just got back from a great birthday night away in #Savannah with @jesshampf. Couldn’t hav…

Winter is an exciting time of year according to horses – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   Winter is an exciting time of year according to horses – VIDEO Break Winter is well underway and the cooler temperatures are making horses around the world quite fresh. Riders are doing their best to survive the bitter temperatures and riding their suddenly feral horses. Even four-star eventer and dressage q…

offbeatsafaris-4-770x170

Eventing absolutely slaying it again on Instagram this weekend | Eventing Connect   Eventing absolutely slaying it again on Instagram this weekend Instagram connects the world through photos and eventers love to share their lives on this social media platform. We have found Eventing pics from every continent in the world on Instagram. This is your chance to check out the entire world of event…

Bitches and dogs ruling the barn: Winter warriors and snowbirds | Eventing Connect   Bitches and dogs ruling the barn: Winter warriors and snowbirds No stable is complete without numerous dogs hanging around. At horse shows, there are likely more dogs in attendance than horses. It is almost unheard of to meet a rider who does not own at least ONE dog. Check out these killer bitches and dogs …

Eastern Hay 770x170-March

The most beautiful montage of horses in action you will ever watch – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   The most beautiful montage of horses in action you will ever watch – VIDEO Break Horses are one of the most stunning animals on the planet. Combine horses’ natural beauty with some of the best landscapes in the world and you have this mesmerizing video. This video is a promo for an equine photography worksho…

Crawling Between Heaven and Earth – The adventure begins with this free introduction | Eventing Connect   The adventure begins with this free introduction On a lazy Sunday, we are happy to bring you an excerpt from the latest novel Crawling Between Heaven and Earth, from Eventing Connect contributor, Mary Pagones. Mary is a New Jersey-based writer and editor. An enthusiastic reader of all things pony-and horse-re…

The votes are in and the new Perri’s halter goes to… | Eventing Connect   The votes are in and the new Perri’s halter goes to… With over 4,000 votes cast, our readers chose Mr. Muddy Moose as the coolest name containing the letter “U”. Congratulations to Christine Backston from the United States; Mr. Muddy Moose will be getting a fine ‘Amish made’ Perri’s leather halt…

What winning a CCI1, CCI2* and CCI3* looks like | Eventing Connect   What winning a CCI1, CCI2* and CCI3* looks like Winning a CCI event is a huge career accomplishment for an eventer of any level. FEI event wins are hard to come by, especially CCI events because horses tend to only compete at two of these a year. In order to be victorious at a CCI event, horse and rider have…

Things you NEED to know before riding your new OTTB | Eventing Connect   Things you NEED to know before riding your new OTTB This week, the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project opened up entries. So horse people around North America are on the hunt for Thoroughbreds to re-train for this incredible competition. It is the ideal time to share with you again, this informative article from AJ…

Find out how eventers around the world answered these tough “Would you rather” questions | Eventing Connect   Find out how eventers around the world answered these tough “Would you rather” questions Last week, riders from around the equestrian world played a game of “Would you rather”. The questions we asked made riders choose between some tough choices. Everyone has different opinions on what is important to them. So…

BACK ON TRACK-1-770x170

When you ALMOST stick the landing – VIDEO Break | Eventing Connect   When you ALMOST stick the landing – VIDEO Break Not every jump is perfect and sometimes it is tough to stick the landing. This rider almost had it and then things took a sudden turn for the worst. Have you ever seen such a random fall?    

Eventing Connect Classifieds are here – Post your ad FREE for 60 days | Eventing Connect   Eventing Connect Classifieds are here – Post your ad FREE for 60 days Eventing Connect is pleased to offer a Classified section to provide you with another platform to sell your horses, tack, services, property or whatever you may have for sale. Hundreds of thousands of readers visit us each month and we w…