For Immediate Release
Onsite: Emily Daily (571) 271-9441 ,   emilyk.daily@gmail.com
  

All Clear Except the Skies at First Horse Inspection at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International
Fair Hill, MD - October 16, 2019 -  Fair Hill International celebrates 31 years of eventing this weekend with the start of The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event (FHI). Held at the picturesque Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Fair Hill, MD, the historic fall event draws top riders from across the country to contest The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3*-L and CCI4*-L Eventing National Championships.

Though chilly temperatures and pouring rain soaked the competitors during the first horse inspection on Wednesday afternoon, all of the horses who were presented to the Ground Jury were approved. Sixty-two CCI3*-L horses and 47 CCI4*-L horses will move on to the dressage phase.

(c) Shannon Brinkman Photo
Fair Hill International is privileged to once again host the USEA Young Event Horse (YEH) East Coast Championships, presented by Dubarry of Ireland. The Championships showcase up-and-coming 4- and 5-year-old horses who are evaluated for their talent in the sport and their ability to be successful at the upper levels of eventing. The YEH classes run over two days, starting at 7:44AM, with the dressage and conformation phases taking place on Thursday, while the jumping and awards wrap up on Friday. Ride times are available here.

The dressage for the FEI divisions takes place over two days, beginning at 9:12AM on Thursday and 8AM on Friday. Saturday's thrilling cross-country kicks off at 9:00AM with the CCI3*-L class, while the CCI4*-L division is slated to follow tentatively at 1PM. Sunday's final horse inspection will take place at 8AM, with the show jumping set to start at 10AM. Live scoring from the competition can be found here.
(c) Shannon Brinkman Photo
USEF Network will broadcast the CCI4*-L division throughout the week. Live streaming information is available at this link.

The Dutta Corp. is proud to sponsor the U.S. Equestrian Federation and is honored that the USEF has chosen to provide a Dutta Corp. flight to the winner of The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship as the top placing U.S. rider in The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International's CCI4*-L competition.
Now in its 31st year, The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International hosts one of the most prestigious international three-day events in the world. In addition to hosting world-class equestrian competition, the FHI offers spectators a chance to enjoy a weekend of outstanding shopping and entertainment. Spectators can experience the excitement of the competition, view numerous demonstrations, enjoy fantastic food, shopping in numerous country and equestrian vendor shops, children's activities and more.
 
In October 2020, the event continues its rapid elevation in status as the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill (CCI5*) is to be held at the newly constructed Special Event Zone adjacent to the Fairgrounds. The prestigious CCI5* designation is the pinnacle of the sport of Eventing and will be only the second such event in the U.S. and seventh worldwide with this elite classification.
 
ADMISSION FOR 2019:
Thursday, October 17 - FREE
Friday, October 18 - $10
Saturday, October 19 - $20
Sunday, October 20 - $20
 
Children under 12 are admitted free of charge, as are 4-H (with ID), Pony Club members (with pin), and military members and their dependents (with ID).
 
Juniors (12-17) and Seniors 65 years and older - just $5 per person on Friday and $15 per person Saturday and Sunday.
 
General Admission does not include admission to Sponsor tent or pre-reserved tailgating spots. More information about online ticket purchases is available at  https://www.fairhillinternational.org/general-admission/
 
For further information on The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International, please call 410-398-2111 or visit  www.fairhillinternational.org.
Fair Hill International 
378 Fair Hill Drive
Elkton, MD 
410-398-2111