by Classic Communications
After making its spectacular debut last year and being named the Best New Event of 2021 by PressBox, the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill is set to return to the Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, October 13-16. Tickets for the thrilling second edition are on sale now!
The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, one of only two Five-Star level equestrian events of its kind in the United States, and just the seventh worldwide, welcomed a total of 20,886 spectators in its debut last year. Among the 184 competitors were four of the top eight eventers in the world, including three-time U.S. Olympian Boyd Martin who, aboard On Cue, made history by claiming the first American victory in any CCI5*-L since 2008. Now, the event’s management team is gearing up for a successful second year with some exciting new additions that will be announced soon!
The event’s prestigious 5 Star (CCI5*-L) designation is the pinnacle of the Olympic sport of Eventing, often described as an equestrian triathlon. The four days of eventing competition feature Dressage (Thu-Fri), Cross-Country (Sat) showcasing Ian Stark-designed courses, and Show Jumping (Sun).
“We were overwhelmed with the incredible support the inaugural event received last year from spectators, competitors, sponsors, volunteers and more, despite the pandemic, and the enthusiasm is even greater for this year’s event,” said Jeff Newman, President & CEO of the Maryland 5 Star Event Committee. “We are proud to showcase the highest caliber of eventing competition across multiple levels in beautiful Cecil County, Maryland, and look forward to again providing the opportunity for three-star athletes and horses to compete on the same grounds as our elite CCI5*-L competitors.”
In addition to the Five-Star competition (CCI5*-L), the event also features a Three-Star competition (CCI3*-L), which serves as the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship. The Maryland 5 Star is also honored to host The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships presented by Dubarry of Ireland on Thursday and Friday, showcasing divisions for 4- and 5-year-old horses in what is best described as an equestrian talent search.
Tickets for the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill are on sale now at Maryland5Star.us/tickets. A variety of single and multi-day ticket packages along with exclusive Club and VIP Hospitality packages, General Admission tickets starting at just $15 and much more are available. Reserved Tailgate spots right next to the dynamic Cross-Country action offer additional spectator ticket options.
Fans are encouraged to follow the event on social media (@maryland5star) and/or sign up to receive the event e-newsletter for all the latest news and information maryland5star.us/newsletter-sign-up/, including details on this year’s new additions.