October 2013 Issue - page 10

Page 10
October 2013
PENNSYLVANIA EQUESTRIAN
Fair Hill
International
Returns
October 16-20
The Dutta Corp Fair Hill
International celebrates its 25th
anniversary at the Fair Hill Natu-
ral Resources Management Area
near Elkton, MD October 16-20.
One of the nation’s premier
equestrian Eventing champion-
ships, the event combines world-
class equestrian competition, fun
family activities, and fabulous
shopping and dining.
Highlighting this year’s
competition schedule are the
United States Equestrian Fed-
eration CCI*** and CCI** Fall
Eventing Championships, which
attract many of the world’s top
Eventing horses and riders. Also
returning are the USEAYoung
Event Horse Championships on
Thursday and Friday, October
17-18 for four-and five-year-old
horses judged on Conforma-
tion & Type, Dressage Test, and
Jumping Test/Gallop/General
Impression. A new “Future Event
Horse” Championship for year-
lings and two- and three-year-
olds focuses on their potential to
become upper level event horses.
The championship will take
place on Wednesday, October 16
and will feature horses shown in
hand.
Tailgating spaces will be
set up along the galloping lanes
during Saturday’s cross county
phase. Available for $250 each,
spots include six admission tick-
ets and provide an intimate view
of the cross country course. A
new area features hill spots near
the start/finish line overlooking
the water jumps.
The Dutta Corp Fair Hill
International is once again part
of the Professional Riders’
Organization (PRO) Tour Series.
PRO was founded in 2009 by
event riders Phillip Dutton, Buck
Davidson, Craig Thompson,
Laura VanderVliet and Allison
Springer with the thought that
professional event riders have
a special obligation to promote
and strengthen their sport. PRO
is dedicated to improving the
standards of competition and
promoting safety while work-
ing to attract new fans, sponsors
and participants to the sport of
Eventing.
Members of the United
States Pony Club will be on hand
for the return of the President’s
Cup Invitational Games on
Saturday. Riders in teams of five
will compete in a variety of chal-
lenging and entertaining relay
races. Also returning is The Art
and Sport of Falconry With Live
Birds of Prey, featuring Master
Falconer Mike Dupuy, on Satur-
day, October 19.
The Kids’ Corner offers
a variety of activities for the
younger set. Miniature horses
will perform on both Saturday
and Sunday. The Academy of
Dog Training from Newark, DE
will present dog agility dem-
onstrations and offer free mini
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