October 2014 Issue - page 8

Page 8
October 2014
PENNSYLVANIA EQUESTRIAN
Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbor Pilot, who won individual silver and
team gold at the 2011 Pan American Games, are the caliber of talent
featured at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three Day Event
and Festival in the Country.
Photo credit ©StockImageService.com
The 26th Annual Fair Hill International Returns October 16-19
The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill
International, one of the world’s
most prestigious international
three day event, returns to the Fair
Hill Natural Resources Manage-
ment Area in Elkton, Maryland,
October 16-19. The event, started
in 1989, features the United States
Equestrian Federation CCI***
and CCI** Fall Eventing Champi-
onships, which attract many of the
world's top Eventing horses and
riders including the riders who
comprised the U.S. team at this
year's Alltech FEI World Equestri-
an Games in Normandy, France.
Also returning are the USEA
Young Event Horse Champion-
ships on Thursday and Friday,
October 16-17, featuring young
horses (ages 4 and 5) in a sort of
equestrian talent search.
Tailgating spaces will be
set up along the galloping lanes
during Saturday's cross county
phase. The tailgating spots, which
provide an intimate view of the
cross country course, are available
for $250 and include 6 admission
tickets. A new area features hill
spots near the start/finish line
overlooking the water jumps.
Fair Hill International is
once again part of the Profession-
al Riders' Organization PRO Tour
Series. Founded in 2009 by pro-
fessional event riders to promote
and strengthen their sport, PRO
seeks to improve the standards of
competition and promote safety
while working to attract new
fans, sponsors and participants to
the sport of Eventing.
In addition to the exciting
Eventing action, members of the
United States Pony Club will be
on hand for the return of the Pres-
ident's Cup Invitational Games.
Riders in teams of five will com-
pete in a variety of challenging
and entertaining relay races.
Also returning is
The Art and
Sport of Falconry With Live Birds
of Prey,
on Saturday, October 18.
Master Falconer Mike Dupuy
brings his audience up close
and personal while providing an
unforgettable educational experi-
ence for people of all ages.
The Kids' Corner also returns
this year, offering a variety of
activities for the younger set.
Miniature horses will be perform-
ing on both Saturday and Sunday.
Dog agility demonstrations
return this year. Dog owners can
see what agility is all about, and
whether their dog has what it
takes to compete, as The Acade-
my of Dog Training from New-
ark, DE, offers demonstrations
and free mini lessons.
Sunday will feature a stroll-
ing Dixieland band to add to the
festive atmosphere as well as the
return of the event's Classic Car
display (weather permitting).
The Country Shops, open
Friday through Sunday, will fea-
ture vendors selling tack, jewelry,
artwork, pet needs, exceptional
apparel and fine gifts for the ap-
proaching holiday seasons. A new
section for smaller vendors and
non-profit organizations will be
included on Saturday and Sunday.
The VIPTent offers fine dining,
while visitors seeking a more casual
snack or meal will find pubs around
the Fair Hill grounds serving classic
Maryland crab cakes and other treats.
The Dutta Corp Fair Hill
International Festival in the
Country benefits.Union Hospital
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