Friday, October 18, 2013

Fair Hill Friday

It's been a busy busy day at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International.  CCI 2* dressage.  CCI 3* dressage.  Young Event Horse Championships for the four and five year olds (results found HERE).  Coon jumping demo.  Dog agility demos.  Kids Corner and the ever-popular Scheeler Seeds corn box.  And a fantastic course walk for Pony Clubbers and volunteers, given by CCI 3* rider Kim Severson.

It sounds like everything went well for the day.  The weather could not have been more perfect.  There was plenty of traffic through the gate and through the Country Shops tent.  And our FHI merchandise booth did a LOT of business.  All is looking well for a successful Cross Country Saturday.

Saturday details:  The CCI 2* horses will begin at 9:06 AM.  There's a quick lunch break from 12:30 - 1:10 or so, and the the CCI 3* horses will be on course for the afternoon, until about 4PM.  The full list of ride times can be found here.

There's plenty more happening tomorrow besides the cross country - Dog Agility, Mini Horses, Chincoteague Pony Drill Team, Live Music, Falconry, Face Painting and other crafts in the Kids Corner Tent, and (if you all left any corn in the box) the Scheeler Seeds corn box.  For a full schedule please see the website here.

OK, so enough about Saturday.  Let's see what happened today!  Shannon sent photos, of course, and I'll add a few of my own from the Kim Severson course walk.

FAB shot of Bruce Davidson and Mr Bojangles at the water jump for the Young Event Horse Championship 5 year old division
Bruce and Mr Bojangles maintained their lead from Thursday and took home the 5 year old Young Event Horse Championship.  Congrats!
Here's Lillian Heard and Quarlotta jumping out of the water in the 4 year old Young Event Horse Championship.
Lillian and Quarlotta in the victory gallop - winners of the 4 year old Young Event Horse Championship.  Congrats!
Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda hold the lead in the CCI 3* going in to Cross Country.
Nobody was able to top Boyd Martin and Pancho Villa - they are the leaders in the CCI 2* division.

And here's photos from the course walk with Kim Severson.  She was so friendly and informative - I think we all had a great time!  Thanks, Kim, and best of luck tomorrow on Fernhill Fearless!
Kim walks the Springhouse water for us (and for her)
Kim talking about the Sunburst jump with the REALLY deep ditch
The whole group at the Sunken Road
Boyd Martin and his little group stalked us the entire time.  Here's Kim AND Boyd talking about the Chesapeake water.

Hope to see you all tomorrow for Cross Country!  Take lots of pictures, and post them to our Facebook page!  Or Instagram them, hashtag #FHI2013.  Or Tweet them, #FHI2013.  Let's see if we can get a trend going!

I'll leave you with a Bruce Davidson victory gallop.  Because who doesn't love MORE Bruce Davidson!

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