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USEA, USEF Announces Venue Short List for New CCI4*
Fair Hill Makes Short List to Host International Equestrian Event
January 20, 2017 - Maryland Department of Natural Resources
“This is great news for the horse community and industry as well as Cecil County and state of Maryland,” Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. “I applaud the community-led efforts to bring this world-class equestrian event to Fair Hill, and I am further encouraged that the planned upgrades to the racetrack and fairgrounds are moving ahead.”
As landowner and manager of the property, the department has been working closely with the community, and equestrian organizations and stakeholders to ensure that the proposal for the 4* event contributes the greatest benefit to all park users while preserving and protecting the treasured ecological and rural character of the area.
“Being selected to host the 4* would be a game changer for the Maryland horse industry,” said Maryland Horse Industry Board Chair Jim Steele. “It puts us on par with Kentucky by hosting a Triple Crown race and a 4* event. Each year during the month surrounding the 4*, Maryland would be the center of the horse universe and attract equine enthusiasts from all over.”
Organizers and supporters of the proposal will schedule a community open house in February to provide more information on the event and associated improvement projects.
“This is a significant milestone in our effort to bring this magnificent 4* event to Fair Hill and the greater mid-Atlantic region,” said Maryland Sports Commission Executive Director Terry Hasseltine. “We look forward to continuing to work with all our partners to make this opportunity a reality.”
“I am very excited about the future of the 4* event at Fair Hill,” said Fair Hill International President Trish Gilbert. “For 30 years our hardworking volunteers and board have come together to produce this popular event that draws support from our highest level national and international competitors. In partnership with the Department of Natural Resources, Sports Commission and Horse Industry Board, we will be able to achieve our vision of promoting world class sport right here in Maryland.”
Planning is underway to host a community open house in early February at Fair Hill NRMA to provide more information on the proposed event and associated improvement projects
We'd also like to share an article from The Chronicle of the Horse about Fair Hill International's Four Star plans:
We're excited for the next steps in the bid process, and we will keep our friends in the loop when we have more information.
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers and competitors who have supported Fair Hill International for the past 30 years. We certainly could not have gotten this far in the Four Star process without all of you!
Upcoming Events April 8 Foxcatcher Endurance Ride April 14-16 Recognized Horse Trials April 25 Cross Country Schooling Night April 29 Cross Country Schooling May 7 Unrecognized Starter Horse Trials May 9 Cross Country Schooling Night May 20-21 Recognized Horse Trials May 23 Cross Country Schooling Night May 28 Cross Country Schooling June 1-2 Lucinda Green Clinic June 3-4 Elk Creek Driving Event June 6 Cross Country Schooling Night June 18 Cross Country Schooling July 1 Unrecognized Starter Horse Trials: July 11 Cross Country Schooling Night July 15 Cross Country Schooling July 25 Cross Country Schooling Night Aug 1 Cross Country Schooling Night Aug 12-13 Recognized Horse Trials Aug 15 Cross Country Schooling Night Aug 27 DerbyCross Aug 29 Cross Country Schooling Night Sept 9 Unrecognized Starter Horse Trials Sept 12 Cross Country Schooling Night Sept 23 Cross Country Schooling Oct 12–15 The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI***/**
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