Hill International Festival in the Country Returns, October 23-26
Pan American Eventing Championships to Highlight Schedule
Fair Hill, MDJune 23, 2003The 15th annual Fair Hill
International Festival in the Country will again host top-ranked
equestrian competition when it returns to the Fair Hill Natural
Resources Area in the beautiful countryside of Fair Hill, MD, October
This years event features exciting equestrian championships
highlighted by the 2003 Pan American Eventing Championships. Also
featured are the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Fall Eventing Championship
CCI***, one of the most prestigious three-day events held in the
United States, and the USET National Pair Horse Championship.
there will be no eventing at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo,
in the Dominican Republic, this summer, the Fédération
Equestre Internationale (International Equestrian Federation
FEI) has chosen Fair Hill to host the Eventing Championship, which
will be held at the three-star level as is always the case in Pan
American eventing competition.
so thrilled to be hosting the Pan American Eventing Championships
this year, said Lou Morris, Fair Hill International Executive
Director. Fair Hill spectators will be given a rare and exciting
opportunity to see, up close, many of North and South Americas
best horses and riders as they compete for international team and
the Pan American Eventing Championship, the 2003 Fair Hill International
will also host the USET National Pair Horse Championship and the
USET Fall Eventing Championship CCI*** which regularly draws Olympic
and World Championship veterans. Since the Fair Hill event is one
of only two three-star competitions held in the United States, top
riders prime their horses specifically to conclude their competitive
seasons with this celebrated competition. In a prelude to the Fair
Hill International, Fair Hill will host its 2nd 100 Mile Endurance
as well a 50 Mile Endurance ride on October, 18 2003.
medal-winners Phillip Dutton of Australia, Karen OConnor,
Nina Fout, Linden Wiesman, and Bruce Davidson regularly compete
at the Fair Hill International, as does defending Champion David
OConnor, the 2000 Sydney Olympic individual Gold Medalist
and 2002 World Equestrian Games team Gold Medalist. At last years
USET Fall Championship, David OConnor topped the field during
his last appearance with his long-time partner, Custom Made, owned
by Xandarius LLC, who was retired following the competition.
world-class equestrian competition makes the Fair Hill International
a rare treat for spectators, the amenities at Fair Hill round out
the event to provide an ideal family outing. The Country Shops boast
a wide variety of shopping and dining, featuring vendors of tack,
jewelry, artwork, pet needs, exceptional apparel and fine gifts
for the approaching holiday seasons. The Fair Hill Club 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.
year, dog agility trials return to Fair Hill with over 200 canine
competitors. The Stuart Family Miniature Horses will perform driving,
hunter/jumper and obstacle jumping demonstrations along with talks
on the care of miniature horses. Friends from the Winterthur booth
will offer quick crafts for children and a family sign-up opportunity,
and spectators can learn more about the Chesapeake Bay and environmental
concerns at the Chesapeake Foundation Booth.
further information on the 2003 Fair Hill International, please
call (410) 398-2111 or visit www.fairhillinternational.com.