Hill International Welcomes 2003 Sponsors
Fair Hill, MDOctober 9, 2003The Fair Hill International
Festival in the Country, which returns to the Fair Hill Natural
Resources Area in Fair Hill, MD, October 23-26, is proud to welcome
its 2003 family of sponsors.
organizers wish to extend their sincerest thanks to all the companies
and individuals whose ongoing support have helped the Fair Hill
International continue to be one of the most prestigious equestrian
events in the United States.
years sponsors include American Home & Hardware; Bayer;
Bit of Britain; Cosequin/Nutramax Labs; County Banking & Trust
Co.; Crystal Trust; Dansko; Glenmede Trust Company; Goldman, Sachs
& Co.; The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation; Jeff DAmbrosio
Chevrolet; Lexus; Maryland Horse Industry Board; M. H. Eby, Inc.;
Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit; NowPac, Inc.; Primedia Equine; Rice, Unruh
& Reynolds; Sentman Distributors; Stancills; The Stewart
Foundation; Summit Aviation; Thornhill Enterprises; Thoroughbred
Charities of America, Ltd.; Wachovia; Walnut Green Bloodstock; and
cant thank our sponsors enough, said Lou Morris, Fair
Hill International Executive Director. Without the generous
support of these companies and individuals, the Fair Hill International
couldnt be the extraordinary event that it is today. We are
so indebted to our gracious sponsors, and we offer them our heartfelt
2003 Fair Hill International will again host top-level equestrian
competitions, highlighted by the 2003 Pan American Eventing Championships.
With riders converging from Argentina, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada and
Mexico, as well as the United States, the battle for the Pan American
Championship promises to be a spectacular one.
addition to the Pan American Championship, this years Fair
Hill International will also feature the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET)
National Pair Horse Driving Championship and the prestigious USET
Fall Eventing Championship CCI***, which regularly draws Olympic
and World Championship veterans.
2003 Fair Hill CCI*** will function as the final phase in a three-event
competition for the nations top eventing horses and riders.
Nunn Finer Products will award one of its new Wofford Cross-Country
Classic saddles to the rider who completes the Morven Park CCI*,
the Radnor Hunt CCI**, and the Fair Hill International CCI*** with
the lowest cumulative score. John Nunn of Nunn Finer Products and
legendary eventing rider and coach Jim Wofford, on whose custom
eventing saddle the Wofford Classic was based, will present the
saddle at the Fair Hill awards ceremony.
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.
2003 Fair Hill International hosts exciting equestrian competition
for several ability levels from Pony Club to CCI***. In addition
to world-class international competition, this years event
will host the inaugural United States Pony Club (USPC) Presidents
Cup competition. The Presidents Cup is an Invitational Games
competition open to the top four Pony Club Senior Games teams from
the 2003 USPC Eastern Championships, which took place in August.
Members of the invited teams, comprising youngsters age 14-16, will
serve as the honor guard for the Pan American Eventing Championship
a prelude to the 15th annual Fair Hill International, Fair Hill
will host its second 100-Mile Endurance ride, as well as a 50-Mile
Endurance ride, on Saturday, October 18, 2003.
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.
2003 Fair Hill International Festival in the Country will benefit
Christiana Care Health System, one of the Chesapeake regions
largest not-for-profit health care providers. Christiana Care, which
began in 1888, serves the people of Delaware, as well as neighboring
areas of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. It maintains a
teaching hospital which specializes in cardiology, cancer and womens
health services, and has trauma and neonatal intensive care units
that offer an exceptional degree of care.
further information on the 2003 Fair Hill International, please
call (410) 398-2111 or visit www.fairhillinternational.com.