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Maryland 5 Star

Posted at 1:59 PM, Oct 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-05 14:08:38-04

The third annual MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory returns to Elkton, Maryland, October 19-22, 2023, pairing together the elite in horse equestrian competition with a yearly Fall family-festival experience like none other.

Eventing, or equestrian triathlon, puts horse and rider through three phases:

  • Dressage tests the horse’s ability to perform complex movements, demonstrating balance and style.
  • The cross-country test features forty-five challenging obstacles and almost four miles of varied terrain to test bravery, timing, and trust.
  • Show jumping, the final phase, requires precision and power in order to jump clear!

The CCI 5 star is the highest level of competition. This year, it is an Olympic qualifying event. The weekend also features a 3 star competition, young horses competition, corgi race, and food, drink and craft vendors.
Learn more and buy tickets here.