Meeting slated this month on plans for Oct. international equestrian event in nearby Maryland

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The Newark area travel and tourism economy could get a nice boost from an October event just across the state line.

The Maryland 5 Star will be held at Fair Hill in Cecil County, MD Oct.  14-18.

It is one of two 5 Star equestrian events in the United States and the seventh worldwide. It is also known as the Equestrian Triathlon. Upgrades have been made to the Fair Hill complex just west of Newark. That paved the way for the event to come to the internationally known equestrian complex.

Hotel representatives have been invited to a  kick-off meeting with the leadership of this international event on Wednesday,  Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the meeting room in the Newark Embassy Suites.

The event will not be held on a University of Delaware football weekend,  allowing more  hotel rooms to be available. 

Further information is available at https://maryland5star.us/

Sarah Willoughby, executive director of  Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau  and Bill Silva, chair of the Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association are sponsors of the meeting.

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