5 Star at Fair Hill equestrian event to offer $325,000 in prize money

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The Fair Hill Organizing Committee, an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland announced athletes and horses in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill will be competing for $300,000 in prize money.

Additionally, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing National Championship, running in conjunction with the 5 Star, will award $25,000 in prize money.

Both events, as well as the United States Eventing Association Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, will take place this October 14-17 at the new Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, MD, near Newark.

The event is expected to provide an economic boost to Cecil County and adjacent areas of Delaware.

On May 3, licensees of USEF competitions held in May were permitted to welcome a limited number of spectators back to their competitions with pending news forthcoming regarding competitions held after June 1. 

Event organizers will continue to monitor and administer all current health and safety protocols.

FHOC Co-Chairs, Mike Gill, and Michael Hankin said, “While we remain focused on monitoring health and safety protocols for our event, we are excited to see that the conditions continue to improve here in Maryland and that events are beginning to open up. We are looking forward to producing an inaugural Maryland 5 Star that will provide a top-class experience for our competitors, as well as our spectators.”

The Maryland 5 Star is one of only two such events in the United States, and seventh worldwide. It will showcase four days of competition.

For additional information and news from the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, visit Maryland5Star.us.

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