The MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory returns to the Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Cecil County, MD, October 13-16. One of only two 5 Star level equestrian events of its kind in the United States and just the seventh worldwide, the event made a spectacular debut last year, welcoming a total of 20,886 spectators and 184 competitors that featured four of the top eight eventers in the world. The event’s prestigious 5 Star (CCI5*-L) designation is the pinnacle of the Olympic sport of Eventing, often described as an equestrian triathlon.
In addition to the 5 Star competition (CCI5*-L), the event also features a 3 Star competition (CCI3*-L), which serves as the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship, and The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships presented by Dubarry of Ireland. The four days of eventing competition feature Dressage (Thu-Fri), Cross-Country (Sat) showcasing Ian Stark-designed courses, and Show Jumping (Sun). There will be plenty of retail shopping available and special events for all types: Horseland (Friday- Sunday), Beer, Wine & Spirits Showcase (Saturday), Sawmill Crab Shack (on course restaurant!) and Fresh Food Fest on Sunday. We will also have a flower sale on Monday October 17th to sell plants from the event!