Due to COVID19 restrictions, Spectators are not permitted at our equestrian events at FHI. Before you attend any FHI event please read the Travel Guidelines from the CDC.
Fair Hill International hosts three USEF/USEA Recognized Horse Trials every year.
FHI hosts three unrecognized “Starter” Horse Trials every year.
WHAT IS EVENTING?
Eventing (aka Horse Trials) is best described as an equestrian triathlon. The sport originated as a cavalry test and is comprised of three phases: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping.
Dressage is the first of three phases in eventing competition. It consists of an exact sequence of movements in an enclosed arena and scored by a judge or judge
Cross-country is the cornerstone of eventing and proves the speed, endurance, and jumping ability of the horse over varied terrain and solid obstacles. Cross-country features solid fences as well as natural obstacles such as water, ditches, drops, and banks. The phase is ridden at a gallop with exact speed requirements varied depending on the level of competition.
Show jumping tests horses and riders precision over a series of fences in an enclosed arena. This final phase tests the stamina and recovery of the horse after the very tiring cross-country phase.
Want to learn more? See DiscoverEventing.com
WANT TO BE A SPECTATOR? Here’s some tips!
- Horse Trials take place near the Cecil County Fair Grounds located on Rt 273 (between Rt 213 & Gallaher Rd).
- If you are using your GPS, plug the following address in: 4640 Telegraph Rd, Elkton, MD 21921
- COMPETITION AREAS – HORSE TRIALS
- COMPETITION AREAS – GALLAHER ROAD