Welcome to Fair Hill International!
FHI’s mission is to assist in the development of the rider and horse, in the sports of eventing, endurance and combined driving, from “Green to Gold.” We offer a variety of competitive and schooling events from April through October.
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Due to COVID19 restrictions, Spectators are not currently permitted at our equestrian events at Fair Hill.
We always need volunteers – more info here.
Before you attend any FHI event please read these
Travel Guidelines from the CDC as well as these Maryland Travel Guidelines.
Recognized Horse Trials
Recognized Horse Trials are sanctioned by the USEA and USEF. The 3 phases of competition usually happen on one day. Dressage is always first. Usually show jumping is the second phase, followed by cross country.
Starter Horse Trials
Starter Horse Trials are unrecognized events geared toward riders just beginning in eventing, or riders who prefer to jump smaller fences. Dressage is the first phase, followed by show jumping and then cross country.
Cross Country Schooling
Cross Country Schooling gives riders an opportunity to practice over our cross country fences.
DerbyCross is an unjudged fun schooling opportunity that combines show jumping and cross country in one course.
Endurance is, in a nutshell, a marathon on horseback. FHI typically runs 25 mile and 50 mile endurance rides. The first horse to finish is the winner.
Elk Creek CDE
Combined Driving is similar to eventing, but with a horse and carriage. The dressage phase is first, followed by a cones phase to test accuracy and speed, and a cross country phase to test speed and endurance.