Globally recognized Fair Hill Once Again Selected As Site for “Triathlon of Equestrian Sports”
Sport & Entertainment Corporation of Maryland today announced that one of the most illustrious equestrian events in the United States is returning to Maryland. The MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory will be held in the Old Line State for the third consecutive year and hosted at Fair Hill, the world famous equestrian training and event facility in Cecil County.
Tickets for the thrilling third edition are on sale now. A variety of single and multi-day ticket packages, along with exclusive Club and VIP Hospitality packages, Reserved Seating and General Admission (GA) tickets starting at just $15 (GA Tickets free for kids 10 and under) and much more, are available. Reserved tailgating packages during the exhilarating Cross-Country phase held on Saturday of the event will become available on July 7. Tickets for this event are powered by Tixr.
Making its debut in 2021, the event’s prestigious CCI5*-L (5 Star) designation is the pinnacle of the Olympic sport of Eventing, often described as an equestrian triathlon. It also features a CCI3*-L (3 Star) competition , 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 renowned course designer Ian Stark-designed courses, and Show Jumping (Sun).
Building off last year’s success, the third edition of Maryland’s elite equestrian competition brings back MARS EQUESTRIAN™ and Brown Advisory as its Title and Presenting sponsors, respectively, with the continued support of Cecil County as the event Host Location. In addition to their support, Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill has added Tixr as the Official Ticketing Service provider of the Event along with Great Wolf Lodge’s newest and largest resort located conveniently in Perryville, MD as the Official Hotel in 2023.
The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill is one of only two 5 Star level equestrian events of its kind in the United States and just the seventh worldwide. Named “Best Large Event” of 2022 by the Maryland Tourism Coalition and “Best Returning Event” of 2022 by Pressbox, the event last year welcomed a total of 25,207 spectators and 185 competitors, representing 10 different countries that featured five of the top ten eventers in the world.
“On behalf of the Maryland 5 Star Event Committee, an affiliate of the Sport & Entertainment Corporation of Maryland, and our competition partner Fair Hill International, we are thrilled to again host this elite international competition (CCI5*-L) that also features the prestigious USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship and USEA East Coast YEH Championships as part of the MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory,” said Jeff Newman, President & CEO of the Maryland 5 Star Event Committee. “We’re eager to put forth an exciting third event this October that not only showcases world-class Eventing and provides entertainment to attendees of all ages, but reflects proudly on the Maryland Horse Industry, Cecil County and the State of Maryland, continuing the rich horse and equestrian tradition at its highest level.”
About MARS EQUESTRIAN
Returning as Title Sponsor of the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, MARS EQUESTRIAN is one of the biggest and most significant sponsors in equestrian sport. The sponsorship will continue to showcase Mars, Incorporated’s leading brands in Horsecare, Petcare, Veterinary Services, and Confectionery across the grounds at many events. For generations, Mars has celebrated a rich equestrian heritage, and through purposeful partnerships, MARS EQUESTRIAN is committed to the sport and building an enduring legacy. From world-class competitions across all equestrian disciplines to stewarding the power of horses on society and sustainability, MARS EQUESTRIAN is dedicated to improving the lives of horses, pets, and the people who love them.
About Brown Advisory
Returning as the Presenting Sponsor of the event, Brown Advisory continues to strengthen its partnership with the event and its ties to the Maryland community. Brown Advisory is an independent investment management and strategic advisory firm committed to delivering a combination of first-class performance, strategic advice and the highest level of client service. The firm’s institutional and private clients are based in 50 states and more than 44 countries and territories and are served by over 800 colleagues worldwide, all of whom are equity owners of the firm. They are dedicated to raising the future for and with their clients, colleagues and communities at large.
About Cecil County
Returning as Host Location, Cecil County is midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore on I-95, vibrant small towns, 200 miles of shoreline, outdoor recreation, foodie destinations, and scenery provide the perfect backdrop for memorable adventures. Experience dining at eateries with a Chesapeake Bay flair. Try local beer, wine, baked goods, homemade ice cream, an old-fashioned candy store, and more! Shop, fish, and explore trails. Take a boat ride, visit farms, enjoy the zoo, step back in time at historical attractions, and rent a kayak to explore Cecil’s waterways. Cecil County…. Just a Daydream Away!
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