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October 19, 2014

Brannigan Breaks Fair Hill Curse

Oct. 19 - Elkton, Md.   

Jennie Brannigan couldn’t even watch cross-country leader Boyd Martin as he jumped his show jumping round with Master Frisky at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI***.

She’d laid down a clear with Cambalda and just had to wait, and when Master Frisky ticked the last fence in the triple giving her the win, several years of heartbreak and near-misses washed over her as she celebrated the biggest win of her career.

October 19, 2014

Richards Rides Off With Blue In Fair Hill CCI**

Elkton, Md.—Oct. 19   

It’s been 10 years since Julie Richards competed at Fair Hill, but she made a dramatic return to the event by winning the CCI** at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International aboard Urlanmore Beauty.

“It always feels great,” she said. “The horse is so generous. He’s a super animal that way. I knew he would try. He touched one or two, which always gives you heart palpitations, but sometimes it goes your way.”

October 19, 2014

All Horses Pass Jog At Fair Hill

Oct. 19—Elkton, Md.   

Grooms had an early start at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International in order to have their charges ready for the 7:30 a.m. jog, but their efforts were rewarded when every horse presented passed.

Jennie Brannigan withdrew her two-star mount Henry before the horse inspection. Two Canadian horses were held in the two-star—Sean McIntosh’s Wild T’Mater and Lauren Clark’s Coolum XV—but both passed upon re-inspection.

October 19, 2014

Show Jumping Tips From The Top At Fair Hill

A three-day event is the ultimate test in eventing and with the recent rule change requiring Fédération Equestre International CIC events to hold show jumping before cross-country, being able to master the art of keeping the rails up on the final day on a tired horse at a CCI is a valuable skill and one not able to practiced often.

We asked some of the top riders at the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International their advice on jumping a clear round on a horse that's just run an 8- to 10-minute cross-country course.

October 18, 2014

Master Frisky Makes Quick Work Of Fair Hill CCI***

Oct. 18 - Elkton, Md.   

Boyd Martin has a lot of horses in his barn, and if you asked him, Master Frisky would probably not be the one to stand out in a crowd.

But the gelding held his own on cross-country day at The Dutta Corp Fair Hill International, tackling Derek di Grazia’s grueling course and showing Martin he’s earned a place near the top of his string.

October 18, 2014

Jessop Shines In Her Fair Hill CCI** Debut

Oct. 18 - Elkton, Md.   

Victoria Jessop had been grooming for friends at the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International for years, and when she finally came with her own ride, Desert Mystery, to contest the CCI**, she made her name known.

Jessop was lying second after dressage behind Californian Matt Brown and Happenstance, and when they picked up a runout early on course, Jessop knew she needed to lay down a clear ride.

October 17, 2014

Martin And Master Frisky Move To The Top Of Fair Hill CCI***

Oct. 17 - Elkton, Md.   

Boyd Martin is used to riding multiple horses at every event he goes to, but when he brought six horses to the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International, most contesting their first CCIs, he knew he wasn’t going to have it easy.

Luckily, Master Frisky made Martin’s job easy in the CCI***, taking the top spot after two days of dressage (43.1).

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