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Favorite Photos: Mars Maryland 5 Star

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Once again the Mars Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill proved to be an exciting weekend, with tight scores on the final day and a leaderboard that changed multiple times. Ultimately it was Irish rider Austin O’Connor and his homebred partner Colorado Blue who took the trophy, becoming the first Irish pair to win a five-star since 1965. Relive some of our favorite photos from the weekend from the five-star and three-star competition.

Austin O’Connor celebrates winning the Maryland 5 Star with Colorado Blue. Kimberly Loushin Photos
Groom Francesca Denning gives Colorado Blue ear rubs during the awards presentation.
Emily Hamel and Corvett negotiate the Foxcatcher Ditch in the five-star.
Five-star first-timer Mia Farley was fifth on the off-the-track Thoroughbred Phelps. They were the only pair to make time on cross-country.
Third-placed Oliver Townend (left) congratulates Austin O’Connor for winning the five-star.
Hannah Sue Hollberg was emotional after finishing fourth in the five-star with Capitol H I M.
Savannah “Woodge” Fulton rode Cash Point to third in the CCI3*-L by adding nothing to their dressage score of 31.4.
Caroline Pamukcu celebrates a double-clear cross-country round in the three-star with HSH Double Sixteen.
Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt and Grafennacht were second in the five-star.
Ema Klugman and Slieve Callan Alpha looked picture perfect through the final combination on the three-star course, going on to finish 21st.
Monica Spencer celebrates after being the first rider to negotiate a difficult direct line at the five-star crab water complex with Artist.
Idefix Van De Crumelhaeve finished eighth in the three-star with Lynn Symansky.
Lea Adams-Blackmore finished on her dressage score with Frostbite in the three-star to take 11th.
Brooke Burchianti finished on her dressage score with Cooley Space Grey to finish 18th in the three-star.
Sea Of Clouds ran in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star with Phillip Dutton, and this year he contested the three-star with Phillip’s daughter Olivia Dutton.

You can find all the Chronicle’s coverage of the event in one spot, and you also can follow us on Instagram and Facebook. You can read more in-depth coverage in the Nov. 27 issue of the Chronicle.

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