Take A Walk Around The Maryland 5 Star

Oct 14, 2021 - 2:37 PM

Elkton, Md.—Oct. 14

While the Maryland 5 Star takes place at the same venue as the former Fair Hill International, everything looks completely different this year. The competition and trade fair are located on a different part of the massive property, with new rings for the dressage and show jumping nestled inside the existing steeplechase track, and the cross-country course will take horses and spectators to parts of Fair Hill they’ve likely never seen before.

The trade fair is on par with any other major competition: Abundant shopping options, food vendors to suit almost any taste—complete with Maryland’s famous crab cakes—and even a dog park to help your canine companion run off some energy.

Take a walk around the venue with us.

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The dressage and show jumping will take place in the main arena situated right by the steeplechase course’s finish line. Kimberly Loushin Photos
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All competition is being filmed and livestreamed on the USEF Network.
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Mars Equestrian has quite the set up, including a jumping course for our canine companions.
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The Fair Hill water tower overlooks the facility.
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Doug Payne (left) is interviewed by Frankie Thieriot Stutes for the USEF livestream following his three-star dressage test.
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Looking dapper!
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Anyone care for a fox pillow?
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It’s not a Maryland-based event without some proper state-flag  swag and Old Bay seasoning.
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A rider walks their horse up and down the hills.
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Don’t forget to pick up some official Maryland 5 Star merchandise.
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Fancy a photo with (from left) Phillip Dutton, Buck Davidson and Boyd Martin? You can do just that at the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau booth.
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Mike Pendleton chats with a volunteer,  with just  part of the large trade fair in the background.
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Anyone need a stuffed pony?
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The Fair Hill Nature center brought a slippery friend along for the day.
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Just a little equestrian flair added to the Mars Equestrian display.
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An adoptable dog makes a new friend.
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Woods Baughman gives Hopak de Greenbay Z a hug after their three-star test.
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There are options for every age.
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The warm-up ring had a nice haze over it this morning.
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A view of the stabling.
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Of course the highlight will be Saturday’s cross-country course.

Check out all our coverage of the inaugural Maryland 5 Star here, or follow along on USEF’s livestream here.

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