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October 18, 2015

Smith Secures Fair Hill CCI*** Win With Mai Baum

Elkton, Md. - Oct. 18

Tamra Smith is running out of words to describe Mai Baum. “Phenomenal,” “unbelievable,” “unreal.”

But the most obvious word this weekend at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI*** was “rideable.”

October 18, 2015

All Horses Presented Pass Final Horse Inspection At Fair Hill

Elkton, Md. - Oct. 18

All 37 horses presented in the CCI*** this very chilly morning at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International passed the final horse inspection.

Three pairs were sent to the holding box but passed upon reinspection; Ryan Wood and Frankie, Allie Sacksen and Sparrow's Nio and Jessica Bortner-Harris and Win The War.

October 17, 2015

Mai Baum Makes Easy Work Of Fair Hill CCI*** Cross-Country

Elkton, Md.—Oct. 17   

Tamra Smith came a long way from California with Mai Baum to contest their first CCI*** together, and luckily she brought a lot of confidence with her to tackle Derek di Grazia’s track at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International.

Smith and “Lexus” set out looking to hold on to their dressage lead, and they easily cruised in 14 seconds under the optimum time of 10 minutes to have a comfortable lead (38.5) over second placed Phillip Dutton on four-star veteran Mighty Nice (43.5).

October 16, 2015

Smith and Mai Baum Show They're Solid At Dutta Corp. Fair Hill CCI***

Elkton, Md. - Oct. 16

A year ago, Mai Baum was galloping around the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI** with his owner, young rider Alex Ahearn.

When she decided to go to college, she gave her coach, Tamra Smith the ride this February, and the pair have been steadily lowering their dressage scores and picking up plenty of blue ribbons along the way.

Today, they showed how solid their partnership has become in the CCI***, earning the top score, 38.5, to take the lead heading into tomorrow’s cross-country.

October 16, 2015

One To Watch: Holly Jacks-Smither Has Never Given Up On More Inspiration

Up until this year, Holly Jacks-Smither was considering giving up and selling More Inspiration.

The Thoroughbred, who’d she’d brought along since he was 4, just didn’t seem to be cutting it at the upper levels of eventing, with a cross-country blip here and there and mediocre dressage scores.

October 15, 2015

Meet Four Fair Hill First-Timers

Elkton, Md. - Oct. 16

What do a four-star veteran, a nighttime nurse, and two "quirky" Thoroughbred fans have in common?

They're all making their first trek to the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International!

We caught up with four riders who all came to Fair Hill with a different goal.

Jessica Schultz

The last time Jessica Schultz visited Fair Hill was in 2003 to watch the Pan American Games, so she was excited to get back, but this time, she brought Lock N’Load to compete in the CCI**.

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