FAIR HILL, Md.--New Zealand’s two-time Olympic veteran Tim Price has joined the all-star list of entries set to compete at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill.
Fresh off his double bronze medal performance at the Eventing World Championship in Pratoni, Italy, Price is hoping to move up from his #3 spot on the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings, with just one point between him and World #2 Piggy March of Great Britain.
The Maryland 5 Star, October 13-16, is one of only two 5 Star level equestrian events of its kind in the United States and just the seventh worldwide.
In addition to the 5 Star competition (CCI5*-L), the event also features a 3 Star competition (CCI3*-L), which serves as the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship, and the Young Event Horse East Coast Championships.
The four days of eventing competition features dressage Thursday and Friday, Cross-Country over the Ian Stark-designed course on Saturday and Show Jumping Sunday.
FOLLOWING his third-place finish at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill last year, Price will rejoin his fellow podium finisher and previously announced entry, World #1 Oliver Townendof Great Britain, who finished second last year.
Also joining Price and Townend in this year’s event is the entire U.S. World Championship Silver Medal team from Pratoni of Will Coleman, a 2012 Olympic veteran ranked #8 in the world, Boyd Martin, a three-time Olympic veteran ranked #7 in the world and the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill winner, Lauren Nicholson, a 2016 Olympic veteran ranked #17 in the world, and Tamie Smith, a 2021 Olympic veteran ranked #29 in the world.
Other top U.S. riders vying for the podium are 2021 Olympic veteran Doug Payne (World #15), Buck Davidson (#23), seven-time Olympic veteran Philip Dutton (#24), Liz Halliday-Sharp (#26) and Jennie Brannigan (#27).
Additional international stars on the entry list include Leslie Law (#34), a two-time British Olympic veteran who won individual Gold in 2004; 2016 Olympic veteran Astier Nicolas of France (#38); and Great Britain’s Harry Meade (#51).
A full list of entries is available on Maryland5Star.us/entries.
FEI definite entries close Friday, Sept. 30.