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Monday, October 25, 2021

Spring/Summer Show Previews & Trainers 2021

The 87th running of the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Races returns at full capacity

UNIONVILLE, Pa.--The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup Races are planning a full day of racing and entertainment on Sunday, Nov. 7.

Pa. hunt up 1The races will be open to spectators, and the event line up will include junior races in the morning, a carriage parade, shops at the Hunt Cup Boutique and four National Steeplechase Association sanctioned races in the afternoon.

The PA Hunt Cup has again chosen the Chester County Food Bank as main beneficiary.

In 2020, a year of great need for the Food Bank, PHC donated over $56,000 to their many worthy programs.

Pa hunt cup 21We invite you to partner with us in the Race Against Hunger in Chester County.

Ticket sales, sponsorship opportunities, vendor and advertising opportunities (both for the program and for the live stream) are all accessed via our website,
www.pahuntcup.org.

Pa hunt cup 3Tickets range in price from $75 to $550, with each pass admitting all occupants of your car.

We hope you’ll join us for a beautiful day in the country in Kennett Square, PA, on November 7th as we are Racing for Food.

Oliver Townend and U.S.’s Tokyo Olympic Team Head All-Star List of Athletes Entered to Compete at Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

BALTIMORE, Md.--Oliver Townend of Great Britain, World number one on the FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings, heads an All-Star list of riders currently entered to compete in the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill.

Zara Phillips TindallZara Phillips TindallThe list also includes Zara Tindall of Great Britain, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s numbers two, seven and eight ranked riders as well as Olympians from six countries.

Joining Townend, team Gold Medalist at the Tokyo Olympic Games who will compete with his accomplished gelding, Cooley Master Class, winner of back-to-back Kentucky Three-Day titles (2018-2019), are New Zealand Olympians Tim and Jonelle Price, world ranked number two and 7, plus the entire U.S. Olympic Team from Tokyo – Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin and Doug Payne.

The Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill, one of only two 5 Star level events in the United States and just the seventh worldwide, is set for Oct. 14-17 at the newly constructed Fair Hill Special Event Zone in Elkton, Md.

The event’s prestigious 5 Star (CCI5*) designation is the pinnacle of the Olympic sport of Eventing, often described as an equestrian triathlon.

In addition to the 5 Star competition (CCI5*-L), the event will feature a 3 Star competition as well (CCI3*-L), which is serving as the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship, and The Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships Presented by Dubarry of Ireland.

The four days of Eventing competition will feature Dressage (Thu-Fri), Cross-Country (Sat) showcasing the new Ian Stark designed courses, and Show Jumping (Sun).

Phillip Dutton on Fernhill SingaporePhillip Dutton on Fernhill SingaporeThe event will also feature great shopping, demonstrations, kids activities and the Maryland 5 Star Fresh Food Fest, produced in Partnership with the Maryland Department of Agriculture on Sunday, Oct. 17, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Food Fest will feature seasonal fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meats and seafoods, and much more!

There will also be an event for adults only – the Maryland 5 Star Beer, Wine & Spirits Showcase Powered by Grow & Fortify on Saturday, Oct. 16, 12:00-5:00 p.m., with a variety of craft beer, wine and spirits from local producers.

The all-star entry list includes:
• World ranked #1 Oliver Townend (GBR) – 2021 Olympic team Gold Medalist
• World ranked #2 Tim Price (NZL) – two-time Olympic veteran
• World ranked #7 Jonelle Price (NZL) – three-time Olympic veteran with a team Bronze Medal

the U.S.’s 2021 Tokyo Olympic team:
• World ranked #8 Boyd Martin (USA) – three-time Olympic veteran
• World ranked #20 Doug Payne (USA) – sixth-placed individual at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games
• World ranked #21 Phillip Dutton (USA) – seven-time Olympic veteran with two team Gold Medals and the 2016 individual Bronze

and several other World ranked riders and Olympic veterans representing Australia, Canada, France, Great Britain, New Zealand and the U.S.:

• World ranked #15 Lauren Kieffer Nicholson (USA) – 2016 Olympic veteran
• World ranked #30 Maxime Livio (FRA), winner of team Bronze Medal at 2018 World Equestrian Games
• World ranked #34 Harry Meade (GBR), winner of team Silver Medal at 2014 World Equestrian Games
• World ranked #47 Will Coleman (USA) – 2012 Olympic veteran who recently became the first U.S. Eventing rider ever to win at Aachen
• Astier Nicolas (FRA), winner of team Gold and individual Silver Medals at the 2016 Olympic Games
• Zara Tindall (GBR), 2006 World Champion, 2012 Olympic team Silver Medalist and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II
• Leslie Law (GBR) – two-time Olympic veteran with two team Silver Medals and the 2004 individual Gold
• Clayton Fredericks (AUS) – two-time Olympic veteran and 2008 team Silver Medalist
• Hawley Bennett-Awad (CAN) – two-time Olympic veteran
• Jessica Phoenix (CAN) – two-time Olympic veteran
• Joe Meyer (NZL) – 2008 Olympic veteran

The full list of entries to-date is available at https://maryland5star.us/entries/.

Tickets include entry to all competitions held simultaneously throughout the event.

A variety of single and multi-day ticket packages, along with group sales options are available for purchase.

Levels range from General Admission starting at $15, Grandstand Box Seats, Reserved Club Level and Tier 1 VIP Hospitality offering the most exclusive and elevated experience to spectators overlooking the Main Arena.

For ticket information please visit https://maryland5star.us/tickets/ .

 

The Stables at Fox Crossing monthly schooling shows are back, with a big expansion planned

COCHANVILLE, Pa.--The Stables At Fox Crossing (SFC) offers excellent training opportunities at its monthly jumper shows.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR TWO BIG DRESSAGE AND COMBINED TRAINING SHOWS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26 AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24TH.  Change  of date in October. Mark your calendars now and feel free to join us for either or both! 

SFC 1SFC’s mission is to provide an exceptional and fun learning experience for every competitor, whether it be over 2’ fences at a first ever competition or a 3’6 tune-up for the seasoned competitor.

SFC is known for inviting, educational jump courses, rider-friendly management and beautifully decorated jumps.

An electronic timer system and timer board add to the ambience of the shows and spectator enjoyment.

Regular divisions include two-phase, time first round, and jump-off classes, with ribbons for first through sixth plus Division Champion and Reserve.

SFC’s summer shows run in the outdoor ring.

Currently, shows are run to comply with covid restrictions and to preclude all person to person interface, so you can relax and compete.

Pre-entry and pre-payment are mandatory for covid shows.

Closing dates for pre-entries are in effect.

Division size is limited, and time is scheduled between divisions so no crowding in the trailer park.

Efficiency, safety and rider enjoyment are top priorities.

SFC 2

For the future, in May, SFC began construction of a new show ring, called "Moore Stadium" in appreciation of Mr. Walter Moore for the donation of land.

The new show ring will be SFC's largest yet, with well over 30,000 square feet and when combined with the existing indoor arena and two outside rings, SFC anticipates hosting recognized shows upon completion of the Moore Stadium.

With larger shows comes greater demand for parking, so SFC has expanded both the lower and upper parking lots for cars and trailers.

SFC also upgraded the cross country/derby field.

After removing old fence lines and a few trees, SFC has dedicated seven acres for x-country schooling and show.

With the new water complex with banks and steps, three new ditches and multiple new portable obstacles, it’s a safe bet there will be many happy riders in SFC's future.

With so many wonderful additions and upgrades, it's no wonder that the cost of completion is straining the finances of this local boarding and show barn, so SFC is asking its ever-growing equestrian family to help with donations small and large.

When someone donates $100 or more, SFC will engrave a brick paver with your family or horse name to be displayed on the walkway around the new Stadium, a wonderful way to create a lasting memorial to a beloved horse.

For details, visit www.thestablesatfoxcrossing.com or call 443-866-5375.

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