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
September 29, 2021
By Staff Writers
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 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 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/ .