Fair Hill International to Host United States Pony Club Presidents
Cup Championship Joins Eventing and Driving Events at Fair HIll
Fair Hill, MDAugust 25, 2003The 15th annual Fair Hill
International Festival in the Country will host the first United
States Pony Club (USPC) Presidents Cup for the top four Pony
Club Senior teams when it comes to the Fair Hill Natural Resources
Area in beautiful Fair Hill, MD, October 23-26, 2003.
USPC Presidents Cup will serve as the national championship
for the USPCs Senior Division. The countrys top four
teams of Pony Club Seniors, which comprises youngsters age 14-16,
will compete for the Presidents Cup and ribbons championship.
Additionally members of the top four teams will serve as the honor
guard for Pan American Eventing Championship Closing Ceremonies
on Sunday 26 October.
addition to the Presidents Cup competition, the Fair Hill
International, presented by Dansko, Glenmede, and Wilmington Trust,
has many other exciting things in store for 2003. This years
Fair Hill International CCI*** will function as the final phase
in a three-event competition for the nations top eventing
horses and riders. Nunn Finer Products will award one of its new
Wofford Cross-Country Classic saddles to the rider who completes
the Morven Park CCI*, the Radnor Hunt CCI**, and the Fair Hill International
CCI*** with the lowest cumulative score. John Nunn of Nunn Finer
Products and legendary eventing rider and coach Jim Wofford, on
whose custom eventing saddle the Wofford Classic was based, will
present the saddle at the Fair Hill awards ceremony on Sunday, October
there was no eventing at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic, the Fair Hill International has been chosen
by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (International
Equestrian Federation FEI) to host this years Pan American
Eventing Championship. Horses and riders from throughout North and
South America and Bermuda are expected to compete for team and individual
the Pan American Eventing Championship, the 2003 Fair Hill International
will also host the USET National Pair Horse Driving Championship
and the USET Three-Star Eventing Fall Championship which regularly
draws Olympic and World Championship veterans. Since the Fair Hill
event is one of only two three-star competitions held in the United
States, top riders prime their horses specifically to conclude their
competitive seasons with this celebrated competition.
medal-winners Phillip Dutton of Australia, Karen OConnor,
Nina Fout, Linden Wiesman, and Bruce Davidson regularly compete
at the Fair Hill International, as does defending Champion David
OConnor, the 2000 Sydney Olympic individual Gold Medalist
and 2002 World Equestrian Games team Gold Medalist. At last years
USET Fall Championship, David OConnor topped the field during
his last appearance with his long-time partner, Custom Made, owned
by Xandarius LLC, who was retired following the competition.
a prelude to the Fair Hill International, Fair Hill will host its
second 100-Mile Endurance ride as well a 50-Mile Endurance ride
on October 18, 2003.
world-class equestrian competition makes the Fair Hill International
a rare treat for spectators, the amenities at Fair Hill round out
the event to provide an ideal family outing. The Country Shops boast
a wide variety of shopping and dining, featuring vendors of tack,
jewelry, artwork, pet needs, exceptional apparel and fine gifts
for the approaching holiday seasons. The Fair Hill Club offers fine
dining, while visitors seeking a more casual snack or meal will
find pubs around the Fair Hill grounds serving classic Maryland
crab-cakes and other treats.
year, dog agility trials return to Fair Hill with over 200 canine
competitors. The Stuart Family Miniature Horses will perform driving,
hunter/jumper and obstacle jumping demonstrations along with talks
on the care of miniature horses. Friends from the Winterthur booth
will offer quick crafts for children and a family sign-up opportunity,
and spectators can learn more about the Chesapeake Bay and environmental
concerns at the Chesapeake Foundation Booth.
2003 Fair Hill International Festival in the Country will benefit
Christiana Care Health System, one of the Chesapeake regions
largest not-for-profit health care providers. Christiana Care, which
began in 1888, serves the people of Delaware, as well as neighboring
areas of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. It maintains a
teaching hospital which specializes in cardiology, cancer and womens
health services, and has trauma and neonatal intensive care units
that offer an exceptional degree of care.
further information on the 2003 Fair Hill International, please
call (410) 398-2111 or visit www.fairhillinternational.com.