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Davidson and Wieschhoff Share Eventing Lead at Fair Hill International

Fairclough, Shields and Singer Lead Driving Divisions
FAIR HILL, MD-October 25,2001-Five-time U.S. Olympic veteran Bruce Davidson
of Unionville, PA is tied for the lead half-way through the dressage phase
of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Fall Eventing Championship at the Fair
Hill International. Davidson, on Squire's Cap, is tied with Cathy
Wieschhoff of Lexington, KY on Rainbow Magic. Each has a score of 55.8
"I was so excited after my score was announced that I gave Bruce a big hug
and said 'I can't believe I'm tied with you,'" said an elated Wieschhoff.
"He's always been the best rider and I know that I had to have ridden well
today to tie him for the lead."
The eventing championship continues with the second half of the horses'
dressage phase on Friday, followed by the cross country phase on Saturday
and the concluding stadium jumping phase on Sunday.
This year's Fair Hill International has a record 101 eventing entries, with
riders representing Ireland, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, India, Finland,
Australia and the United States.
In driving, Jim Fairclough of Newton, NJ leads after the dressage phase of
the USET Four-In-Hand Championship with a score of 47.04 penalties, while
Kate Shields of Middleburg, VA leads in the American Horse Shows Association
(AHSA) Singles Championship with a score of 45.80 and five-time USET Pairs
Champion Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA leads in the Fair Hill Pairs Classic
with 47.68 penalties.
In the AHSA Pony Driving Championships, Tracey Morgan of Beallsville, MD
leads the Pairs division with 49.92 penalties and Jack Wetzel of Aiken, SC
leads the Singles division with 47.00 penalties.
The Fair Hill International singles and pairs horse driving competitions
serve as the final leg of the Jaguar Triple Crown of Driving, presented by
Driving Essentials/Glinkowski Carriages. The Fair Hill International also
serves as a USET selection trial for the 2002 Four-In-Hand and Singles
Driving World Championships, to be held in Jerez, Spain and Conty, France,
While taking a break from the equestrian competition at the Fair Hill
International, visitors are able to enjoy the variety of shopping and dining
opportunities. The Country Shops feature vendors of tack, artwork, pet
needs and fine apparel for a unique opportunity to get a jump on holiday
shopping. The Fair Hill Club provides a fine dining experience, while
others seeking a more casual snack or meal will enjoy Blue Marlin Catering's
pubs around the Fair Hill grounds and the classic Maryland crab-cakes.
The Equine Health Pavilion, sponsored by Cosequin, features educational
opportunities with experts from the New Bolton Center at The University of
Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Smartpak (custom packager of
daily supplements for equine feed), and Pennfield Feed together with
Kentucky Equine Research, a leading equine nutrition, research and
consultation company. Talks, demonstrations, and autograph sessions with
international stars of eventing and combined driving will round out the
opportunities in the Equine Health Pavilion.
Tickets for the Fair Hill International are available by the day, or as a
four-day pass. On Friday, tickets are $8.00 per person; Saturday's
admission fee is $12.00; Sunday's is $10.00. Children under 12 are admitted
free. Parking is $5.00 per car.
The Fair Hill International is sponsored by Cosequin, the United States
Equestrian Team, Banner Life Insurance, Bit of Britain, First Union Private
Capital Management, Glenmede Trust, Jaguar, Nawpac, Outback Performance Wear
with Gore-Tex Fabric by Outback Trading Company, Ltd., Pennfield Feeds,
Practical Horseman, Scudder Financial Services, Southern States Cooperative,
Supracor, Thornhill Enterprises, and Thoroughbred Charities of America, Ltd.
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