Fair Hill International – Elkton, MD. October 12-16, 2011

The Fair Hill International includes a Three Day Event (CCI 3* and 2*) as well as the the East Coast Young Event Horse (YEH) Championships.

Courtney competed with our oldest homebred, Who’s a Star (Tag), in the CCI 2*. They had a fabulous dressage test, scoring 45.8, to stand in 2nd of out 60 going into cross country. Tag ran very well on cross country, but glanced of the second of a pair of brush fences midway through the course. Courtney and Tag came back and jumped it and the rest of the course but dropped to 29th place. They finished off with a good stadium round, adding a single rail to the score to finish 26th.

In the YEH competition, horses are scored subjectively in conformation, dressage, and jumping/galloping. Courtney competed with our third oldest homebred, R Star (Hope), and thoroughbred Nevaeh. Hope placed 2nd after conformation and dressage, but she was scored slightly lower in jumping to place 4th overall. Nevaeh, who placed 3rd last year, went well, but was not scored as well this year and placed out of the ribbons.

In addition to the horses accomplishments, Courtney was awarded the CCI 2* Sportsmanship Award.

Videos of all three horses in all phases of the competition and photos follow these links to our individual daily reports.

Sunday’s Fair Hill Post – Courtney Wins Sportsmanship Award
Saturday’s Fair Hill Post – Who’s a Star Runs Well on Cross Country
Friday’s Fair Hill Post – Who’s a Star is 2nd of 60 in Dressage
Thursday’s Fair Hill Post – R Star stands 2nd in the YEH Championships
Wednesday’s Fair Hill Post – 1st Horse Inspection