Coming Soon: The Virtual Maryland 5* Event

Graphic courtesy of Maryland 5 Star.

While we sadly won’t get to hop on a plane to cover the postponed inaugural Maryland 5 Star this month, we are pleased to learn that the Fair Hill Organizing Committee has opted for a virtual format to promote the 2021 running with exclusive content and sneak peeks.

Scheduled for the dates of the original event, October 15-18, the 2020 Virtual Event will be a part of Maryland Horse Month, which was declared by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to recognize the abundant impact of the state’s horse industry.

Featuring during this virtual event will be four days of exclusive content and footage from the brand new Fair Hill Special Event Zone so that we can have a glimpse at what’s to come next year. New content will be released daily during the event at 12 p.m. EST on the Maryland 5 Star Virtual Event website and YouTube channel.

Here’s a look at just some of the content you can expect to see during the 2020 Virtual Event:

  • FEI dressage judge Gretchen Butts will teach viewers how to score a 5-star dressage test
  • Cross country footage from the Test Event held in September
  • Stadium jump design
  • Fashion forecasts from Dubarry

We’re anxiously awaiting the 2021 event after watching the progress made to add new facilities to the Fair Hill venue. It’s sure to be a landmark event for all in attendance, and in the meantime we’ll be tuning in for the Virtual Event next week. Go Eventing.