We hope you enjoyed your breakfast, Ian! While yesterday’s five-star cross country course caused many a sleepless night and unpleasant breakfast experiences — both for riders AND for this first-time five-star course designer — we had such an incredible day of cross country at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill. Ian showed that he can make a little cross country design magic happen by scaring the riders without tricking the horses. Bravo, Ian.
We’ll close the door on this first chapter of eventing’s newest five-star tomorrow. The second horse inspection will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and then the 3* show jumping begins at 10:00 a.m. EST, followed by the 5* finale at 1 p.m. EST. Keep it locked here on EN!
And if you fancy the chance to win some fabulous prizes, a couple of our Maryland 5 Star contests are still open. Don’t forget to check them out here.
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