Sunday Links from Fairfax & Favor

A damp Chinch and a happy course designer. Photo by Sally Spickard.

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.

U.S. Weekend Action:

Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill: [Website] [Tickets] [Schedule] [Entries] [Friday 3* Dressage Start Times] [Friday 5* Start Times] [Digital Program] [Volunteer] [EN’s Coverage] [Daily Digest Email Sign-up] [EN’s Twitter] [EN’s Instagram]

Ocala Fall H.T. (Ocala, Fl.): [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scoring]

Pine Hill Fall H.T. (Bellville, Tx.): [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Sunday Links:

Big cash boost for long-term concussion research

Thunderous Affair, Lindsey Partridge Win 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover Champion

Date Set For Barisone’s Attempted Murder Trial

Just in on Jumper Nation: End Of The Year Pressure

Sunday Video: Check out the 3* ride of the day from Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime! This pair is on the cusp of earning the title of 2021 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Champions!