We’re already longing for the next edition of the MARS Maryland 5 Star, which delivered us one of the sunniest (well, mostly) and most enjoyable weeks of 2022 — and yielded some seriously cool stories, too....» Read More!
This year’s MARS Maryland 5 Star was one for the books, and if you’re anything like me you came home from the event and immediately tuned in to the replay coverage to catch up on...» Read More!
It was a chance at contracting work that brought Jarret Ortega of Lansdowne, PA, to this year’s Maryland 5 Star. He’d learned the event was seeking additional security guards, and a phone call later he’d...» Read More!
It is peak fall eventing season right now and therefore as absolute eventing maniacs we are thriving. But of course we still can’t get enough! Even with the final five-star of the year, Les Etoiles...» Read More!
In her first run at the CCI3*-L level, 18-year-old Cassie Sanger claimed the top Young Rider award and third place overall at the Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill last weekend. She and Alice Roosevelt’s...» Read More!
Breeding a quality event horse capable of winning (or placing competitively, or in some cases even finishing!) a modern five-star is a feat that requires skill, creativity, bravery, and a little bit of luck. In...» Read More!
Even if I attend an event in person, I always find myself queuing up the replays to watch once I get back home. No matter how much I trek around a cross country track (and...» Read More!
Anyone else spending their Monday reliving the action from Maryland this weekend? I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to make it in person this year, but have been thoroughly scrolling through Instagram, Facebook, and...» Read More!
Newly minted 2022 USEF CCI3*-L National Champions Elisa Wallace and Renkum Corsair had their trusty helmet cam aboard during their cross country round in the three-star division at the MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair...» Read More!
Elkton, Md. – The 2022 MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory came to an exciting conclusion with Sunday’s show jumping phase. Combinations rode over solid tracks designed by Ken Krome...» Read More!
After a Saturday that split opinions, it’s been enormously exciting to have an action-packed afternoon of influential competition at the MARS Maryland 5 Star. Though our top three would ultimately remain unchanged after cross-country, the short...» Read More!
Phew. Is there anything more bum-clenchingly tense than a final horse inspection? Even here at the MARS Maryland 5 Star p/b Brown Advisory, in which horses have enjoyed exceptionally good going and looked to finish brilliantly...» Read More!
As if Ian Stark didn’t have enough going on this weekend, he accepted an additional challenge on top of his course designing duties: Young Event Horse wrangler. It was the very talented young HSH Best...» Read More!
Saturday’s cross-country day at the MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory was an excellent day of competition. Hannah Sue Hollberg and Capitol HIM held onto their lead in the USEF...» Read More!
Newly-named FEI world #1 Tim Price has his pre-cross country routine down to a T — top athletes in the making, take note here: the key to success lies in a sack of McDonald’s, maybe...» Read More!
Am I sad to be missing the second running of the MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory in person? Why do you ask? I’m just sitting here at my computer...» Read More!
THE ESSENTIALS Length: 6555m Optimum time: 11:30 Fences: 29 Speed: 570mpm “Last year, with hindsight,” I must have been insane,” laughs MARS Maryland 5 Star course designer Ian Stark, who has delivered us a new-look, considerably tougher track for...» Read More!
Ian Stark’s second design here at the Maryland 5 Star has certainly upped the ante from its inaugural running in 2021. It was to be expected, for a designer doing his first 5* track on...» Read More!
The weather conditions were drastically different on Friday as the 5-year-olds took to the center stage for the 2022 Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse East (YEH) Coast Championships presented by Dubarry. With the sun...» Read More!
The second day of dressage had lovely fall weather at the MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill presented by Brown Advisory, much different from Thursday’s rainy conditions. Hannah Sue Hollberg and Capitol HIM moved...» Read More!
Yesterday’s MARS Maryland CCI5* leaders, Woods Baughman and C’est La Vie 135, had arguably the worst possible conditions to deal with for dressage, battling through driving sheets of rain that were so thick you could scarcely spot...» Read More!
We’re well underway here at the MARS Maryland 5 Star, with the second batch of 5* riders yet to go this afternoon. Yesterday, we introduced you to the field of riders and now it’s time...» Read More!
It was a rainy, cloudy day at Fair Hill, but that didn’t stop the action of the first day of the 2022 Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse East Coast Championships presented by Dubarry. Four-...» Read More!