FAIR HILL INTERNATIONAL
Fair Hill International has been hosting Horse Trials since 1998, based out of the Cecil County Fairgrounds in Fair Hill, Maryland. Horse Trials are three-day events on a smaller scale. Unrecognized “Starter” Trials have divisions from 18” jump height to the Novice level (2’11” jump height), and are held over one day. Horse and rider complete a dressage test, a show jumping course, and a cross country course. Recognized Horse Trials start at the Beginner Novice level (2’7” fence height) and run through the Advanced level (3’11” fence height). Recognized horse trials are run over one, two or three days. Again, the same horse and rider do all three phases of competition. FHI holds three Starter Trials and three Recognized Horse Trials every year, and then caps off the year with the CCI** and CCI*** three day event in October. Fair Hill International is the ONLY place in the world where a rider can begin competing at the Introductory level with 18” fences and can move up the levels to compete in a CCI*** and potentially qualify for the Olympics. Allie Blyskal-Sacksen competed in Beginner Novice at Fair Hill in May of 2001. In October 2013 she won the Dutta Corp FHI CCI** event. Caitlin Silliman rode in the Elementary division in 2001 (riding a walk-trot only dressage test). In October 2013 she competed in the Dutta Corp FHI CCI***.