Fair Hill On Short List To Host 4-Star 'Triathlon of Equestrian Sports' by wbalradio published on 2017-05-15T14:33:35Z Fair Hill International in Cecil County is one of two venues in the United States under consideration to host a four-star event. A four-star event, typically referred to as three-day eventing, is the triathlon of equestrian sports and includes dressage, cross country and show jumping. Listen to Scott Wykoff's WBAL NewsRadio 1090 interview with Terry Hasseltine from the Maryland Sports Commission. A four-star event typically draws 80,000 spectators and once fully up and running is expected to have a $20-$30 million economic impact on Maryland each year. Currently there are only six four-star events around the world and only one in the United States (Rolex Kentucky, in Lexington in April). The other contender for this four-star is Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. A final decision on where the next four-star will be located will be announced later in the year by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for Olympic equestrian discipline, in November. The United States Equestrian Federation made a site visit to Fair Hill on April 18. That organization will make a recommendation to FEI on which venue to choose later this year. If Maryland lands the four-star, it will join Kentucky in being the only states to host a Triple Crown race and a four-star. Regardless of the awarding of the four-star, improvements are taking place at Fair Hill starting later this year. They include an irrigated turf racecourse and cross country course; rings and graded grass field in the infield; and a grandstand overlooking the turf track and rings.