FAIR HILL — Spectacular weather welcomed crowds of visitors to the rolling hills of Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area on Saturday.
They came to watch cross country competition on both three-star and two-star courses as part of the 28th running of an event that features top horses and riders in a variety of competitions from Oct. 13 through Oct. 16.
Eventing for horses has been described by some as a triathlon in equestrian sports because it tests the strength and stamina of the horse, as well as its relationship with the rider. Throughout the three-day event, horses are tested in dressage, cross country and show jumping in two-star and three-star categories.
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For the US Sailing Team, the Paralympics are off to a strong start. In the 2.4mR, Dee Smith is currently in third overall, with a 7 and 1 on his scorecard. “In the first race, I didn’t get off the line very well, and I got ‘pinged’ a couple times, with too many tacks on the first beat,” says Smith in a team statement. “The second race was very clean. I won the start, and it was a two-way battle with Helena [Lucas] from Great Britain for the next couple of legs.” Smith maintained his lead all the way through the start to take a bullet in race two. It’s early days yet, but Smith predicts he will know by midweek if he has a medal chance in this highly competitive class. “I’ve been sailing here for more than 23 years,” he says. “I did a couple of Cape Town to Rio races and a Volvo [stop] here, so I feel comfortable in Rio and I like it.”
via 2016 Paralympic Sailing: Team USA Starts Strong | Sailing World
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This weekend, September 10-11, US Lacrosse will be opening the doors to its new headquarters in Baltimore County. Running clinics, dedications, tours and plenty of lacrosse to watch, there is something for everyone. Continue reading
With topography as varied as the U.S. itself, Maryland is primed and ready to host any event a sports planner has in mind. From mountain biking and whitewater kayaking in Western Maryland, to marlin fishing in Ocean City, to soccer in the plethora of sports-field complexes spread across the state, to cheerleading and gymnastics events in the Baltimore City and Ocean City Convention Centers, to indoor or outdoor tennis complexes to baseball in no less than nine minor league ballparks and more, the state has much to offer. It’s also accessible to travelers using any mode of transportation. In short, according to Terry Hasseltine, executive director of Maryland Sports, it’s a perfect location, and one planners should be considering in their site selection decisions.
Source: In Maryland, All Athletes Can Find Their Game | Sports Destination Management
This summer the world is watching Rio, and we at Maryland Sports are no different. 12 Marylanders are competing in the Olympics, 11 for Team USA and one for Team Jamaica. From the opening
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ceremony we could see the presence of our Maryland Olympians when Michael Phelps (Baltimore) led Team USA in the parading of countries. Continue reading