Maryland’s Own Monday: Disabled Sports USA

Based out of Montgomery County, Md., Disabled Sports USA is an organization that was established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve those injured in war through sport. Continue reading

Fair Hill International adds new attractions in 28th year | Cecil Whig

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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Check out the Capitol Polo Club!!

Equestrian sports are embedded into the spirit of Maryland.  In 1962, Maryland became the first state to adopt a state sport, naming jousting as the official sport of the State of Maryland.  While most people are unaware that the state sport is Jousting, almost everyone is aware that the Preakness Stakes takes place in Baltimore every May. Continue reading