Dansko Fair Hill International CCI*** Joins the 2010 PRO Tour Event Series


Elkton, MD - The Professional Riders Organization announced today that the Dansko Fair Hill International CCI*** will become the third CCI*** to join the 2010 PRO Tour Event Series.   

"We're delighted to become a part of the 2010 PRO Event Tour Series," said Trish Gilbert, co-president of the Dansko Fair Hill International. "Collectively, PRO's members have a huge store of knowledge and experience and we look forward to working with them in promoting and maintaining the highest standards of our sport."  

The Dansko Fair Hill International Festival in the Country is held over four days from October 14-17, 2010.  It features both a CCI*** and CCI** competition and attracts the country's best riders.  The CCI*** competition, which is part of the 2010 PRO Tour Event Series, is one of only three international three-star competitions held in the United States. Jersey Fresh, held at the Horse Park of New Jersey and Galway Downs in Temecula, California are also part to the PRO Tour Event Series.


"We are thrilled to welcome the Dansko Fair Hill International CCI*** to the PRO Tour, " said Samantha Lendl, Executive Director of PRO. "We look forward to working with the organizers to help attract a new generation of spectators to this great competition, which features many activities for families to enjoy."

The 2010 PRO Tour Event Series is held at the Advanced and Three-Star levels throughout the United States. Event Riders and their horses will be vying for prize money at each destination with the ultimate goal of being on top of the end of year PRO Tour Riders Leader Board for a chance to win the PRO Tour Event Series Trophy and a cash bonus pool award. The 2010 PRO Tour Event Series includes:

March 19-21 ~ Southern Pines II, Advanced Division (Raeford, NC)

April 1-4 ~ The Fork CIC3* (Norwood, NC)

May 5-9 ~ Jersey Fresh, CCI3* (Allentown, NJ)

August 5-8 ~ The Millbrook Horse Trials, Advanced Division (Millbrook, NY)

September 19-21 ~ Plantation Field International CIC3* (Unionville, PA)

October 14-17 ~ Dansko Fair Hill International CCI3* (Elkton, MD)

November 5-7 ~ Galway Downs CCI3* (Temecula, CA)

The Dansko Fair Hill International Festival in the Country will also feature several events for competitors and spectators alike, including:

* Ring-side marquee for Patrons, Owners, Riders and Sponsors Trade Fair
* Special Event Exhibition on Sunday TBA
* Course Walks led by top professionals
* Pony Club Games, Miniature Horse Demonstrations, Kids Corner Activities and Live Music

Fair Hill International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Union Hospital of Cecil County, MD.

For more information on the event, or to register for media credentials, please visit www.fairhillinternational.com or contact Sandy Uhler at: (410) 398-2111. Please direct all rider interview requests to Samantha Lendl at (772) 633-6129 or samantha@professionalriders.org.




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