The Plaid Horse Announces Media and Distribution Partnership with The Maryland 5 Star

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BY Devyn Trethewey

October 8, 2021 – The Plaid Horse has partnered with The Maryland 5 Star as a media partner with full magazine distribution. The Maryland 5 Star will be held in Fair Hill, Maryland, a 5,656-acre Natural Resources Management Area, October 13-17, 2021. 

Fair Hill is a world-class equestrian center that features a 1-mile irrigated turf course for the cross country phase and regulation competition arenas for the show jumping and dressage phases. Along with the 5-star competition going on, the event will also be running a 3-star competition as well as the Young Event Horse 4- and 5-year-old competition.

The Plaid Horse is honored to be one of the media partners for The Maryland 5 Star during its inaugural year,” said Piper Klemm, Ph.D., Publisher of The Plaid Horse. “The entry list should bring great competition to the stage and we will be onsite to cover all the action and to document history within the eventing community.”

United States Olympic athletes such as Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton and Doug Payne will be making their way to Fair Hill. From across the pond, world ranked number one Oliver Townend, world ranked number two Tim Price and world ranked number seven Jonelle Price were early entries to the competition. Just recently, the list from Europe has gotten larger. Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, Astier Nicolas of France, Maxime Livio of France, and Harry Meade of Great Britain will catch a flight to Maryland as well.

The President and CEO, Charlie Fenwick, of The Fair Hill Foundation has been working tirelessly to raise funds for The Maryland 5 Star prize money and operations. There will be $325,000 in prize money for competitors to win between both the 5*-L and 3*-L competitions. 

Take a look at competitors who are entered past results:

Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at our website to congratulate horses and riders, follow results and view photos and videos during all days of the competition


About The Plaid Horse 

The Plaid Horse is a woman-owned small business dedicated to education in the horse show industry. We publish 10-12 magazine issues per year as well as a series of novels and select non-fiction, run a daily website, and produce a weekly podcast. A frequent horse show sponsor, we are committed to inspiring young riders to take a more active role in the industry.

About Piper Klemm 

Dr. Piper Klemm is the owner and publisher of The Plaid Horse. Her mission is to educate young equestrians in every facet of our industry and to empower young women in particular to find their voices and stories—and to share them.

She has spent her entire career focusing on education through various channels, including The Plaidcast, North America’s most listened-to horse show podcast; as a professor at Clarkson University; co-authoring the Show Strides book series; and by providing educational articles, grants, and experiential learning opportunities for riders of all ages and levels. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.

Piper lives in Canton, New York, with her husband, Adam Hill. Adam is a Chemistry Professor at St. Lawrence University and the Faculty Mentor to the national champion IHSA Riding Team. She owns a fleet of lease ponies, and competes in the Amateur Hunter divisions with MTM Sandwich

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