Fair Hill Foundation Appoints Bruce Davidson and Frank McEntee to its Board of Directors

Bruce Davidson (left), Frank McEntee (right – photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire)

Elkton, Maryland – The Fair Hill Foundation today announced it has named legendary Three-Day Event rider, Bruce Davidson and horse industry veteran, Francis B. “Frank” McEntee to its Board of Directors. The appointments became effective on April 1.

Bruce Davidson is a renowned international Three-Day Eventing champion who competed at the highest levels of the sport for more than 25 years. His many accolades include winning four Olympic medals in team Eventing – two gold and two silver between 1972 and 1996, as well as becoming the first American rider to win an individual title at the 1974 World Championships

Davidson was named one of the 50 most influential horseman of the 20th century by the Chronicle of the Horse. In 2009, he was inducted into the United States Eventing Association Hall of Fame along with his horse, Irish Cap. Davidson is currently a Thoroughbred breeder at his Chesterland Farm located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

“I am looking forward to helping the Fair Hill Foundation as a member of its board,” commented Davidson. “Of all the venues I have been to, Fair Hill stands out as one of the most exceptional places to compete a horse. The footing and terrain are the best you can have, better than any place I have been to all around the world.”

Frank McEntee is a retired Senior Executive Vice President of MBNA and has been active in the horse industry for more than 20 years. As the proprietor of Eagles Nest Farm LLC, he owns Eventing and race horses. McEntee co-owns 10-year-old Irish Thoroughbred, Paddy the Caddy with trainer and Three-Day Event rider, Erin Sylvester, who won The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-Eventing National Championship at Fair Hill International in October 2019.

“We are thrilled to have Bruce and Frank join our board as the Foundation continues to sustain Fair Hill’s vision as a world-class Equestrian Center,” said Jay Griswold, Vice President of the Fair Hill Foundation’s Board of Directors and Campaign Chair. “Their proven leadership abilities and broad experience in the horse world will help guide us into the future and attract new partners who will support Fair Hill, as well as our efforts to work with the State of Maryland to transform our equine facilities.”

Phase One of Fair Hill’s Equestrian Center Transformation Project is nearing completion which included upgrades to the historic turf course, along with the construction of a new cross-country course and show jumping arenas. The venue will be ready to host the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill coming October 15-18 making Fair Hill one of seven venues in the world to host a Three-Day Eventing competition at this level.

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