The more the merrier at Great Meadow International. The landmark event continues to grow bigger and better, now it’s expanding to include a Preliminary level division in 2020. Hosted in The Plains, Virginia, the competition will be held August 20-23.
Five Rings Eventing, organizers of the event, have lofty dreams for this fan favorite venue. Last year they introduced CCI2*-S and CCI3*-S divisions to run alongside the feature CCI4*-S while also revamping the spectator experience for a weekend festival feel.
Dressage and show jumping for all levels will be held in the Fleming Farm arena on Attwood Equestrian Services footing. Cross country courses will wind around the Great Meadow racecourse as well as the Fleming Farm property, both supported by SumiRain irrigation systems.
“We’re pleased to announce the addition of a national preliminary division to this year’s competition this summer, and are excited about the chance it will give us to share this event with more riders in the community,” said Organizer Darrin Mollet.
For our two legged friends, Great Meadow is rolling out a feature list of amenities including an expanded Meadow Market trade show, a beer garden and a variety of demonstrations.
VIP hospitality packages are also available for access to the Fleming Farm VIP tent, the Piedmont Club Tent, tailgates, ringside boxes. Packages start at $652.50 — an early bird discount that will run through Valentines Day. Click here for ticketing information.
Entries open July 7th and close August 4th. More information about the competition can be found on their website.