The MARS Great Meadow International has become much more than your average horse show. This year’s festival-like atmosphere promising fun for the whole family. Ok, so it is still going to be horsey–it’s a competition after all, so you’ll want to make sure you get in on the Jimmy Wofford course walk, Saturday at 1pm. Meet at the MARS Sustainability Bay.
Some other fun activities to enjoy include: Beer Garden (they have cider and wine, too!), food trucks (gourmet tater tots anyone?), live music on Friday, more than two dozen vendors in Meadow Market, Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Outpatient Rehab Center and Concussion Clinic, MARS Equestrian VIPet Cooling Station, dog obedience, retrieval, and directional demos, the Bareback Puissance, Arena Polo, and therapeutic riding demonstrations.
There’s still time to snag your tickets. A $20 general admission ticket will give you access to all four days of competition. Click here for all the ticketing options.
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Events Opening Today: Kent School Fall H.T., Morven Park Fall International H.T. & CCIS-2/3/4*, WindRidge Farm Fall Horse Trials, Fair Hill International CCI****/***, Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T., Heritage Park H.T., Willow Draw Charity Show, Woodside International H.T., Spokane Sport Horse Fifth Annual Fall H.T.
Events Closing Today: Course Brook Farm Fall H.T., Five Points H.T., Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T., Bucks County Horse Park H.T., Dunnabeck H.T., MeadowCreek Park H.T – The Fall Social Event, Aspen Farms H.T., Chardon Valley Horse Trials
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