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4-Aug-2019

MARSGMI is excited to welcome new non-profit partner, Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, whose programs include therapeutic riding lessons and horsemanship activities, equine-assisted learning, equine-assisted psychotherapy, and hippotherapy.

NVTRP will conduct a hippotherapy demonstration on Friday in the main arena during the lunch hour followed by a question and answer session with a licensed therapist.

NVTRP will also have ongoing programming of "Children's Hands-On Horsemanship Activities with Teddy the Miniature Horse" in the Meadow Market for several hours following the hippotherapy demonstration on Friday and again on Saturday.

"We are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with the MARS Great Meadow Invitational to help spread the word about the power of equine-assisted therapies. Collaborating with such a respected organization allows us a powerful platform to share the amazing benefits of riding and working with horses for people working to overcome all sorts of ch...

The MARS Great Meadow International (MARSGMI), featuring Olympic-level three day eventing competitors, will be held in The Plains, Virginia, August 22nd-25th.

In addition to amazing equestrian competition, MARSGMI will feature K-9 demonstrations and techniques. Local dog trainer Barry Magner of Hunt Country Canine® and world renowned dog trainer Pat Nolan of TDK9 have partnered together to display retriever, directional, and obedience demonstrations for the event.

Starting on Friday, the MARS Equestrian VIPet tent will be available as a cooling station for your pet. There will be a manned dog park for playing off leash and fun giveaways and treats sponsored by MARS Petcare. (Otherwise, please keep your pets on a leash.)

Come visit the adoptable pets from the Middleburg Humane Foundation throughout the weekend. Bring a donation to MHF (canned cat food, dry cat food, kitty litter, bleach, paper towels, trash bags, laundry detergent, and liquid dish soap) and get into MARSGMI...

THE PLAINS - Virginia - June 2019 - EQSportsNet is pleased to announce a partnership with the Mars Great Meadow International to provide live and on demand coverage of 2019’s event. The Great Meadow International (GMI), featuring Olympic-level competitors, will be held in The Plains, Virginia August 22nd-25th. EQSportsNet will provide wall-to-wall coverage of all three phases of the CCI4*-S and the CCI3*-S show jumping and cross country.

“EQSportsNet is dedicated to producing and delivering the best of the best in eventing competition and adding the Mars Great Meadow International to our top quality live equestrian event coverage is an exciting add for us this year,” EQSportsNet co-founder David Qualls said.

The event is owned and organized by The Plains, VA-based Five Rings Eventing, co-founded by David O’Connor and Darrin Mollett. “We’re looking forward to a great new format for the Mars Great Meadow International this year, featuring 2*, 3* and 4* CCI-S divisions,” says O’Connor. “The...

The Mars Great Meadow International is pleased to partner with PEDIGREE Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping animal shelters find loving homes for dogs, and the Middleburg Humane Foundation, a local organization that provides a haven for abused and neglected animals, both large and small. The Mars Great Meadow International CIC2, 3 and 4*-S occurs in the Plains, August 22-25, 2019.

Now in its 5th year, the Mars Great Meadow International (MarsGMI) has been repackaged into a larger competitor and spectator-based event offering three levels of international equestrian competition. In addition to the equestrian competition, the 2019 GMI will highlight all things related to our canine companions. Leashed dogs are welcome and can enjoy amenities including a “MARS EQUESTRIAN VIP venue” – “Very Important Pet” cooling tent with swag, treat samples, and more. “Offering a space dedicated solely to the well being of our canine companions is part of our purpose to create a better world...

THE PLAINS, Virginia – May 2019 – Five Rings Eventing, LLC welcomes MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Sponsorship, a division of Mars, Incorporated, as the new Title Sponsor of the Great Meadow International CIC2,3 and 4*-S.  The Great Meadow International returns to the Plains, August 22-25, 2019.

Now in its 5th year, the Great Meadow International (GMI) has been repackaged into a larger competitor and spectator-based event offering three levels of international competition.  The event features Olympic-level riders and horses in what can best be described as an equestrian triathlon. In addition to the equestrian competition, the 2019 GMI will highlight all things related to our canine companions. Leashed dogs are welcome and can enjoy amenities including a “VIP’ – “Very Important Pouch” cooling tent with swag, treat samples, and more especially for your best four legged friend. Other additions to the event schedule include canine demonstrations and dog-friendly programming and educational events for th...

Great Meadow International Welcomes Dogs and Announces New Hospitality Options

For further information, please contact:

Darrin Mollett: greatmeadowintl@gmail.com, 310-339-9296 

THE PLAINS, Virginia - February, 2019 - Great Meadow International is pleased to announce a redesigned and repackaged experience for spectators, competitors, and their canine companions. The 2019 Great Meadow International will take place August 23 to August 25 with an expected attendance of 200 horse and rider combinations across three levels of international competition.
 
New in 2019, the restriction on dogs has been lifted! Leashed dogs are welcome and can enjoy amenities including cooling tents, treat samples, and more. Additions to the event schedule include canine demonstrations and dog-friendly programming, with more details available in the coming months.
 
In line with its new community focus and fuller competitor schedule, GMI’s organizing committee has created more inclusive and accessible options...

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