Additional Programming

(all times and events are tentative)


FFA = Main Arena

MSB = Mars Sustainability Bay on Cross Country Course

MM = Meadow Market

VIP = MARS Very Important Pet Cooling Station (by MM)

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Dog Obedience, Retrieval, and Directional Demos

Local dog trainer Barry Magner of Hunt Country Canine®  and world renowned dog trainer Pat Nolan of TDK9 have partnered together to display demonstrations for the event.

-Friday Aug 23rd @ 5 pm Water Retrieving Demo @ MSB

-Sat Aug 24th @ 5:45 pm Detection/Obedience/Directional Demo @ FFA

-Sun Aug 25th @ 11:30 am. Water Retrieving Demo @ MSB

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Therapeutic Riding and Hands On Demos

See the power of equine assisted therapies through a NVTRP hippotherapy demonstration followed by a question and answer session.

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.

-Riding Demo: Friday Aug 23 @ 12pm @ FFA

-Teddy: Friday Aug 23 @ 1pm @ MM

-Teddy: Saturday Aug 24 @ 1pm @ MM

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Inova Concussion Clinic Loudoun Hospital

Do you know the symptoms of a concussion? Attend live presentations and learn from the experts. 


-Friday Aug 23 @ 4pm @ MM

-Saturday Aug 24 @ 11am and 4pm @ MM

-Sunday Aug 25 @ 9:30am @ MM


MARS Equestrian VIPet Cooling Station 

You and your dog can enjoy this cooling tent with swag, treat samples, and more.  Also visit with adoptable dogs from the Middleburg Humane Foundation.  Please note that dogs can not be dropped off at the MARS VIPet and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

-Friday Aug 23 from 10am to 4pm

-Sat Aug 24 from 10am to 6pm

-Sun August 25 from 10am to 2pm

All at VIPet.

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USPA Arena Polo Match with Beverly and Great Meadow Polo

Experience the thrill of polo by watching an arena match in the main arena.  


Three-rider teams featuring players from Beverly Polo and Great Meadow Polo will compete in a 4-chukker match sanctioned by the USPA.

Teams to be announced soon.

-Saturday Aug 24 @ 6:15pm @ FFA

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Jim Wofford Course Preview and Coursewalk

Legendary event rider and coach Jim Wofford returns for annual course walk at MARS GMI.


Meet at the MARS Sustainability Bay.  Wear comfortable shoes because you will be covering some ground!


-Saturday Aug 24 @ 1pm, Meet at VIPet Tent

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Bareback Puissance with Chris Talley

The Bareback Puissance is back at Mars Great Meadow International.

Organized by amazing rider and previous BBP winner Chris Talley, the night is sure to wow spectators as these talented riders jump over huge fences without a saddle.

This year, the BBP will be sponsored by Mane n Tail. Contact Chris Talley to register to compete in this fun class.

-Friday August 23 @ 6pm @ FFA

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Old Ox Brewery Beer Garden

Enjoy wine, cider and beer from Friday through Sunday at the Meadow Market.

See what this new brewery is all about.

-Friday-Saturday Aug 23-24 from 12pm to 8pm @ MM

-Sunday Aug 25 from 11am until 3pm @ MM

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Orvis Fly Fishing Demos and Lessons

Have you ever wanted to try fly fishing.  Check in with Orvis at the MARS Sustainability Bay and see this amazing sport in action.

-Saturday Aug 24 @ 4:30pm @ MSB

-Sunday Aug 25 @ 1pm @ MSB


Great Meadow International

5089 Old Tavern Rd. 

The Plains, VA




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