FAQs for riders


Where can I get a drink and a bite to eat on the show grounds?


There will be a Rider’s Lounge located next to the stabling area.  Light snacks will be provided by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health.


A food truck will be available in stabling Thursday through Sunday.  This tent is open to all riders, grooms and owners.

The Corner Store is located across the street from stabling and is offering MarsGMI competitors a discount on sandwiches.  Be prepared to show your pinney number to receive the discount.

There are also food trucks parked in the Meadow Market. They will be serving Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Competitors will receive three (3) parking passes for GATE 2; one (1) VIP wristband for Saturday.

Remind your owners that they receive special pricing for VIP Hospitality. They should contact Donna Devadas at ddevadas@memorablemeetings.com  or 540-687-5810 to reserve a table and purchase tickets.

What activities are taking place during the week?


Thursday 8/22 6:30 PM - Competitors Party at VIP Tent, Fleming Farm

Friday 8/23 5:30 PM - Bareback Puissance, Fleming Farm.

Saturday 8/24 5:30 PM - Polo Exhibition, Fleming Farm.

Please see the schedule of activities for all planned activities.


Where can I pick up my credentials and when?


Your packets will be available starting at noon on Wednesday.  You may pick them up from the show office located next to the rider’s lounge, next to the stabling area.  Each rider will receive three (3) Gate 2 car passes for parking adjacent to the south rail (near the stabling) and one (1) VIP wristband for Saturday.  Parking in Stabling Area is only for loading and unloading.


Where can I get an order of go and results?

There will be an order of go provided in the Rider’s Lounge each day and online on the website. Live scoring can be found on http://www.coursewalkapp.com/livescores.

When may I use the warm up ring?

The practice timetable will be posted here when available.


Who is the Veterinarian for the show?


Veterinarian: Virginia Equine Imaging: 540-687-4663 (office)

Dr. Kent Allen: 571-246-1705 


Who is the Farrier?


Chris Suttle: 540-878-9305


Where is there a Feed and Supplies store?


Tri-County Feed, 7408 John Marshall Hwy, Marshall, VA 20115  Phone: (540) 364-1891


Tractor Supply in Marshall, 4203 Old Stockyard Rd, Marshall, VA 20115  Phone: (540) 364-1583


May I bring a scooter, golf cart or moped?


We will allow scooters, carts and mopeds on the grounds to be driven only on gravel lanes. NEVER ON THE RACE COURSE OR XC COURSE.  These vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas only.


May I camp on the grounds?


Camping is only allowed in self-contained vehicles.  For information on accommodations in the area, please see Accommodations under the Visitors tab on the website. 

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, but they must be on a leash attached to a person. $150 loose dog fee.

Where are the nearest Gas Stations with Diesel?

Corner Store, 5090 Old Tavern Rd, The Plains, VA 20198

Phone Number (540) 253-5440

Provides Diesel Fuel and Sandwiches (discounts for competitors)

Sunoco  6470 Main St,  The Plains, VA 20198

Phone Number   (540) 253-5612

Provides Diesel Fuel


La Palmita Market LLC 8406 W Main St, Marshall VA 2011

Phone Number   (540) 364-7618

Provides Diesel Fuel and Mexican Food


Chevron 8437 Emerald Ln, Marshall, VA 20115

Phone Number (540) 364-2250

Gas stations continued

BP  4215 Winchester Rd, Marshall, VA 20115

Phone number (540) 364 2907


7-11- 8324 W Main St, Marshall, VA 20115

Phone Number (540)364 1669


Where can I get ice? 


Ice is available for purchase in the stabling area as well as at The Corner Store across the street from the Great Meadow show grounds and the gas stations listed above.


Where can I get more shavings?


Each rider will receive 2 bags of shavings.  Any additional shavings are available in the stabling area for a fee of $8/bag.



What restaurants are in the area?


Click here for more information. 


Who should I contact if I have any questions during the week?


You may call Melinda Rozga-Moore at 703-328-6173.


Great Meadow International

5089 Old Tavern Rd. 

The Plains, VA





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