FAQs for riders


At this time, we are planning to run this event subject to health and other regulations in effect at the time.  We are in the process of developing protocols to ensure the safety of everyone involved, following FEI, USEF, USEA, and all local and state guidance related to the COVID-19 health crisis. The driving force for all involved will be the health and safety of all competitors, volunteers, and staff.

We intend to follow the best practices put forth by all applicable governing bodies and will institute an all-electronic entry and payment requirement for this event, including online paperless dressage scoring and tests.  As a result, competitors will be required to bring a bridle number. 

Be sure to complete the updated Federation Entry Agreement and USEF Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement. These are two (2) separate pages. Both are required for entry. Please also complete the Great Meadow International Waiver.

Entries must be complete before arrival. On-time entries still incomplete one week before the event will be charged $20 per missing item. This includes, signature pages, coggins, muck deposits, horse or rider numbers, etc. Missing Items fees will be enforced. Submit ALL items before event. 

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

We are exploring COVID-19 safe options for riders.

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.

Competitors will receive three (3) parking passes for GATE 2.

What activities are taking place during the week?

TBD.  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 in the Stabling Area.  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 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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