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PRESS RELEASE: Excitement Builds for North America's First-Ever FEI Eventing Nations Cup™


For further information, please contact: Marty Bauman, 508-698-6810,

The Plains, Virginia -- March 24, 2016 -- Excitement continues to build for the 2016 Land Rover Great Meadow International, Presented by Adequan®, which will host thefirst-ever FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ competition outside Europe when it returns to Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia, July 9-10.

In addition to the chance to watch world-class horses and riders in the Nations Cup, Eventing fans will also be able to cheer on our nation's best horses and riders on the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team before they travel to this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

"The combination of our hosting the first-ever FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ in the U.S. and the final chance to see our country's Olympic horses and riders before they head off to Rio is generating unprecedented interest in our event," said Robert. L Banner Jr., President of the Great Meadow Foundation. "We are anticipating record ticket sales and are pulling out all the stops to ensure a memorable weekend for everyone!"

Rendering of the new arena

To kick off this historic weekend, spectators are encouraged to come out on Friday, July 8 for a "Free on Friday" celebration which will include an Opening Ceremony, a chance to inspect the new $1 Million arena being constructed specifically for this competition and the grand opening of the Meadow Market Trade Show.

Lauren Kieffer, a winner at last year's Land Rover Great Meadow International

Competition will begin with dressage on Saturday morning, July 9, followed by the show jumping phase later that afternoon. The cross country phase will begin at 9:00 AM on Sunday, July 10, with the closing ceremony scheduled for mid-day.

Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $30 per carload (up to 6 occupants). A weekend pass providing admission on both days is also available for $50 per carload (up to 6 occupants).

Ticket packages are now on sale and can be purchased online now at . For those interested in a unique up-close experience, Great Meadow also offers Cross-Country Tailgate options in addition to Corporate and several upscale VIP Hospitality Packages featuring gourmet food, front-row seating and much more! Further details are available at!tickets/ct8u .

Full details on the 2016 Land Rover Great Meadow International, Presented by Adequan® are available at .

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