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10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Miss #GMI2016 on July 8-10th

With less than 25 days left there's lots of buzz about this year's Land Rover Great Meadow International, Presented by Adequan® and with good reason!

Tickets are going fast! Don't miss out! Join us in The Plains, VA on July 8-10th to witness the best equestrians in the world compete in the FEI Nations Cup™.

  • First, you'll be a part of equestrian history! This year, #GMI2016 will host the first-ever FEI Nations Cup™ competition outside Europe. Talk about a real honor! Don’t be the one to miss this historic event. Visit here to read more.

  • #GMI2016 is the last chance to see the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team before they head to Rio. Come cheer on the team and let's send them off with a real bang as they go battle for Olympic Gold.

  • It’s #FreeOnFriday! Come check out the new arena and cross-country course during the Opening Ceremony free of charge on Friday, July 8. Then, come back the next day to see the top competitors equestrian sports has to offer. Check out our schedule of events here.

  • It’s way more than just horses. Spectators will be treated to a bounty of entertainment options, including the Meadow Market shopping experience that’ll be open throughout the weekend. Click here for more information about Meadow Market.

  • Enjoy a weekend in the heart of Virginia’s horse country. Not only will you get to see world-class horses and riders, you’ll be enjoying the unparalleled beauty of Great Meadow’s grounds at the same time. Read on to learn more about Great Meadow.

  • See a high-jumping bareback class! How often do you get to see show jumping performed bareback? Don’t miss the Morningside Puissance Class right after the Opening Ceremony. Learn more about the Morningside Bareback Puissance here.

ustine Dutton on "Jollybo" conquers the bareback puissance during the 2014 WEG Prep Trial at Great Meadow.  Photo by Alec Thayer of AB3 Photography.

  • Watch your favorite competitors from around the world. #GMI2016 will host eventers from around the globe, so come out and see your favorite riders compete. Check out the list of competitors here.

  • Take in the view of the storied Great Meadow grounds. Enjoy the 200-acre property that was established as the permanent home for The Virginia Gold Cup in 1982. Click here to learn about Great Meadow’s beginnings.

  • There are plenty of nearby attractions to keep you busy. When you’re not busy watching world-class competition, there’s plenty to see in the surrounding areas of Middleburg, Upperville, Aldie, and The Plains. Click here for information about nearby attractions.

  • Nearby accommodations will make the weekend seem like a vacation! If you’re visiting from far away, any one of these local accommodations will turn #GMI2016 into a weekend getaway. Check out this list of our recommended accommodations.

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