The MARS Great Meadow International (MARSGMI), featuring Olympic-level three day eventing competitors, will be held in The Plains, Virginia, August 22nd-25th.
In addition to amazing equestrian competition, MARSGMI will feature K-9 demonstrations and techniques. Local dog trainer Barry Magner of Hunt Country Canine® and world renowned dog trainer Pat Nolan of TDK9 have partnered together to display retriever, directional, and obedience demonstrations for the event.
Starting on Friday, the MARS Equestrian VIPet tent will be available as a cooling station for your pet. There will be a manned dog park for playing off leash and fun giveaways and treats sponsored by MARS Petcare. (Otherwise, please keep your pets on a leash.)
Come visit the adoptable pets from the Middleburg Humane Foundation throughout the weekend. Bring a donation to MHF (canned cat food, dry cat food, kitty litter, bleach, paper towels, trash bags, laundry detergent, and liquid dish soap) and get into MARSGMI free!
A portion of proceeds from MARSGMI will go to MHF and the PEDIGREE Foundation, a non-profit dedicating to helping increase dog adoption rates. Read more about MARSGMI's partnership with these important non-profit partners here.
Stay tuned for more announcements about family fun during the weekend!