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Deep Discounts on Ringside Boxes and Tailgates at GMI 2020

New Budget-Friendly Reserved Spectator Offerings Join Signature VIP Experience at 2020 Great Meadow International

The Plains, VA - February 2020 – Since the sport of eventing returned to Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia in 2014, each year the event has continued to improve its spectator experience and this year will be no exception.

This year, the MARS Great Meadow International will take place on August 20-23, 2020 and feature three levels of international competition along with a new national preliminary level.

There are new reserved guest options at every level to suit all budgets and preferences. Fleming Hill tailgates on the high point of cross country course start as low as $112.50 while discounts last. Ringside boxes, ringside tailgates, and Swan Lake tailgates on the racecourse are also available with options to upgrade to tents with other features.

The Great Meadow International will once again offer its signature VIP dining experience for the weekend. With upscale catering and beautiful decor, the GMI Fleming Farm VIP tent has been described as one of the best ringside dining and hospitality experiences in area by recent guests.

Once again, there will be entertainment, an expanded vendor village, great food and drink, and a dog-and-kid friendly atmosphere. Many special activities are being planned and will be shared on social media as they are confirmed.

Early bird pricing is going on now and, with these prices, these options will sell out quickly. Additional discounts are available for past ringside and tailgate patrons. Email our GMI tailgate planning committee at

Please note that VIP discounted pricing ends 2/21/20 and the ringside, Fleming Hill, and Swan Lake discounts end 3/31/20.

Please join us at this dynamic event in the beautiful Piedmont countryside.


About MARS Great Meadow International

Established in 2015, the MARS Great Meadow International is a three-day eventing competition held annually at the Great Meadow Foundation in The Plains, Virginia. In addition to the international equestrian competition, the event features VIP hospitality, a trade fair, beer garden, and entertainment for the whole family. The 2020 Great Meadow International will take place on August 20th to August 23rd.

For information at MARS Great Meadow International, please visit

About Five Rings Eventing

Five Rings Eventing is a high-performance event organizer and management company founded by Darrin Mollett and David O’Connor to enhance the sport of eventing in Northern Virginia and beyond. FRE’s mission is to provide exceptional competition opportunities for athletes and their equine partners to help them reach their individual goals, whether they are at the entry level to international competition or the highest level of team competition.

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