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2021 MARSGMI Welcomes Slater Run Vineyards & A Host of Delicious Food Vendors

Volunteer At All Three Great Meadow Events and Receive Extra Prizes!





THE PLAINS, Virginia – August 2021 – Now that spectators can return to outdoor events, the MARS Great Meadow International (MARSGMI) is pleased to announce a variety of great food trucks and a wine vendor for its guests.

The MARS Great Meadow International (MARSGMI) takes place in The Plains, Virginia on August 19-22, 2021 and offers CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S and preliminary divisions.


New this year, the Meadow Market will feature Slater Run Winery. Slater Run represents the continuation of a 300-year tradition of farming by the Slater family along Goose Creek. Their offerings include Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. We specialize in making premium Virginia wines in a dry French style


MARSGMI is also excited to introduce Big Mike’s BBQ. Menus and photos are available on the website. Big Mike’s offers meatball subs, veggie burgers, sweet potato fries and more.





And what can be better in August than snow cones and ice cream? Turbo’s Snowballs will be onsite Friday and Sunday to help with the heat.


Two Smooth Dudes will return to the stabling area this year to serve competitors and their connections. Two Smooth Dudes offers loaded gourmet tater tots with toppings like buffalo chicken and Maryland crab, salads and wraps. Their summer menu also includes refreshing pineapple smoothies served in a fresh pineapple.




Last year, MARSGMI successfully implemented the “Great Meadow Model” to run a safe event during the pandemic. This year will be no different as MARSGMI will return to the same model to allow spectators to enjoy the competition in a safe environment.


Returning for 2021, MARSGMI will offer general admission weekend passes as well as fabulous tailgate options for spectators. Market Salamander is available to cater all Fleming Farm tailgate options.




MARSGMI will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and maintain communication with the Great Meadow Foundation, state and local health officials and the USEF and FEI.



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About Great Meadow International


Established in 2015, the 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 2019 Great Meadow International will take place on August 22nd to August 25th.


For information at Great Meadow International, please visit https://www.greatmeadowinternational.com/about



About Mars, Incorporated


For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This idea is at the center of who we have always been as a global, family-owned business. Today, Mars is transforming, innovating and evolving in ways that affirm our commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us. Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food, and petcare products and services, we employ 133,000 dedicated Associates who are all moving in the same direction: forward. With $40 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including DOVE®, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, MILKY WAY®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL™, WHISKAS®, COCOAVIA®, and 5™; and take care of half of the world’s pets through our pet health services AniCura, Banfield™ Pet Hospitals, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, and VCA™.


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About MARS EQUESTRIAN™


MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Sponsorship, funded by Mars, Incorporated is the link between our iconic brands and the equestrian community. For generations, Mars has celebrated a rich equestrian heritage, and through purposeful partnerships, MARS EQUESTRIAN is committed to the sport and building an enduring legacy. From world-class competitions across all equestrian disciplines, to stewarding the power of horses on society and sustainability, the MARS EQUESTRIAN Brand is dedicated to our purpose to improve the lives of horses, pets, and the people who love them. For more information, please visit www.marsequestrian.com and join us @marsequestrian.