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STRIDER Returns To MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Great Meadow International for eWaiver Service

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

Photo Credit: Erin Gilmore Photography

July 11, 2023 - STRIDER and Five Rings Eventing are pleased to announce they will again partner in support of the upcoming MARS Great Meadow International (MARSGMI), to be held August 24-27, 2023. Five Rings Eventing (FRE), founded by Darrin Mollett and David O’Connor, is the organizer of MARSGMI, a high-performance three-day eventing competition and community event held annually at The Great Meadow Foundation in The Plains, Virginia.

“We’re delighted to again partner with STRIDER to support our competitors and spectators,” said Darrin Mollett of FRE. “As MARSGMI continues to draw more and more competitors, we know we can count on STRIDER’s digital solutions to help us scale event participation across the community.”

As part of the partnership, MARSGMI will use Strider’s patent-pending StriderPlus solution to easily collect digital signatures on required liability releases from both competitors and spectators. StriderPlus enables venues to convert any paper release to a digital format that can be conveniently signed from a cell phone or desktop device, without the need for a special app or software.

TODAY is the opening day for entries and StriderPlus makes it effortless for competitors to get their entries in on time and without costly mistakes.

“We’re proud to return this year as a Silver Sponsor of MARSGMI. It is a top caliber international eventing competition and their commitment to community involvement is the model for others to follow,” said STRIDER CEO Tara Swersie.

For 2023, MARSGMI will again offer general admission day and weekend passes as well as a variety of tailgate options for spectators. Shopping, gourmet food vendors, and exciting competition at the top levels of eventing will make MARSGMI 2023 an incredible weekend for the whole community.


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.

For information at 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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