EQSportsNet is pleased to announce a partnership with the Mars Great Meadow International to provide live and on-demand coverage of 2019’s event. The Great Meadow International (GMI), featuring Olympic-level competitors, will be held in The Plains, Virginia August 22-25. EQSportsNet will provide wall-to-wall coverage of all three phases of the CCI4*-S and the CCI3*-S show jumping and cross-country.
“EQSportsNet is dedicated to producing and delivering the best of the best in eventing competition and adding the Mars Great Meadow International to our top quality live equestrian event coverage is an exciting add for us this year,” EQSportsNet co-founder David Qualls said.
The event is owned and organized by The Plains, VA-based Five Rings Eventing, co-founded by David O’Connor and Darrin Mollett. “We’re looking forward to a great new format for the Mars Great Meadow International this year, featuring two-star, three-star, and four-star CCI-S divisions,” said O’Connor. “The exceptional work done by EQSporst.net will bring the competition to life and allow us to share a network-level broadcast of the sport of eventing with viewers. Great Meadow is truly a special place in the heart of Northern Virginia horse country. In a few short years, the Great Meadow Foundation has created an amazing venue that has contributed to the sport on multiple levels,” O’Connor continued.
To access the live and complete on-demand coverage of the 2019 Mars Great Meadow International, sign up to become a subscriber of EQSports.Net. In addition to live coverage, members get access to over 30,000 videos On Demand.
As a USEA Sponsor, EQSportsNet provides a discounted subscription to all USEA members. Viewers will be able to watch competitions live or on demand for half the cost of a regular EQSportsNet subscription. Sign up for your EQSportsNet subscription at www.eqsports.net and enter the code EQUSEA2019 during registration.
In recognition of the strong demand for high quality and easily accessible equestrian content, EQSportsNet is dedicated to delivering to the demands of existing equestrian enthusiasts as well as developing new audiences for the sport across multiple digital and television platforms. The consistent growing demand from viewers calls for real-time, relevant, and inspirational high-quality content that can be easily and instantly accessed by computer, tablet, or smartphone. As a result, EQSportsNet’s technology focus will be on IPTV, mobile platforms, and television.
From the time we begin jumping, we are always working on perfecting the canter. Throughout my career I’ve been lucky to train with a variety of top professionals and each had their tried and true method for developing the right canter to jump a clear round. The best instructors have their own methods for helping their students recognize this “perfect” canter.
In 1984, 19-year-old Cindy Rawson (née Collier) and a chestnut mare named Deer Creek finished their first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. In spite of a fall on the cross-country, they completed inside the time and with a clear show- jumping round finished the event in 13th place.
For Martin Douzant, experience is everything. As the owner and operator of The Frame Sport Horses based in The Plains, Virginia, Douzant has been able to build a successful training business on a foundation of great education, involvement across equestrian disciplines, and a distinct reverence for the horse.
The USEA Volunteer Committee is pleased to announce a new Volunteer Medal Program has been added to the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program presented by Sunsprite Warmbloods (VIP) starting this year. The Volunteer Medal Program will recognize the volunteers who consistently volunteer year after year.