The Great Meadow International, Presented by Adequan® CICO3* will get underway tomorrow morning in The Plains, Va. This is the second year in a row that the Great Meadow International will host a leg of the FEI Nations Cup™, the only one in North America.
33 horse-and-rider combinations from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia are set to compete in the CICO3*, the only division offered this weekend.
Teams from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain will compete in the FEI Nations Cup™.
The cross-country course is designed by Mike Etherington-Smith, featuring 23 obstacles and 34 jumping efforts over 3730 meters. Click here for a virtual course walk via the CourseWalk App.
This year's show jumping course is designed by Marc Donovan.
Great Meadow’s Meadow Market offer products and services from a variety of vendors. Shop in the market overlooking the main arena and never miss a moment of the action! View the full list of vendors on their website.
Following the start of the dressage phase on Friday night, spectators will enjoy the bareback puissance competition, where riders will ride bareback over a single fence of ever-increasing height until one rider is declared the winner.
Admission is free on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, Great Meadow offers a variety of ticketing options, ranging from a single day car pass (up to 6 occupants) to the VIP Gold Medal Hospitality Experience (for 8). Visit their website for additional information and to purchase tickets.
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Jennie Brannigan (Reddick, Fla.) with Nina Gardner’s Cambalda (Balda Beau x Cathy’s Lady), a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Buck Davidson (Unionville, Pa.) with Sherrie Martin and Carl Segal’s Copper Beach (Radolin x Cloverballen), an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Phillip Dutton (West Grove, Pa.) with Kristine and John Norton’s I’m Sew Ready (Lupicor x Jarda), a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding
Boyd Martin (Cochranville, Pa.) with Gretchen and George Wintersteen, Pierre Colin, and Denise Lahey’s Steady Eddie (Jetball x Tudnela), a 14-year-old Australian Thoroughbred gelding
Reserve: Lynn Symansky (Middleburg, Va.) with The Donner Syndicate, LLC’s Donner (Gorky Park x Smart Jane), a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
Lisa Marie Fergusson (Vancouver, British Columbia) with her own Honor Me (Brynarian Brenin x Dream Contessa), an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
Selena O’Hanlon (Kingston, Ontario) with John and Judy Rumble’s Foxwood High (Rio Bronco W x Evita), a 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding
Jessica Phoenix (Cannington, Ontario) with Don Good’s Pavarotti (Pavarotti van De Helle x Fidelia), a 15-year-old Westphalian gelding OR Donald Leschied’s A Little Romance (A Fine Romance x Samlandfurstin), a 12-year-old Thoroughbred/Trakehner mare
Waylon Roberts (Port Perry, Ontario) with Anthony Connolly and L. Skye Levely’s Kelecyn Cognac (Fusaichi Pegasus x Dreamland), a 14-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
Reserve: Holly Jacks-Smither (Orangeville, Ontario) with her own and Bruce Smither’s More Inspiration (Inspired Prospect x Gentle Buck), a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
Matthew Heath (Oxfordshire, England) with his own and Hazel Livesey’s One of a Kind II (Jumbo x Lady Tiggi Winkle), a 10-year-old gelding
Nicky Roncoroni (Gloucestershire, England) with Lorna McWilliam and Janey Roncoroni’s Watts Burn (Zero Watt x Deards Lady of the Knight), a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
Emily Llewellyn (Godalming, England) with Camilla Harries' Emirati Night Sky (Hamlet x Helena) an 8-year-old KWPN gelding
Justine Dutton (Edgemont, Pa.) with her own and Kathleen Cuca’s Jak My Style, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding
USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.
10:00 a.m. – First Horse Inspection
4:40 p.m. – Test Ride
5:00 p.m. – Dressage Tests Begin
6:30 p.m. – Bareback Puissance
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Dressage
5:00 p.m. – Show Jumping
9:30 a.m. – Cross-Country
12:30 p.m. – Presentation of FEI Nations Cup™ Awards
The Fair Hill Organizing Committee (FHOC), an affiliate of the Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp.), today announced the inaugural Maryland Five-Star at Fair Hill will take place October 14-17, 2021. Health and safety factors, in addition to other challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, led to a final decision to postpone the international three-day eventing competition originally scheduled for this October at the newly constructed Special Event Zone at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Cecil County, Maryland.
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