For the third year in a row, the Washington, D.C. region will host some of the best horses and riders in the world at the Great Meadow International (GMI). This event will take place in The Plains, VA from July 6 to July 8, 2018. GMI is the only leg of the Fédération Equestre International (FEI) Nations Cup™ Eventing Series held in North America.
The 2018 GMI competition will begin with the dressage phase on Saturday morning, followed by the show jumping phase in the evening. The final phase, cross-country, will be on Sunday morning. GMI offers prize money along with a world-class venue, so the entry list is expected to be star-studded, giving spectators and eventing enthusiasts the opportunity to watch to some of the best competitors that the sport has to offer on their road to the World Equestrian Games.
While GMI brings out top competitors, spectator entertainment is of the highest priority. General Admission ticket holders will be treated to a variety of entertainment, including family-friendly programming, multi-disciplined demonstrations, and extensive shopping. Options to spend cross-country day close to the action with tailgating locations on the course are available for reservation. For attendees seeking a VIP experience, premier hospitality in the VIP tent area offers private dining options and ringside boxes.
Great Meadow has officially announced that Adequan® will return as the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Great Meadow International. Adequan® has supported Great Meadow’s efforts to provide this elite level international of competition in the U.S. since the event’s debut in 2015.
More details about the event, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities will be available in the coming weeks.
The babies came out to play on the second and final day of the 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) Championships at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland. Today, FEH East Coast Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White evaluated 10 2-year-olds and seven yearlings to decide the final champions on the East Coast.
The 2020 USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) East Coast Championships kicked off today at Loch Moy Farm in Adamstown, Maryland following the successful completion of the FEH Central Championships at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas this past Thursday. Twenty-three horses were presented today to Championship judges Robin Walker and Susan Graham White – four in the FEH East Coast 4-year-old Championship and 18 in the FEH East Coast 3-year-old Championship.
After a rainy night, the footing for the FEI cross-country drained nicely and held up well throughout the morning. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp held on to her overnight lead aboard Fernhill By Night and added 4.8 time faults to her double clear show jumping round to take home the win in the CCI4*-S. Not one rider was able to make it through the finish flags within the time allowed, but the top 28 had no jumping penalties.
The CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S divisions were able to complete their show jumping before the torrential rain interrupted the competition for the CCI2*-S division.