Dec 09, 2023

Great Meadow International Announces It Will Not Run the August Event in 2024

Photo courtesy of Great Meadow International

As the 2023 competition year draws to a close and many of the high-performance and other riders are connecting at this year‘s USEA annual convention, the Great Meadow International organizers would like to update you on GMI.

As GMI organizers for the past 8 years, we have made the difficult decision not to run the August event at the Great Meadow Foundation in 2024.

The last two years have been a struggle with the date in late August. Although we originally were able to control the footing on our tracks, recent events have made that impossible. Although we attempted to move our date, this date change was not granted for 2024. We have also attempted to work with the landowner on improvements to the facility to allow irrigation of the course, but those will also not be possible for 2024.

In fairness to our competitors, our sponsors, our all volunteer organizing committee, our dedicated volunteers, our local community, and all stake holders in this sport, we wanted to let you know as soon as we did that we will not run at Great Meadow in 2024.

We do have some good news: we have been granted a CCI1* for August 24-25, 2024. We are working on alternative venues for this date and hope to have an announcement soon.

In the meantime, we would like to thank everyone for their commitment to this event.

If you have questions, please reach out to either one of us.

Sincerely,

David O’Connor and Darrin Mollett, Co-Organizers, GMI

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