Horse & Country TV is pleased to announce a partnership with the MARS Great Meadow International (MARSGMI) to provide live and on-demand coverage of the 2020 event. The competition will be held at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia August 19 to 23 and will feature many of North America’s best eventing combinations.
Horse & Country TV will provide coverage of all three phases of the CCI4*-S and the show jumping and cross-country of the CCI3*-L, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, and Preliminary horse trials, with all covered rides available to watch on-demand in Horse & Country TV’s robust video library.
“We are extremely excited to build on the MARSGMI partnership that was forged last year with EQSportsNet and to add this prestigious competition to H&C’s already extensive library,” said Horse & Country TV’s David Qualls. “We look forward to showcasing many of North America’s top horses and riders with a television-quality production.”
"We are very pleased to have the Horse & Country team join us again this year to produce the live stream. They have been part of the MARSGMI family since 2019 and now, more than ever, it's important to have trusted partners at our side as we navigate the complicated COVID-19 climate,” said MARSGMI co-organizer and cross-country course designer David O’Connor. “With the options for viewing the event in person quite limited, we are relying on the ability to share the competition online. It'll be the next best thing to being there!"
About MARS Great Meadow International
Established in 2015, the MARS Great Meadow International is a three-day eventing competition held annually at the Great Meadow Foundation in The Plains, Virginia. The 2020 Great Meadow International will take place August 19 to August 23. For information at MARS Great Meadow International, please visit www.greatmeadowinternational.com.
About Horse & Country TV
Horse & Country TV is the leading equestrian sports and lifestyle network reaching over 40 million households through its network of pay-TV and digital channels in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Australia, and is available worldwide on a variety of streaming platforms including Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Fire TV, and Amazon Prime Video. Horse & Country TV provides more than 100 days of live and on-demand coverage annually from some of the top competitions in North America and Europe, including the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Great Meadow International Three-Day Event, and the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships. For more information, please visit www.horseandcountry.tv/en-us/.
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.
The 2020 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Future Event Horse (FEH) Central Championships took place yesterday, September 24 at Haras Hacienda in Magnolia, Texas. With four new champions crowned, this marked one of the first USEA Championships to be held in 2020. Jayne Lloyd, the organizer of the Championships shared, “Everyone had a nice day with their youngsters. The quality of horses is getting better and better. Haras [Hacienda] is a lovely facility to put this on – great stabling, great footing, all indoor because we’ve had some bad weather the past few days. But overall, I think it all went really well.”
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
Day one of the annual Stable View Oktoberfest is in the books. Today all FEI competitors completed the dressage portion of competition with the CCI4*-S and CCI3*-S divisions running in the Outdoor Arena and the CCI2*-s dressage in the Hunter Arena.