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/.
One of my passions is continuing to be a good student, because I think no matter how old I get, there are multiple reasons learning new things inspires me. First and foremost, it helps me be a better rider and trainer, so my horses benefit. Second, it helps me be a better teacher by exposing me to different ways to have a relationship with a horse or a student.
This month we’re going to begin a three-part series on how to create positive riding experiences by making sure the words you say to yourself and the thoughts you think to yourself are positive. Referred to as self-talk, internal dialogue, or brain babble; the words you say to yourself can have a huge impact on your performance. In fact, your thoughts and voice are actually considered behaviors, and just like how positive physical behaviors (i.e. a balanced transition) can create success, your verbal behaviors can also accomplish the very same thing. So let's spend the next few months talking about how to talk to yourself!
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THANK YOU to everyone who has already entered the USEF/USEA Recognized CDCTA Spring Horse Trials scheduled for Sunday, April 9 in Berryville, VA. We will continue to take late entries through Friday, March 24 using USEA’s Xentry system. If you still want to come compete, please enter! The late fee has been waived through Friday, March 24.