Tag: Great Meadow

Aug 22, 2021

Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Singapore Steal the GMI Four-Star Win

With cross-country running in reverse order of placing for the top 10 it made for an exciting finale to the 2021 MARS Great Meadow International (GMI) CCI4*-S. Overnight leader Marilyn Little fell from RF Scandalous at the first water which opened the door for second-placed Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Singapore to gallop away with the win. Fernhill Singapore, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding (Singapore x Riedellia) owned by Ann Jones, Tom Tierney, and David Vos, added 3.2 time penalties to his overnight score, but it was enough to best the field.

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Aug 21, 2021 Competitions

RF Scandalous Maintains Her Lead in the GMI CCI4*-S

Half of the field had rails down in Chris Barnard’s CCI4*-S show jumping course today at the MARS Great Meadow International in The Plains, Va. The overnight scores were tight in top 10 after dressage, but clear jumping rounds won the day, and the leaderboard was loosened.

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Aug 20, 2021 Competitions

Competition is Tight After Dressage in the MARS Great Meadow International CCI4*-S

It was a damp and drizzly morning at the MARS Great Meadow International as 39 horses and riders set out to impress in the dressage phase of the CCI4*-S competition. While several horses were shaken by the overnight drop in temperature, Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous set the score to beat early in the order after putting in a test judges deemed worthy of 23.4.

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Aug 19, 2021 News

Weekend Quick Links: August 20-22

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.

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Aug 18, 2021 Competitions

Fast Facts: 2021 Great Meadow International

Great Meadow, a 374-acre equestrian event park in The Plains, Va., opened in 1984 as the venue for the prestigious Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races and would go on to host hundreds of events from polo to fireworks. In 2014 Great Meadow held a prep trial for the World Equestrian Games and the following year had its first CIC3* (now CCI4*-S). From 2016-2018 Great Meadow International was a leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup, and in 2019 the event moved to an August date and started offering a full schedule of FEI classes. This year the MARS Great Meadow International (GMI) will be held from August 19-22 with four levels: CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, and Preliminary. Learn more about GMI in their Events A-Z.

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Aug 14, 2021 Competitions

Events A-Z: Old Tavern Horse Trials

The Old Tavern Horse Trials is an exciting new addition to the event season hosted at the Great Meadow Field Events Center in The Plains, Va. This year, the event takes place September 25-26, and will be run by Five Rings Eventing, the same organizer who puts on the Great Meadow International!

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Aug 02, 2021 Competitions

Piedmont Equine is Partnering with the 2021MARSGMI to Provide Prize Money to U25 Riders

Five Rings Eventing, LLC is pleased to announce a partnership with Piedmont Equine to provide prize money for U25 riders in this year’s event.

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Jul 02, 2021 Competitions

Time to Take on Tokyo After the Final Day of the U.S. Eventing Olympic Mandatory Training Session

The U.S. Eventing Olympic Team is ready for Tokyo! Today was the final day of the U.S. Eventing Mandatory Outing at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. The next time the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team members do a show jumping round, it will be at the Tokyo Olympics on August 2, 2021.

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Jul 01, 2021 Competitions

The U.S. Team Spirit is Headed to Tokyo After Day Two of the U.S. Eventing Mandatory Olympic Training Session

The second day of the U.S. Eventing Mandatory Outing was a day filled with team spirit, Olympic level riding, and clear cross-country rounds. Only adding time penalties, all riders representing the U.S. jumped clear around Ian Stark’s Advanced level track.

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Jul 01, 2021 Competitions

Weekend Quick Links: July 1-4, 2021

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.

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Jun 30, 2021 Competitions

Day One Report for the U.S. Eventing Mandatory Olympic Training Session

It was a hot and humid first day at the U.S. Eventing Mandatory Olympic Training Session at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. A total of 12 athlete-and-horse combinations went down the jog strip, with 11 of those combinations representing the U.S. and one combination representing Canada, Colleen Loach on Qorry Blue d’Argouges. After this evening’s horse inspection, all 12 combinations will move forward to tomorrow’s cross-country.

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