What's in it for you?

Great Meadow is a lovely facility with the best footing I have seen in this country…this venue is a great asset to our calendar.”

-Capt. Mark Phillips, Chef d’ equipe and Coach, US Olympic Equestrian 3 day team

…one of the most impressive settings for steeplechase that I believe I have ever seen…”

– Virginia Governor Charles S. Robb

"The annual Virginia Gold Cup is to steeplechasing
as the Kentucky Derby is to flat racing."

– The Washington Post

What Great Meadow offers for public enjoyment.

Trail Rides

(Check back for updates and special announcements.)

A unique way to support the Great Meadow Foundation

Want to Gallop through the splash on course? Race for the wire? Ride into the winners circle?  All we ask is that you make a donation to Great Meadow Foundation.  We’ll take you where legends are made. Through Gate 2, park on the stable pad near the arena.  Depending on the footing, we’ll walk the polo field, cross the swan pond dam, and ride onto Fleming Farm to follow a rushing stream there.  Then, back to the racecourse where Saluter won 6 Gold Cups! Photo ops for Facebook abound! The ride ends with a tailgate courtesty of Great Meadow Foundation Corporate Life Members Langenberg Law Office to celebrate your recent exploits on course. 



  • October 9th
  • November 20th


Reserve your space online or mail a check to Great Meadow Foundation to 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198. A Negative coggins is required upon arrival.

Like to rent a suitable mount?  Call or email the Great Meadow Foundation to make arrangements (540) 253-5000 or info@greatmeadow.org.  The fee for a renting a horse plus trail ride registration is $150.  You may also reserve a horse online through this link.


 please fax fully completed forms to 540-253-5005. Email to info@greatmeadow.org.