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

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

– The Washington Post

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

– Virginia Governor Charles S. Robb

What Great Meadow offers for public enjoyment.

Great Meadow International


DATE: July 8-10th, 2016

WHERE: 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198

TICKETS: $30/carload per day or $50 for a weekend pass

Please visit www.greatmeadowinternational.com to purchase tickets.

For 30 years, Great Meadow has been the permanent home of the prestigious Virginia Gold Cup.  On July 8-10th, 2016, Great Meadow will host one of the most significant events for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team: the final preparation trials for the top horses and rider combinations who will represent the U.S. at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.  Plus we have the distinct honor of being the first ever FEI Nation's Cup of Eventing held outside of Europe! This event runs on the heels of our incredibly successful World Equestrian Games (WEG) Prep Trials in 2014 and the Pan Am Games Prep Trial this past summer.


For more information please check out the Great Meadow International website