The Plains, Virginia — March 24, 2016 — Excitement continues to build for the 2016 Land Rover Great Meadow International, Presented by Adequan®, which will host the first-ever FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ competition outside Europe when it returns to Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia, July 9-10.
In addition to the chance to watch world-class horses and riders in the Nations Cup, Eventing fans will also be able to cheer on our nation’s best horses and riders on the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team before they travel to this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“The combination of our hosting the first-ever FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ in the U.S. and the final chance to see our country’s Olympic horses and riders before they head off to Rio is generating unprecedented interest in our event,” said Robert. L Banner Jr., President of the Great Meadow Foundation. “We are anticipating record ticket sales and are pulling out all the stops to ensure a memorable weekend for everyone!”
To kick off this historic weekend, spectators are encouraged to come out on Friday, July 8 for a “Free on Friday” celebration which will include an Opening Ceremony, a chance to inspect the new $1 Million arena being constructed specifically for this competition and the grand opening of the Meadow Market Trade Show.
Competition will begin with dressage on Saturday morning, July 9, followed by the show jumping phase later that afternoon. The cross country phase will begin at 9:00 AM on Sunday, July 10, with the closing ceremony scheduled for mid-day.
Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $30 per carload (up to 6 occupants). A weekend pass providing admission on both days is also available for $50 per carload (up to 6 occupants).
Ticket packages are now on sale and can be purchased online now at http://bit.ly/GMITickets. For those interested in a unique up-close experience, Great Meadow also offers Cross-Country Tailgate options in addition to Corporate and several upscale VIP Hospitality Packages featuring gourmet food, front-row seating and much more! Further details are available at http://www.greatmeadowinternational.com/#!tickets/ct8u.
Full details on the 2016 Land Rover Great Meadow International, Presented by Adequan® are available at www.GreatMeadowInternational.com.
About The Great Meadow Foundation
Great Meadow was founded through the vision of news executive and philanthropist Arthur W. (Nick) Arundel in 1982. Arundel purchased an abandoned farm then slated to become a housing development for perpetual preservation of open space. The concept for Great Meadow grew out of several converging forces of the 1980s, primarily urban growth pressure on farmland near Washington, the opening of I-66 and the simultaneous loss of the former Virginia Gold Cup course in Warrenton to subdivision development. Since their inception they have been the permanent home for the Virginia Gold Cup and Family 4th of July celebrations. Over the years they have added several more community events, ranging from Twilight Polo to the Virginia State Cross Country Tournaments. For more information, please visit: www.greatmeadow.org.
About Land Rover
Land Rover, the British maker of Land Rover and Range Rover sport utility vehicles, is renowned for providing its clientele with some of the most luxurious and capable vehicles in the world. Every Land Rover vehicle is equally at home both on and off road, and in any setting; be it in the heart of the city, or traversing the countryside. Today’s Land Rover lineup includes the Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque and LR4 (Discovery 4). Land Rover designs, engineers, and manufactures their vehicles in the United Kingdom. Land Rover is fully engaged with sustainability initiatives and social concerns with continuous involvement in environmental and community programs. For more information visit the official Land Rover website at www.landroverusa.com.
About Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan)
Adequan® i.m., the only product approved by the FDA for the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses, has been a great help to the horse industry. For the past 25 years and counting, veterinarians have depended on Adequan® i.m. for the treatment of non-infectious degenerative joint disease in horses. For more information, please visit: www.adequan.com. For more information about Luitpold Animal Health, visit www.luitpoldanimalhealth.com.