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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 11, 2007
    Central VA

    Default Sad day in VA-- may be the end of the Meadow, birthplace of Secretariat

    and home of Riva Ridge.

    The State Fair of VA has gone bankrupt and all events at the Meadow Event Park (as it's now known) are cancelled until further notice. Apparently everything is in the creditors' hands now.

    I really hope it doesn't get sold and bulldozed-- it's such an important piece of horse racing history. Years ago (when it was still an actual farm), I had the privilege of getting a private tour. It was awe inspiring for a horse crazy kid to see.

    Hopefully someone will buy it and keep it intact as a horse venue. It'd be such a shame to see it go.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep. 23, 2003
    somewhere. out there.


    It'll be interesting to see what this means for all the shows that were scheduled there. I know of at least the VA Arabian show and two or three other dressage shows that will probably be looking for new venues.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul. 1, 2009
    Northern Virginia


    The 2012 Virginia Equine Extravaganza is returning to the Richmond International Raceway.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct. 18, 2000


    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    -Rudyard Kipling

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov. 4, 2003
    Dallas, Georgia


    Quote Originally Posted by paintlady View Post
    The 2012 Virginia Equine Extravaganza is returning to the Richmond International Raceway.
    Yeah, I got the update on their FB page.

    While I don't mind RIR, it isn't in the nicest section of town. BUT it does mean we will be staying at a hotel Right Down The Road from Buzz & Ned's BBQ. DA BOMB!!!

    Ashame to see The Meadow going away tho. Lovely facility, so much potential.
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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