Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023

What You Need To Know: 2020 MARS Great Meadow International



Top level international eventing is back in the United States this week at the MARS Great Meadow International, Aug. 20-23 in The Plains, Virginia.

The event is hosting the first CCI4*-S since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down competitions, and the entry list is stacked with 70 of the country’s top riders.

But that’s not all. Great Meadow is also offering a CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, a preliminary horse trial and a newly added CCI3*-L for riders hoping to get qualifications for the future.

Dressage kicks off Wednesday at 2:20 p.m. with the CCI2*-S, and CCI4*-S dressage will be held Thursday and Friday.

The Chronicle will be on site to bring you news and photos of the CCI4*-S action.

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Live scores


Ride Times

Horse and Country TV will livestream the event. All three phases of the CCI4*-S will be live, and show jumping and cross-country for the other divisions will be available on-demand. Subscriptions are $10. To watch the livestream visit

• No general admission spectators will be allowed on the grounds, and the event is following strict COVID-19 protocols.

COTH’s coverage

Cross-country course maps

• If you know of a special horse or rider competing at the event, email Lindsay at for a chance to be featured.

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