The Middleburg Horse Trials is excited to run at the historic and beautiful Great Meadow Field Events Center in The Plains. This is our fifth year running the event at this location and this year we are adding the Modified level. Volunteers will be given a voucher that can be used for schooling the Tuesday after the HT from 8AM-1PM.
Be a super supporter and be rewarded! There are now three recognized horse trials at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia:
• June 11-12: Middleburg H.T. at Great Meadow
• August 24-28: MARS GREAT MEADOW INTERNATIONAL
• September 24-25: Old Tavern H.T. at Great Meadow
Sign up to volunteer at all three and be eligible to receive special prizes and vouchers. These super prizes are in addition to the prizes you will receive for volunteering at each individual event, such as a tee shirt and schooling pass.
Great Meadow has a history of three-day events that dates back to the 80s where legends like Bruce Davidson, Jim Wofford and David O’Connor participated in USEF sanctioned events. After a brief hiatus, high-performance eventing returned to Great Meadow in 2014 after the Foundation purchased the adjacent Fleming Farm exclusively to run eventing competitions. After initially running a USEF training session to prepare the US Eventing team for the 2014 World Equestrian Games, the Great Meadow International (GMI) was born. GMI ran a CIC3* in 2015and then later became the first venue outside of Europe to host a leg of the prestigious Nations Cup of Eventing. In 2019 the GMl ran a CCI2-S, CCI3-S, andCCI4-S and starting 2021 added a Preliminary level.
MOC is thrilled to bring its long running and popular Horse trials to Great Meadow on June 11-12, 2022. From MOC Organizer, Max Corcoran: “We are so excited about Middleburg Horse Trials at Great Meadow. With the purchase of new land by The Great Meadow Foundation, it has opened up the opportunity to have other horse trials in addition to Great Meadow International. It is a top-notch facility that is very historic and special to the equestrian community.” Course designer David O’Connor and MOC course builder John Wells have built a beautiful course on the Fleming Farm parcel. Middleburg Horse Trials will run its usual levels of beginner novice, novice, training and preliminary, and this year is adding the Modified level.. The venue also includes a state-of-the-art oval show jumping arena with adjacent warm-up arena, both with Atwood footing.
We look forward to this event and hope you can help by volunteering