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2019 Mars Great Meadow International

The Mars Great Meadow International Three-Day Event took place this past weekend, August 22nd-25th!

Team Mane ‘n Tail

We are proud to support Mane ‘n Tail Ambassador Chris Talley at Mars Great Meadow International! He used this event to prepare his long-time thoroughbred partner, Unmarked Bills for their trip across the pond to Burghley Horse Trials in September!

Chris Talley

Photo by: Lindsay Berreth

A Vision

This spectacular event began with a vision in 2014 by Olympian David O’Connor. He dreamed of creating an event to prepare riders for the elite World Equestrian Games in Normandy the following year. In 2015, the first CIC3* event at Great Meadow kicked off and was a success! For the next three years, Great Meadow was the host venue for the FEI Eventing Nations Cup. An honor never bestowed to a venue outside of Europe!

The United States, Canada and Great Britain utilize the state-of-the-art irrigation system and arena footing to prepare their horses for top events such as the Pan American and World Equestrian Games.

It was an exciting evening! 

Great Meadow Puissance with Chris Talley

Photo Credit: Cindy Lawler

“Eventing will not be the only equestrian event taking place in the Fleming Arena. 2019 marks the return of the ever-popular Bareback Puissance, organized this year by five-star eventer and previous bareback puissance winner Chris Talley. The 2019 Bareback Puissance, sponsored by Mane ‘n Tail, is scheduled for the evening of Friday, August 23 and offers a $500 prize.” See the full article here!

Lift Off at Great Meadow

Stay tuned to hear about our Mane ‘n Tail mini, Noodle’s experience at Great Meadow! Make sure to follow our Instagram and Facebook page to keep up with Noodle and his adventures!