• Address
    5089 Old Tavern Road
    The Plains, VA 20198
  • Phone
  • City
    The Plains
  • Social

Nestled in the heart of Virginia’s Piedmont countryside in the village of the Plains, Great Meadow is a 250-acre field events center and steeplechase course operated under stewardship of the Meadow Outdoors Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of open space for community use. Great Meadow has become a valued member of the Virginia charitable and national equestrian sports communities. Great Meadow, which hosts the Virginia Gold Cup (May) and the International Gold Cup (mid-October), attracts 35,000 spectators to the center each year for six nationally sanctioned horse races, terrier races, a tailgate contest and a Porsche sports car exhibit.

Meadows Equestrian Center is a small, private barn run by Taylor Aulabaugh. She is currently the only trainer but is remarkable and has the experience to help the rider and horse reach their goal. She is currently working on getting her Bachelors Degree in Equine Science. Delaware and Raritan Trail: Interstate 95 to Easton is a 44.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ewing, New Jersey that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.


What's Nearby

  • 4557 Old Tavern Road
    The Plains, VA 20198
  • 7408 John Marshall Hwy
    Marshall, VA 20115
  • 7306 John Marshall Highway
    The Plains, VA 20198
  • 4155 Monroe Parkway
    Marshall, VA 20115
  • 7592 E Main St.
    Marshall, VA 20115

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Join us for six weeks of USEF rated shows in the heart of Virginia’s Horse Country, as we celebrate our 24th year at HITS Commonwealth Park! Located in Central Virginia, just one hour from Washington DC, HITS Commonwealth Park is a 100+ acre permanent Show Facility with 500 Permanent Stalls, Six Competition Rings and a climate-controlled Restaurant with an outdoor dining deck overlooking the Grand Prix Ring. HITS Culpeper has hosted numerous USEF and USHJA Championships over the years including the USEF Pony Finals, USHJA Zone Team Jumper Championships and will host the USHJA Zone 3 L.M. “Sandy” Gerald Junior Equitation Championship for the 14th year! HITS is proud to carry on the 120-year tradition of horse sport in the charming town of Culpeper, named “The Best Small Town in Virginia” and “One of America’s Top 10 Small Towns” by Norman Crampton, author of “The 100 Best Small Towns in America.”

With an eye on the health and safety of all of our exhibitors, we have developed a Protocol for all of our sites.


Commonwealth National - National / 4*April 21-25Entry Schedule
USHJA Pony Hunter Derby
Showday National - National / 4*July 7-11Entry Schedule
USHJA National Hunter Derby
Cavalier Classic - National / 4*July 14-18Entry Schedule
USHJA National Hunter Derby
USHJA Pony Hunter Derby
Winston National - National / 4*August 18-22Entry Schedule
Constitution Classic - National / 4*August 25-29Entry Schedule
Culpeper Finals - National / 4*Sept. 29 - Oct. 3Entry Schedule

USHJA Green Incentive will be held weeks I,II &III


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