Equestrian Events at Great Meadow
Virginia has a rich heritage of steeplechase racing and equestrian events, with many of the country’s most eagerly anticipated annual races taking place at the esteemed Great Meadow Field Events Center right here in Warrenton, VA. As the permanent home of the Virginia Gold Cup, which takes place each spring, and the International Gold Cup, taking place every autumn, Great Meadow is an equestrian destination like no other.
Encompassing thousands of acres of majestic rolling hills, wooded forests, and a central course, Great Meadow is one of the most impressive settings for steeplechase in the country. Experience an exciting and convivial atmosphere complete with tailgating, wagering, hat contests, and more classic race day traditions. Show off your finest race day fashions, enjoy a mint julep, and cheer on the competitors for a total of eight races throughout the day.
Saturdays from May 19 through September 15, 2018 (except July 7)
Virginia Gold Cup
The Virginia Gold Cup will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
International Gold Cup
The International Gold Cup will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
A day at the races is a family-friendly activity for equestrian enthusiasts of all ages. We highly recommend visiting the Virginia Gold Cup Races Website for full details on parking passes, tailgating options, and other information that will help you plan a lively and memorable day!