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 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of open space for community use. Great Meadow and the Meadow Outdoors Foundation were founded and the land donated by news executive and philanthropist Arthur W. (Nick) Arundel 20 years ago. Until then, the property had been slated to become a development of more than 500 homes. Rescued from urbanization, the stunningly beautiful, rolling site has instead become a model for adaptive use of open space for community events. Today, Great Meadow has become a valued member of the Virginia charitable and national equestrian sports communities. Great Meadow is a perfect space for a company picnic, a wedding or just for a nice walk out amoung our acres of wide open space. Visit our website for a full listing of events through out the year, ranging from Polo Matches, Steeplechase races, Rocketry, Fireworks and a whole lot more.