Great Meadow Purchases Fleming Farm for $1.8 Million

The purchase of Fleming Farm by Great Meadow will allow the facility to host selection trials for the Olympics. (Wikipedia)

The purchase of Fleming Farm by Great Meadow will allow the facility to host selection trials for the Olympics. (Wikipedia)

On Friday, February 28, Great Meadow completed the $1.8 million purchase of 174-acre Fleming Farm, a property adjacent to the 200-acre Great Meadow.

The sale nearly doubles the size of Great Meadow and allows the outdoor center to host selection trials for the Olympic equestrian discipline of three-day eventing. Great Meadow currently hosts approximately 40 events and draws more than 200,000 spectators annually.

Major donors helping fund the purchase include Maggie Bryant, Jacque Mars, Bill Ballhaus, Darrin Mollett, Naj Hussain, Sheila Johnson, Irv Naylor, Chuck and Dee Akre, Jackie Ohrstrom, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hall and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Crane; although Great Meadow Foundation president Rob Banner emphasizes that more fundraising is needed.

Read more at Fauquier.com.