Welcome to The Meadow

The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia, is rich in history and an adaptable event space. Located just minutes from Richmond and Fredericksburg, an easy drive from Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach and a straight shot from the D.C. area, The Meadow Event Park attracts guests from throughout the commonwealth.

Thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat was born here in 1970. Three years later he blazed his way into Triple Crown history. Today his birthplace is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Narrated tours are given year-round by appointment.

Since then, The Meadow has transformed from a family farm to a multi-purpose venue that is home to the State Fair of Virginia and other notable events. The 331-acre property features a mixture of original structures and newly constructed facilities.

Secretariat/Riva Ridge Birthday Celebration March 30 Featuring a Salute to Riva Ridge, the Horse Who Saved the Meadow

Come celebrate the birthdays of Meadow Stable’s two greatest champions: 1973 Triple Crown legend Secretariat and 1972 Kentucky Derby/Belmont winner Riva Ridge!
Free collectible Secretariat ballcap to the first 250 guests, courtesy of Colonial Downs!


Special half-day price and activities for families, followed by a separate program and  cocktail reception. Enjoy narrated tours of Secretariat’s historic birthplace, celebrity signings with the Secretariat Team, visits with Secretariat descendant Groundshaker and Mia the mini, horsey activities for kids, along with birthday cake, prize drawings and much more!

Learn more and purchase tickets HERE


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