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Special Events ....................................20 Venue and Organization Listings ............................................... 24 Venue Descriptions ..........................28 Clinics ..................................................34 Schooling Shows ...............................36 Ocala Horse Alliance ..................... 38 Events ..................................................40 Polo ..................................................... 42 On the cover...

upper right photo of a rider at the Ocala Jockey Club International 3 Day, 2019 taken by Elite Equestrian magazine. Other photos provided by the Florida Horse Park. Above photo at the Ocala Jockey Club International 3 Day, 2018 taken by Elite Equestrian magazine.

For Media Kit including email: info@EliteEquestrian.us View current and all previous issues on our web site: www.EliteEquestrianMagazine.com Follow us on InstagramElite Equestrian Magazine Copyright © 2019 Elite Equestrian is a registered trademark owned by Elite Equestrian LLC. No article, photo, or part of this publication may be reproduced wholly or in part without written permission of the publisher. Management reserves the right to approve or refuse any advertiser or contribution for any reason. EE does not endorse any product or advertiser and is not responsible for accuracy of info/opinions provided by advertisers or article content. Photographs are submitted by writers of each article who assume responsibility for usage approval.

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LONGINES FEI JUMPING NATIONS CUP™ OF USA Feb 11th - 16th, 2020 120th Ave South, Wellington, FL palmbeachmasters.com LONGINES FEI JUMPING WORLD CUP™ WELLINGTON Jan 28th - Feb 2nd, 2020 120th Ave South, Wellington, FL palmbeachmasters.com

Horse Capital Parade of Breeds March 7, 2020, 4-8pm Downtown Ocala Square www.ocalamarion.com

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Grandview Invitational Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2020 Friday to Sunday Florida Horse Park 14000 Co Hwy 475A Ocala FL 34473 grandviewinvitational.com

GREAT AMERICAN $1 MILLION GRAND PRIX Sunday, March 22, 2020 HITS Post Time Farm 13710 US Highway 27 Ocala, FL 34482 www.hitsshows.com

2020 Florida Horse Park Winter Classic January 8-12, 2020 Florida Horse Park 14000 Co Hwy 475A Ocala FL 34473 flhorsepark.com

Gala of the Royal Horses January 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm RP Funding Center, Lakeland, FL Tickets available at the door one hour prior to showtime 701 West Lime Street Lakeland FL 33815 For info call (352) 208 2244 www.galaoftheroyalhorses.com

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FLORIDA Horse Parks, Venues and Organizations

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Brevard Equestrian Center www.brevardec.com

Ocala Breeders Sales, Ocala, FL www.obssales.com

Bob Thomas Equestrian Center, Tampa FL www.floridastatefair.com/p/equestrian-center

Palm Beach Polo Club, Wellington, FL www.internationalpoloclub.com

Canterbury Show Place, Newberry, FL www.canterburyshowplace.com

Silver Sands Bridle Club, Inc www.silversandsbridleclub.org Southeast Livestock Pavillion, Ocala, FL www.marioncountyfl.org

Central Florida Dressage www.centralfloridadressage.com centralfloridadressage@gmail.com Florida Horse Park, Ocala, FL www.flhorsepark.com

Spring Garden Ranch https://springgardenranch.com 386-985-5654

Florida Western Dressage Asso. www.wdafl.org

St. Lucie County Fairgrounds www.stlucieco.gov/departments

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com

STRIDE Dressage www.STRIDEdressage.org

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com

Stirrups ‘n Strides Therapeutic Riding www.stirrupsnstrides.com

HITS Post Time Farm, Ocala, FL HITSshows.com

The Ridge, Wellington, FL www.RidgeShowJumping.com

Jacksonville Equestrian Center www.jaxequestriancenter.com

Venice Equestrian Tour Fox Lea Farms, Venice, FL www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 / 6365

Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, West Palm Beach, FL www.pbcgov.com/parks/equestrian

Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, FL: pbiec.coth.com

Longwood Farm, Ocala, FL www.longwoodfarmsouth.com

World Equestrian Center, Ocala, FL www.WEC.net

Majestic Oaks Ocala MajesticOaksOcala.com info@MajesticOaksOcala.com Marion Therapeutic Riding Association www.mtraocala.org

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Horse Parks, Venues and Organizations Ocala Breeders Sales, Ocala, FL www.obssales.com Palm Beach Polo Club, Wellington, FL www.internationalpoloclub.com Silver Sands Bridle Club, Inc www.silversandsbridleclub.org Southeast Livestock Pavillion, Ocala, FL www.marioncountyfl.org Spring Garden Ranch https://springgardenranch.com 386-985-5654 St. Lucie County Fairgrounds www.stlucieco.gov/departments STRIDE Dressage www.STRIDEdressage.org

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FLORIDA Venue Descriptions ADEQUAN® Global Dressage Festival gdf.coth.com Kid friendly, all events are rain or shine. On-site food vendors. Day parking is Free FEATURES: • Outdoor main arena with permanent seats, inc VIP • Multiple other outdoor rings • Permanent Barn with stalls • Vendor Village • On-site Food Vendors Major Events: Friday Night Stars Grand Prix Freestyle Parking $10 or $20 for Valet Location/Contact Info: 561-793-5867 13500 South Shore Blvd. Wellington, FL 33414

Bob Thomas Equestrian Center www.floridastatefair.com/p/equestrian-center The Equestrian Center is located on the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida FEATURES: • Indoor pavilion is 11,000 sq feet, climate controlled • 5 Barns house 471 permanent stalls • On-site camping hook-ups Major Events: Florida State Fair, February 6 - 17, 2020 Location/Contact Info: Horse Show Office 813-627-4217. FL State Fair Authority, Bob Thomas Equestrian Center 4800 U.S. Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 33610 Brevard Equestrian Center www.brevardec.com Center is approximately 36 acres adjacent to the Indian River, offers full boarding, training, paddock & pasture turnouts and lessons. FEATURES: • 36-acre facility • 53 stalls • 100 by 200’ outdoor lighted Jump Arena, sand footing • Regulation sized covered dressage arena, sand & rubber footing. Location/Contact Info: 321-320-6323 4850 Old Dixie Highway, Grant, FL 32949 Canterbury Show Place www.canterburyshowplace.com Alachua County Agricultural and Equestrian Center FEATURES: • Club house and show room • 250’ x 150’ indoor arena • 5 barns with stalls • Outdoor warm up rings • RV camping sites and large event fields. Location/Contact Info: 352-472-6758 23100 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669 ACEA@alachuacounty.us 28

Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com Kid Friendly, numerous events including non-horse events (re-actments, sports, trade shows) and clinics. FEATURES: • 350 acres of manicured grass fields • 320 permanent stalls • Covered Arena (212′ x 375′) with clay/sand footing • Two Grass Arenas: (300′ x 500′) and (250′ x 350′) • 5 – 20 meter X 60 meter FEI regulation dressage arenas • Two complete FEI approved show jump sets including warm up fences • 100 cross-country jumps, Entry- Intermediate levels Major Events: Ocala Eventing Series Grandview Invitational Draft Horse Driving Location/Contact Info: 11008 South Hwy 475 Ocala, FL 34480 352-307-6699 Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com Recognized H/J, Dressage and Breed Shows FEATURES: • Indoor Arena • Grand Prix Grass Ring • Multiple Outdoor Rings • Paddocks • Permanent and Temporary Stalls Major Events: Venice Equestrian Tour Multiple $25,000 Grand Prix Events Location/Contact Info: 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292 Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com Serving Central Florida Equestrian resort on 340+ acres Since 1967 FEATURES: • Indoor Arena, out door arenas & warm-up rings •Sealcoating Stripingbarns •Car Stops • Permanent &&temporart with stalls • RV Hook Ups & Cottages •Parking Lot Signage •References Available • Bistro/restaurant, •Speed Bumps •Licensed & Insured • Wedding Chapel & Facilites/Corporate & Banquets •Asphalt Repair •Workers Comp • Golf/Pickleball/Polo •Asphalt Curbing •Written Warranty • Salon & Spa • Riding & Driving Lessons Location/Contact Info: 352-750-5500 Ext. 0 • MAIN ENTRANCE (AUTOS ONLY) The Grand Oaks Resort 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195 • Competitors (Horse Trailers) use: WWW.ASPHALTSEALINGANDSTRIPING.COM 3121 Griffin Avenue, Lady Lake, FL 32159 352-750-5500 Ext. 237 or Ext. 229

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Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com Kid Friendly, numerous events including non-horse events (re-actments, sports, trade shows) and clinics. FEATURES: • 350 acres of manicured grass fields • 320 permanent stalls • Covered Arena (212′ x 375′) with clay/sand footing • Two Grass Arenas: (300′ x 500′) and (250′ x 350′) • 5 – 20 meter X 60 meter FEI regulation dressage arenas • Two complete FEI approved show jump sets including warm up fences • 100 cross-country jumps, Entry- Intermediate levels Major Events: Ocala Eventing Series Grandview Invitational Draft Horse Driving Location/Contact Info: 11008 South Hwy 475 Ocala, FL 34480 352-307-6699

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Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com Equestrian resort on 340+ acres FEATURES: • Indoor Arena, out door arenas & warm-up rings • Permanent & temporart barns with stalls • RV Hook Ups & Cottages • Bistro/restaurant, • Wedding Chapel & Facilites/Corporate & Banquets • Golf/Pickleball/Polo • Salon & Spa • Riding & Driving Lessons Location/Contact Info: 352-750-5500 Ext. 0 • MAIN ENTRANCE (AUTOS ONLY) The Grand Oaks Resort 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195 • Competitors (Horse Trailers) use: 3121 Griffin Avenue, Lady Lake, FL 32159 352-750-5500 Ext. 237 or Ext. 229

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HITS Post Time Farm, Ocala, FL HITS Shows.com Winter Circuit: Jan. 14th - Mar 22nd, 2020 10 Weeks of USEF-Rated Show Jumping Competition, featuring National and Premier-Rated Hunters, 5* and 6* Jumpers, two USHJA International Hunter Derbies and qualifiers for the HITS Championship. FEATURES: • 450 lush acres • Grand Prix Stadium and multiple outdoor rings • Over 100 permanent turn-out paddocks • 30 permanent barns • Permanent food service • RV sites with full hook-ups Major Events: $1 Million Great American Grand Prix Multiple Grand Prix Competitions Location/Contact Info: 352-620-2275 (During shows) HITS Post Time Farm 13710 US Highway 27 Ocala, FL 34482 Jacksonville Equestrian Center www.jaxequestriancenter.com. An 80-acre facility, part of a 2,000-acre recreational park FEATURES: • 123,000 square foot multi-purpose coliseum • 150’ x 300’ indoor arena with 3,500 permanent seats • Outdoor show rings, a turf derby field • 4 Barns housing over 400 permanent stalls • RV hookups Location/Contact Info: 904-255-4254 13611 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221 Jim Brandon Equestrian Center www.pbcgov.com/parks/equestrian 111-acre world class equestrian showplace FEATURES: • Covered Arena & multiple outdoor arenas • 2 Permanent Barns housing 128 stalls • Riding Trials Location/Contact Info: 561-966-7090 Okeeheelee Park 7500 Forest Hill Blvd.,West Palm Beach, FL 33413 Majestic Oaks Ocala MajesticOaksOcala.com info@MajesticOaksOcala.com FEATURES: Cross Country Course, dressage, fiber based jumping arena Location/Contact Info: 559-917-3046 17500 North US Highway 441, Reddick FL 32686

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Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Winter Equestrian Festival pbiec.coth.com FEATURES: • Grand Prix Arena with permanent seationg & VIP area • Hunter ring and other outdoor rings • Multiple on-site restaurants/food vendors • Vendor Village Major Events: Winter Equestrian Festival Location/Contact Info: 561-793-5867 Horse Show Office:561-784-1115 3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414 E-mail: info@equestriansport.com St. Lucie County Fairgrounds www.stlucieco.gov/departments Multi-purpose facility that hosts trade shows, concerts, festivals, boat and car shows, ethnic festivals, 10 Day County Fair, Farm/Livestock Shows, Private events Open Ride Program- 1st & 3rd Wed. every Month, 6-9PM, $10/Rider Location/Contact Info: 772-462-2581 Office:772-462-6413 or 772-462-5214 E-mail: fairgrounds@stlucieco.org 15601 West Midway Road Fort Pierce, Fl Southeast Livestock Pavillion www.marioncountyfl.org Multiple horse shows and non-horse events FEATURES: • Covered Arena with 4200 permanent seats • 226 Permanent Stalls Location/Contact Info: 352-840-5606 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, FL 34470 Silver Sands Bridle Club, Inc www.silversandsbridleclub.org FEATURES: • 250’ by 120’ covered arena • Two outdoor riding arenas • 100 stalls • Round pen • Ample parking • 26 electrical hookups Location/Contact Info: 625 Tomoka Farms Road ( C.R # 415 ) New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

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BRIDGING THE GAP WITH CLASSICAL DRESSAGE AND NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP Join four interna�onally renowned experts, who are truly passionate about changing the world for dressage horses by bringing the two worlds of horse psychology and classical dressage together. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN • Learn how training sessions can develop the dressage horse’s mental, emo�onal and physical fitness by combining dressage and horse psychology. • Learn how to solve problems with tension. • Know what is important to horses, how they think, how they learn, what mo�vates them, and what they need to be happy. • Learn how using a heart rate monitor can revolu�onize your training results. • Discover the difference between psychology and mechanics. • Learn the way to a calmer, more connected, responsive, supple and successful horse. • See the Scale of Training in a whole new light. • Increase a �mid horse’s confidence. • The challenges presented at different levels of training. • Discover what a Happy Horse really is.

Brevard Equestrian Center www.brevardec.com 321-320-6323 4850 Old Dixie Highway, Grant, FL 32949 • Arthur Kottas Visit: Jan 31-Feb 2 • Spanish Riding School Bereiter Clinics: Feb-May TBD Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 11008 South Hwy 475 Ocala, FL 34480 352-307-6699 • USEF Driving Clinic: Feb 17, Mon, & 18 Tue • Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit, Pat Parell: March 27-29, see above.

Nona Garson Clinics Now accepting bookings for clinics at your facility! www.RidgeShowJumping.com info@ridgeshowjumping.com 14415 Palm Beach Pt. Blvd Wellington, FL 33414 34

March 27 - 29, 2020 Tickets: www.parelli.com/dressage-summit-2020 Held At: Florida Horse Park, www.flhorsepark.com 11008 South Hwy 475 Ocala, FL 34480

Baroque Equestrian Games (BEGI) 352-502-8192 terry_reth@cfl.rr.com March 7-8, 2020. A clinic and symposium with Tina Veder, Bruno Gonzalez, and Jos Sevriens. Focus will be on training horses in connection and collection. The event may also be Friday through Sunday rather than just two days. Details to follow. The clinic is certain to include a lot of information, demonstrations and lessons.

Gunnar Ostergaard Dressage Clinics Now accepting bookings for clinics at your facility! www.gunnarostergaard.com gunnaros@aol.com He has trained over 25 successful horses and/or riders to Grand Prix, won many national championships for himself and his students, competed successfully in Europe and had several Grand Prix wins at Devon and at the United States Equestrian Team’s (USET) Festival of Champions. He also served on the USET’s Planning and Selection Committee in the 1980s and early 1990s.

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The Horseman’s University Symposium February 22-23

www.thehorsemansuniversity.com This clinic covers a lot of groundwork and jumping with people from different disciplines. Taught by Jake Biernbaum of Pear Tree Ranch and Tik Maynard. The Horseman’s University is a new website with four resident clinicians offering new equestrian video education and challenges every month.

Providing Full Care For Retired Horses

Trinity Sky Farms is a family run business on 90 acres that provides the highest quality one-on-one care for your retired horse. We offer a limited number of openings to ensure that every horse receives the highest level of care possible. The level of care and attention we provide is unmatched! For more pictures and info check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Yelp.

Enter the promo code INTHEMIDDLE for 20% off the first 3 months of membership! You will not be disappointed!

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FULL CARE INCLUDES: $550 - All day turn out in quality grass pasture - Brought in every night (hooves picked and gone over) - Each stall has a full hay net, salt block and fresh water - Fully groomed EVERY day - Quarterly wormer - Barefoot trimming every 3 weeks - Annual dental exam - Seasonal fly spray/ fly mask/ blanketing - Regular photos and videos - AND SO MUCH MORE (see our website for more details)

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FLORIDA HORSE PARK www.flhorsepark.com 11008 South Hwy 475 Ocala, FL 34480 352-307-6699 March 1: STRIDE Dressage & Driving March 22: STRIDE Dressage & Driving April 18: STRIDE Dressage & Driving www.STRIDEdressage.org April 18 & 19: POP Schooling Show See FL Horse Park web site, calendar for info SILVER SANDS BRIDLE CLUB, INC www.silversandsbridleclub.org 625 Tomoka Farms Road ( C.R # 415 ) New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 January 11: Simply Schooling H/J Show 321-693-5551 Also: Drill Team, Dressage, Barrel Racing and Dog Agility! Visit our web site for updated events! MAJESTIC OAKS OCALA MajesticOaksOcala.com info@MajesticOaksOcala.com 559-917-3046 17500 North US Highway 441, Reddick FL 32686 THE RIDGE AT WELLINGTON – 2020 SHOW DATES www.RidgeShowJumping.com info@ridgeshowjumping.com 14415 Palm Beach Pt. Blvd Wellington, FL 33414 Barn & Show Phone (561) 791-1471 (December-April)

3 PHASE SCHOOLING SHOWS: April 4th May 23rd 3 PHASE HORSE TRIALS: January 11-12 March 20-22 May 9-10

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Continued from page 32 The Ridge, Wellington, FL www.RidgeShowJumping.com A short hack from WEF, with stalls available Offers Hunter Derbies, Equitation Classes, Jumping FEATURES: • 2 large sand rings • Large round pen • Grass grand prix field • Multiple grass paddocks • Permanent and tent stalls Location/Contact Info: info@ridgeshowjumping.com 14415 Palm Beach Pt. Blvd Wellington, FL 33414 Barn & Show Phone (561) 791-1471 (December-April) World Equestrian Center South www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com Currently 378 acre complex within 4000 acres. Under construction, scheduled to open early 2021 FEATURES: • Multiple Climate Controlled Indoor Rings • Multiple Climate Controlled Barns with permanent stalls • Luxury 5 Star Hotel and retail space • On-Site Chapel • Multiple Restaurants • RV Parking/Hook-ups • Riding Trails Location/Contact Info: World Equestrian Center – Ocala 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482 352-402-4368

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Date of Application Individual Business Association Farm Event Membership Type Name Mailing Address City/Town State Zip County 5. Telephone No. Mobile Landline 6. Email (7 through 10 For individual members) 7. Age: under 18 over 18 8. Full time resident in Florida? Yes No 9. Please give us an idea of your association with horses Discipline(s) Breed(s) Do you own horses? Yes No No Are your horses on your property? Yes No 10. Do you own property in Marion County? Yes 11. Do you own a equine related business? if yes, name & describe:

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13. Signature Annual Membership Fees Membership is for 2019-2020 Individual $10 Small Business, Association, Farm, or Event. $25 Medium Business, Association, Farm, or Event $50 Large Business, Association, Farm, or Event $100 Businesses, Associations, Farms, and Events may select their membership category. Categories will be reflected on the OHA’s website. Please enclose a check made payable to The Ocala Horse Alliance and send to: P.O. Box 773790 Ocala, Florida 34477 Or visit our website: www.OcalaHorseAlliance.com to fill out membership application online

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We are United by the Horse

Whether you breed it, ride it, braid it, shoe it, dress it, feed it, house it, show it, train it, drive it, treat it, ship it, trail it, write about it, lease it, judge it, appraise it, massage it, photograph it, promote it, whisper to it, or just love it... you are an integral part of the horse industry. For just $10 you can be a member of The Ocala Horse Alliance and begin to socialize, make new connections, explore vast partnerships, be a part of industry marketing initiatives, and avail yourself of educational seminars and programs. The Ocala Horse Alliance is “Giving Spurs to the Ocala Horse Industry”. You’ll want to be part of this new association!

You’ll want to be part of this new association! Ocala often calls itself the “Horse Capital of the World”. Given the size, diversity, scope of equine activities and the unique representation of a spectrum of breeds and disciplines, Ocala clearly has rights to the title. Now, there is a unifying entity to harness the collective power of this diverse industry to help grow, educate, unify and promote the horse industry in Marion County. The Ocala Horse Alliance (OHA) is the newly formed organization that will champion this effort. After conducting a market condition analysis, the Leadership Group was formed to begin to address a unifying, growth and advocacy impact effort for the equine industry. The OHA Leadership Group is comprised of key stakeholders from various sections of the horse industry including breeders, trainers, trail riders, discipline representatives, manufacturers, feed companies, therapeutic riding, horse rescue, elected officials and numerous other groups representing the diversity of the horse industry in Marion County. The OHA is now positioned to launch the new organization and create a five-year strategic plan designed to unify, promote, educate and grow the horse industry in Ocala.

www.OcalaHorseAlliance.com

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Gala of the Royal Horses January 24, 2020 at 7:00 pm RP Funding Center , Lakeland , Florida 701 West Lime Street, Lakeland FL 33815 For info call (352) 208 2244, Box Office: (863) 834 8111 or (888) 397 1000

Visit our web site at www.galaoftheroyalhorses.com for updated listings of additional performances!

GRAND OAKS RESORT January: Usea Horse Trials, 17, 18 & 19 Grand Oaks CDE, January 29 - February 2, 2020 www.flhorsepark.com 11008 South Hwy 475 Ocala, FL 34480 352-307-6699 FLORIDA HORSE PARK Highlights: January: FL Horse Park Winter Classic, 1 - 12 Southern Obstacle Challenge 11 & 12 Pony Club Dressage Rally 18 & 19 Mounted Games 25 & 26 USEA Event Dressage Session Training 27 - 30 Grandview Invitational 30 thru Feb 5 February: USEF Driving Clinic 17 & 18 FL Cutting Horse Asso 20 & 21 Mounted Games 22 & 23 FL RV Trade Show 25 - 28 March: STRIDE 22 Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit by Pat Parelli 27 - 29 Ocala Arabian Horse Asso 7 & 8 April: Ocala International 3 Day 8-12 40

February: Grand Oaks Classic: Ct & Derby, 7, 8 & 9 For More Information: Kacy Tipton-Fashik at 352.409.1398 or email KacyF@TheGrandOaks.com for entry information. www.thegrandoaks.com

CANTERBURY SHOWPLACE Alachua County Agricultural and Equestrian Center 23100 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-6758 ACEA@alachuacounty.us February: Intercollegiate Equestrian Association Show 29th - March 1st susie@mckinleyhome.com for info

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Training

We fly dogs from desperate situations to no-kill shelters, fosters, and loving forever homes… …additionally we deliver service and companion dogs to veterans in need. But it’s YOUR support that keeps us aloft and allows us to continue these important missions. FlyPups, based in NJ, currently serves rescues and veterans east of the Mississippi.

Rene Gasser

of Gala of the Royal Horses, is accep�ng a limited number of horses for training in Dressage in Ocala, Florida. Limited spaces are available for riding students as well.

Please, contact us today and learn how you can be a part of this amazing experience.

740-FLY-PUPS (359-7877) www.FlyPups.org FlyPupsInc@gmail.com

Rene will bring out the best in your horse! Training for 3rd Level and above. Full board is included with training package.

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POLO Team Resolute LLC Brings Polo Back to the Florida Horse Park The Florida Horse Park is joining forces with Team Resolute LLC members David Eldredge and Lauren Proctor-Brown to bring Polo back to the Florida Horse Park. Chukkers are held Monday’s and Wednesday’s at 4 pm from mid November to April, with matches and additional practices held dependent on the park’s schedule. The schedule can be found online at Team Resolute’s website. Spectating is free, so come on out to watch! Club Match Dates: January: 19th and 26th February: 2nd and 29th March: 22nd & 29th April: 5th, 19th and 26th (dates subject to change) Practice Mondays & Wednesdays at 4pm running to April 22nd, 2020. Please note there will be no practice February 17th, 24th or 26th due to other Park events.

www.teamresolutepolo.com teamresolutepolo@gmail.com www.flhorsepark.com or email events@flhorsepark.com

The Villages Polo Club

Other Special Events

Games are played March through May.

Country and Western Hoedown

Located one hour north of Orlando and thirty minutes south of Ocala. Offers General Admission Seating, Upper Stadium Seating, General Admission Tailgating and Reserve Tent Seating. Tickets are required.

January 25, 10am - 4pm The Villages Polo Club General Admission $10 (12 & under FREE) VIP Stadium Seating $25

For information and ticket purchase, please contact: The Villages Entertainment Office 1070 Canal Street, The Villages, FL 32162 Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm Administrative Office (352) 750 – 5411 Box Office (352) 753-3229

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Presented by The Villages Homeowners Advocates, VHA Community Foundation and The VHA Helping Hands Foundation

The Villages Balloon Festival 2020 Winter Celebration * Fun * Food * Entertainment! February 7, 2-9pm February 8, 7am-9am & 2pm-9pm February 9, 7am The Villages Polo Club Single Day $15, Youth $10, Weekend Pass $20, Youth $15, Weekend Family Pack $60, VIP Pass $200, Youth $100, VIP Family Pack $500, Children 10 & under FREE

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PROFESSIONAL HORSEMAN PROVIDING QUALITY SERVICE At Equine Express, we transport your horses from coast-to-coast with 98% Customer Satisfaction, Quality Equipment and Top Industry Personnel that provide professional care. One Call Does It All! 800-545-9098 www.EquineExpress.com Serving the industry since 1986

Visit our newly renovated store! 352-203-4803 1655 SW Hwy 484 Unit 102, Ocala FL Mon - Fri: 9 to 5:30 Sat: 9 to 4 thecountrylanetack@gmail.com

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