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SHOW SEASON GUIDE 2023 EDITION 1 www.EliteEquestrianMagazine.com SHOWS • SCHOOLING SHOWS • SPECIAL EVENTS POLO • EVENTING • VENUES
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Chester Weber competing at 2019 Live Oak International
SAVE THE DATE! LIVE OAK INTERNATIONAL March 16-19, 2023 liveoakinterna�onal.com 20 Ocala Polo Club 26 December Events 28 January Events 30 February Events 34 Florida Carriage Driving Schedule 42 March Events 44 Hunter-Jumper Events 50 HITS New Era 54 Dressage Events 58 Western Events 60 Driving Events 62 Venue Descriptions 68 Tack Box (more on page 66) Contents EDITION 1 FLORIDA SHOW SEASON GUIDE 2023 SHOW SEASON GUIDE 2023
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The Ocala Polo Club The Fun Continues!

The fun continues! The Ocala Polo Club continues its success with players and ponies alike finding their strides playing year round in Ocala! The community continues to grow around polo and it’s truly magnificent to see everyone wel comed with open arms and bond around a common love of the sport.

With each season, the community of the Ocala Polo Club has grown on and off the field. The Booster Club grew through its inaugural year and the boost ers have gotten behind the scenes access to the players, extra polo rules and strategy lessons and bonded over their shared love of the sport. We are excited to welcome our new Booster’s Club President, Donna Woodin O’Brien for the 2023 season! New this year, Horses & Heroes day is growing to a whole weekend and now includes The Polo Ball, a gala & silent auction event which honors our veterans and raises money for the Wounded Warrior Project, on February 24th, 2022 with the annual match on Sunday February 26th, 2022. The boosters can be found every Sunday, cheering loudly and dressed for each week’s match theme! From fancy hats for the Laneway Cup to crowns for the Julie Braswell Memorial, Sundays are always a fun time and the Boosters do it right!

Tailgating at Sunday Polo is a fabulous, family-friendly activity on a Sunday Afternoon in sunny central Florida.On any given Sunday, our spectators enjoy easy access to polo as they drive up fieldside and tailgate right from their vehicles. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome and take center stage at our Polo for Pooches day! Don’t forget to stretch your legs at half time for the divot stomp and join in to win prizes at the Halftime Challenge! You can try your hand at swinging a polo mallet from the back of “Woody” the wooden horse. Don’t worry he has a pretty steady head and all ages and levels can give it a go!

Once you’ve tried your strokes on Woody you’ll have a new appreciation for the fledgling players hitting in the outdoor field in the Horseman’s League. Our polo school, under coach David Eldredge, has been hard at work introducing polo to new riders in the area from a variety of disciplines. Summer brought several new graduates from the Arena League to the grass who found great success on the outdoor field! Congratulations to Katherine Glynn on winning Most Im proved Player of the Summer Season! Our polo school runs arena and outdoor practice weekly and provides private lessons to teach riders the strokes and rules of the game. Polo is accessible to riders of all ages and experience levels who wish to expand their equestrian horizons.

The influx of equine enthusiasts to Ocala has also brought several seasoned polo players to the Ocala Polo Club from across North America. These players

were attracted to the welcoming community of Ocala Polo; some have moved to Ocala full time while others commute for the season or for weekends. Whether it’s a long or short stay, players are excited to play in Ocala and be a part of the community of polo here. We would like to welcome all of our new players and extend congratulations to David Eldredge and Lupe Castro, recipients of the Player of the Season Awards for Winter and Summer ‘22 respectively.

The Ocala Polo Club believes strongly in supporting Women’s Polo and has developed the Ocala Polo Women’s League, which hosts matches monthly and is now expanding to two flights hosting 4 to 6 and 8 to 10 goal Women’s polo. The Women’s League has grown to be a tight-knit group of women support ing women to excel in the sport. The Ocala Women’s League inspires women to succeed on and off the field. Special congratulations to Laura Willson and Lauren Proctor-Brown, who won the Women’s Player of the Season award for Winter and Summer ‘22 seasons respectively. We’ve partnered with the Florida Thorobred Fillies to celebrate the Julie Braswell Memorial Cup and Beth Rose Cup annually in December and February respectively. Women are succeeding not only in the Women’s League but in the Arena, Horseman’s and Tournament Leagues as well. Polo is a unique sport that allows women to compete on the same stage as men, both professionally and as amateurs. Horses give us all the power to do things we might not be able to do on our own.

After a winter of successful polo, Ocala Polo takes a break in the spring to trav el with players to other Polo Clubs in the Southeast and Florida. This past year, the women of Ocala Polo traveled to the Sarasota Women’s Challenge earning themselves a place in both the 4 goal and 8-10 goals Finals. Congratulations to all our players! Summer brings Saturday evening polo! Mother nature is a true polo fan, with summer afternoon storms cooling off to make a weekly 6pm polo match just right. The local community on and off the field enjoy Summer Polo Saturdays from June thru September.

Whether you have never seen polo before or played for several years, the Ocala Polo Club has something to offer you. From a Sunday tailgate, to your first lesson, to tournaments, you can find everything you are looking for. We look forward to playing in sunny central Florida for many years to come and invite you to come join the fun!

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703 N. Buena Vista Blvd. 352-750-7656 The Villages Polo Club www.thevillagespoloclub.com www.nationalpolocenter.com NATIONAL POLO CENTER PLEASE VISIT VENUE WEB SITES FOR UPDATED DATES www.ocalapolo.com www.teamresolutepolo.com teamresolutepolo@gmail.com www.flhorsepark.com or email events@flhorsepark.com SEE OUR SCHEDULE ON PAGE 24 Games Held At Florida Horse Park 11851 SW 16th Ave Ocala, FL 34476 352-307-6699 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE January 1 • NPC Inaugural Cup Final 16 GOAL January 3-22 • Joe Barry Cup Memorial16 GOAL January 20 - February 12 • Ylvisaker Cup 16 GOAL February 12-22 • C.V. Whitney Cup® 18-22 GOAL February 19 • USPA Junior Open Final March 1-26 • USPA Gold Cup® 18-22 GOAL March 29 - April 24 • U.S. Open Polo Championship March 9-19 • U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship® 18-24 GOAL March 29 - April 23 • U.S. Open Polo Championship® 22 GOAL April 5-9 • Florida Circuit 16-goal Series Championship 16 GOAL NATIONAL POLO CENTER (Formerly International Polo Club Palm Beach) 3667 120th Ave S., Wellington, FL 33414 Front Desk: (561) 204-5687 For ticket information visit www.nationalpolocenter.com Ocala POLO POLO POLO Weekly Games Every Sunday January 1st - April 23rd
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DECEMBERE vents

Dec 9 - 11 Run For The Ribbons Throughbred Makeover

Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Dec 10, Three Phase Schooling Show

Majes�c Oaks, Reddick FL Majes�cOaksOcala.com info@Majes�cOaksOcala.com 559-917-3046

17500 North US Highway 441, Reddick FL 32686

Dec 12-14 , Holiday Fes�val, USEF Na�onal “A” Rated & Jumper 4*, Wellington Interna�onal (Formerly Palm Beach Interna�onal Equestrian Center) www.pbiec.com 561-793-5867

3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414

Dec 13, Open Schooling For Drivers

Jacksonville Equestrian Center www.jaxequestriancenter.com 904-255-4254

13611 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221

Dec 14-18, Holiday Classic HITS Post Time Farm, Ocala, FL HITS Shows.com 352-620-2275 (During shows) 13710 US Highway 27, Ocala, FL 34482

Dec 15-18 , Holiday Fes�val 2, USEF Na�onal “A” Rated & Jumper 4*, Wellington Interna�onal (Formerly Palm Beach Interna�onal Equestrian Center) www.pbiec.com 561-793-5867

3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414

Dec 16-18, Florida All Breed Open Horse Show Series

Jacksonville Equestrian Center www.jaxequestriancenter.com 904-255-4254 13611 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221

Dec 17-18 POP Schooling Show

Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699

11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Dec 20-23, ESP New Years – USEF Na�onal “A” Rated & Jumper 4*, Wellington Interna�onal (Formerly Palm Beach Interna�onal Equestrian Center) www.pbiec.com 561-793-5867

3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414

Dec 27-30, 2022 Closes Nov 24, 2022 ACE Winter Camp with Sinead & Tik Maynard “Energy & Educa�on: Balancing Technique and Feel” Three and a half days of instruc�on in Dressage, show jumping and cross country. There is a wide range of social ac�vi�es inc wine & cheese nights and BBQ dinners. Organizer: Laurendelalla@gmail.com 540-247-9053 Majes�c Oaks, 17500 N US Hwy 441, Reddick FL 32686

Dec 27-31, Jan 1-3, FL Cu�ng Horse Associa�on Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Dec 28-31, ESP Holiday Circuit Finale – USEF Na�onal “A” Rated & Jumper 5*, Wellington Interna�onal (Formerly Palm Beach Interna�onal Equestrian Center) www.pbiec.com 561-793-5867 3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414

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JANUARY E vents

Jan 1-3, FL Cu�ng Horse Associa�on, Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Jan 1-6, FL Gulf Coast Circuit Bob Brandon Equestrian Center www.floridastatefair.com 561-793-5867 13500 South Shore Blvd. Wellington, FL 33414

Jan 4-8, Ocala Spectacular H/J I www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Jan 6-8, Developing Drivers Clinic Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Jan 7-14, Quarter Horse Circuit & NSBA Fun In The Sun Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Jan 9, Driving Days, Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Jan 9-12, Palm Equestrian Academy Horsemanship with Lynn Palm Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Jan 11-15, Ocala Spectacular H/J II www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Jan 13-15, 2023 CPI Florida Horse Show

Jim Brandon Equestrian Center www.pbcgov.com/parks/equestrian 561-966-7090 Okeeheelee Park 7500 Forest Hill Blvd.,West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Jan 14-15 Dressage Under The Oaks 1, Orlando Dressage Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Jan 18-22, Venice Equestrian Tour 1, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Jan 18-22, Ocala Spectacular H/J III www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Jan 19-22, Dressage At World Equestrian Center www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Jan 21-22, EIA R egion 7 Zone 4 Show, Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Jan 22, STRIDE Dressage, Florida Horse Park Dressage & Driving Schooling Show www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Jan 23, Driving Days, Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Jan 25-29, Venice Equestrian Tour 2, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Jan 25-29, Ocala Spectacular H/J IV www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Jan 27 - 29, Winter 1 Even�ng Rocking Horse Stables, Altoona, FL www.rockinghorseeven�ng.com organizer@rockinghorse@gmail.com 352-669-9982 44200 S.R. 19 N Altoona, FL 32702

Jan 27 - 29, Grand Oaks CDE

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Jan 28-29, Pony Club Dressage, Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Jan 28-29, Snowbirds Paradise Show

Orlando Dressage, www.orlandodressage.com 352-406-9886

Clarcona Horse Park 3535 Damon Rd, Apopka, FL 32703

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FEBRUARYE vents

Feb 1-5, Venice Equestrian Tour 3, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Feb 1-5, Ocala Spectacular H/J V www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 3-5, Advent Health Grandview Invita�onal Florida’s largest dra� horse show Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 www.GrandviewInvita�onal.com

Feb 3-5, Grand Oaks Classic, combined test, derby & pleasure Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Feb 8-12, Venice Equestrian Tour 4, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Feb 8-12, Ocala Spectacular H/J VI www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 9-12, Winter 2 Even�ng Rocking Horse Stables, Altoona, FL www.rockinghorseeven�ng.com organizer@rockinghorse@gmail.com 352-669-9982 44200 S.R. 19 N Altoona, FL 32702

Feb 9-12, FL Cu�ng Horse Associa�on Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 www.floridacu�nghorseassocia�on.com

Feb 9-11, Grandview World Nights Feb 11 World of Red Party World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 11-12, The Sweetheart Cup Orlando Dressage, www.orlandodressage.com 352-406-9886

Clarcona Horse Park 3535 Damon Rd, Apopka, FL 32703

Feb 13-16, Palm Equestrian Academy Horsemanship with Lynn Palm Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500

Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Feb 15-19, Venice Equestrian Tour 5, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Feb 15-19, Ocala Spectacular H/J VII www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 16-19, FLHP Winter 1 Horse Trials

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Feb 16-18, USEF Developing Driver Clinic

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Feb 22-26, Venice Equestrian Tour 6, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Feb 22-26, Ocala Spectacular H/J VIII www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 23-26, Spring Fling CDE & CT

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Feb 23-26, Dressage At World Equestrian Center www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 24, The Polo Ball Benefits Wounded Warrior Project The Paris Room, The Equestrian Hotel, World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482 Limited �ckets available. Visit ocalapolo.com

Feb 25-26, Youth Developement Associa�on Encourages development of riders skills, scholarship op portunity Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Feb 25-26, HSITP Hunt Country Shows

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Feb 28- Mar 5, Ocala Spectacular H/J IX www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

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MARCHE vents

Mar 1-5, Venice Equestrian Tour 7, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Mar 1-5, Ocala Spectacular H/J IX www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 3-5, All Equine Industry Expo www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 3-5, Parelli Horsemanship Demonstra�on www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 3-5, Winter 3 Even�ng Rocking Horse Stables, Altoona, FL www.rockinghorseeven�ng.com organizer@rockinghorse@gmail.com 352-669-9982 44200 S.R. 19 N Altoona, FL 32702

Mar 4-5, Southern Obstacle Challenge

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 4-5, Sunshine Classic Horse Show, Western Dressage Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Mar 5, Stride Dressage Schooling Show

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 8-10, USEF Developing Driver Clinic Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500

Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Mar 8-11 , Grand Oaks Combined Test Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Mar 8-12, Venice Equestrian Tour 8, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Mar 8-12, Ocala Spectacular H/J X www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 9-12, Dressage At World Equestrian Center www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

March 15-19, Fox Lea Quarter Horse Love Circuit Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Mar 15-19, Ocala Spectacular H/J XI www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 13-16, Palm Equestrian Academy, Lynn Palm Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Mar 16-19, FLHP Winter 2 Horse Trials Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 16-19, Live Oak Interna�onal 2215 SW 110th Ave, Ocala, FL 34481, USA info@liveoakinterna�onal.com

Mar 18-19, Sunshine State Open Pleasure Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 22-26, Ocala Spectacular H/J XII www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 23-26, Peruvian Horse Sunshine Show Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 25, Ride Roll Run Relay Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 25-26, Pony Club Rally Show Jumping Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 25 & 26, The Heidelberg Cup 1 & 2 Orlando Dressage, www.orlandodressage.com 352-406-9886 Clarcona Horse Park 3535 Damon Rd, Apopka, FL 32703

Mar 26, Great American $300,000 Grand Prix HITS Post Time Farm, Ocala, FL HITS Shows.com 352-620-2275 (During shows) 13710 US Highway 27, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 30-April 2, Ocala Premier 1 Spring, H/J Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

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Dec 12-14 , Holiday Fes�val, USEF Na�onal “A” Rated & Jumper 4*, Wellington Interna�onal (Formerly Palm Beach Interna�onal Equestrian Center) www.pbiec.com 561-793-5867 3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414

Dec 14-18, Holiday Classic HITS Post Time Farm, Ocala, FL HITS Shows.com 352-620-2275 (During shows) 13710 US Highway 27, Ocala, FL 34482

Dec 12-14 , Holiday Fes�val, USEF Na�onal “A” Rated & Jumper 4*, Wellington Interna�onal (Formerly Palm Beach Interna�onal Equestrian Center) www.pbiec.com 561-793-5867 3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414

Dec 15-18 , Holiday Fes�val 2, USEF Na�onal “A” Rated & Jumper 4*, Wellington Interna�onal (Formerly Palm Beach Interna�onal Equestrian Center) www.pbiec.com 561-793-5867 3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414

Dec 20-23, ESP New Years – USEF Na�onal “A” Rated & Jumper 4*, Wellington Interna�onal (Formerly Palm Beach Interna�onal Equestrian Center) www.pbiec.com 561-793-5867 3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, FL 33414

Jan 1-6, FL Gulf Coast Circuit

Bob Brandon Equestrian Center www.floridastatefair.com 561-793-5867

13500 South Shore Blvd. Wellington, FL 33414

Jan 4-8, Ocala Spectacular H/J I www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Jan 11-15, Ocala Spectacular H/J II www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Jan 13-15, 2023 CPI Florida Horse Show

Jim Brandon Equestrian Center www.pbcgov.com/parks/equestrian 561-966-7090 Okeeheelee Park 7500 Forest Hill Blvd.,West Palm Beach, FL 33413

Jan 18-22, Venice Equestrian Tour 1, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Jan 18-22, Ocala Spectacular H/J III www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Jan 25-29, Venice Equestrian Tour 2, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Jan 25-29, Ocala Spectacular H/J IV www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 1-5, Venice Equestrian Tour 3, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Feb 1-5, Ocala Spectacular H/J V www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 8-12, Venice Equestrian Tour 4, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Feb 8-12, Ocala Spectacular H/J VI www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 15-19, Venice Equestrian Tour 5, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Feb 15-19, Ocala Spectacular H/J VII www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 22-26, Venice Equestrian Tour 6, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361

800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Feb 22-26, Ocala Spectacular H/J VIII www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 25-26, HSITP Hunt Country Shows Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

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Feb 28-Mar 5, Ocala Spectacular H/J IX www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com

1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 1-5, Venice Equestrian Tour 7, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361

800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Mar 8-12, Venice Equestrian Tour 8, USEF H/J & $24,999 Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361

800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Mar 8-12, Ocala Spectacular H/J X www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com

1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 15-19, Ocala Spectacular H/J XI www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com

1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 22-26, Ocala Spectacular H/J XII www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com

1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 26, Great American $300,000 Grand Prix HITS Post Time Farm, Ocala, FL HITS Shows.com 352-620-2275 (During shows) 13710 US Highway 27, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 30-April 2, Ocala Premier 1 Spring, H/J Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

April 5-9, Ocala Premier 2 Spring, H/J Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

April 5-9, Hunt Country Horse Show Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

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January 17-22, Ocala January Classic - I - Na�onal / 5*

January 20, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

January 22, $50,000 HITS Ocala Grand Prix

January 24-29, Ocala January Fes�val - II - Na�onal / 5*

January 27, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

January 29, $50,000 HITS Ocala Grand Prix

January 31- February 5, Ocala Premiere - III - Na�onal / 5*

February 3, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

February 5, $50,000 HITS Ocala Grand Prix

February 7-12, Ocala Winter Classic - IV - Premier / 5*

February 10, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

February 11, $50,000 USHJA Interna�onal Hunter Derby

February 12, $75,000 HITS Grand Prix

February 14-19, Ocala Winter Fes�val - V - Na�onal / 5*

February 17, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

February 18, $10,000 USHJA Na�onal Hunter Derby

February 19, $100,000 Ocala Electric U�lity Grand Prix

February 21-26, Ocala Masters - VI - Na�onal / 5*

February 24, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

HITS Post Time Farm, Ocala, FL

HITS Shows.com 352-620-2275 (During shows) 13710 US Highway 27, Ocala, FL 34482

February 26, $75,000 John Deere Grand Prix

February 28-March 5, USHJA Zone IV Handy Hunter Challenge

Ocala Tournament - VII - Na�onal / 5*

March 3, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

March 4, $10,000 USHJA Na�onal Hunter Derby

March 5, $75,000 HITS Grand Prix

March 7-12, Ocala Winter Finals - VIII - Na�onal / 5*

March 10, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

March 11, $10,000 USHJA Na�onal Hunter Derby

March 11, $1,500 USHJA Pony Hunter Derby

March 12, $100,000 Purina Animal Nutri�on Grand Prix

March 14-19, Ocala Winter Celebra�on - IX - Premier / 5*

March 17, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

March 18, $50,000 Interna�onal Hunter Derby

March 19, $50,000 Ocala Grand Prix

March 21-26, Ocala Championship - X - Na�onal / 6*

March 24, $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

March 25, $25,000 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic

March 26, Great American $300,000 Grand Prix

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Enters New Era in 2023 HITS HITS

Change is inevitable and the horse industry is no excep�on. HITS has been the industry leader and the largest producer of hunter/jumper horse shows in the United States for over 40 years. Entering the 2023 show season, HITS will enter a new era thanks to new ownership by Traub Capital Partners (TCP) who will bring a new vision to equestrian sport.

are proud

to partner with HITS, a clear leader in the equestrian event world,” said Brian Crosby, Managing Partner of TCP, a�er the purchase. “HITS’ legacy and exper�se align with TCP’s philosophy and approach, and we believe we are uniquely posi�oned to ac�vely support them in their strategic growth plans.”

TCP purchased HITS in March with the plan to leverage its excep�onal history, track record and reputa�on as part of its vision to bolster and further invest in the five show loca�ons currently operated by the company, while looking to expand the na�onal footprint.

The first step was taking over the lease of Del Mar Showpark, allowing HITS to make a return to the West Coast. HITS has already begun work improve the exis�ng facility and create an incredible venue for equestrian athletes of all disciplines to

enjoy. Having built two facili�es on the West Coast at the HITS Desert Horse Park at Indio and Thermal, the team at HITS is well-versed in the needs of exhibitors, sponsors and spectators on the West Coast to create successful compe��ons throughout the year.

HITS plans to reopen the doors of the Del Mar Showpark in in July of 2023, operat ing all seven of the current hunter/jumper dates allocated through US Equestrian (USEF) as part of the newly restructured California show schedule.

“We’ve really missed this facility the last few years,” said professional rider Keri Po�er of Tres Palomas. “It’s such a beau�ful loca�on, super horse-friendly and really is the center of Del Mar. [HITS] has such a strong background in the sport, and knows what it takes to put on a nice horse show, and knows what it takes to create a beau�ful facility. [HITS] sees the vision that we see as professionals, and

the poten�al this place has to be one of the best horse show venues in California.”

HITS also has plans to host dressage com pe��ons at Del Mar Showpark beginning in 2024, as it con�nues its dedica�on to the discipline. HITS already hosts worldclass dressage events at HITS-on-the-Hud son and Lamplight Equestrian Center, and looks forward to adding Del Mar Show park to the por�olio.

HITS has already established itself as a premiere producer of Dressage shows, having hosted the U.S. Dressage Fes�val of Champions at Lamplight Equestrian Center since 2020. Next Year’s Cham pionship will be held August 21-2, 2023. Addi�onally, HITS will host the Region 2 and Regions 8 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Cham pionships, presented by SmartPak, at Lamplight Equestrian Center and HITS-onthe-Hudson, respec�vely.

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The next step for HITS came at the end of October when they welcomed Joseph “Joe” Norick as the new Chief Customer Officer. This new role allows Norick the opportunity to focus on client needs and the overall customer experience at each of HITS’ world-class compe��ons. Norick’s addi�on is reflec�ve of the consumer-oriented philosophy employed by TCP.

As Chief Customer Officer at HITS, Norick will lead its renewed focus on crea�ng posi�ve experiences for both the horses and riders. “Equestrian sports are constantly evolving, and I am looking forward to working with the HITS team to exceed the expecta �ons of all of our exhibitors,” said Norick. “My vision to enhance our facili�es includes improving the drainage and foo�ng in our compe��on areas, as well as upgrading our ameni�es, such as food services, exhibitor hospitality loca�ons, and even rest rooms. We will be working to create a friendly, relaxed atmo sphere at every HITS venue for every HITS customer.”

The biggest and most exci�ng change coming to HITS though? New foo�ng. On November 1, HITS announced that it is part nering with Sharn Wordley and Craig Mar�n of Wordley Mar�n Premium Equine Surfaces to resurface four rings at HITS Ocala. Commi�ed to crea�ng the best experience possible for the ex hibitors and horses at Post Time Farm, HITS will be working with these world-class experts to re-create the Grand Prix Ring and Main Hunter Ring, as well as the corresponding schooling rings for the 2023 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit.

“HITS is entering a new era, and we understand the importance of providing the best possible surfaces for our customers,” said Show Manager Rian Beals. “We are thrilled to be working with Sharn and Craig, who bring their exper�se as interna�onal riders to their business and have created incredible rings for the best in the business. This is just the beginning of the many changes we plan to implement in the coming years at HITS, and we are thrilled to begin this process at HITS Ocala for the 2023 Winter Circuit.”

Wordley Mar�n provides equestrian arena architecture, con struc�on, installa�on, and foo�ng products to create a personal ized, ideal riding environment. Founded by interna�onal grand prix riders Sharn Wordley and Craig Mar�n, Wordley Mar�n has installed more than 450 arenas throughout the United States and has become the choice of Olympians, top athletes, and owners from show jumping, even�ng, and dressage who value Wordley Mar�n’s excep�onally high standard of execu�on.

“We are very excited about the new team at HITS and the op portunity to create these top-quality rings for HITS Ocala,” said Wordley, an Olympic rider who represents New Zealand. “The team at HITS has an incredible vision that we are thrilled to help execute. This project is especially close to our hearts because we will be here riding and showing each week. This will allow us to monitor and maintain the arenas throughout the compe��on to consistently deliver a quality experience for the exhibitors. We are dedicated to crea�ng an excep�onal surface for all of the HITS customers to enjoy!”

The 2023 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will get underway with 10weeks of hunter/jumper compe��on on January 17. The Grand Prix Ring, Main Hunter Ring and both schooling rings will feature the new Wordley Mar�n Premium Equestrian Surface. All other compe��on rings are also being reworked, with regraded bases and freshened top material. Addi�onal ameni�es will include enhanced exhibitor hospitality, upgraded wifi, the new premium tent stall op�ons, renovated restrooms, an on-site school and new landscaping. To download a copy of the prize list, submit entries or reserve stalls visit www.HITSShows.com.

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Dressage

Jan 14-15 Dressage Under The Oaks 1, Orlando Dressage

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500

Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Jan 19-22, Dressage At World Equestrian Center www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Jan 22, STRIDE Dressage, Florida Horse Park

Dressage & Driving Schooling Show www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Jan 28-29, Snowbirds Paradise Show

Orlando Dressage, www.orlandodressage.com 352-406-9886

Clarcona Horse Park 3535 Damon Rd, Apopka, FL 32703

Feb 11-12, The Sweetheart Cup

Orlando Dressage, www.orlandodressage.com 352-406-9886

Clarcona Horse Park 3535 Damon Rd, Apopka, FL 32703

Feb 23-26, Spring Fling CDE & CT

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Feb 23-26, Dressage At World Equestrian Center www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 4-5, Sunshine Classic Horse Show, Western Dressage Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500

Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Mar 5, STRIDE Dressage, Florida Horse Park

Dressage & Driving Schooling Show

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 9-12, Dressage At World Equestrian Center www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Mar 25 & 26, The Heidelberg Cup 1 & 2

Orlando Dressage, www.orlandodressage.com 352-406-9886

Clarcona Horse Park 3535 Damon Rd, Apopka, FL 32703

April 13-16, Dressage At World Equestrian Center www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com

1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

There are many other events throughout Florida, not all events were available for posting at time of press. We encourage you to visit venue and assocation web sites for updated events and information.

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Dec 27-30, 2022, ACE Winter Camp with Sinead & Tik Mayard

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“Energy & Educa�on: Balancing Technique and Feel”

Three and a half days of instruc�on in Dressage, show jumping and cross country. There is a wide range of social ac�vi�es inc wine & cheese nights and BBQ dinners. Organizer: Laurendelalla@gmail.com 540-247-9053 Majes�c Oaks, 17500 N US Hwy 441, Reddick FL 32686

Dec 10, Three Phase Schooling Show

Majes�c Oaks, Reddick FL, Daily Schooling Available Majes�cOaksOcala.com info@Majes�cOaksOcala.com 559-917-3046 17500 North US Highway 441, Reddick FL 32686

Dec 17-18 , POP Schooling Show

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Rocking Horse Stables, Altoona, FL

Jan 27 - 29, Winter 1 Even�ng

Feb 9-12, Winter 2 Even�ng

Mar 3-5, Winter 3 Even�ng

April 7-9, Spring Even�ng www.rockinghorseeven�ng.com organizer@rockinghorse@gmail.com 352-669-9982 44200 S.R. 19 N Altoona, FL 32702

Feb 16-19, FLHP Winter 1 Horse Trials

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 16-19, FLHP Winter 2 Horse Trials

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

April 20-23, Ocala Interna�onal Horse Trials

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

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Dec 27-31, Jan 1-3, FL Cu�ng Horse Associa�on

Florida Horse Park

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Jan 7-14, Quarter Horse Circuit & NSBA Fun In The Sun

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Feb 9-12, FL Cu�ng Horse Associa�on

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 www.floridacu�nghorseassocia�on.com

Mar 4-5, Sunshine Classic Horse Show, Western Dressage

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

March 15-19, Fox Lea Quarter Horse Love Circuit

Fox Lea Farms www.FoxLeaFarm.com 941-809-6361 800 North Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292

Mar 18-19, Sunshine State Open Pleasure

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

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Driving

Dec 13, Open Schooling For Drivers

Jacksonville Equestrian Center www.jaxequestriancenter.com 904-255-4254 13611 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221

Jan 6-8, Developing Drivers Clinic

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Jan 9, Driving Days, Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699

11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Jan 22, STRIDE Dressage, Florida Horse Park

Dressage & Driving Schooling Show www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Jan 23, Driving Days, Florida Horse Park www.flhorsepark.com 352-307-6699 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476

Jan 27 - 29, Grand Oaks CDE

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500

Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Feb 3-5, Advent Health Grandview Invita�onal

Florida’s largest dra� horse show Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 www.GrandviewInvita�onal.com

Feb 3-5, Grand Oaks Classic, combined test, derby & pleasure

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Feb 9-11, Grandview World Nights Feb 11 World of Red Party World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482

Feb 23-26, Spring Fling CDE & CT

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 5, STRIDE Dressage, Florida Horse Park

Dressage & Driving Schooling Show

Florida Horse Park, 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 flhorsepark.com/calender-of-events

Mar 8-10, USEF Developing Driver Clinic

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Mar 8-11 , Grand Oaks Combined Test

Grand Oaks Resort, Wiersdale, FL www.thegrandoaks.com 352-750-5500 Main: 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL 32195

Mar 16-19, Live Oak Interna�onal 2215 SW 110th Ave, Ocala, FL 34481, USA www.liveoakinterna�onal.com, info@liveoakinterna�onal.com

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• 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

Location/Contact Info: 561-793-5867

13500 South Shore Blvd. Wellington, FL 33414

Bob Brandon 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

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

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: 11851 SW 16th Ave.,Ocala, FL 34476 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

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

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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 Shows.com

10 Weeks of USEF-Rated Show Jumping Competition, featuring National and Premier-Rated Hunters, 5* and 6* Jumpers, FEI CSI2* competition, two USHJA International Hunter Derbies and qualifiers for the HITS Championship.

FEATURES:

• 500 lush acres

• Grand Prix Stadium and multiple outdoor rings

• Over 120 permanent turn-out paddocks

• 30 permanent barns

• Permanent food service

• RV sites with full hook-ups

• On-site housing rentals

Major Events:

$500,000 Great American Grand Prix

Weekly National Grand Prix on Sundays

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

Rocking Horse Stables, Altoona, FL www.rockinghorseeventing.com Stable and venue specializing in eventing. Hosts schooling and rated shows. Hosts 5 USEA recognized horse trials during the fall and winter months.

FEATURES:

• Self-care board Jan thru April, weekly or monthly

• 104 Permanent Stalls

• 36 Paddocks

• 29 RV Hookups

• Bathrooms, showers and WiFi are also available. Location/Contact Info: organizer@rockinghorse@gmail.com Physical: 44200 S.R. 19 N Altoona, FL 32702 Mailing: P.O. Box 416 Altoona, FL 32702 352-669-9982

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 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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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)

Wellington International (Formerly Palm Beach International Equestrian Center)

Winter Equestrian Festival www.pbiec.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

World Equestrian Center South www.WorldEquestrianCenter.com

Currently 378 acre complex within 4000 acres. Visit web site for updated schedule of events

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

DEC-FEB 2023 WEF STALLS AVAILABLE

The barn is located just 3 properties from north end of horse show grounds. This 18-stall, center aisle barn on Appaloosa Trail is ideally located very near the Wellington International show grounds

Email furimmer1970@gmail.com or call 630-728-2875 for more information.

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