The Ocala Horse Properties Winter Eventing Series continues Feb. 6-8 at the Florida Agricultural Center and Horse Park.
The Winter Series II Horse Trials will feature many of the nation’s top eventers, but it’s the riders’ courageous equine partners that make eventing the most complete combined competition in all of sport.
There’s no substitute for knowledge and experience as the rider must be able to accurately gauge a horse’s ability. The horse trials consists of three phases, dressage, cross country and stadium jumping, serving as a demanding test of the rider’s competence and showcases the bond they’ve developed with their equine teammate in terms of schooling and training in preparation for each competition. The adrenaline rush one feels as a participant successfully clearing the fixed, solid and imposing jumping efforts, leaves spectators in awe as they marvel at the athletic ability of the combinations. Eventing is the absolute test of all-around horsemanship.
The Ocala Horse Properties Winter Eventing Series II Horse Trials features outstanding amenities including a vendor village, food vendors with beer and wine available. It’s the perfect way to spend the day.
Admission to the Ocala Horse Properties is free, but programs to the event are available for $10 each, with the proceeds from the purchase going to the Florida Agricultural Center and Horse Park.