Ocala Jockey Club Announces $100,000 Purse for Thanksgiving Event


The Ocala Jockey Club announced last night that its inaugural international event held over Thanksgiving weekend on Nov. 24-27, 2016, will offer $100,000 in prize money across the CIC3*, CCI2* and CCI* divisions, making it the richest purse awarded at a recognized horse trials below the four-star level in North America.

Richard Trayford, Equiventures CEO and organizer of the competition, believes it’s long overdue to offer more prize money at prestigious events and said it’s encouraging to see more competitions trending in that direction. The Wellington Eventing Showcase offered $75,000 last month, and Carolina International has committed $75,000 next week across the CIC divisions.


“I don’t see why top athletes in eventing should be treated any differently from professional athletes in other sports,” Richard said. “They need the opportunity to earn enough at a competition to make a living out of solely being a competitor. We want to contribute to the goal of having professional riders be focused solely on competing and to offer enough prize money so that they have a chance of covering their costs.”

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Ocala Horse Properties Winter Event Series Dates

November 14, 2015

January 9 - 10, 2016

February 12 - 14, 2016

April 13 - 17, 2016
Ocala Horse Properties
International 3-Day
Festival of Eventing

Show Program


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Ocala Jockey Club Venue








To present high quality courses for international competitors and produce a progressive, educational series of events annually, thereby maintaining Ocala, Florida's position as a regional 'competitive' epicenter of US eventing.

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The series of competitions begins in November and culminates in April, with the Prestigious CCI * and ** FEI competitions. This natural progression of competitions also helps to keep competitors and the horses based right here in Ocala, Florida for the duration of the winter season.
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Enjoy The Ocala Horse Properties International Festival Of Eventing From Our Exclusive Hospitality Tent



Hospitality Package covers Saturday and Sunday and includes:

  • Admission to the Event, the Vendor Village and the Florida Agricultural Center and Horse Park

  • Preferred Parking

  • Private Hospitality Tent located inside the Live Oak Show Jumping Arena that also includes part of the Cross Country Course

  • Open Beer and Wine Bar and Beverage Service

  • Gourmet Lunch Service Saturday

  • Gourmet Lunch Service Sunday

  • Daily Afternoon Snacks

  • Official Event Program

Cost : $200 per seat or a full table (6 seats) for $1,100



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    Equiventures, LLC

    17500 N US Hwy 441

    Reddick, FL 32686

    Richard Trayford

    JJ Johnson

    Business Development:
    Jessie Mazzoni

    Show Secretary:
    Rick Dunkerton

    Joe Barry