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

 

The Ocala Jockey Club announced 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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Equiventures now has 3 fantastic venues and 7 great events in Ocala!


 

Ocala Fall HT - 10/15/2016

Ocala Winter I HT - 1/7-8/2017

Ocala Winter II HT - 2/10-12/2017

Ocala Int. 3-Day Festival of Eventing - 4/12-16/2017

Ocala Fall HT - 10/14/2017

 

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Ocala Jockey Club Int. 3-Day Event - 11/24-27/2016

Ocala Jockey Club Int. 3-Day Event - 11/16-19/2017

 

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Exmoor Eventing HT - 3/18-19/2017

Exmoor Eventing YEH and FEH Classes - 4/9/2017

 

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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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    Equiventures, LLC

    17500 N US Hwy 441

    Reddick, FL 32686


    CEO
    Richard Trayford
    richard@equiventures.com


    Co-Organizer:
    JJ Johnson
    jj_j@msn.com


    Business Development:
    Jessie Mazzoni
    jessie@equiventures.com


    Show Secretary:
    Rick Dunkerton
    secretary@equiventures.com


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