Florida Governor Rick Scott Approves $2 Million for Ocala's Florida Horse Park
(Ocala, Florida) -- The Florida Horse Park and the Foundation for the Florida Horse Park will hold a joint press conference on 22, May, 2013 to announce the launch of a $2 million capital campaign to expand the Florida Horse Park and Agricultural Center (Florida Horse Park) at its Ocala location. This major funding campaign comes on the heels of Florida Governor Rick Scott's signing of Monday's 2013-2014 General Appropriations Act allocating a $2 million to the Park with a goal of matching this funding.
Click here to view the webcast of the press conference
The 2012-2013 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing series concluded in grand style with our April CCI three day event.
The event boasted more than 300 entries and we set record attendance for spectators over the four days of competition. This season Equiventures placed a renewed emphasis on growing our spectator base, and we were thrilled with the results.
Having a home town competition that hosts beginners through Olympians is a real treat for even a casual fan of the sport. While this is all great news for the promotion of the sport,the top priority was as always to produce top level competition. By providing our competitors with challenging yet educational courses we have been able to help produce our future stars in the sport of three day eventing.
The two star competition,the top level offered, was hotly contested right up to the last second. A clear trip around Marc Donovan's show jumping track catapulted Lauren Kieffer to victory on Team Rebecca's Veronica. Meanwhile, Athens Gold Medalist Leslie Law gave a virtual riding lesson to his fellow competitors on Beatrice Rey-Herme's Tout de Suite in the one star. Leading from start to finish Mr. Law won by nearly nine points over the next closest competitor, showing what kind of domination an Olympic gold medalist is capable of.
Most importantly,Equiventures wants to thank all of the sponsors,volunteers and staff that make these competitions a huge success time and time again. Without each and every one of you these completions would not happen. It truly takes a village to pull off the biggest eventing competitions in central Florida. On that note,we also would like to thank the local community for all of their help. Having the support of the greatest horse community in the world makes all the difference.
Florida Sporthorse Magazine visits Willow Run Farm
Christie Gold of Wesley Chapel, Fl, publisher/editor of Florida Sporthorse visited Willow Run,
home of Holling Eventing during Equiventures, LLC coaching/training for Pony Club members. See her feature here
Equiventures teams with Equine Journal to expand eventing coverage
Peter Gray and Jonathan Holling, co-founders/directors of Equiventures, LLC are pleased to announce the teaming of Equine Journal, a national equine magazine for a co-created mutually beneficial relationship to increase the awareness of eventing, particularly in Marion County.
Equine Journal, the premier all-breed, all-discipline publication serving the Northeast and East Coast equestrian communities for over 50 years publishes as award-winning monthly magazine that informs its readers on training, education, news in the industry, upcoming events, horse health, lifestyle topics, and more, in every issue. Equine Journal Publisher Scott Ziegler says: "Everyone at Equine Journal is thrilled and delighted to be partnering with Equiventures and promoting their schedule of high-caliber eventing competitions in the coming year." Equine Journal News Editor Kathryn Selinga: "We've been striving to expand and enhance our eventing coverage throughout the magazine, and I can't think of a better way to do this than to collaborate with Equiventures."
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Thoroughbred Incentive Program awards now being offered at the Ocala Horse Properties horse trials.
Each event in 2013 will offer awards to the best placed thoroughbred in each division. Series awards with ribbons, prizes and money will be given to the horses who have earned the most points throughout all three 2013 horse trials being held at the Florida Horse Park. Full details are available at The Jockey Club's website http://tjctip.com
Click here to download the entry form necessary to enter to earn points in this series.
First Equiventures, LLC/CF Co-op Intern Graduates
The first College of Central Florida’s Equine Studies Co-op student intern, Ruth Ramanrine, completed her 120 hour/three credit course in the collaborative effort with CF/Equiventures, LLC and graduated in December. Emphasis was on public relations/marketing, assist with pre-event planning, assisting Equiventures charity of choice, Marion Therapeutic Riding Association and score running for the Nov 17 event at the Florida Horse Park. Ms Ramnarine was on location for learning as the full range of professionals for eventing, competitors, horse owners and trainers were all in action.
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Equiventures LLC is pleased to announce their Charity of Choice
on Nov 8th, 2012, 6:30 pm at the Marion Therapeutic Riding Center, 6850 SE 41st Court, Ocala, FL 34480
“As Equiventures has evolved into a successful competition management organization, we felt it was time to get more connected with the community. The Marion Therapeutic Riding Association was our first choice as an equine-oriented but also community driven, professional organization demonstrating volunteerism at its best, and compassion to those less able,” Peter Gray, one of Equiventures founders said.
Marion Therapeutic Riding Center is a PATH premiere accredited therapeutic horseback riding program. MTRA’s mission is “To promote wellness, exercise and education while providing the benefits of therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities to persons of all ages challenged with a disability.” MTRA is a nationally recognized Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). Donations for MTRA will be accepted.
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