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2016

New Ocala CIC Awarding $100,000 in Prize Money and Eyeing Future Four-Star

Author: Joe Barry

The Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event, a new competition to be held Nov. 24-27 in Reddick, Fla., will now boast the most prize money awarded to an eventing competition below the CCI**** level. 

Equiventures CEO Richard Trayford, who runs four horse trials at the Ocala Horse Park each year, helped bring the new FEI-level competition to fruition, along with event director Alec Lochore, course designer Mike Etherington-Smith, and Ocala Jockey Club owners Erik and Pavla Nygaard.

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Mar

2016

Group will bid for four-star eventing competition

Author: Joe Barry

On Monday, during a first look at the new international-level eventing course at the Ocala Jockey Club, the group behind the effort announced it would bid for a four-star competition for 2018, which could put Ocala on eventing's highest level.

If awarded to Ocala, the event could attract hundreds of thousands of people from around the world.

This would be the biggest sporting event in Marion County, ever, said Richard Trayford of Equiventures, the company which has partnered with the Ocala Jockey Club to develop the course and event.

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Mar

2016

Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event Announces $100,000 in Prize Money

Author: Joe Barry

The Ocala Jockey Club and Equiventures are pleased to announce that a record-breaking $100,000 in prize money will be awarded at the inaugural Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event to be held over Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 24-27, 2016, in Reddick, Florida. The purse is the highest amount offered by any recognized event below the four-star level in North America.

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Mar

2016

New CIC3* Approved for Ocala over the 2016 Thanksgiving Weekend

Author: Joe Barry

It's an exciting time for the team that's bringing eventing to the 950-acre Ocala Jockey Club property in Reddick, Florida, as the FEI has approved a new CIC3*, CCI2* and CCI* event to be held at the facility on Nov. 24-27, 2016, over Thanksgiving weekend next year.

Equiventures CEO Richard Trayford, who is spearheading the project alongside Ocala Jockey Club owners Erik and Pavla Nygaard, said they strategically wanted that holiday date for a reason: to host a showcase event that will attract people on a weekend when families are already out and about.

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2016

Jockey Club to build cross-country course

Author: Joe Barry

A longtime thoroughbred center in Ocala hopes to become home to one of the top-level eventing competitions in the country.

The Ocala Jockey Club in northwest Marion County will partner with EquiVentures to build a cross-country course on part of the 950-acre thoroughbred breeding and training center. The course will be the jewel of the planned competition, which also includes dressage and show jumping.

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