Ocala is the winter base for both the USA and Canadian eventing teams. They, along with many other International riders, use our shows to compete for the opportunity to represent their countries in this Olympic sport. Equestrian events are the only Olympic sport in which men and women compete equally. We have the world watching and are continuing to build on this success. Our shows cater to riders of all levels, many of which have made Florida their permanent home base. Other competitors, owners and sponsors call the Ocala area home for up to six months during our winter show season. Last year, entry numbers broke records and showed a 40% increase over previous years!
Equiventures is proud to have the support of the best businesses in our area. We work hard to make each of our events a showcase for not only our sport but as a marketplace for our partners. The Ocala show season runs from November through April - culminating in our prestigious international competition: The International Festival of Eventing. April 12-16, 2017. Please take this opportunity to experience what our exiting events and wealthy demographic can do for your business.
Equiventures LLC is both proud and excited to be the official organizer for all of the USEA competitions at the Florida Horse Park. Years of experience has helped to form one of the best series of competitions in the world. Located in the heart of Ocala Florida, these events are sure to draw the best horses and competitors around. The series of four competitions begins in November and culminates in April, with the prestigious CCI one and two star FEI competitions. This natural progression of competitions also helps to keep competitors and horses based right here in Ocala Florida for the duration of the winter season. Located less than an hour from the Orlando and Tampa Bay metro areas, The Florida Horse Park is ideally situated to gain maximum exposure.
Somewhat comparable to a human triathlon, the discipline of eventing is an exciting spectator sport that is recognized as one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines. Eventing is divided into three phases: dressage, cross-country and show jumping which are usually held over the course of three days, testing the horse and rider in three very different and challenging disciplines.