Marion County Teams up with Florida Horse Park to Extend Public Sewer Line

(Ocala, FL) – The Marion County Utilities Department has been working closely with the Florida Horse Park to design the proposed route for the new Main Force Sewage Line and Lift Station. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.

Due to this recent development, the Florida Horse Park has contracted with the McLauchlin & Company Group to begin the process of building a new bathroom and show office facility, to be placed West of the Covered Arena. As all competitors and organizers of the Florida Horse Park know, this is a much needed addition.

“We are extremely excited to work with the County and the McLauchlin & Company Group to develop this new structure. This will be a huge benefit to the park.” Jason Reynolds, Executive Director of the Florida Horse Park. IMG_5917


US Dressage Federation Region 3 Championships Come to the Florida Horse Park for 2020


By Emily Holmes

(Ocala, FL) – The United States Dressage Federation TM (USDF) and its committees have selected the Florida Horse Park as the host for the 2020 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 3 Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak.
The bid for 2020 Region 3 Championships was headed by Noreen O’Sullivan and Frances Cross. Neither is a stranger to dressage: O’Sullivan is a managing partner of the Wellington Classic Dressage competition management company, and in 2017 she was awarded the Global Dressage Visionary Award for the role she has played in the sport. Frances Cross, a Level 2 FEI Dressage Steward and “R” Dressage Technical Delegate, owned King Oak Farm in Massachusetts. Throughout the years of 1983 to 2016, she ran recognized United States Eventing Association horse trials and USDF events and has bred many dressage horses.
The Championships will be held on Florida Horse Park’s world-class Martin Collins CLOPF® Fiber arenas that were built over the innovative Dammann Risohorse® ebb and flow irrigation system. This system self-regulates water levels so that the Florida Horse Park can provide exceptional footing during all different types of weather.
Regional Championships offer a great opportunity for local supporters to come out and watch the top horses and riders in their Region qualify for the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®. The 2020 location for the US Dressage Finals has yet to be determined. Competitors have qualified for the Great American/USDF Regional Championships by competing in qualified classes throughout the past year at USDF recognized dressage competitions.
For more information on the regional championship program, or the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®, visit the USDF website at http://www.usdf.org or contact regchamps@usdf.org.
For information on the Florida Horse Park, visit the website at http://www.flhorsepark.com or email events@flhorsepark.com .


Western Dressage Lopes into the Florida Horse Park

By: Emily Holmes  |  December 17th, 2018  | 4:00 pm

(Ocala, FL) — A long awaited Western Dressage series is coming to the Florida Horse Park. Five shows will take place over the year with dates in January, February, April, June, and September.

Western Dressage is a simple concept that created a revolution in the treatment and training of horses. From the seeds planted by men such as Tom and Bill Dorrance, grew new and more humane methods of starting colts and finishing performance horses. Light hands, subtle cues, and an appreciation for the ultimate benefits derived from a true partnership between horse and rider all led to a revolution in Western Horsemanship. It was only natural that at some point on this journey east would meet west, english would meet western, and Classical Dressage would meet the spirit of the western horse. When that day arrived, Western Dressage was born. (https://westerndressageassociation.org/about-western-dressage/)

All five shows are Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA ) Recognized and carry Local Licenses through the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). If the competitor and horse carry USEF recordings, then they are eligible for full points towards the Horse of the Year. Judges include Lynn Palm, Beth Barritt, Heather Stalker, and more.

The series will culminate in a Series Championships, held on September 7-8th, 2019. Competitors can qualify for the Series Championships by competing during at least one day of three out of the five shows. Series Championships will have a variety of prizes to choose from!

When: January 19-20, February 23-24, April 6-7, June 22-23, and September 7-8th, 2019

Where: Florida Horse Park, 11008 S Highway 475, Ocala FL 34480

Who: Emily Holmes, Competition Manager       events@flhorsepark.com or 352-307-6699

What: Enter online at equestrianentries.com


Prizelists can be found at www.flhorsepark.com/western-dressage/

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Florida Horse Park

11008 S Highway 475

Ocala, FL 34480






2019 FEH/YEH Series

The USEA Young Event Horse Series (YEH) began in 2004 as a pilot program and is best described as an eventing talent search. YEH’s first season as an official program of the USEA was 2005, and the program’s goal is to identify young horses that possesses the talent and disposition that, with proper training, can excel in the uppermost levels of eventing. While the ultimate aim is to identify the future four-star horses, many fine event horses who will excel at the lower levels will also be showcased.
The Series gives owners and breeders the opportunity to showcase the potential of their four- and five-year-old horses while encouraging the breeding and development of top-level event horses for the future. Classes focus on education and preparation of the event horse in a correct and progressive manner.

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