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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

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

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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 www.usdf.org or contact regchamps@usdf.org.
For information on the Florida Horse Park, visit the website at www.flhorsepark.com or email events@flhorsepark.com .

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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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