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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. (

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 or 352-307-6699

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11008 S Highway 475

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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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