Welcome Exhibitors, Trainers, and Sponsors,
It is my pleasure to welcome you back to Ocala’s boutique show experience. The Florida Horse Park Winter Classic is best described as a flourishing “exhibitor focused” horse show where the quality of the exhibitor’s experience is the main focus.
The entire AIR Show Jumping team is pleased to once again offer two weeks of ‘A’ rated hunter and jumper competition as well as many level 4 jumper classes. Featured classes for the jumpers will include two $25,000 nationally-rated grand prixs while hunter exhibitors can look forward to a $10,000 International Hunter Derby. We are proud to also produce another year of affordable Green Jumper classes for five, six, and seven year olds. The minds behind the FHP Winter Classic recognize a distinct need for affordable and quality classes for all levels, but especially rising equine stars that may just need a little more experience in the show ring. With an effort to be as inclusive as possible to the Ocala horse community, we are excited to put on a unique $3,500 Arena Eventing Classic at the 1.10m Over the course of the two weeks exhibitors can expect a top-of-the-line experience with esteemed judges and course designers as well as the best quality footing and facilities.
The event will once again be hosted at the Florida Horse Park which boasts a 500-acre competition facility to accommodate the need for the COVID-19 social distancing protocols. In addition, the horse park has four state-of-the-art Martin Collins Fiber Footing arenas for the best possible exhibitor and equine experience. Unexpected weather will not pose a problem as each ring is equipped with an ebb and flow irrigation and drainage system to prevent flooding. Stabling amenities include 320 11×11 permanent stalls as well as spacious riding areas.
In addition to it’s superior equine facility, the show has many highlights for exhibitors including on-site camping, a variety of food vendors, tack shops, and an on-site bar. VIP tables will also be available and patrons will have the opportunity to dine on the local taste of Ocala’s finest restaurants.
We look forward to seeing many familiar faces from the debut event as well as first-time exhibitors of the show, and we can not wait to give you an exceptional show experience! Good luck to all our exhibitors!