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Ocala, Florida Florida Horse Park, Equine activities, Equine Events, Equine Competitions, Horse Competitions,

Ocala, Florida Florida Horse Park, Equine activities, Equine Events, Equine Competitions, Horse Competitions,

Welcome to the Florida Horse Park

Upcoming Events:

  • May 2, 2015: Marion Saddle Club
  • May 2, 2015: PACE Center for Girls
  • May 3, 2015: STRIDE Dressage
  • May 9, 2015: POP Schooling Horse Trials
  • May 10, 2015: POP Cross Country Schooling Day
  • May 16, 2015: Tentative - Signature Brands Picnic

For future events see our Calendar of Events.


About The Park

Welcome to the Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority located at 11008 S. Highway 475 in Ocala, Florida.

This 500-acre, multipurpose facility is poised to become one of Central Florida's premiere sporting and recreational venues, complete with a new covered arena and spacious stabling areas.



The park currently hosts horse and agriculture shows, as well as a variety of educational and sporting activities. Booking an event is easy. Simply click on the event listed on our Calendar or our Upcoming Events page.

Horse park competitors and volunteers may also download and complete online registration forms. Call the Florida Horse Park at (352) 307-6699 for more information.

Progress report at the Florida Horse Park

(05/08/2015) First permanent barn almost complete Friday, April 24, 2015 Excitement is building at the Florida Horse Park and Agriculture Center located at 11008 S. Hwy 475 in Ocala, Florida. Five new stabling facilities are in the works. The first barn is almost complete.    "This has been a long time in the making," says Florida Horse Park Director Shawn Doherty. "We are thrilled that our team is making dreams come true for several (individuals) that have been involved with the park in past years. We are really starting to roll now."   The barn project, which began in January is scheduled to be completed by the end of Spring. Each will contain thirty two 12' X 12' stalls with a 10-foot overhang on the outside and a 14-foot center aisle. It will give the park the ability to stable 160 more animals for a total of 288.   In addition to creature comforts, 30 additional pull-through RV spaces will enable competitors  more access to electric and water hookups.   It's expected that, in the future, the park will continue to add events for all breeds and categories," said Fresh From Florida Development and Information Chief Debra May in a recent Journal of Agriculture article written by Rachel Bertone.   The recent growth is being fueled by the growing numbers of park visitors. One park event for example, registered more than 480 horses for an International competition. Riders from Canada to Argentina as well as the U.S. descended on the park for about a week. Those late to register were place on a waiting list.    "Growth at the Florida Horse Park is great news," explains Doherty. "We are proving that the park is vital to our local and state economies by providing much needed economic impact. We're not done yet. We have a bright future ahead."

Rescue Under the Arena

(05/08/2015) Class teaches large animal rescue techniques Excitement is building at the Florida Horse Park and Agriculture Center located at 11008 S. Hwy 475 in Ocala, Florida. Five new stabling facilities are in the works. The first barn is almost complete. Students gathered under the covered arena this past weekend at the Florida Horse Park. This was the final of a 3-part series of classes sponsored by the College of Central Florida, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center, University of Florida Disaster Response Team and the Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority. The previous two parts were held in class rooms at the College of Central Florida, where equine veterinarian and adjunct professor presided over the lectures that took place there. John Haven, certified in large animal rescue demonstrated first aid techniques such as how to make harnesses, rig up carrying slings and build hoists in the event an emergency should arise. CF Physiology student Rono Quade thought that everyone should have this kind of training. "Learning how to create a lifting and pulley apparatus is something that could really come in handy," she said. "Occasionally, report of a cow in a sink hole or a puppy down a well does happen." No word yet if the same course will be offered again in the near future but an advanced follow-up will be offered in the Fall.

Florida Horse Park hosts International...

(05/08/2015) (Sunday, April 12, 2015) Ocala, FL—More than 443 riders registered to compete at the International 3-day event held last weekend, April 8-12, 2015, at the Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority. At last count, the waiting list had almost 50 athletes awaiting entry to the competition.        “This is the biggest FEI (Federation Equestri International) event ever held in our region,” said event coordinator Richard Treyford. Competitors know that they will experience a high level of competition here at the Florida Horse Park.”        The FEI is the governing body of equestrian sports. It embodies rules of conduct for athletes designed to protect horses from doping and or abuse. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, it includes 132 nations from across the globe, including the United States.        Horses destined for this weekend’s event began arriving last Tuesday, April 7, in preparation for pre-qualifying vet certification giving them the green light to compete. FEI rules state that the animals must be on the show grounds three days prior to the competition so that they can be given a fitness for duty examination.        Once cleared by the vet, horses were saddled, bridled and readied for completion. Dressage and young horse classes began took place April 9 and 10. Cross country trials and jumping were held on Saturday and Sunday.        Treyford is thrilled that the Florida Horse Park continues to make progress towards the construction of new spacious and permanent stabling facilities.       “We’ve got the world’s top riders and horses coming right here to this facility,” said Treyford. “We want to showcase what the sport of eventing has to offer. We have a full range of horse trials for a variety of levels and abilities.”        The U.S. Team Equestrian Coach agrees. “This is the last chance for riders hoping to who hope to make the 2015 Pan-American team that will represent the U.S. this summer at the Games,” said David O’Connor. “Many of these athletes will then go on to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games."

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