HORSE SHOWS & EQUESTRIAN VENUES
H.I.T.S- Horse Shows in the Sun | 352.620.2275
A multi-week, internationally-recognized circuit that began in Gainesville in the 1980s. In the mid 1990s, HITS moved to Ocala to accommodate increasing numbers of entries and in 2002 relocated to an even large 450-acre venue at Post Time Farm in Ocala.
Florida Horse Park | 352.307.6699
500-acre, year-round, world-class facility that is fast becoming the centerpiece of Florida’s equestrian community. It offers not only international-caliber competitions, but also a variety of outdoor activities from foot races, to dog shows, and charity events.
OBS- Ocala Breeder Sales | 352.307.6699
One of the nation’s leading auction and sale companies in the Thoroughbred industry.
Grand Oaks Resort & Museum | 352.750.5500
340-acre property that hosts equestrian events such as polo and offers personal training from expert equine instructors. There are also first-class boarding facilities and arenas for training and competition.
HSITP- Horse Shows in the Park | 321.693.5551
Prides itself on providing riders, trainers and families one of the highest quality horse showing experiences in Florida. By incorporating excellent course design, beautiful fences, and top-notch footing, the seasoned, customer friendly, and horse savvy, show staff at HSITP has put together a winning combination.
4H Horse Specialty Club Show Series | 352.804.8911
Has numerous clubs throughout Marion County, including special interest clubs like steer and horse, in-school, and general community. All clubs are run by volunteer leaders who are trained and overseen by the county 4-H agents. Project topics include raising a hog or steer, gardening and participating on judging teams, as well as non-traditional topics like bicycle safety, rocketry, wood working, and small engines.
Marion Saddle Club | 352.804.4009
Founded in 1958. Known for hosting family-friendly events, its mission is to support local hunter/jumper riders by providing a fun series of schooling shows in Marion County, Florida.
Williston’s Horseman’s Association | 352.239.3635
Operated by dedicated volunteer officers, board of directors and committee chairs under parliamentary procedures. Its goal, focus and mission is to host family-oriented competitions and events, and to promote and enhance the betterment of youth and community.
FQHA Horse Shows | 941.321.3247
A non-profit organization that promotes cooperation among breeders and owners of American Quarter Horses. The Florida Quarter Horse Association holds twenty of its own AQHA recognized Quarter Horse shows, and sanctions some forty five more within the state. All shows are open to any AQHA member.
Southeastern Paso Fino Shows | 352.245.4217
Southern Regional Paso Fino Horse Association (SRPFHA), located in Ocala, serves Marion County and the surrounding communities, which are said to be home to more renowned Paso Fino Breeders, Top Trainers and Paso Fino Boarding and Training facilities than anywhere else in the nation.
Orange Blossom Mini Horse Shows | 352.797.0806
A non-profit organization with the intent to provide education and recreational activities for its members and the general public, especially youth, in the areas of breeding, raising, and showing miniature horses.
Florida Morgan Horse Shows | 352.620.2928
Encourages and promotes interest in and use of Morgan horses in the State of Florida, as a local member club in cooperation with the American Morgan Horse Association. The FMHA is an active group and manages its own shows and events.
RODEOS & RANCH EVENTS
Ocala Shrine Rodeo | 352.402.8808
Offers audiences a great weekend of adventure, from bull-riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, team roping, bareback riding and rodeo clown tricks.
PacWest Barrel Racing
A production company based out of Oklahoma with a focus on fun, affordable races with big payouts. The organization currently holds races in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona.
Southeast Pro Rodeo | 352.401.5900
Comes to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion each March. A weekend of performances include exciting competition in saddle and bareback bronc riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and bull riding.
OTHER LIVESTOCK & ANIMAL EVENTS
SEYF- Southeastern Youth Fair | 352. 629.1255
The premier event for 4-H and FFA students in Marion County. The SEYF is a not-for-profit all-youth fair held in February of each year. Funding for the Southeastern Youth Fair comes from the enormous generosity of local citizens, corporations and organizations.
Ocala Bull Sale | 352.427.5129
Brings quality cattle breeders, buyers and sellers into an ideal central location at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion for commerce in the beef industry.
AKC Agility Trials | 352.595.3912
Local show grounds are located in the heart of Horse Country in Marion County, on Gainesville Road (25A) north of county road 326.