Horsin’ Around – March 2019

Check out these upcoming equestrian events for the month of March

HITS Post Time Farm


13710 US Hwy 27, Ocala › hitsshows.com

Wednesdays-Sundays, 8am-4pm

Grand Prix events take place at approximately 2pm every Sunday, as well as select Fridays. Parking is free. No admission charge for performances Wednesday-Saturday. Children 12 and under are free throughout the event. For Weeks I-IV and VI-IX, Sunday general admission tickets are $5 per adult. For Weeks V and X, Sunday general admission tickets are $10 per adult for the $100,000 Ocala Electric Utility Grand Prix, Sunday, February 17 and for the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix on Sunday, March 24.          

2019 Horse Shows In The Sun (HITS)

March 5-10: Ocala Winter Finals VIII

$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

$50,000 Summit Joint Performance

Grand Prix

March 12-17: Ocala Winter Celebration IX

$25,000 SmartPark Grand Prix

$1,000,000 Sullivan GMC Truck Grand Prix

March 19-24: Ocala Championship X

HITS Equitation Championship

$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

$25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

Great American $1 Million Grand Prix      

Parade of Nations  – Horse Celebration

Ocala Downtown Square

March 7 at 4pm

The Parade at 5pm will feature 30 breeds of horses; top equestrians competing at Live Oak International and HITS; Grand Marshal Chester Weber; and vendors, exhibitors and fun activities for all ages.

Live Oak International Combined Driving and Show Jumping

Live Oak Plantation, 2215 SW 110th Avenue, Ocala › liveoakinternational.com

March 7-10

Florida Horse Park

11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala › (352) 307-6699 › flhorsepark.com

March 1-3: Pat Parelli Exposition

March 3: STRIDE #2

March 9-10: Mounted Games

March 15-17: Ocala Winter Horse Trials II

March 16-17: IHSA Western Semi-Finals

March 23-24: Sunshine Region Games Rally

March 29-31: Marion Saddle Club Hunter/Jumper Show

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala › (352) 671-8400 › marioncountyfl.org

March 1-3: Southern Regional Paso Fino “A/O Youth Schooling” Show

March 2-3: Running K Livestock–Team Sorting

March 22-23: Southeastern Pro Rodeo

March 30: 4-H Specialty Horse Show

Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company

1701 SW 60th Avenue, Ocala › (352) 237-2154 ›  obssales.com

March 12-13: OBS Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale

The Grand Oaks Resort

3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale, › (352) 750-5500 › thegrandoaks.com

March 2-3: Hunt Country Horse Shows

March 22-24: Special Olympics

Millwood Polo Club

2780 NW 165th Street, Citra › (352) 591-3162    millwoodpoloclub.com

Social Arena Polo every Saturday

Gypsy Gold Farm

America’s Gypsy Vanner Foundation Farm

12501 SW 8th Avenue, Ocala › (352) 307-3777  gypsygold.com

Two-Hour Farm Tour on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays by appointment

Guided Trail Rides

cactusjackstrailrides.com › (352) 266-9326

ocalahappyacres.com › (352) 489-8550

ocalatrailrides.com › (352) 342-8891

zipthecanyons.com › (352) 351-9477

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