More than a year ago, the Horse Park put Polytrack footing in all its rings and the investment sure paid off when it came to winning over competitors. The 500-acre Horse Park was created in 1996 and is working toward becoming central Florida’s key venue for equestrian competitions. Its dressage competitions are already drawing a growing list of top competitors who are setting up their winter bases in the Ocala. Among those setting up winter shop in the Ocala area are members of Mary Alice Malone’s Iron Springs Farm team and Belinda Nairn-Wertman, of the farm’s leading riders and trainers couldn’t be happier.
Melissa Vanacore and Stacy Parvey-Larsson Have a Friendship Built on Mutual Respect
It’s technically a competitive sport, but dressage certainly has its share of deep friendships found among competitors. At Ocala Winter Dressage, Melissa Vanacore and Stacy Parvey-Larsson are two friends who couldn’t say enough good things about one another. Vanacore is manager of Longfield Stables at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina. She trains with Parvey-Larsson, of Hidden Acres Dressage, located in the Ocala area. With six students and eight horses to manage at Ocala Winter Dressage, Parvey-Larsson was kept on the run.
In Run for 2008 Paralympic Games Lauren Barwick Teams up with Walter Zettl at Ocala Winter Dressage
Ocala, Florida – The Ocala Winter Dressage show, held at the Florida Horse Park January 19-20, is the starting point for Lauren Barwick’s journey to the 2008 Paralympics and helping her on that journey at this weekend’s competition was dressage master Walter Zettl. Barwick, a 30-year-old rider from Vancouver, Canada, joined forces with Zettl to test potential mounts for the upcoming Paralympics. Barwick, who competed for Canada in the Athen’s Olympics, has already qualified herself to compete in this year’s Paralympic Games, but now needs to qualify a horse. Read More ...
Lloyd Landkamer 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Discipline Manager for both Para-Dressage and Dressage
The management of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has announced that Lloyd Landkamer will be the Discipline Manager for both Para-Dressage and Dressage.The organizing committee of the Alltech FEI* 2010 World Equestrian Games - World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. - has named Lloyd Landkamer, of Hamel, MN, as the Discipline Manager of Dressage and Para-Equestrian. Landkamer who owns DressageShowInfo.com, manages Dressage at Lamplight, the Dressage at the Florida Horse Park, as well as multiple competitions across the Midwest will bring with him his experienced staff known to many competitors in the Midwest. Read More....