Sixth Annual Ocala Jumping Classic Set to Begin March 31


Ocala, Florida – The Sixth Annual Ocala Jumping Classic will take place March 31 to April 3 and April 6 to 9 at Sharn Wordley Equestrian in Ocala, Florida.  The two-week show jumping tournament will offer more than $125,000 in prize money and feature divisions ranging from 1m all the way up to Grand Prix. Internationally renowned course designers Michel Vailliancourt of Canada and Catsy Cruz of Mexico will be setting the tracks each week in the jumping arena, which boasts world-class Wordley Martin footing.

The Ocala Jumping Classic takes place March 31 to April 3 and features the $10,000 1.40m Blue Gate Farm Open Welcome on Friday, April 1, and the $25,000 1.45m Ocala Horse Properties, LLC Grand Prix on Sunday, April 3.

The Ocala International runs from April 6 to 9 and features the $10,000 1.40m Blue Gate Farm Open Welcome on Thursday, April 7, and the $25,000 1.45m Ocala Horse Properties, LLC Grand Prix on Saturday, April 9.

Both weeks of competition will offer 1m, 1.10m, 1.15m, 1.25m, 1.35m, 1.40m and 1.45m Grand Prix divisions.

The Ocala Jumping Classic and Ocala International are co-produced by Hayes Co. and Sharn Wordley Equestrian. With a well-deserved reputation for hospitality, Hayes Co. and Sharn Wordley Equestrian will host exhibitor parties both weeks of competition.

“We are committed to hosting two great weekends of show jumping, and strive to put competitor comfort at the top of our list of priorities,” said Ainsley Hayes of Hayes Co. “Each year, we use the feedback from our competitors to improve our event, and anticipate that this will be the best Ocala Jumping Classic yet.”

The Ocala Jumping Classic and the Ocala International take place at Sharn Wordley Equestrian, home of New Zealand Olympian Sharn Wordley, located at 8040 Highway 326 in Ocala, FL.

For more information, including prize lists, please visit http://www.hayesco.ca/schedule.html or contact Ainsley Hayes at e-mail: ainsley@hayesco.ca or cell: (416) 846-8419.

Photo: Canada’s Francois Lamontange riding Anton won the $30,000 Ocala Horse Properties LLC Grand Prix at the 2010 Ocala Jumping Classic.  Photo credit – ESI Photography




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