Renowned experts are involved in the event. Cross Country course designer Mike Etherington-Smith, known for his designs in world-class events such the Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, created the dramatic and critically acclaimed cross country CIC3* course. He will be the 2017 co-organizer for the 3* course along with Olympian Clayton Fredericks, who will also continue as the 1* and 2* designer. Shelley Page is our competition organizer. Show jumping designer Richard Jeffery, voted the Course Designer of the Year on eight occasions, created the new arena complex within clear view from the Ocala Jockey Club Restaurant.

The Ocala Jockey Club International CIC3* 3-Day Event will take place November 16-19, 2017. For more information, see the event website: www.OJC3DE.org

It was difficult to fathom this was only the first event held on the rolling hills of Marion County, with an established world class course leading the way for the proposed Four Star competition slated for 2017. Read More

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