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Florida Horse Park Ocala

Hotels Near Horse Park in Ocala, FL

11008 South Hwy 475 Ocala, FL 34480. Phone 352-307-6699

Florida Horse Park

florida horse park logoFlorida Horse Park is a favorite horse show venue for Florida equestrians and has been hosting events for the past twenty years. This first class facility hosts a variety of equine events including dressage, horse jumping, western dressage, cutting horse, polo, AQHA, and eventing.The Horse Park is a 500-acre facility that serves as a venue for various equine, agricultural, educational, and sporting events. Located in the heart of Central Florida, the park is a popular destination for horse enthusiasts, as well as visitors who want to experience the natural beauty and cultural diversity of the region.

Horse Park Calendar of Events

The park hosts a variety of events throughout the year, such as horse shows, clinics, competitions, festivals, concerts, and more. Some of the notable events include the Grandview Invitational, a carriage driving event that features international competitors and spectators. The Ocala Winter Circuit, a series of hunter/jumper shows that attracts top riders and horses from around the world and the Florida International Three-Day Event, a prestigious equestrian triathlon that tests the skills and stamina of horse and rider.

Horse Park Amenities

The park also offers many amenities and services for its guests, such as RV and tent camping, stalls and paddocks, trails and obstacle courses, arenas and cross-country courses, and a clubhouse and pavilion. The park is open to the public for daily use, and also provides educational programs and clinics for riders of all levels and disciplines.

Horse Park Management

The park is managed by the Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority, a state agency that aims to develop an international equine competition facility that advances agriculture and equine education, and to provide the state and community with a recreational facility capable of hosting equestrian and non-equestrian events.

Florida Horse Park is more than just a place for horses. It is a place where people can enjoy the outdoors, learn new skills, meet new friends, and have fun. It is a place where the equestrian community can thrive and grow, and where the public can appreciate the beauty and value of horses. It is a place that celebrates the heritage and culture of Florida, and showcases its potential for the future.

Florida Horse Park Facilities

Florida Horse Park is Florida's go to horse show facility for regional, state, and local horse shows. (The Park is also known as Ocala Horse Park or Horse Park Ocala.) With over 500 acres this state operated horse show facility has consistenly served the equestrian community in a professional manner.

The park offers 320 permanent stables that are supplemented with temporary stables during larger events. Florida Horse Park offers a 212' by 350' covered arena with a clay and sand footing. Florida Horse Park offers four FEI level dressage arenas and hosts many rated shows including Wellington Classic Dressage, Western Dressage and the Ocala Eventing Series.

Park Cross Country Area

Florida Horse Park provides a cross country area for eventing and cross country trials. The cross country space may be set up in varied configurations for different events using provided cross country jumps. The park has over 100 cross country jumps, two FEI qualified show jumping sets, and the necessary barrels for barrel racing.

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Florida Horse Park Equestrian Calendar of Events Listed by Month Click Here

Hotels near Florida Horse Park

The hotels nearest Florida Horse Park are located just east of I-75 and south of State Rd 40. Favorite Florida Horse Park hotels include the Hampton Inn and Suites and the Microtel Inn and Suites , both less than three miles from Florida Horse Park. Also, the highly rated Holiday Inn and Suites is just 7 miles from Florida Horse Park.

Find the best deals on hotels and accommodations near Florida Horse Park. Enjoy quality hotels, suites, VRBO vacation rentals, and RV rentals that are available within close proximity to Florida Horse Park. The closest hotels are located in Belleview, west on State Rd 110 about three miles from Florida Horse Park. Sometimes, Florida Horse Park is called Ocala Horse Park or simply horse park.

Hampton Inn Hotel Suites

picture of hampton innLocated in Ocala, Hampton Inn & Suites Ocala - Belleview is in the suburbs 3.1 miles from Florida Horse Park. Additionally, you can look forward to free continental breakfast, laundry facilities, a gym, and free in-room WiFi.

Sleep Inn & Suites

The Sleep in is only 2.8 miles from Florida Horse Park, home to numerous equestrian events throughout the year and a favorite of Florida horse lovers. The Sleep Inn offers free continental breakfast, laundry facilities, a gym, and free in-room WiFi. Some rooms have a microwave, refrigerator, or coffee-makers.

Ocala Micro Inn & Suites by Wyndham Ocala

Located off Interstate 75, this Ocala, Florida hotel is convenient to all It features an outdoor pool, free hot breakfast and free WiFi access. Florida Horse Park, home to the Ocala Polo Club, is just a 7 minute drive from the Ocala Microtel Inn and Suites.

Hilton Ocala Hotel

A first choice for many equestrians visiting Ocala, the Hilton Ocala offers very nice accommodations at reasonable prices and with a friendly atmosphere. Room rates are available with refundable and non-refundable pricing. Breakfast is available.

The Hilton Ocala is located right on I-75 at State Rd 200, just south of State Rd 40. Downtown Ocala is located along State Rd. 40, a short distance east of I-75.

The Hilton Ocala has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation The Hilton Ocala allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Hilton Ocala Amenities

A golf course, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar are onsite. All 196 roomsin the Hilton Ocala provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus MP3 docks and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include WiFi, wired Internet, and room service.

Ocala RV Parks and RV Rentals

Staying at an Ocala RV Park will give you the privacy you enjoy and you can rent an RV if you don't have one of your own. You can request to have your rental RV set up at a nearby RV park, and move in when you arrive. The World Equestrian Center offers RV sites on their premises for long and short stays. RV discount supplies and repairs.

Florida Horse Park Showing Show Organizations

Florida Cutting Horse Association

The Florida Cutting Horse Association host several shows a year at Florida Horse Park. Cutting horses are used to cull calves and cattle in ranch activity. Thus, cutting horse skills are demonstrated at these horse shows in the form of competition. 2024 Florida Cutting Horse Association Show Dates February 8-11 April 19-21 May 17-19 September 13-15 December 29-

Ocala Polo Club

polo player on horsebackOcala Polo Club matches are held year around at Florida Horse Park including women's polo matches. During the winter months, matches are held on Sunday afternoons. In the summer, Ocala Polo Club matches are held on Saturday evenings. Polo enthusiasts gather at Florida Horse Park to witness exhilarating matches, where skilled riders and their trusty steeds engage in fast-paced chukkers. The club’s idyllic setting invites tailgating, and spectators can soak up the sun while savoring the action. Whether you’re a seasoned polo aficionado or a curious newcomer, the Ocala Polo Club promises an unforgettable experience.

Ocala Eventing Series

The Ocala Eventing Series is one of the most popular series of equestrian events held at Florida Horse Park throughout the year. Eventing consists of dressage, cross country jumping, and show jumping combined into one total score. Ocala Eventing Series tests are held throughout the year. Click link to see the 2024 schedule.

POP Show Schedule at Florida Horse Park

Partners of the Park sponsors a series of open eventing trials at Florida Horse Park with events scheduled April - December. 2024 Show Dates April 28 May 26 June 9 July 14 August 18 September 22 October 27 December 22.

Over 50% of the funds raised by POP directly benefit Florida Horse Park.

Stride Dressage at Florida Horse Park

STRIDE is an active riding and driving Dressage Club located in the Ocala, Florida area. In addition to hosting five schooling shows a year, STRIDE sponsors clinics, workshops and activities geared for ALL dressage enthusiasts from beginner to advanced, in Traditional Dressage, Driven Dressage, or Western Dressage.

Sunshine Region Pony Club

The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., develops character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth.  All this is taught through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding, and mounted sports. Also, the Sunshine Region Pony Club sponsors dressage, show jumping, and eventing at the Florida Horse Park throughout the year. Click on link to view their calendar of events.

We Are Combined Driving

We are Combined Driving is an equestrian driving organization sponsoring combined driving events at Florida Horse Park. Additionally, Combined Driving hold competions at several other equestrian facilities throughout the South. SPRING FLING CDE USEF & FEI 1*, 2* and 3* February 22 - 25, 2024 Florida Horse Park.

Wellington Classic Dressage

Wellington Classic Dressage holds several rated dressage shows at Florida Horse Park each year that are very popular with dressage riders and viewers . Ocala Summer Fun I JUNE 22-23, 2024, Ocala Summer Fun II JULY 20-21, 2024, Ocala Fall Dressage II+ October 12-13, 2024


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