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  • Sat
    14
    Jan
    2017
    Sun
    15
    Jan
    2017
    8:00 AMCanterbury Equestrian in Newberry FL, Just west of Gainesville

    Join Horse Shows in the Park to start the New Year with a fresh start and a great way to ring in the new show year and get some valuable mileage over A rated fences prior to season start...3 arenas and over 37 divisions from Performance Hunter to Crossrails - Daily High Points, Marshall & Sterling opportunities both Saturday and Sunday for double points...and a professional, customer oriented show team make for a great weekend of showing....the Canterbury location is just north of Ocala and just west of Gainseville very convenient to HITS.  Come Join the Fun with Horse Shows in the Park!!

    Prize List:2017CanterburyProgram

    Hard Copy Entry Form:  CanterburyEntryBlank2017

    Judges:  Jan Massaro "R", Tampa; William Talbert "R", Ocala, Kristin Freeman-Lowrey, "R"

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    Sun
    29
    Jan
    2017
    7:30 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    We'll start the New Year out right at The Grand Oaks, in The Villages, just south of Ocala...come see the premier facility everyone is talking about and enjoy Wellington "A" graded courses and facilities....Over 37 divisions with daily high points and loads of amenities for the rider and families.

    A full service Bistro, spa, salon, and over 300 acres of luxury describe The Grand Oaks...come find out why you'll never want to show anywhere else!!

    Prize List and Class Schedule: 2017HuntCountryClassSchedule-January

    Hard Copy Entry Blank: 2017 HUNT COUNTRY ENTRY BLANK

    Judges:  Kara Austin "R", Mark Wonderly "r", Kristin Freeman Lowrey "R", Jennie Medlock

  • Sat
    18
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    19
    Feb
    2017
    8:00 AMCanterbury Equestrian in Newberry FL, Just west of Gainesville

    Prize List:2017CanterburyProgramfEB

    Hard Copy Entry Blank:CanterburyEntryBlank2017

    DOUBLE POINTED SHOW

    IEA/IHSA CLASSES ADDED

    Judges: Dana Noga, "r", Ocala; Jennie Medlock, Orlando, Kristin Freeman-Lowrey, "R"

  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017
    8:00 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    This weekend's March 4-5 Grand Oaks Hunt Country Horse Show is Sold Out!! Entries are now closed for this show - and no more additional entries taken, nor adds in anything other than the Jumper arena or flat/under saddle classes. We truly appreciate everyone's support and good humor throughout a busy schooling day today - and are looking forward to a great show this weekend!!!! Latest class counts posted now at horseshowtime.com

    updated class schedule:  on horseshowtime.com with class count and here: 2017HuntCountryProgram

     

     

    Judges: Patti Anderton "R", Tampa, Angie Chovnik, Ocala, Kristin Freeman-Lowrey, "R", Richard Cyr.

     

     

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    7:30 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    Class count for this weekend's 4/1-2 Hunt Country show at the Grand Oaks south of Ocala, is posted at horseshowtime.com . We're rockin the house with entries and over 230+ horses and riders coming out to play in the Springtime sun. Courses are built, schooling is 1pm til 7pm Friday. No jumper arena adds on Saturday please, but Sunday ok. Due to very dry conditions at Grand Oaks, please keep all golf carts, atvs etc. on the pavement - we want to help keep Grand Oaks green and grand!

    NOTES for April Grand Oaks show:  class schedule is here: 2017HuntCountryProgram

    On Line Entry: http://horseshowsinthepark.com/entry-form/

    The Hampton Inn in The Villages is offering an attractive Horse Show rate - a very nice hotel, close to Lake Sumter Landing - a hotspot of fun eateries, huge town square, movie theatre and dancing all right on the shore of a huge lake...Hampton Inn phone number is (352) 259-8246 and ask for Horse Show rate

    The Bistro has yummy breakfasts now and is open at 7:30 every day except for Sunday when it opens a little later with a scrumptious brunch

    Always be sure and check the class schedule Thursday afternoon before the show for the most updated version with arena assignments

    JUMPERS - please note that for this April show we have 3'3" and higher going first on Sunday

    Be sure and take a look at the May Derby and Mother's Day show as well as the June 24-26 Summertime "Battle of the Barns" show information on this calendar page as those dates are updated.  Can you say "lets jump in the new pool?" yahoooooooooooooo!!!!

    Prize List for April 2017 show:  2017HuntCountryProgram

    PLEASE make sure to check back on Thursday afternoon before the show for any schedule updates on the 2017HuntCountryProgram file.

    TRAINERS--print off the 2017 HUNT COUNTRY ENTRY BLANK - and get your parents to sign it for the riders under age 18.  Bring it to the office when you check in and we can release the rider numbers for schooling.  pssssst... some trainers print them off and keep folders of signed ones for the whole year.......makes things super fast in the show office!!!

    Entry Blank: 2017 HUNT COUNTRY ENTRY BLANK

    Judges: Lauren Schweppe, Ocala; William Talbert, "R", Ocala, Kristen Freeman-Lowrey, "R", Ocala, Kathleen Cohn, Ocala; Dana Noga, "r" Ocala.

    WANT TO SKIP THE LINES IN THE SHOW OFFICE?  Sign up for Express Check Out and get a pdf of your bill on Monday to your email inbox.

  • Fri
    05
    May
    2017
    Sun
    07
    May
    2017
    7:30 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    Entries are now closed for the May Derby Days show.  We thank you for the tremendous response and are sold out!!!  Please consider our summertime shows beginning in June ...much fun to be had all summer long!!

    MAY DERBY DAYS CLASS SCHEDULE!!!  2017HuntCountryProgram-May Derby Days

    On Line Entry Form:  http://horseshowsinthepark.com/hsitp-online-entry-form/

    Hard Copy Entry Form to Print Off: 2017 HUNT COUNTRY ENTRY BLANK

    2017 Hunter / Equitation Updated Points:  .2017 Divisional Hunter EquitationPoints

    2017 Jumper Updated Points: 2017 Divisional Jumper Points

    2107 Novice / Arena 4 Points: 2017 Divisional Novice-Arena 4 Points

    This is our annual Derby Day and Mother's Day show, held on the weekend this year prior to Mother's Day (so as not to conflict with CFHJA)

    DOUBLE POINTED SHOW

    Special Award this show sponsored by FL TRAC for the high point Thoroughbred of the show!!!!  More info to come....

    Sponsor booths available in the premium tent area at the Racetrack and Derby arena...call 321-693-5551 for more info or email wittyshowsec@earthlink.net .  Derby Sponsorships available now as well!!

    Lots of fun Mothers Day activities and competitions - Mother's leadline, Best hat - Mother's Day Hunter Classics... just a few!!

    Judges: Dana Noga (One Day), Dacia Johnson, "R", Tallahassee, Kayla Kukla, Kristin Freeman-Lowrey, "R", and TBD.

     

     

  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017
    Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    8:00 AMCanterbury Showplace - Newberry Florida

    May Days show at Canterbury, our last show at Canterbury for 2017...

    NOTE!!  See adjusted class schedule below. Due to smaller show size we have dropped a ring, and adjusted schooling on Friday.

    Friday schooling starts at 1pm in the covered and jumper arenas.  The covered arena will break down at 5:45 to crossrails for our novice riders to school until 7.  The jumps will remain at crossrails for their classes Saturday morning. 

    Hunters won't go before 11 a.m on Saturday morning in the covered.

    Last minute same day ship ins or entries are always welcome at our Canterbury shows

    Class Schedule Canterbury May Days Show2017CanterburyProgram-May

    On Line Entry Form: (a new form that will send you back a copy of your emailed entry along with a confirmation that it went through...

    http://horseshowsinthepark.com/hsitp-online-entry-form/

    Hard Copy Entry Form:  Trainers!! Print this off and get your parents to sign it so you can bring it to the show and pick up the kids numbers to school.

    CanterburyEntryBlank2017

     

     

     

     

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    04
    Jun
    2017
    7:30 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    UPDATED Prize List:2017HuntCountryProgram-June 3-4REV1

    WALK TROTTERS!! YOU GO AT 8:00 A.M. This move in the schedule is to ensure our Walk Trotters have the best weather to get their rides in.

    Class counts are now posted at horseshowtime.com

    Join us for a fun June Show at The Grand Oaks just south of Ocala in The Villages...

    New for June will be our use of the lower fiber arena to hold number of divisions normally held out on the grass. This is to give our grass arena a month or two during the summer to grow and stay beautiful for the fall shows.  This will also mean a few divisions will move back into the Covered arena, so be sure and take a look at the class schedule on this page.

    Did you know we've negotiated not only a great rate at The Microtel, but also at The Hampton Inn in The Villages? The Hampton Inn is not far at all from the showgrounds, and is also quite close to the nightlife and eateries of Lake Sumter Landing...give it a try!

     

     

  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017
    7:30 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    Announcing the first annual "Battle of the Barns" summertime multi-day show with competition and fun activities for all riders...

    FULL PRIZE LIST: 2017BattleoftheBarnsGrandOaksREVISED (3)

    CLASS SPECIFICATIONS: 2017HuntCountryClassSpecs

    HARD COPY ENTRY FORM: (if under 18 have parents sign and bring to show so the office can give you a number to school: BOBEntryForm2017

    SPONSOR SIGN UP SHEET TO GET MORE BATTLE POINTS: 2017HuntCountryProgram-JuLY2017

    LIST OF HOTELS IN LOCAL AREA WITH CONTACT NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES:  Preferred Hotels at Grand Oaks

    please note that the hard copy entry blank is ALSO contained within the prize list!!!

    On your entry form you'll be asked to state what farm/barn or trainer you're affiliated with.   All your points will be tabulated throughout the show days and nights no matter what the activity (and everything counts!!) and added to your team's roster.  At the end of the show, the top 5 rider's points from each barn (each rider may ride more than one horse or pony throughout the show) will be reported and $ and prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place barns with the most points from their top 5 riders.  The final final placings will be released on Monday after the show and announced in a photo ad campaign on Facebook as well as Instagram and on this website.

    SO.... you don't have to be a barn with a bazillion riders - just five really good ones !!!

    You can earn extra points and $$$  for your barn by getting sponsorships for prizes for the show!!!!! 

    No jackets or show attire for this show...Boots, breeches req'd.

    In addition to cash and prizes, THE TOP TRAINER'S BARN WITH THE MOST POINTS WIN TWO FREE CRUISE TICKETS!!!!

    THE RUNNER UP BARN RECEIVES A FREE NON SHOW WEEKEND GRAND OAKS GARDEN COTTAGE RENTAL PLUS USE OF SIX GARDEN STALLS AND THE ARENAS!!! 

    SCHOOLING STARTS ON THURSDAY!!!  THREE DAYS OF SUMMERTIME HORSE SHOWING...

    PROFESSIONALS.... this is a great opportunity to give your young horses some schooling mileage over Wellington quality fences on Thursday...you must be registered in the show office to enter an arena but all will be available on Thursday starting at 10 a.m. to 7 pm.

    • Thursday evening pizza party, team introduction, banner competition, Kareoke competition in The Bistro Courtyard
    • All points count for year end award
    • Hawaiian Hunter Pairs
    • SAFARI Scavenger Hunt throughout the Grand Oaks
    • Mounted games
    • Best Decorated Team Canine Parade Friday evening
    • Pool is open for Grand Oaks riders staying in GO accommodations!!
    • All divisions will be offered and points count for year end
    • "Nations Cup"format  Jumper competition with Team Qualifiers and Friday night classes
    • Jumper competition throughout the show
    • Tables available ringside in the covered arena for only $50 for entire show.  Tables can also be added in the Jumper and Novice arenas.-Sign up now to ensure your spot. Tables can seat 6-10.
    • "Team Spirit" points to the barn with the most "Team Spirit" displayed throughout the show
    • Keep an eye on the website - more activities may be added as we get volunteer sponsors (who earn "Battle Points" for their barn team!!!

    Whatever trainer/barn brings in the most sponsors and prizes for the exhibitors wins $$$$$$ in addition to points for their barn!! Sponsorship Sign up sheets are in the class schedule/prize list and in this post up above..

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    09
    Jul
    2017
    7:30 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    We are looking forward to a relaxed summertime show this July - a polo shirt show.  Permanent stabling available, the pool is open for those staying on the property and the Shaved Ice vendor will return!! We'll have some horseshow fun and return to the shady oaks and the pool, for sure!!

    Jumpers - there's lots of room for you this month - so register in the office and get to the ring to add at the gate - no worries!!

    Jeanne has finished the points and posted them on the standings page. Took forever and she has no eyesight left but they're done!! If you see an error - please submit an email to wittyshowsec@earthlink.net. Don't text or call with corrections- as she has no retention left, gets 200 texts a day before a horse show and will forget unless it's in an email..lol!

    Updated July 7 July Prize List:  2017HuntCountryProgram-JuLY2017revised

    On Line Entry Form - this new form will provide you with an emailed copy of your entry and confirmation it went through...http://horseshowsinthepark.com/hsitp-online-entry-form/

    Hard Copy Entry Form - PRINT THIS OFF AND PARENTS - SIGN IT so your trainer can bring it to the show and at check in get the number and school:  2017 HUNT COUNTRY ENTRY BLANK

    LIST OF PREFERRED HOTELS IN LADY LAKE AREA WITH CONTACT NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES: Preferred Hotels at Grand Oaks

    RV Spots and Golf Cart Rentals: call 352-750-5500 ext 231, Lori.

    We are anticipating using 3 arenas for this summertime show and if any schedule adjustments or ring assignments are necessary, they'll be posted on this website Thursday as well as on horseshowtime.com

    CLASS COUNTS UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE SHOW AT www.horseshowtime.com

     

  • Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    06
    Aug
    2017
    7:30 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    Our last summertime show of 2017....it's Double Pointed, all stalls are sold out, and entries are now closed for this show.

    UPDATED POINT STANDINGS are now available on the STANDINGS page. They are updated as of July 18, after our July Grand Oaks show. Remember - the August show is DOUBLE POINTED.

    August show is a polo shirt show for sure! Jackets forbidden.

    Be sure and use the new easier entrance to Grand Oaks at 3121 Griffin Avenue, Lady Lake   32159

    Accommodations - golf carts - RV spots please call Lori at 352-750-5500.  If all accommodations are booked - do not despair!! GREAT quality hotels are within 4-5 miles.

    See the updated Hotel listing (Marriott added) here: Preferred Hotels at Grand Oaks

    Updated Class Schedule: 2 Page Program-August 2017

    Marshall & Sterling League Info & Sign Up: 2017HuntCountryMarshall&SterlingPage

    Hard Copy Entry Form: TRAINERS/PARENTS!!! Sign and send with your rider if under age 18 so we can release the back number upon check in at the show office for schooling.    Entry form is here: 2017 HUNT COUNTRY ENTRY BLANK

    On line entry form: http://horseshowsinthepark.com/hsitp-online-entry-form/

    Trainers - if you have a large group and want to save  time - you can simply put the entry info (use class numbers please) in an email and send to the show secretary at wittyshowsec@earthlink.net

    Show Phone:321-693-5551.

    Please be sure and check the website on this page for an updated class schedule . That's why pre-entries are so important!!!

     

  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    08
    Oct
    2017
    7:30 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    Join HSITP and Hunt Country Horse Shows at The Grand Oaks on October 7-8 for the first of their Fall horseshows!!

    Our favorite photographer Victoria Demore Photography will be out in force taking great shots of our riders in all at the October shows - we are glad to see them return!!!  Time to get good professional photos for your home or office, and for those sale horses and ponies as well!!

    POINTS ARE NOW UPDATED ON THE STANDINGS PAGE. Take a look!! Several close races this month!!

    By request, for the October shows we have added  In Hand classes for those who'd like to get their young stock out and others who've said they'd like to give it a try!!!

    Cooler weather is right around the corner and we'll be ready for it....but this show is a POLO SHIRT SHOW!!!  Jackets are put on after October 15.

    HUNT COUNTRY CLASS SPECIFICATIONS (IT IS THE TRAINER AND/OR RIDERS RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THEM - not the show secretary as it's her role to simply key the information recorded on the entry form.....: 2017HuntCountryClassSpecs

    Make sure to get your stabling reservations in early for the Fall shows, and follow up with entries by the Tuesday before the show. Any stalls reserved with no entries are released to those on a waiting list. Our August show was popular with over 215 horses and all stalls sold out - so if you know you're coming - let us know early so we have time to arrange for and  build additional arenas....

    The October 7-8 class schedule is posted for four arenas as was the August show but may change depending on the entries so be sure and check back the Wed or  Thursday before the show for any updates.

    Class Schedule/Program:2 Page Program-OCT 2017rev2

    Class Specifications:2017HuntCountryClassSpecs

    Marshall & Sterling Info: 2017HuntCountryMarshall&SterlingPage

    Hard Copy Entry Form (must be signed by parent if under age 18 and brought to the show, so they can pick up their number and school/ride)2017 HUNT COUNTRY ENTRY BLANK

    Online Entry form link: http://horseshowsinthepark.com/hsitp-online-entry-form/

    Hotel Listing (all within 4-5 miles and very nice) Preferred Hotels at Grand Oaks

    RV/Resort Accommodations/Golf Cart Rental: 352-750-5500 ext 231 (RV sites may also be rented directly at www.grandoaksresort.com) Don't wait til the horse show Friday to rent a golf cart - be sure and reserve one in advance.

     

     

     

  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    29
    Oct
    2017
    8:00 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    Prize List/Class Schedule:HuntCountry2017Program--HalloweenOctober2017-

    Class Specs2017HuntCountryClassSpecs

    Hard Copy Entry Form - PRINT THIS OFF, PARENTS SHOULD SIGN AND TRAINERS BRING IT WITH THEM TO THE SHOW OFFICE TO PICK UP NUMBERS FOR SCHOOLING....2017 HUNT COUNTRY ENTRY BLANK

    Link to On Line Registration (you will receive an automatic confirmation back when it goes through) http://horseshowsinthepark.com/hsitp-online-entry-form/

    Class Count: This will be active with first update on the Thursday before the show....www.horseshowtime.com

    Join us for one of the most fun shows of the year - the Annual Halloween Haunted Hunter Spooktacular!!! We have goulish goodies from Friday through Sunday - kicking off Friday evening under the lights with the $1000 Hunter Spooktaculars. Saturday Costume Contests at the Museum, The Costumed Pleasure Horse/Pony Challenge, Haunted Hunter Pairs and more!!!

    JUST ADDED!! $800 of Jumper Spooktaculars on Saturday - ride in your favorite costume - our photographer Victoria DeMore will be on hand to take photos!!

    Tables will be set up in the Covered Arena for rental...it's $50 per table that seats eight and available Friday through Sunday.  Let us know and send us a text to 321-693-5551 if your barn wants one...we can split the $50 in the show office between everyone in your barn ...;Friday night we'll have arenaside Steak and Roasted Chicken entres' available from the grill with waiter service and full bar as we watch the $1000 Hunter classes that evening...

    We're adding a Walk Trot Annex arena on the south side for just the walk trot classes and the walk trot crossrail classes - that way they are close to the other novice divisions and we can all relax, enjoy the day and watch our novice riders as they make their way around the grassy arena....This concept worked well at the first October show...

    We've added the grass arena in case things get larger in the covered and the novice arena, so the days don't get too long. Make sure to check the website on Thursday for an updated schedule tho as we do change a bit depending on entries....

    Jumpers!! We'll use the GGT upper fiber arena and have added Jumper Spooktaculars on Saturday - so get creative and come out to jump in costume!!

    New In Hand Classes Continue for this show... take a look on Sunday morning - we've added in hand classes again for those who would like to give it a try --- maybe you've got some young stock that need to get out...or would like to start the day with something new!!

    Questions? Don't hesitate to call Jeanne at 321-693-5551, or text her or email her at wittyshowsec@earthlink.net

  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2017
    Sun
    19
    Nov
    2017
    8:00 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL

    Prize List:  Prize List to be released October 1.

    Full Three Day Championship Show.  Reserve your hotel rooms early!

    New Eligibility Criteria for Championship Classes to be announced early in 2017.

    DOUBLE POINTED SHOW

    Judges: Dacia Johnson, "R", Tallahassee, , Jennie Medlock, Orlando, Kristin Freeman-Lowrey, "R", Ocala, and TBD.

  • Sat
    16
    Dec
    2017
    5:00 PMGrand Oaks Resort Museum and Ballroom

    Save the date!! The Horse Shows in the Park year end awards gala will be bigger and even better this year...with a catered buffet dinner, carriage rides and dancing into the night....Carriage rides beginning at 5pm, with cocktails and awards at 7:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale on line November 15 and will be available for purchase at the three day Championship show as well.

This competition calendar is updated on a regular basis and we encourage you to check back often !!

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