Sat14Jan2017Sun15Jan20178:00 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!!
Hard Copy Entry Form: CanterburyEntryBlank2017
Judges: Jan Massaro "R", Tampa; William Talbert "R", Ocala, Kristin Freeman-Lowrey, "R"
Sat28Jan2017Sun29Jan20177:30 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
Sat18Feb2017Sun19Feb20178:00 AMCanterbury Equestrian in Newberry FL, Just west of Gainesville
Fri03Mar2017Sun05Mar20178:00 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.
Sat01Apr2017Sun02Apr20177:30 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.
Fri05May2017Sun07May20177:30 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 email@example.com . 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.
Sat20May2017Sun21May20178:00 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 Show: 2017CanterburyProgram-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...
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.
Sat03Jun2017Sun04Jun20177:30 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!
Fri23Jun2017Sun25Jun20177:30 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..
Sat08Jul2017Sun09Jul20177:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Sat05Aug2017Sun06Aug20177:30 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 email@example.com
Please be sure and check the website on this page for an updated class schedule . That's why pre-entries are so important!!!
Sat07Oct2017Sun08Oct20177:30 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
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.
Fri27Oct2017Sun29Oct20177:30 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL
ALL STALLS SOLD OUT FOR THIS SHOW. NO FURTHER ENTRIES TAKEN IN THE JUMPER OR COVERED ARENA FOR SATURDAY.
Show Secretary Gayle Witty: 352-406-9886.
ALL AVAILABLE RINGSIDE TABLES SOLD OUT. Friday evening arena side dining will be available with cash bar, starting at 6:30 pm. New York Strip Steak or Grilled Chicken Dinners available for order with arena side service while you watch the Spooktacular fun!
PLEASE NOTE: A current class count AND entry roster is posted at horseshowtime.com . We have closed jumper and covered arena entries for Saturday's competition. Stalls both permanent and temporary are sold out. IMPORTANT!!! At some point in the last 5 days we experienced a brief technical issue with the link between our on line entry system and the email in box. This resulted in some confirms being sent automatically by the on line tool but the entries never received by our email inbox. If you have entered, (and asked for stalls) you should be listed on horseshowtime.com . Please check horseshowtime.com to make sure you're listed prior to arrival at the show grounds as we have no stalls remaining.
FRIDAY SCHOOLING 11 AM TO 6 PM Covered arena to close at 6pm sharp to ready for Friday evening competition. Outside arenas to close at 6pm also to prep arenas in remaining daylight for early morning Sat. start. It's dark at seven pm now!!! Arenas are not open for schooling Sat or Sunday. There will be a lighted schooling arena open on Friday evening.
Full Prize List/Class Schedule:HalloweenOctober2017-Rev3
Class Specs: 2017HuntCountryClassSpecs
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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri17Nov2017Sun19Nov20178:00 AMThe Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale FL
3 Page Prize List/Class Schedule for easier download: Championship Finals 2017
Revisions to Class Schedule 11/16: Split out Local and Training Hunter Friday morning. Moved Intermediate and Novice divisions/switched arenas on Saturday. Combined Children's Pony.
Revisions to Class Schedule 11/13- split out 3'3" and 3'6" fence heights for the Sat evening Championship. Still one class but 2 sep fence heights - Added Jumper Eq classes to Fri at 3' and Sat at 2'6" so high points can be given. Added Walk Trot Mini Medal on Saturday in novice arena.
DOUBLE POINTED SHOW!!!!
Hard Copy Entry form: Print it off, get parents to sign and bring so the office can give out the number and you can enter an arena to school: 2017 HUNT COUNTRY ENTRY BLANK-Champ Show
On Line Entry Blank: http://horseshowsinthepark.com/hsitp-online-entry-form/
Be sure and let us know when you're arriving - whether Thursday or Friday.
Class Specs: 2017HuntCountryClassSpecs
Marshall & Sterling Info: 2017HuntCountryMarshall&SterlingPage
Get your stall reservations in now please, as we anticipate selling out. Text to 321-693-5551 or call. Stalls reservations have to be matched up with entries by the Sunday before the show. Schooling is on Thursday for this show and on Friday in limited arenas. The schooling times for each arena are listed on the Friday page of the class schedule. Keep in mind it gets dark almost before 6pm. We start building arenas on Tuesday.
Full Three Day Championship Show. Reserve your hotel rooms early!
This is an open show, anyone may enter, however the Championship classes are for those riders and horses who have placed in that division, category or at that fence height during 2017.
Ringside Tables are available for purchase at $75 for the 3 days and can be split among your barn in the office. Book your table early by texting 321-693-5551!! Friday night dinner and bar service in the covered for Derby night!! Saturday night Jumpers will also have bar service so those tables will come in handy.
This 3 day show is a great time to show if you are trying to meet your 4 show day requirement for year end award.
DOUBLE POINTED SHOW
Judges: Dacia Johnson, "R", Tallahassee, ,Tracy Weston, "R", Jennie Medlock, Orlando, Kristin Freeman-Lowrey, "R", Ocala, and TBD.
Sat16Dec20175:00 PMGrand Oaks Resort Museum and Ballroom
LIST OF BANQUET ATTENDEES: Annual Award Banquet 2017 Attendees
Ticket deadline midnight 12/11. If you aren't on the list--- you don't have a ticket...late ticketing on a space available basis. call or text Jeanne at 321-693-5551. All credit cards will be run Wednesday before the banquet and then the forms shredded.
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.
BANQUET REGISTRATION FORM: Banquet Registration Form 2017
Contact Lori at 352-750-5500 ext 231 for on site available accommodations . Watch this page for more info on available local horse show rate hotel rooms as well. Additional information on 2018 Class/Divisional sponsorships to be be available soon as well..sign up now so we can announce it at the banquet!!! A great way to remember a favorite horse or pony, publicize your farm/barn or an individual who've played a key role in your riding career....New this year... our Sponsors to receive seating preference at the Annual Awards banquet.
As more info becomes available, this page will be updated with registration rosters, sponsor information and local hotel info.
This competition calendar is updated on a regular basis and we encourage you to check back often !!
IF YOU DON’T FIND WHAT YOU EXPECT, REFRESH/RELOAD THIS PAGE
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