We’ll be at Grand Oaks on January 25,26 to start another competitive and fun show year in The Villages, just south of Ocala… great news!! Grand Oaks has just completed adding 80 Clear Span State of the Art Temporary FEI Quality stabling, with 10 x 13 stalls, lights and power…so we’ll have a total of 138 stalls at our disposal for the January – April shows while the Winter Driving competitors are in FL…Thank you Tom Warriner for providing such a high quality stabling alternative for these winter shows!!!
The New Alachua Co Eq Center (formerly Canterbury) shows start in Feb for 2 shows Feb and March and the points will count for the Grand Oaks series in the divisions that are the same. These are designed to be fun, competitive, smaller versions of our Grand Oaks show with popular divisions offered and 200 stalls available!! The class list is HERE: 2020 Canterbury PrizelistFEB
Hard Copy Entry Form: HuntCountryEntryBlank2020
New for 2020: Jumper riders 2′ and under year end points will be calculated on the riders points so the novice riders who often ride multiple horses/ponies won’t miss out on any points for year end.
New Jumper RIDER year end award at 2’3 and higher…
Mandatory night watch until further notice at our 2020 shows, by Noble Nightwatch our favorite vet techs and crew…for security and safety reasons they’ll check and monitor every horse every 2 hours…if you would like to have them feed in the morning please contact them directly at the number in the show office.
Championship classes at the November will be limited to the top ten in each divisional category…Mr. Thomas will be calcing the points after each show and publishing on our Standings page so you can watch your progress and monitor eligibility!!!
psst, don’t forget to rent your cottages and golf carts now for 2020!!! Dates are below, and Lori’s number with Grand Oaks is 352-750-5500, ext 231. New cottages are coming on line and you’ll want to get on the list!!!
AT GRAND OAKS STALLS ARE NOW RESERVED ONLY WITH ACTUAL ENTRIES. …so be sure and get them in if you know you’re coming so you don’t get closed out.
RENTALS/RVS/VILLAS: CALL GRAND OAKS DIRECTLY AT 352-750-5500 EXT 231. The Horse Show Office does not rent golf carts.
HSITP HUNTER/JUMPER SHOW HARD COPY ENTRY FORM (fill out, get parents signatures and bring to show so you can pick up the numbers….) HuntCountryEntryBlank2020
CLASS SPECIFICATIONS AND AWARD INFO FOR GRAND OAKS HSITP SHOWS: 2020HSITP&HuntCountryClass&AwardSpecs
2020 HORSE SHOW DATES
2020 HSITP/HUNT COUNTRY SHOWS AT THE GRAND OAKS IN THE VILLAGES, JUST SOUTH OF OCALA
- January 25,26
- February 29, March 1
- April 4,5
- May 1-3 “Derby Days”
- May 30, 31
- June 26-28 “Battle of the Barns” with a golf tournament for the Dads & Moms…all points count!!!!
- August 1,2
- October 3,4
- October 30-November 1 “Howl at the Moon” with a Monster Costume Ball and DJ in the museum this year!!
- November 13-15 Championship**–All Divisions offered, open to all, and Double Pointed for Year End Award. Specific tightened qualifying criteria for Championship Classes in 2020… You must be in the top 10 after the October 31 show to compete in the Championship classes!!
- Awards Gala December 12 at The Grand Oaks Ballroom
AT GRAND OAKS, EACH WEEKEND DAY IS A SEPARATE SHOW DAY FOR A TOTAL OF 20 SHOW DAYS IN 2020. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR YEAR END AWARD AT GRAND OAKS IN DIVISIONAL CATEGORIES, YOU MUST SHOW AND PLACE IN THEM A MINIMUM OF 8 SHOW DAYS. YEAR END TIES FOR POINTS WILL BE BROKEN BY THE MOST TIMES SHOWN.
300+ Acre Luxurious Estate—Catering to Equestrians and their Families….HUGE COVERED ARENA…3 GGT FIBER ARENAS…
Quality Stabling — Homes/Villas — Golf Cart Rentals — Day Spa/Salon
Restaurant/Cafe — English Pub/Restaurant — Live Entertainment
60 Full Service RV Sites — Pool for registered guests
Local hotels within 4 miles, and very nice, reasonable. Also – don’t forget Airbnb – lots of good deals there in The Villages, some with a pool, all reasonably priced.
HOTEL LISTING: HOTEL LISTING GRAND OAKS 2018
Local fun – try Eaton’s Beach only 2 miles away on Lake Weir, (VERY Jimmy Buffet like) and within 6 miles….Lake Sumter Landing or Spanish Springs – an amazing collection of shops, eateries and nightly entertainment, all designed by the same fellow that built Disney’s Celebration. Fun to go watch the amazing golf carts go by and eat ice cream, dance on the town square, great movie theatre, Johnny Rockets – oodles of places to eat and dance.
“SIMPLY SCHOOLING” SHOWS
at the Silver Sands Bridle Club Covered Arena in NEW SMYRNA
THE MOST UPDATED CLASS SCHEDULE IS HERE: 2020 New Smyrna PrizelistJAN
Fun, low cost and laid back…we’ll offer Hunters/Novice divisions on Saturday and Equitation/Jumpers on Sunday.
2020 SHOW DATES (Updated Dec 24)
Jan 11-12 March 28,29 April 18,19** July 11,12
Sept 19,20 November 7,8 Dec. 5,6**Double Pointed “Holidays with Horses” Show!!
EACH DIVISION TO BE OFFERED ONCE EACH SHOW. TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR YEAR END AWARD IN NEW SMYRNA IN DIVISIONAL, MEDAL AND CLASSIC CATEGORIES, YOU MUST SHOW AND PLACE IN THEM A MINIMUM OF 4 TIMES DURING THE YEAR. IN 2020, GRAND AND RESERVE AWARDS WITH 8 RIBBONS TO BE AWARDED. YEAR END TIES FOR POINTS WILL BE BROKEN BY THE MOST TIMES SHOWN.
Join HSITP at a nice covered arena with 100 stalls for a fun, low key one arena schooling show. This is an HSITP show, with HSITP jumps, courses and staff, pointed separately from the Grand Oaks series. The Show is located in New Smyrna Beach just off I-95 and convenient to good quality hotels in Port Orange. 26 30amp RV hookups/no sewer. Perfect for the greenies, novice riders and those wanting some additional mileage getting ready for larger shows. Financially reasonable, casual, no ring conflicts and the schooling series is separate from the shows at Grand Oaks with 100 quality permanent stalls available. Hunters, Novice, Equitation, Schooling classes and Jumpers offered.
TRAINERS, RIDERS AND PARENTS !! For all HSITP shows be sure and bring the signed entry form (print them off and have everyone sign (IE; PARENTS IF UNDER 18) with you so you can pick up the rider #’s.
NEW FOR 2020!!
NEW FOR WINTER /SPRING 2020: HSITP “SIMPLY SCHOOLING” SHOWS AT CANTERBURY IN GAINESVILLE! (NOW THE ALACHUA COUNTY EQUESTRIAN FACILITY) Dates are Feb 8,9, March 7,8...A NUMBER OF DIVISIONS IN THESE SHOWS WILL COUNT FOR YEAR END AWARD COMBINED WITH THE GRAND OAKS SHOWS!!!!! Fun and laid back…we’ll offer Hunters/Novice divisions on Saturday and Equitation/Jumpers on Sunday. More info coming on these shows,,,The class schedule will look like the Simply Schooling show we offer in New Smyrna.