For Edge-of-Your-Seat Excitement, Head to the Jacksonville Equestrian Center This Weekend to See Horses Jumping in the Jacksonville Spring Classic

Jacksonville, FL (April 5, 2018) – The Jacksonville Equestrian Center in Jacksonville, Florida is the place to be for horse lovers over the next couple of weeks as the much-anticipated Third Annual Jacksonville Spring Classic hunter/jumper series gets under way. Junior, amateur, and professional riders—between 300-500 of them—will vie for over $260,000 in prize money […]

After Hosting Some of the East’s Most Talented Roping Teams, the Jacksonville Equestrian Center Gears up for Loads More Crowd Pleasing Events

  Jacksonville, FL (February 12, 2018) –The momentum remains strong at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center (JEC), a world-class facility that hosts a wide variety of events and leisure gatherings–from equestrian competitions to BMX biking—each year. Over the four days of January 25-28, riders attending the NTRL (National Team Roping League) National Finals got down to […]

Mariam Mortenson’s CiCi’s Star Angelica Wins Omega Alpha Healthy Horse Award at Gypsy Vanner National Championships

Jacksonville, Florida (January 29, 2018) — CiCi’s Star Angelica made a lasting impression during her show debut at the 2018 Gypsy Vanner National Championships held in Jacksonville, Florida. The 3-year-old mare’s gleaming silver dapple coat caught the attention of Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company honored the young Gypsy Vanner and her owner Mariam Mortenson […]

Jacksonville Equestrian Center Hosts BrieStrong Memorial Barrel Race in Honor or Brie Ahearn

Jacksonville Equestrian Center Hosts BrieStrong Memorial Barrel Race in Honor or Brie Ahearn Jacksonville, FL (January 22, 2018) – The Jacksonville Equestrian Center may be a destination on the map for riders from across the United States, but it still retains the small-town feel loved by the equestrian community that calls Jacksonville, Florida home. This […]

Jacksonville Equestrian Center Brings in the Outstanding- Tim Jones Takes The Helm as the New Executive Director

Jacksonville, FL (January 3, 2018) — The Jacksonville Equestrian Center grounds first got its start as a former U.S. Naval base. When the Navy closed down the base, they donated 2,000 acres of forestland to the city of Jacksonville, earmarked for a regional recreational park. The city then created an 80-acre, world-class equestrian center on […]

Jacksonville Equestrian Center Rewards Sportsmanship at International Andalusian and Lusitano National Championship Horse Show

New Braunfels, TX (November 2, 2017)—The International Andalusian and Lusitano National Championship Horse Show, held this year in New Braunfels, Texas, was quite a competition. Exhibitors and their horses showed in a number of disciplines, from Dressage and halter to hunt seat and driving, all competing for National Championship titles. Although the spirit of competition […]

Benjamin Boyd Receives the Jacksonville Equestrian Center Sportsmanship Award at the Friesian National Championships

Springfield, OH (October 26, 2017)— This year’s Friesian National Championships was one of the most competitive to date, featuring some of the country’s best Friesian and part-bred Friesian horses in peak condition. Owners, riders, and trainers had all worked hard to be there and were busy preparing and showing their horses. During the Saturday of […]

Arabian Horse Competitor Kristi Herbst Wins the Jacksonville Equestrian Center Sportsmanship Award for Staying Strong when Trouble Blows Her Way

Raleigh, NC (October 10, 2017)  –  The 2017 Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show held in Raleigh, North Carolina was among the many events along the eastern U.S. coast faced with the forecast of Hurricane Irma this season. Luckily, when warnings sounded, quick-thinking competitors pulled together to keep the horses safe and ensure […]