The Florida Quarter Horse Association hosted a three-day showing extravaganza at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center May 26-28, 2018. High point awards were given out and over 200 classes offered something for everyone to enjoy.
Showcasing the versatility of the American Quarter Horse; the show offered a full slate of classes including trail, reining, and conformation. On Friday the show organizers had a clinic for working hunter and equitation over fences and a trainers hospitality pizza party held at the Arena Café. Over the course of the weekend ten high point awards where awarded to horse and rider combinations. Niftys Rock Star, ridden by Lauren Neily won the Open VRH, Hot Chippin Charley ridden by Brenda Baker took home the Open Performance high point, and Sinceerly took home Halter Mare while there was a tie for Halter Gelding between PF The Only One and Homerun Stats.
Coming up next for the Jacksonville Equestrian Center is the First Coast Classical Dressage show on June 23-24, followed by an all breed horse show on July 14th. Over the coming months the Jacksonville Equestrian Center will be undergoing construction of a new Covered Arena and Livestock Pavilion which will add considerably to the extensive facilities already in place. The facility hosts a wide range of popular, family-friendly gatherings throughout the year, such as car shows, family fun days, dog agility trials, bicycling events, and equestrian competitions for every breed and riding discipline. For nature lovers, the 80- acre property also features miles of hiking and riding trails as well as a picnic pavilion.