The final entry list has been confirmed for next week’s $15,000 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix Invitational at Southern Cross Equestrian in Ocala, Florida. Six teams of four riders each will face off over Marc Donovan’s 1.30-meter course for prize money and eternal glory.
Hosted by Scott Keach and Max Corcoran, the two-day show jumping competition offers an excellent opportunity for riders to get in the ring ahead of Red Hills International Horse Trials and jump a round at 1.30-meter height.
The show kicks off on Monday, March 5 at noon with the $1,000 1.15-meter Welcome Stakes, for which invited riders can bring two horses. The $15,000 Eventing Prix Invitational will take place Tuesday, March 6 starting at 2 p.m. in a team format. The first round will determine team results, and the top 10 combinations — or all pairs that jumped clears in the first round — will return for the second round jump off.
Here’s a look at the riders who will be competing:
Sara Kozumplik Murphy
Team Winning Edge
Wild Card Team
Karen O’Connor and Liz Stewart will also be riding as individuals, giving us 34 total combinations.
The Eventing Prix Invitational is free to attend and open to the public, and spectators are encouraged to bring a chair and picnic. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase on the grounds from Humble Pie Pizza.
Tables in the ringside VIP tent are available at $600 for six seats with food provided by Celebrations Catering. Contact Denise Goya at [email protected] or 617-224-6325 to reserve a table. There will also be an after party with live music.
Additional sponsorship opportunities for the Eventing Prix Invitational are still available. Those interested in supporting the event can contact Max Corcoran at [email protected] or 540-295-4326.
Thank you to the event sponsors: Ocala Horse Properties, title sponsor; Doug Hannum Equine Therapy, Welcome Stakes sponsor; Peak Performance and Stellos Electric, prix partners; and jump sponsors, Equijet, Wordley Martin Equestrian and Chester County Farrier Associates.
If you can’t be in Ocala to watch the Eventing Prix Invitational live, Joel Wiessner of EQTV Network once again will be live streaming the competition, and you can watch right here on EN. Southern Cross is located at 13440 NW Highway 225, Reddick, FL 32686.