More Riders Confirmed for $15,000 Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix Invitational

Kurt Martin and Anna Bella at the 2015 Eventing Prix Invitational. Photo by Jenni Autry. Kurt Martin and Anna Bella at the 2015 Eventing Prix Invitational. Photo by Jenni Autry.

The prize money and additional riders have been announced for next week’s Ocala Horse Properties Eventing Prix Invitational at Southern Cross Equestrian. Organizers Scott Keach and Max Corcoran are partnering with title sponsor Ocala Horse Properties and other generous sponsors to offer $15,000 in prize money, which will be distributed among the top individual and team placings.

Wordley Martin has signed on as an Official Prix Partner with a $2,500 contribution to the prize pot, and an additional $1,000 sponsored by Doug Hannum Equine Therapy will be awarded for Monday’s welcome class. Riders are permitted to jump up to four horses in the welcome class, which starts at noon; fences will be set at 1.15 to 1.20 meters.

The 36 riders on the entry list will each jump one horse in Tuesday’s competition, which will begin at 2 p.m. The fences will be set at 1.30 meters, and Marc Donovan is the course designer.

Boyd Martin and Leslie Law have both scratched from the competition since our last entry update. Leslie is nursing a broken foot, while Boyd made the decision to withdraw due to a scheduling conflict with Red Hills Horse Trials later in the week. Hallie Coon and Allie Knowles have been added to the entry list in their place.

Update 03/06: Will Coleman has scratched from the competition. British-based U.S. rider Katherine Coleman, who is currently in the States competing, will take his place.

Here is the full list of competitors:

Laine Ashker (USA)
Lisa Barry (USA)
Maya Black (USA)
Jennie Brannigan (USA)
Leah Breakey (CAN)
Matt Brown (USA)
Hannah Sue Burnett (USA)
Kyle Carter (CAN)
Katherine Coleman (USA)
Hallie Coon (USA)
Buck Davidson (USA)
Phillip Dutton (USA)
Lisa Marie Fergusson (CAN)
Liz Halliday-Sharp (USA)
Sinead Halpin (USA)
Jon Holling (USA)
Holly Jacks-Smither (CAN)
Lauren Kieffer (USA)
Allie Knowles (USA)
Colleen Loach (CAN)
Kylie Lyman (USA)
Caroline Martin (USA)
Kurt Martin (USA)
Tik Maynard (CAN)
Ellie McPhail (USA)
Joe Meyer (NZL)
Bobby Meyerhoff (USA)
Sara Kozumplik Murphy (USA)
Selena O’Hanlon (CAN)
Alex O’Neal (USA)
Jessica Phoenix (CAN)
Karl Slezak (CAN)
Lynn Symansky (USA)
Daisy Trayford (GBR)
Elisa Wallace (USA)
Sharon White (USA)

Admission is free for both the warm-up class at noon on Monday, March 7, and the competition at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. Bring a chair and a picnic lunch, or you can purchase food and drink on the grounds from Humble Pie Pizza and Edge Brewing Barcelona.

Celebrations Catering will provide food and drink in the ringside VIP tent, and tables are still available for $600. Contact Denise Goyea at [email protected] to reserve a table.

Thank you to the event’s sponsors: Ocala Horse Properties, WoodmenLife, The Dutta Corp, Brewster Walker Horse Transport, Stellos Electric, Seminole Feed, Doug Hannum Equine Therapy, APF, Wordley Martin Equestrian and Jump for Joy. Brewster Walker Horse Transportation is also sponsoring a Groom’s Award.

If you can’t be in Ocala to watch the Eventing Prix Invitational live on Tuesday, EQTV will be live streaming the competition right here on EN. We hope to see you there! Southern Cross is located at 13440 NW Highway 225, Reddick, FL 32686.