Being a Thoroughbred farm in the heart of Thoroughbred country, the breed is close to the heart of Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event. Here are some ways that Thoroughbreds will be taking the spotlight at the fourth annual event, which is fast-approaching Nov. 14-17, 2019.
Retired Racehorse Project Charity Golf Classic
If you’re local to the Ocala, Florida area, or coming into town for the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event, then don’t forget your clubs!
Join your fellow equestrians and Thoroughbred enthusiasts for a golf tournament to benefit the Retired Racehorse Project on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Taking place at the beautiful Golden Ocala Golf Club (8300 NW 31st Lane Road, Ocala, FL 34482), the RRP Charity Golf Classic will be a four-player scramble-format tournament, with lunch served at 11:30 and a shotgun start at 12:30. Stick around for awards, refreshments and cash bar upon conclusion!
The RRP Charity Golf Classic is generously sponsored by I Love My Horse Equestrian Boutique & Tack and Buck and Andrea Davidson.
Entry is $150 per player (includes lunch, golf cart and prizes) and many other sponsorship opportunities are available!
Thoroughbred Eventing Champion Division
Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event is once again giving away $15,000 in prizes to top-placing Thoroughbreds in each of the four FEI Divisions (CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L) to compete in the Thoroughbred Eventing Champion category.
This incentive was launched in 2016 with the intention of highlighting and rewarding the use of off-track Thoroughbreds in second careers. The idea worked: 27% of that year’s OJC event were Thoroughbreds, compared to an average of just 6.5% in two other Ocala three-day events. Similar numbers have participated in each successive year of the event.
Thoroughbred Eventing Champion Division and T.I.P. Program Links: