Want to Ride with William Fox-Pitt? How to Win an Ocala Clinic Spot

Sierra Lesny rides cross country in front of William Fox-Pitt. Photo by Lisa Madren.

British Olympian William Fox-Pitt is returning to the States for another winter clinic tour, which will also coincide with a stop at the $100,000 Conceal Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field (Aiken, SC) the first weekend in March. If riding with William is on your bucket list you’ll want to keep reading.

William will be teaching two clinics in Ocala, FL during this tour, and Eventing Nation is pleased to be hosting a contest to award one spot in the clinic being held February 27 and 28 at Overlook Farm South (show jumping) and Barnstaple South (cross country). Levels from Beginner Novice through Intermediate will be welcomed for this clinic, with riders divided into small-to-medium sized groups for instruction.

William Fox-Pitt teaches at Liz Halliday-Sharp’s winter base, Horsepower Equestrian in Ocala. Photo by Lisa Madren.

So, how do you win your spot?

Tell us a story! How did you catch the eventing bug? What connected you to the horse you have today? Did a top rider make a strong impression on you? Or perhaps a childhood trainer?

We want to know why you love eventing — simple as that. Write us a short story (350-750 words is great, but you can write something shorter or longer if you desire; entries will not be judged on length) telling us why you’ve chosen this sport to call home.

The EN team along with a handful of guest selectors will choose a winner from a group of semi-finalists chosen by EN. We may select some stories to share with our readers by way of an article under your byline on EN.

The deadline to submit your entry is Wednesday, January 24 at 5 pm ET. You can submit your entry using this link or by emailing it to [email protected]. Please include a photo of you and your horse, as well as your desired Clinic Level, with emailed entries. The winner will be announced on Thursday, February 1.

What’s covered by this award: Entry fee to William Fox-Pitt’s clinic in Ocala February 27 and 28, admission to Barn Dinner and Cocktail Party hosted by Sara Kozumplik, Rhonda Sexton, and Derek Strine
What’s not covered by this award: Transportation/hauling to and from the clinic locations, stabling, housing, food/drink outside of Barn Dinner and Cocktail Party

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