The Event at TerraNova, featuring the Galati Yacht Sales CCI4*-L, presented by Insurance Office of America, kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 19 at TerraNova Equestrian Center (Myakka City, FL). In this Olympic year, equestrians representing the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, New Zealand, Mexico, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, Ecuador and Brazil will vie for the top prize and points toward their qualification for the Paris Games. In addition, The Event at TerraNova offers divisions for all levels in eventing competition.
The Event at TerraNova is a great way to spend a family-friendly day in the country and enjoy top-notch equestrian sport, fun kids’ activities, boutique shopping and food truck fare. For kids, TerraNova Tiny Town Children’s Village is a wonderland to explore and play. Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, kids ages 5-12 are invited to a Mini Horsemanship Camp with Libby Neily and miniature horses.
Saturday kicks off bright and early with a sunrise walk on the cross-country course with the Riverview High School Kiltie Bagpipers.
At 8 a.m., the Cross-Country VIP experience begins. Tickets are available for purchase. Before the start of the FEI cross-country, the Manatee County Mounted Patrol will perform a flag presentation along with the singing of the National Anthem.
Then, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the TerraNova Pavilion, nationally-touring Christian recording artist Jonny Diaz and clean comedian Tim Boyd will perform. This nearly sold-out event benefits the Guardian Angels of SWFL and One More Child.
On Sunday, Nov. 19, during the show jumping phase of competition, the TerraNova Equestrian Foundation will host a special Empty Bowls event. Symbolizing the importance of coming together to fill the bowls of our community members in need, the event benefits the Food Bank of Manatee, a PLUS program of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee. Guests will enjoy a delicious lunch of soup, salad, bread and desserts from fan-favorite local restaurants and take home a keepsake ceramic bowl.
Restaurants participating include Almazonica, Atria, Jaime’s Cake Creations, Georgie’s Garden Café, Michaels on East, Myakka City Grill, Owen’s Fish Camp, Pink Cloud Catering, Selva Sarasota, Tsunami and St. Armands Baking Company.
The Event at TerraNova is a must-attend event for the community, offering a range of activities anchored by world-class equestrian eventing competition.
(Subject to change)
2 p.m. Horse Inspection for all FEI Long format horses.
3 p.m. All FEI Cross-Country Courses open for walking on foot only.
9 a.m. FEI Dressage.
3 p.m. All National Cross-Country Courses open for walking on foot only.
8 a.m. FEI and Horse Trials Dressage.
6:50 a.m. Sunrise Cross-Country course walk with the Riverview High School Kiltie Bagpipers.
8 a.m. Horse Trials Show Jumping. Cross-Country VIP Experience begins.
9 a.m. FEI Cross-Country.
10:50 a.m. National Anthem with Manatee County Mounted Patrol.
4-7:30 p.m. Jonny Diaz and Tim Boyd perform.
8 a.m. Horse Inspection for all FEI Long format horses.
9 a.m. All Horse Trials Cross-Country.
10 a.m. All FEI Show Jumping – Mounted awards following each division.
11 a.m. Empty Bowls Event to benefit Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.