Classic Company Announces New Show Dates in Jacksonville

The world class Jacksonville Equestrian Center will be home to the inaugural 2016 Jacksonville Spring Classic slated to kick off April 13 through the 24th.

The Classic Company is proud to announce that it has added the Jacksonville Spring Classic to its 2016 tour of show jumping events.

The USEF AA Premier rated 2016 Jacksonville Spring Classic is scheduled for April 13 through 24 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center located in Jacksonville, Florida. The Equestrian Center is conveniently located off of Interstate 295, I-10 and US 301 and in close proximity to the Jacksonville International Airport as well as the Cecil Field Regional Airport.

The world-class facility features a large indoor coliseum with seating for 3,700, two outdoor rings, and a turf arena, plus schooling rings and 500 permanent stalls. Hotels are just around the corner, but for those who want to stay onsite, there are 78 full hook up RV spaces available.

“We are excited to be bringing our shows back to the Jacksonville area,” commented Bob Bell, President of Classic and the Gulf Coast Classic Companies. “We believe the new location, with its added improvements, will provide an excellent show experience for our competitors,” he added.

Peggy Fuller, Vice President of the Northeast Florida Equestrian Society, Management Group for the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, said, “We contracted with Field Specialties’ David Frey who is a well-respected professional in his field for our footing enhancements. As a result, we have resurfaced the Hunter rings as well as the schooling ring with Future Tracks (sand-fiber footing). The other rings have new bases and we have added footing,” she commented. “We have doubled the size of the original schooling area and added two additional schooling arenas, one adjacent to the Hunter Ring and the other adjacent to Barn A.” She continued, “The two outside arenas have been enlarged and the indoor arena’s base has been repaired and new sand footing has been added.”

In addition to the footing enhancements, new landscaping has been installed and additional arenas are scheduled to get underway September 8th. The facility will plan to add two additional arenas, approximately 150′ x 300′, as well an additional schooling arena set for completion by January 1st.

Future plans also include an approximate 300′ long, covered pavilion to be constructed between the arenas which will include restrooms and judges’ stands.

“We are very excited to have the Jacksonville shows and can’t think of any better show management team than the Classic Company. Bob Bell’s knowledge of the area and the horsemen in this part of the country will bring back our local exhibitors as well as neighboring states’ equestrians to the area and we are looking forward to it!” said Fuller.

The Classic Company is a USHJA’s Members Choice Award winner, recognized for producing top quality show jumping events in the United States. For more information on Classic Company and its exhibitor-friendly, top quality hunter jumper events, please visit them at or call them at 843-768-5503.

All sponsorship, marketing and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel, Sponsorship, Marketing and Public Relations Director at

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See you at the ring,
Bob Bell
The Classic Company, Ltd.
Phone/FAX: (843) 768-5503
Post Office Box 1311 Johns Island SC 29457

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