The Jacksonville Spring Classic gets underway Thursday at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center and runs through April 24 for an action packed two AA weeks with lots in store and more than $200,000 in cash and awards up for grabs.
The popular $1,000 Pre-Green Division will be offered both weeks for only $5.00 per horse. For a total of $2,000 up for grabs in both the 3′ and 3’3″ Divisions, the entry fee for the Division is only five dollars per horse.
The $15,000 Horseflight Open Welcome takes place both weeks on Thursdays and the weekly $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derbies, presented by Legend, takes place on Fridays.
Friday morning will also feature the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Glen Kernan Golf and Country Club, which will take place on the beautiful grass Derby field and there will be a special, complimentary Derby breakfast ringside for all.
Friday evening at 5pm, Boehringer-Ingelheim will have a special presentation of interest to all equestrians. Come see what the new USEF vaccination regulations mean to you. The presentation will take place in the stadium concourse. Food and refreshments will be served.
Saturday of Week I the $35,000 Crescent Grove Advisors Grand Prix will take place Saturday night at 6 pm in the indoor stadium and VIP service will be offered. Tables of six are available for $200 and include an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds of all VIP tables will be donated to the Smiles Pets 4 Vets program run by Smiles Forever Animal Rescue, a 501c3 program that focuses on giving companion animals to Military Veterans. Buy a table and help this great program that benefits rescue dogs and veterans. Email Grace to reserve your table.
Golf carts are available all week for $100 a day or $250 for the week. Get your reservations in early since there is a limited amount available. Email Alexis or call/text 904.993.2053 to reserve your golf cart now.
The world-class Jacksonville Equestrian Center features a large indoor coliseum with seating for 3,700, two outdoor rings and a turf arena plus schooling rings and 500 permanent stalls. There are also 78 full hook-up RV spaces available.
The Jacksonville 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 location is ideal for those traveling back from the winter circuits and for all Florida equestrians.
“We are looking forward to an excellent show and are extremely pleased with our entries and sponsor support,” commented Bob Bell, President of the Classic Company. “We believe the added improvements made to the world class Jacksonville Equestrian Center combined with the Classic Company show production team’s efforts will provide an excellent show experience for our competitors,” he added.
All sponsorship and press inquiries should be directed to Lisa Engel at firstname.lastname@example.org.