FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping :: HITS


FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping

February 13th - 18th, 2018

Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM of the United States of America 2018


Ocala Winter Festival, Week V - February 13-18
Eight teams from across the globe will turn out in 2018 - the eight teams: USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Ireland, Germany, Australia


Friday, February 16

  • $265,000 Longines Grand Prix 
  • International Village  |  10 am - 3 pm

Saturday, February 17

  • Nations Cup for Children & Juniors 
  • International Village  |  10 am - 3 pm

  • Parade of Nations Horse Celebration  |  4 pm

Ocala Main Street and the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) invite you to “Jump Downtown” to the second annual Parade of Nations Horse Celebration happening on the Downtown Square on Saturday, February 17th at 4 PM.

The Parade of Nations will honor and welcome the countries and the riders participating in the Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping event, followed by a Celebration of the Horse presentation of the 30-plus horse breeds showcasing the diversity of the “Horse Capital of the World”.  The grand finale will be a visit from the Budweiser Clydesdales and spectators can see them sweep our beautiful downtown square. Additional festivities will include snacks, horse drawn carriage rides, vendors, and more! 

Sponsored by the City of Ocala, Boyd Real Estate, HITS, and ihmc this family-friendly event is free and open to the public.  Take this opportunity to cheer on world-class athletes and enjoy the equine side of our community!

Sunday, February 18 

  • Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM USA 2018 - Opening Ceremony 12 pm - Competition begins at 1 pm
  • International Village  |  10 am - 3 pm

International Village: Join HITS in attending our International Village during the Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Week of the Ocala Winter Circuit, February 14-18.  This family friendly event will feature different food selections from around the world, activities for adults and children, and a meet and greet with some of the Longines FEI Nations Cup™ riders.  This event will be fun for equestrians and non-equestrians alike.  Activities will include face painting, pony rides, music, and more!  We will also be hosting the Budweiser Clydesdales throughout the week.  The hitch will make several appearances, including at the International Village. 

Getting to the show:  I-75 to Exit 354 for Highway 27 North. Travel twelve miles, show grounds on the left. Spectators may enter past the Main Entrance on 137th Avenue. All parking is free.

For a map of the property, please click here.

Refreshments: Spectators can grab lunch from the HITS Restaurant or Diamond Mills Paddock Club Café and find a grassy spot on the berms to eat while watching some of the world's best show jumping.

Shopping: The Vendor Courtyard, located right across from the HITS Restaurant, features dozens of shops offering quality equestrian gear, souvenirs, apparel, jewelry and more. 


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