Special Events - Ocala

The second annual “Jump Downtown” event will be held in Ocala’s Downtown Square  |  Saturday, February 17

Presented by Ocala Main Street, IHMC (The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition), and the CEP (Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership), Jump Downtown will feature a Parade of Nations honoring the countries and the riders participating in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM 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” featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales. Additional festivities on the Square will include snacks, music, horse drawn carriage rides, s’mores, and more! 

Jump Downtown is free to attend and is open to the general public  

After the Parade, Nations Cup riders are invited to a reception at IHMC with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

Date & Time: Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:00 pm
Location: Downtown Square in Ocala
Cost: Free! Open to the Public
More info: OcalaCEP.com or Ocala/Marion County CEP Office 352.629.8051

Ocala Winter Festival, February 13-18 - the Budweiser Clydesdales are on the property all week

Longines FEI Nations CupTM Jumping of United States of America 2018   |  Ocala Winter Festival, February 13-18

HITS is proud to announce the Budweiser Clydesdales will be at the parade in Ocala prior to the Longines FEI Nations Cup Jumping of the USA 2018!

PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION EXHIBITOR PARTY @ HITS Ocala    |  Ocala Winter Finals, Saturday, March 10, 5 pm

Come join us this Saturday in the VIP Tent for an exhibitor party. Watch two jumper classics while enjoying good food and good company!


$100,000 Sullivan GMC Truck Grand Prix   |  Sunday, March 18  |  2 pm

Great American $1 Million Grand Prix  |  Sunday, March 25

Equestrian stars and the ‘crème de la crème’ of equine athletes will converge at HITS Post Time Farm in the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix Sunday, March 25. After nine weeks of qualifying during the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, 45 of the world’s most accomplished horse and rider combinations will jump for the richest prize in American show jumping. The class is the second jewel of the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping, which offers three $1 million grand prix by HITS Horse Shows during 2018. HITS Post Time Farm is located at 13710 North US Highway 27 in Ocala, Florida 34482. Admission is free throughout the circuit, with the exception of Sundays, when only $5 will grant you admittance. For the Great American Million on March 25, admission is $10. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. Visit HitsShows.com, or call 845.246.8833 with questions.