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Jacksonville Spring Classics
April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm
Inside the competition ring
The Jacksonville Spring Classic is for “Hunters” and “Jumpers”, it is recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation as one of our nation’s top rated competitions. While both styles of riding are jumping over fences, the “Hunters” have their roots in the tradition of foxhunting and
are judged on manners and style of jumping and “Jumpers” compete for clear rounds and speed and some of the classes have jumps as high as 5’6” and 4’ wide and both styles of riding have many classes competing for prize money and national points.
Outside the competition ring
There are shops and concessions available daily. We have food stands, a coffee and smoothie stand, tack vendors who carry an assortment of items from competitive tack and clothes to gifts
and accessories. We have a needlepoint vendor and many others. Bleacher seating is available inside the Coliseum and is handicap accessible. You are welcome to walk around and see the rings. Please stay out of schooling areas and watch for horses in cross walks. Dogs must be on leashes.
A Grand Prix is held each Saturday at 6:00 PM in the Coliseum. It is the biggest and fastest competition of the event. The USHJA International Hunter Derby will be held at 8:00 am on Friday of the first week, immediately followed by the USHJA National Hunter Derby. The USHJA
National Hunter Derby will begin promptly at 8:00 am week 2. All Derbies will be held in the large outdoor grass Derby Ring.