$24,999 Grand Prix 3:30PM
$5,000 Under The Lights National
Hunter Derby 6:30PM
Fox Lea Farm is excited to announce that the next Venice Equestrian Tour VII Friday Double Feature is this Friday, March 3rd. Gates open at 2:30PM. All admission and special activities proceeds will benefit the Charity Ride and Drive participants.
Friday Schedule of Events:
2:30pm Gates Open – Play the Ponies begins!
3:30pm $24,999 Fox Lea Farm Grand Prix
4:30pm – 6:30 pm Sertoma Chili Cookoff – Help Pick The Winner!
5:00pm Sertoma/Gulf Coast Community Foundation Ride-n-Drive
6:30pm $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby
Gates open at 2:30pm, first horse on course at 3:30pm for the Grand Prix & first horse on course at 6:30pm for the Hunter Derby. Show Jumping is an Olympic Sport requiring extraordinary athleticism from both horse and rider. A Hunter Derby is a two-round horse jumping competition. Both rounds typically include natural fences reminiscent of the hunt field. Live Music, Food, Beverages, Fun for Everyone! Admission $10, Free Parking
Proceeds of Admissions benefit Sertoma.
WHAT IS THE RIDE N DRIVE ON MARCH 3RD?
A horse/rider team will be paired with a golf cart team to complete a challenging course!! Charities choose a celebrity driver. Horse/rider combinations participate with a charity and race to get the cash! Very entertaining! Lots of laughs!
To benefit: Sertoma Club of Venice, Rotary, Children’s First, Rotary Futures, Family Promise, The TWIG, Women’s Sertoma, Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children, Laurel Civic and Venice Chamber Foundation.
Every Friday until March 12th will have the similar format with different charities assigned to each Friday. During the Winter, spectators are also welcome Wednesday through Sunday from 9am until the end of each show day. Show Day length depends on how many riders & horses each day. During regular show days, please come to the show office to pay your admission and receive the schedule of events. Please park in the field above Covered Arena by entering through Gate B. We are excited for you to come visit us!
CLOTHING: We recommend comfortable walking shoes and weather-related attire. All of our roads and pathways are dirt or grass due to the safety of the horses. Prepare for weather of the season with sunblock, hats, etc.
VENDORS: Located on the show grounds, most of our vendors not only sell equestrian related products, but also many other items. We have had vendors who sell jewelry, artwork, photography, clothing (equestrian and non-equestrian), food, and much more.
CONCESSIONS: During all Fox Lea Events, the Fox Lea Café is open during show hours for food and beverages. We serve a wide variety of food. During the Friday Events, Made In Italy sells stone-fired pizzas. Sips N Spurs sells sodas, water, beer, & wine. We have a light complimentary cheese and cracker offering on the pavilion.
SEATING: The facility offers grandstand bleacher seating, picnic tables situated on the outside of the show rings, and a covered pavilion (table and chair seating available). We encourage spectators to bring lawn chairs if possible because seating for the premier classes tends to fill up quickly. VIP Tables are also available. https://bit.ly/VIPRESERVATION
Follow signs for parking from North Auburn Rd.. Spectators will enter from Gate B and be greeted by the charity of the evening to escort them by golf carts to the Arenas & Pavilion Area.
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