Fox Lea Community Charity Challenge Double Feature

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$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.
For full schedule and additional information please visit www.foxleafarm.com or contact us at [email protected].
FUTURE EVENTS:
MARCH 10TH – VENICE-NOKOMIS WOMEN’S CLUB
Did you know? Fox Lea Farm is celebrating our 40 Year Anniversary! We got this because we have had this all along! This is because of YOU! Our anniversary represents the outstanding commitments and support from our community, local government, trainers, owners, exhibitors, staff, sponsors, and local supporting businesses! We celebrate with you! We Thank You and promise you our vision continues with efforts to carry along our mission and grow with you! We got this!!!
Fox Lea Farm, Inc. Mission Statement –
To be the preferred boutique-style horse show facility in South Florida, Where competitors from Grass Roots to Grand Prix can compete in a safe, family- and horse-friendly atmosphere, Enjoying world-class beaches, restaurants, and shopping, While driving significant economic growth and charitable contributions in our local community.
We are looking to grow our partnerships! Join our momentum! Click here to learn about Sponsorship opportunities! We want to grow with you!
We continue with our improvements, 2023 will be an incredible year! Join us!
FOX LEA FARM &
THE VENICE EQUESTRIAN TOUR WELCOME OUR NEWEST SPONSOR- NoltrexVet!
PLEASE CLICK ON THEIR AD OR LOGO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NoltrexVet & FOLLOW THEM ON FACEBOOK!
Music by Bob Meade!
SPRING IS COMING….
Fox Lea Farm is excited to share that this Spring’s Series will have 5 shows!
SAVE THE DATES!
The dates are USEF National Channel 1 Hunters & Level 4 Jumpers.
The April 27-30 show will host WCHR! This show will also have a USHJA International Derby!
We look forward to seeing everyone soon!
April 20-23
April 27-30 – WCHR Week
May 4-7
May 18-21
May 25-28
If you would like to join us for Spring 2023 Please call or text
Kim: 941-809-6365 or Becky 941-809-6361
ACCOMMODATIONS
Fox Lea Rentals LLC. Stay on Property in one of the RV Rentals – Check them out using this link – Prices include your RV hook-up fee. http://www.airbnb.com/p/foxlearentals
Along with reserving accommodations with our local hotel partners, here are a few local companies ready to help you secure your “Vacation Rental Accommodations” for VET. You can also search AirBNB & VRBO. Venice, Englewood, Casey Key, Manasota Key, Nokomis, and Osprey are all close in proximity to Fox Lea.
Heritage Vacation Rentals 941-488-2802
Horse and Chaise 941-483-3331
Casey Key Resort 941-488-6210
Casey Key Resorts 941-966-2121
Suntan Terrace 941-488-1565
A Beach Retreat on Casey Key 941-485-8771
Inn At The Beach 941-484-8471
We Welcome Our Newest Lodging Partners! Towneplace & Fairfield Inn
NEW GRAND ARENA
A HUGE thank you to David Lauinger and his crew at DJL!!! Thank you Sarasota County for helping to make this come true! Let’s ride!
Any Questions:
PLEASE CALL or TEXT US 941-809-6365
We are here to help you plan your stay!
We would like to give MoveX a huge shout-out!!! They sponsored the back numbers for the entire Spring Series. They are manufacturers of superior mobility supplements. For their entire story, click on the link below.
USEF’s continuous efforts to provide the safest environment possible for our athletes and other participants. Strategies for safeguarding athletes continue to evolve, and we are fully committed to keeping pace with best practices.
Center for SafeSport Code, USEF Safe Sport Policy, and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies, also known as the MAAPP. This includes the SafeSport Training requirement for adult members and participants who have regular contact with or authority over minor athletes. Additionally, please be reminded about reporting obligations. Any concerns that are non-sexual in nature, please use the USEF Safe Sport Incident Reporting Form available on the USEF website. Concerns or suspicions regarding sexual misconduct must be reported to https://safesport.i-sight.com/portal and the authorities if a minor is involved. All of this information can be found in the USEF Safe Sport Policy.
USEF website to find comprehensive resources regarding USEF Safe Sport efforts. You can also contact Sarah Gilbert, USEF Safe Sport Program Coordinator, at [email protected]for any questions or concerns relating to the USEF Safe Sport program.
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