2016 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Reception at Adena
Adena hosted the 2016 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Reception on Tuesday February 16th. This was the kickoff event for the Ocala Winter Festival as part of the HITS Horse Shows in Ocala. Over 200 guests from all over the world gathered to celebrate the upcoming week and also to raise funds for Horses N Heroes. In addition to the equestrians and horse owners, several dignitaries and celebrities were in attendance including Kent Guinn, Mayor of Ocala. Our thanks to the sponsors who made this possible including Adena Golf and Country Club, Edge Brewing, and Ocala Horse Properties. For additional information about our sponsors and the charities, please click on the links below.
United States Claims the Throne in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup, presented by Edge Brewing Barcelona at HITS Ocala
The U.S. dream team including Beezie Madden, McLain Ward, Todd Minikus, Lauren Hough, and led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, claimed a memorable victory at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup CSI04*, presented by Edge Brewing Barcelona, at HITS Post Time Farm on Friday, February 19. Not only winning the class and a piece of the $112,900 prize purse, but the U.S. team also secured a spot at the top of the 2016 FEI Nations Cup rankings for the Furusiyya Final in Barcelona later this year.
Horses N Heroes
Horses N Heroes is dedicated to providing an equine learning and mentoring experience for young girls who come from families with extreme financial constraints. There is no fee for participation in the program. These girls are given the opportunity to bond with horses and through that experience gain self esteem, and learn about, responsibility, team work, kind heartedness, commitment and much more. The girls are taught all aspects of horsemanship including but not limited to riding, grooming, feeding and caring for the donated horses. Students also are given the opportunity to show at local horse shows.