Hearts & Horses Connection Event – 2/13/2020

The Ocala Horse Alliance will be hosting their monthly connection meeting in conjunction with Marion Therapeutic Riding Association at 6850 SE 41st Ct, Ocala, FL 34480. You’ll have a chance to witness that magic of horses and humans connecting through therapeutic horseback riding demonstrations, connect with community businesses and horse industry leadership individuals, and meet some of the community’s biggest names in the equine industry like Bonnie Heath, Pat Parelli, Ernie Irvan and many other local entrepreneurs with Shoo-fly and Benefab! Bring the family and your friends for an experience you won’t forget! Light refreshments and beverages provided.

Ocala often calls itself the “Horse Capital of the World.”  Given the scope of equine activities and the unique representation of a spectrum of breeds and disciplines, Ocala clearly has rights to the title.  Now there is a unifying entity to harness the collective power of this diverse industry to help grow, educate, unify, and promote the horse industry in Marion County.  The Ocala Horse Alliance (OHA) is a newly formed organization that will champion this effort.  We hope you will join us!


3:00 PM – Gates open for registration

Individual registration is $10, and there are three business levels available as well for any non-OHA members that wish to sign up in advance.

3:30 PM – Event Commencement

Welcome by Executive Director

What is the Ocala Horse Alliance?

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM – Demo Class

Indoor Arena

Lift & Ramp Mount

Testimonial from Megan Whitehead (Rider)

4:35 PM to 4:55 PM – Benefab Demo

Indoor Arena

Q & A w/ Kat Chrystostum

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Demo Class

Indoor Arena

Lift & Ramp Mount

Parent Testimonial from Rachel Sasse Wire


OHA Sponsors, Partners & Affiliates List


Shadow Trailer / Shadow Trailer World


Berrettini Feed Specialist / Tribute

BMW/Porsche of Ocala


CenterState Bank

Natural Horseman Saddles/Parelli Saddles

Sparr Building and Farm Supply / Red Brand


City of Ocala


*Sheriffs AgWatch Program

* Parelli Horse Psychology Center

* College of Central Florida

* Royal Shell Real Estate

* Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club