Jacksonville Winter Series Horse Shows feature competition January 12 to January 30, 2011, at the Clay County Agriculture Center.
Riders and horses of international acclaim will compete in equestrian events, including the sensational and thrilling Grand Prix, over three consecutive weeks. This will be the 17th year of the annual Winter Series, which has donated over $700,000 to local charities over the years, including the Clay County 4-H, Jacksonville Zoo, Donna Hicken Foundation and Hope Therapies. The Winter Series Horse Show has an annual economic impact of over $16 million to the surrounding community. The shows benefit both the local equine community and local charities. The top Grand Prix, with a $100,000 purse will be held the evening of January 15, 2011. In this event, the horse and rider navigate an extremely complex and challenging course of obstacles, of great height and width, against the clock. The horse and rider must jump, or clear the obstacles, with the fastest time winning.