Postcard from Camp Fox Lea Sunday Morning Grand Prix

Fox Lea Farm is a privately owned, nationally recognized horse show facility located in Venice, Florida.  Fox Lea Farm hosts various horse shows throughout the year that attract visitors from all over North America, competing from Grass Roots to Grand Prix in a safe, family- and horse-friendly environment.  Exhibitors can enjoy world-class restaurants, shopping, and cultural activities, all just minutes from some of the best beaches in the country.

The Camp Fox Lea horse show is unique in that not only does the competition offer classes from hunters to jumpers, including a $25,000 Sunday morning Grand Prix, but it also offers “summer camp” competition such as costume classes and “ride a buck” classes (for no class fee)!  Both adults and children can participate in the summer camp classes, so we wonder which competitors from the Grand Prix photos below won the ride a buck…

These horses are all keen not to have a rail!

Perfect button braids.

The walk to the ring, thinking about The Plan.

We love pony pats at the end of a round.

This horse and rider both look like they’re having a blast!

The class winner, blazing around the course.

Blue ribbons look good on you!

Final Class Results:

Number-Horse Name-Rider-Owner-Trainer-Prize Money

  1. 504-Diamant’s Legacy-Jordan Petersen-Derek Petersen-Derek Petersen-$7,500.00
  2. 1360-Darko’s Promise-Ilan Ferder-Ilan Ferder-Cameron Fraatz-$5,500.00
  3. 716-Stanley Stone-Kim Farlinger-Sher Al Farm-Kim Farlinger-$3,250.00
  4. 1398-Chacco Bumpy-Luis Biraben-Miguel Madero-Luis Biraben-$2,000.00
  5. 1350-Don’s Diamant-Natalie Dean-Marigold Sporthorses, LLC-Cameron Fraatz-$1,500.00
  6. 1361-Maestro Van Het Binnenveld-Victoria Birdsall-Ilan Ferder-Cameron Fraatz-$1,250.00
  7. 1192-Fresco-Alberto Michan-Golden Point Partners-Iana Gonzalez-$1,000.00
  8. 502-Cingsley 2-Derek Petersen-Derek Petersen-Derek Petersen-$750.00
  9. 715-Conreu-Kim Farlinger-Sher Al Farm-Kim Farlinger-$750.00
  10. 1386-Fabio-Savannah Unger-Savannah Show Stables, LLC-Savannah Unger-$500.00

Go Jumping!

All photos by Dominique Gonzalez.