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Black Stallion Reading Project Challenge Cup

January 30th

The Black Stallion Challenge Cup

A salute to literacy

6pm World Equestrian Center, Arena One
Free Admission

The Black Stallion Reading Project is a five-year partnership program of the Ocala Horse Alliance and the Public Schools of Marion County. Each student receives their own copy the Black Stallion book, and in the classroom an approved reading curriculum uses the magic and power of the horse to promote reading. Each school is partnered with an area horse farm.


Superintendent Gullett
School Board Member Allison Campbell
School Board Member Lori Conrad
School Board Member Reverend Cummings
School Board Member Dr. Sarah James
School Board Member Nancy Thrower
Mayor of Ocala, Kent Guinn
Sheriff Billy Woods    


Aaron Vale, Leading Grand Prix Rider
John Rannenberg, Legendary Arabian Trainer
Jacinto Vasquez, Hall of Fame Jockey
Karen O’Connor, Silver Medal Olympian Eventing
Lauren Barwick, Gold & Silver Medal Paralympian Dressage
Pat Parelli, Natural Horsemanship Icon
Abby Fuller, Renowned Female Jockey


Lisa Niemi Swayze, Actor, Director, Author

A night to bring the community together for the cause of literacy powered by the magic of the horse. Sponsored by the Ocala Horse Alliance and the horse industry in Marion County with special thanks to the Roberts family.

In Unity There Is Strength

With more people in the  Ocala horse industry united for one goal, comes new possibilities, new partnerships and new opportunities. The Ocala Horse Alliance is a new organization that is uniting ALL aspects  of the horse industry in Marion County. Join now as a member and begin to socialize, make new connections, explore vast partnerships, be a part of industry marketing initiatives, and avail yourself of educational seminars and programs.

Seize Your Moment

Whether you breed it, ride it, braid it, shoe it, dress it, feed it, house it, show it, train it, drive it, treat it, ship it, trail it, write about it, lease it, judge it, appraise it, massage it, photograph it, promote it, whisper to it, or just love it… you are an integral part of the horse industry. 

The Ocala Horse Alliance… Giving Spurs to the Ocala Horse Industry.

You’ll want to be part of this new association!

Join the OHA Now!


World Equestrian Center Magazine

Article Date: April 2020

The OHA was featured in an April 2020 article in the World Equestrian Center Magazine. Click the magazine to the left to read the article. Highlights include a review of the successful OHA Summit and a thank you to our sponsors.