Inaugural Arabian horse experience introduces guests to breed

Family-friendly event offers unique education and hands-on experiences with Arabian horses and will benefit three Ocala charities

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Posted November 21, 2022 | By Arabian Horse Promotional Fund

The Arabian Horse Promotional Fund, Inc., a non-profit that introduces people to the Arabian horse and its beloved traits, is hosting its inaugural Keystone Charity Arabian Horse Experience Friday, November 25 through Saturday, November 26. The free Thanksgiving weekend event will occur during the 54th Annual Arabian Horse Association of Florida’s (AHAF) Holiday Festival at the World Equestrian Center located at 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482.

The Keystone Charity Arabian Horse Experience will offer multiple, intimate hands-on events designed to attract and educate newcomers of all ages about the Arabian horse.

Experience Barn – Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Guests will be greeted by ten World Class Arabian horses and receive hands-on experiences, including live demonstrations, games, horse painting, one-on-one horse interactions and photograph opportunities for the whole family.

Prize Money Classes and Live Arabian Horse Entertainment- Friday and Saturday starting at 6:30 p.m.

World-class trainer Sylvia Zerbini and her team of Arabian horses will perform in the WEC outside arena among the WEC Festival of Lights. Additionally, trick rider Becca Watson will demonstrate her skills of strength and speed.  Both will be interspersed through the evening with exciting prize money Arabian horse competitions.

Event spectators will also be able to participate in the judging of the Arabian horses from across the U.S. who will be competing for prize money in a variety of disciplines.

“We are thrilled to provide an opportunity for everyone to experience the beauty and talent of Arabian horses and learn how they have positively impacted people for thousands of years,” said Mary Trowbridge, founder of The Arabian Horse Promotional Fund. “As one of the most versatile horse breeds in the world, the intelligence and intuitiveness of these amazing animals bring amazing life-skills and experiences that we are excited to share with the people of Ocala, as well as with our official Charities.”

A portion of the proceeds raised during the event will benefit Project Hope Ocala, Wounded Warrior Project and Horse N Heroes of Marion County.

This event is free and open to the public. WEC parking fees applicable. For more information and to register, visit

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