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Gary Yeomans Ford Returns as Sponsor of the 2024 WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship

February 8, 2024 - Ocala, FL

Riders are showcased in the WEC Grand Arena in front of The Equestrian Hotel over a challenging and beautiful course.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography
The 2024 WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship powered by Gary Yeomans Ford will also feature $100,000 in trainer awards.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography
The winner of the WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship powered by Gary Yeomans Ford will be awarded a Ford Explorer XLT SUV.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

World Equestrian Center – Ocala (WEC) announces Gary Yeomans Ford is returning as the presenting sponsor of the 2024 WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship. The championship will be held as the highlight Saturday night event during Week VI of the 2024 Winter Spectacular Show Series on February 10 at WEC – Ocala in Ocala, FL. The winner of the WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship powered by Gary Yeomans Ford will be awarded a Ford Explorer XLT SUV.

This can’t-miss event is on everyone’s calendar as the first big equitation championship of the year, and riders are showcased in the WEC Grand Arena in front of The Equestrian Hotel over a challenging and beautiful course. Riders qualified for the championship by competing in classes at both WEC locations in Ocala, FL, and Wilmington, OH, as well as at select shows with “Premier Cup” qualifiers.

Gary Yeomans Ford is a group of four award winning Florida Ford dealerships with locations in Ocala, The Villages, Daytona Beach and Palm Bay. They are the #1 mobile service Ford group in the country, #1 certified pre-owned group in the country for the third year in a row and Top 100 Ford dealer in the country.

“We’re very proud and excited to be the official sponsor of the WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship,” said Jeromie Allan, Executive Manager and Partner at Gary Yeomans Ford. “This event is important to the youth not only in Florida but across the country, and Gary Yeomans Ford values the betterment of our youth and communities we serve above all else.”

Junior riders will compete in three phases: jumping, flat and a test. The winner will be awarded the prestigious Premier Cup title and a Ford Explorer XLT SUV.

The 2024 WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship powered by Gary Yeomans Ford will also feature $100,000 in trainer awards. The wild-card award will be drawn from all trainers of non-ribbon-earning competitors. The breakdown of the trainer bonus is as follows:
Winning trainer receives: $40,000
Second-place trainer receives: $30,000
Third-place trainer receives: $20,000
Fourth-place trainer receives: $5,000
Wild-card trainer receives: $5,000

For more details, including the Premier Cup specifications, current standings and a complete list of events hosting a WEC Premier Cup Qualifier, please visit the link below.

WEC Premier Cup Information

For questions or comments regarding the 2024 WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship, please contact wec@ryegate.com.

About World Equestrian Center

World Equestrian Center features two premier equestrian and multidisciplinary venues in Ocala, Florida, and Wilmington, Ohio.

These exclusive facilities comprise state-of-the-art arenas, expansive stadiums, versatile outdoor space, sporting fields and well-appointed exposition centers. An abundance of lodging options and luxury accommodations are conveniently located on-site, along with shopping and dining throughout each property.

Dedicated to offering great sport and good fun in a family-friendly environment, World Equestrian Center promises an unparalleled experience for exhibitors, spectators, vendors, sponsors and retailers built on three core values: Quality. Class. Distinction.

Learn more at wec.net.

Media Contact
Justin Garner
Justin.garner@wec.net