The 2018 CONFEPASO Youth Equitation Mundial (International World Championship) is a collaborative effort between three organizations:
This year, the United States is the host country and Ocala, FL has been selected as the venue.
The CONFEPASO Youth Equitation Mundial was the vision of a young boy with cancer, Felix Santiago Oliver, who petitioned the board of CONFEPASO in 1995, requesting a world championship that would bring the youth of the world together in their love of horses to compete in equitation classes and develop life long friendships.
CONFEPASO approved this request, developing a show for male and female riders ages 4-24 in 1996, which is held every other year. Sadly, Felix lost his battle to cancer in 1997 at the age of 17; however, each Youth Equitation Mundial is held in his honor to keep his dream alive.
The Youth Equitation Mundial is unlike any other horse show. It is an Olympic style event, complete with opening and closing ceremonies, where the riders compete in classes broken out by their sex and age to earn medals for their country. The actual competition spans 4 days - two for girls and two for boys. There are additional classes dedicated to handicapped riders for each.
The top three riders in each class receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and a ceremony on the podium is held, complete with the first place country National Anthem. Medal counts per country are tallied for this prestigious event.
Below are scheduled events we'll have throughout the Youth Equitation Mundial!
Breaks will be determined when the total number of countries and participants are known.
Please see below for Travel & Accommodation for the 2018 CONFEPASO Youth Equitation Mundial!
South Eastern Livestock Pavilion
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd
Ocala, FL 34470, USA