The only international driving and show jumping tournament in the U.S. got off to an impressive start on Thursday with the 28th annual Parade of Nations, hosted by Live Oak International.
The competition, which showcases nearly two dozen breeds from all over the world, held its opening day ceremony in historic Downtown Ocala.
Much to the delight of the thousands of local residents in attendance, the horses trotted around the main square according to their breed, showcasing their talents and the beautiful array of carriages that accompanied them.
Check out our photos from the event, along with descriptions of the horses involved:
The festivities continue this weekend with driving and jumping competitions with awards totaling over $100,000.