Tuesday News & Notes from Ocala Horse Properties


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Our thoughts today are with our friends in Ocala, who are making contingency plans as Hurricane Ian makes its way landward. The World Equestrian Centre has battened down the hatches and filled its stables with evacuees, and although they’re now full, there are some other equestrian centres still offering stabling for horses who need to be moved to a safe place. Contact Dusty Rose Farm LLC on 636-751-1200 or drop Grand Oaks a line if you’re in need. You can keep an eye on the weather tracker here.

Events Opening Today: River Glen Fall H.T.Horse Trials at Majestic OaksTryon International 3-Day Event

Events Closing Today: Poplar Place Farm October H.T.Pine Hill Fall H.T.

Tuesday News & Notes from Around the World:

‘Tis the season for Area Championships – and the latest batch of winners comes from Area VII. The North-Western stronghold awarded ten titles at Aspen Farms a week and a half ago — and now, you can get to know them all. [Winner winner, Starbucks for dinner]

Every serpentine I’ve ever ridden in my life has gone something like this: half-halt; prepare; imagine the trajectory of the first loop; ride the first fifteen steps with anatomical precision; cross the centre line; get distracted by something shiny; flop my way through the last two loops; earn a 5; lather, rinse, repeat. I know I can’t be alone in this, so I’m committing to reading this instructional piece and NOT getting distracted by something shiny midway through. [I’m a sssssnaaaake]

I cannot believe we live in a world where spring still exists, but here we are. In great news, though, the passing of a new bill means that the end could be near. I, for one, want to know which nine walking scrotums tried to vote against the bill. [Justice for horses is coming]

Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? Our friends at Achieve Equine are marking it with a limited edition bundle pack, from which 30% of proceeds will go to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The bundle includes two specially-designed Flair strips, a Gold VIP Half Pad, and the sunniest of specially-designed close-contact saddle pads. You can get your hands on it here!

Ocala Horse Properties Dream Farm of the Week:

Hubba, hubba. What a spot! With just shy of 12 acres and the sweetest, airiest ten-stall barn, this farm has everything you need to run a string of horses or get a compact business off the ground. I’m particularly into the gorgeous house, which makes generous use of gorgeous columns within and without. Truly a place where you can live your best life (and get yourself over to WEC in just a few short minutes!).

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We’re nearly into Big French Autumn, and to get ourselves in the mood, join us for a trip to Saumur to meet the Cadre Noir and their extraordinary horses…