Tuesday News & Notes from Ocala Horse Properties

Exciting news! Sharon White has been added as our special World Equestrian Brands guest for our cross country course walk Friday at Maryland 5 Star. We’ll be touring Ian Stark’s course with Sharon and Ride iQ coach Kyle Carter, so be sure to sign up here to receive email notifications about timing! Not attending Maryland in person? No worries — you’ll still want to sign up as we’re launching 4 Days of Giveaways on Thursday with chances to win a big prize from World Equestrian Brands, a book from Horse & Rider Books, or EN merch each day.

And if you’re hankering to make your winner prediction for this week, stay tuned for our Pick ‘Em contest, which will go live later today and features a chance to win a $100 Starbucks gift card from Ocala Horse Properties.

Events Opening This Week

FEH & YEH Last Chance Qualifier & West Coast Championships (CA)

Events Closing Today

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA)

Tuesday News & Reading

While the East Coast Young Event Horse Championships are happening this week, several Young Event Horse program graduates will also be contesting the 3* and 5* at Maryland. Find out who here.

Trish Gilbert is one of the riders receiving an invite to the USEA Hall of Fame class for 2022. She sat down with USEA podcast host Nicole Brown to chat about her career and the sport as it’s evolved.

Hot on Horse Nation: Preventing colic during cooler weather with Kentucky Performance Products.

Former eventer Lauren Balcomb and her former event horse, Verdini D’Houtveld Z, took home the top honor (and beat partner Sharn Wordley while she was at it #girlpower) in last weekend’s $75,000 John Deere Greenville Turf & Tractor Grand Prix CSI 2* at Tryon. Lauren made the full-time switch to eventing not long after she moved to the U.S. from Australia. Read more here.

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Tuesday Video

Another #TrainingTipTuesday video from our course walk leader, Sharon White, all about setting your horse up using line selection on cross country: