Tuesday News & Notes from Ocala Horse Properties

In the last 4 days we have done The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead➡️Hambro Sport Horses Burgham International…

Posted by Laura Collett Eventing on Sunday, July 31, 2022

I’m not sure anything has ever encapsulated the mid-season vibe quite so deftly as this — Laura Collett‘s account of the many miles she’s driven over the weekend while flitting between three competitions on each end of the country. Are eventers lunatics? Yes, absolutely. But we reckon the good results she’s notched up make it worthwhile.

Events Opening Today: FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy FarmFEH Championships at Loch Moy FarmMarlborough H.TStone Gate Farm H.T.Otter Creek Fall H.T.Flying Cross Farm H.T.The Event at SkylineAspen Farm H.T., Unionville H.T.Tryon Fall Horse Trials

Events Closing Today:Applewood Farm YEH/FEH & Mini EventHuntington Farm H.T.Ocala Summer H.T. IIWaredaca Farm H.T.Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club H.T., The Event at ArcherCaber Farm H.T.

Tuesday News & Notes from Around the World:

Horse nerds, listen up: there’s some fascinating new research into the origin story of horses in the US, and there’s some pretty interesting links between the ponies of Assateague and Chincoteague and Spanish settlers. Lots to sink your teeth into with this one. [All from a solitary molar, too]

If you were at the USPC Championships East over the weekend, you might have spotted a pretty special team. The Brook Hill Pony Club rides exclusively rescue horses, with a wide swathe of unique needs, and many of the kids in the programme are overcoming mental and physical challenges themselves. [We’ll happily root for these guys any day of the week]

Nicola Wilson has released another update on her progress. In it, she shares exciting details about how she’s smashing her own movement goals, and bittersweet details on the horses leaving her yards for pastures new. [Keep on fighting, Nic]

Watch This:

Yesterday, we rewatched the cross-country from the Young Rider European Championships – now, we’re deep-diving into the Junior CCI2*-L track. Sign us up (although we’re far too old).