Tuesday News & Notes from Ocala Horse Properties

If there’s anything in the world more to-the-point than ponies, it’s the people who own them. Thanks to Marti Mitchell for giving us all a good giggle with this sign spotted in the stables at The Event at Archer Area IX Championships. You can almost hear the deep sigh of the person who wrote it.

Events Opening Today: Morven Park Fall International CCI4*-L,CCI3*/2*YH-S, CCI4/3*/2*-S & HTWindRidge Farm Fall H.T.Ocala Fall Horse TrialsRadnor Hunt H.T.Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T.Hitching Post Farm H.T.Heritage Park H.T.

Events Closing Today: USEA MDHT YEH/NEH QualifierCDCTA Fall H.T.GMHA September H.T.Flora Lea Fall H.T.Chardon Valley H.T.Five Points H.T.

Tuesday News & Notes from Around the World:

Considering taking your love of horses to degree level? Check out some of the equine-related programs in North America, which could help get you on an exciting professional pathway. [You’re probably better off getting a degree that’ll lead to a really well-paid job though tbh]

French artist André Brasilier is at the centre of a new exhibition at Sothebys Hong Kong. The 93-year-old’s extraordinary oeuvre dates back to 1959 and features a number of vibrant, expressive horse paintings, which are inspired by some of his favourite places in France. [We’ll admire them from afar because we don’t have half a million dollars]

The latest in US Eventing’s series on long-standing events takes us to Vermont. There, we’re learning about the rich history of Huntington Horse Trials, the roots of which stretch back to the USET’s 1970s heyday. [At home at Huntington]

Ocala Horse Properties Dream Farm of the Week:


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The idea of living within an equestrian park appeals to my sense of convenience and community enormously, and this stunning smallholding sits comfortably within Ocala’s Saddlebrook Equestrian Park, just moments away from WEC. With seven stalls in its airy barn and more than six acres of turnout, it’s a little patch of paradise in horse heaven.

Listen to This: Ariel Grald and five-star groom Brooke Massie, who will head to Pratoni next month with Colleen Loach, are the guests of the week on the latest edition of the Heels Down Happy Hour podcast — and they’re discussing all things la dolce vita.

Watch This:

If you’ve not yet tuned in to Lucinda Green‘s enormously informative cross-country video series and seminars, you’re missing out — but you’ve got such an extraordinary wealth of content to catch up on that’ll arguably redefine how you view the pivotal phase of our sport.