Tuesday News & Notes from Ocala Horse Properties

We’re welcoming a new Tuesday News & Notes sponsor this week: Ocala Horse Properties! We’ve enjoyed working with Chris and Rob Desino through the years and are proud to welcome Ocala Horse Properties back to EN as your official source for property, farms, and beyond in Ocala, Wellington, and other horse-centric areas of Florida.

We’ll have much more coming your way from Ocala Horse Properties in the coming weeks, but for now a very hearty congratulations goes out to Chris Desino and Dilan Bower on their wedding in an absolute drop-dead stunning location: Aspen, Colorado. The wedding looks to have been a proper celebration in the mountains and we absolutely need more photos immediately.

Events Opening This Week: WindRidge Farm Summer H.T.Fair Hill International Recognized H.T.Otter Creek Summer H.T.GMHA Festival of Eventing August H.T.

Events Closing This Week: Applewood Farm YEH/FEH & Mini EventChampagne Run at the Park H.T.The Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy Farm

Ocala Horse Properties Dream Farm of the Day:

Photo courtesy of MLS / Ocala Horse Properties.

A 5 acre farm-to-be just a short way from the famous World Equestrian Center – Ocala awaits your dreams, already equipped with an incredible house and a pool, and ready to build your dream barn and bring the horses home.

Tuesday News & Notes from Around the World:

You’ve no doubt encountered genetic testing when looking at horses for sale or stud. But although we’ve relied on the same tests for many years to spot the likes of PSSM, are they actually accurate and helpful or simply flagging up red herrings? [Find out here]

They don’t always get the attention and headlines they deserve, but our sport’s owners are a pretty cool bunch. Meet Steve and Vicki Sukup, who own a thriving business, a Belmont Stakes winner –  and shares in Renkum Corsair, the exciting mount of Elisa Wallace. [They always bet on the rider]

We’ve all embarrassed ourselves at some point while competing. (If I’m honest, I do so pretty much every time I go out in one way or another – like the time I went to walk my course and fell flat on my arse in the mud right in front of the busy dressage warm-up, and then Francis Whittington asked me if I’d poo’d myself again every time I saw him for MONTHS.) Anyway, take some comfort in knowing that you’re not alone – the pros have got some pretty good blunders to their name, too. [Oops, I did it again – horse edition]

Though we’re still mourning the loss of Ireland’s Tattersalls International, the George Mernagh Fund is about to be put to very good use. Created in honour of its namesake, the founder of that great event, it’s now being used to provide training bursaries to young riders to help bolster Ireland’s eventing legacy. [Check this out if you’re young and Irish]

Ever wondered what it’s like to work for Aachen champion and all-around good egg Will Coleman? Tag along with head groom Erin Jarboe for the day and see what she gets up to. [Bring coffee.]

Watch This:

Elisa Wallace catches us up on a weekend practicing at Barnstaple South with Capo dei Capi:

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