Feb 25, 2014

EquiVentures Announces New Management; Move to Downtown Office Completed

By Equiventures - Press Release

Ocala, FL - EquiVentures founders and developers, Peter Gray and Jon Holling, officially announced Richard Trayford as Managing Director. Richard, originally from the United Kingdom, home of Eventing has put together a dynamic team to continue to grow the excellence of the competitions EquiVentures is known for. Peter Gray will remain as chairman.

EquiVentures, founded five years ago, has grown into a nationally recognized official organizer of USEA competitions. They produce a progressive series of four high quality shows at the Florida Park Horse “Richard is the right man. He has the perfect balance of business and equine experience to take EquiVentures to the next level with the excellence the community has come to expect,” said Peter Gray.

Richard brings with him extensive experience in the eventing world, producing and selling horses in the United Kingdom and more recently in the United States. He has worked the last four years to raise awareness of this Olympic sport.

Trayford has successful business experience as well. His company was listed in the Inc. 500 top “500 Fastest Growing Private Companies” List.

“When Peter contacted me, I was thrilled, “I am keen to put all my energy into the organizational end of this great sport, “says Richard.

Trayford has added Ocala native Tobitha Bryant Yeomans onto his team. Her responsibilities will include marketing and public relations. “Tobitha brings and enthusiasm and passion that is contagious and we are pleased to have her as part of our team,” Trayford said.

EquiVentures has completed a move into leased office space in downtown Ocala, Florida.

“We are committed to making Ocala a global center of excellence for the sport of eventing,” said Trayford.

May 09, 2021 News

Boyd Martin and Luke 140 Claim CCI4*-L Victory at Jersey Fresh International

Boyd Martin claimed the CCI4*-L victory at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event riding Luke 140, owned by The Luke 140 Syndicate. California rider Tamie Smith held the lead and second place with Danito and En Vogue, respectively, with the two swapping placings after cross-country, and Martin and Luke 140 maintaining third place through both phases. But two rails down for Danito dropped him to fourth place and En Vogue was relegated to third with three rails down, opening the door for Martin and Luke 140 to clinch the win.

May 09, 2021 Eventing News

In Memoriam: Antigua (1989-2021)

Will Faudree shared the news yesterday that his legendary event horse, Antigua, passed away at the age of 32. In a Facebook post he said:

“I always thought I would have something profound to write. A eulogy that would encapsulate the impact you had on my life. And maybe those words will come. You taught me what a work ethic is, how to think in slow motion and how to just keep going. You laid the foundation for a career I dreamed of as a kid. Thank you will never be enough. I will miss you every day- rest easy my friend.”

May 08, 2021 Competitions

Smith Swaps Horses, but Maintains Standings at Jersey Fresh International CCI4*-L

While her two horses swapped places for first and second after cross-country, Tamra Smith maintained both the lead and second place with two clear rounds and minimal time faults at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event Presented by BW Furlong and Associates and Zoetis. The 16-year-old Hanoverian mare En Vogue (Earl x Laurena) is just a little more experienced than her barn mate Danito, also owned by Ruth Bley, so she was also a little quicker around the big, challenging course that twisted and turned through the Horse Park of New Jersey. En Vogue leads on a 27.1 and Danito is second with 31.9, with Boyd Martin maintaining third place with the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding Luke 140 (Landos x Omega VI), owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate.

May 07, 2021 Competitions

Tamra Smith Tops CCI4*-L Leaderboard After Dressage at Jersey Fresh; Boyd Martin Leads CCI4*-S

California rider Tamra Smith holds the lead and second position in the CCI4*-L at the Jersey Fresh International (JFI) CCI at the Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown. Smith scored 23.9 today with Danito, Ruth Bley’s 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Dancier x Wie Musik), to take the lead from her other mount, the 16-year-old Hanoverian mare (Earl x Laurena) En Vogue, also owned by Bley, who was the overnight leader after scoring 24.3 yesterday. Boyd Martin of Cochranville, Pa. holds third place with Luke 140, a 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Landos x Omega VI) owned by the Luke 140 Syndicate, on a score of 25.6.

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