The Ocala Jockey Club hosted its second annual three-day equestrian triathlon Nov. 16-19 in Reddick, Fla. The $100,000 event featured competitors from the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Barbados, Ecuador and El Salvador. The Olympic-level horse competition featured three different levels: CCI* CCI2* and CIC3*. Several of the horses in the competition were in the 2016 Rio Olympics; several will return in 2020 for the Tokyo Olympics. This year, the riders’ goal was to qualify for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.
“When we were kids growing up, there were a lot of people playing around my dad all the time and some of those people were Ramblin' Jack Elliott, The Dillards, Hoyt Axton and Pete Seeger, of course, but those were all people in our lives who were family,” says Guthrie. “They influenced me as a human, and then their music was just around, all the time…. That was just the soundtrack to us growing up.”