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.
Florida’s population growth has rebounded since the recession. This special report examines the state’s latest growth wave, and whether we can welcome newcomers without losing what makes Florida, Florida.