Is the Single-Family Rental Market ‘Viable’?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Is the Single-Family Rental Market ‘Viable’? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. One of the hot topics on Monday at a panel discussion at the Five Star Institute’s Inaugural Single-Family Rental Summit on Monday in Las Vegas was whether or not the SFR market has the longevity to survive or if it’s going to die out.The consensus among the many panelists over the two-hour Property Acquisition Lab is that the SFR market is here to stay despite some naysayers who still don’t believe the market can survive despite so many companies experiencing widespread success in the SFR space.”This is not a flash in the pan,” said Greg Rand, CEO of OwnAmerica, a hosting sponsor of the Summit. “This is a permanent asset class.”Rand, director of the Property Acquisition Lab, questioned the fact that the SFR market, despite experiencing what many are calling a “boom” in the last year or two, is still not generally recognized as a “viable” real estate market.”This is the first time I’ve ever been around for the birth of an institutional asset class, so I don’t know how long it’s supposed to take for the world to recognize its viability,” Rand said. “To me, it should have been instantaneous. Maybe this is the way it was back in the early ’90s when office real estate and retail real estate and industrial became institutionalized. Maybe there were a lot of naysayers, and until it was proven beyond the shadow of a doubt it was going to be successful, people didn’t get on board. Right now, the jury is still out for a lot of people who are watching from a distance. They’re watching the stock prices or the public REITs, which aren’t moving. They think because stock prices aren’t moving, it’s a dumb investment, and the asset class is not viable.”The naysayers who do not believe in the longevity of the SFR market are simply not seeing the bigger picture, Rand said.”They’re following seven companies, and those seven companies have stopped buying,” Rand said. “They’re not looking at the broader asset class; they’re looking at the players in the asset class.””This is not a flash in the pan. This is a permanent asset class.”The naysayers also consist of members of the media who do not have a desire to understand the market very deeply, Rand said. In fact, he said the business media has always been skeptical of the entire housing market, not just single-family rentals.”When the business media started talking about the housing market, it was always treated like an underdog. There was a huge amount of skepticism,” Rand said. “The housing market was a meltdown, until it recovered. They’re surprised it recovered. That was not a surprise. Then the market began to improve and the way the story was presented was ‘Opportunity’s over, the market is improving’ as opposed to ‘That was a good investment. The market is improving.’ There are a lot of people for whatever reason are willing to proclaim that it’s never going to work and therefore they anchor themselves in a negative outcome, and therefore they become pessimists and they’re rooting against the success  of it.”New sources of capital have come into the SFR space but have different expectations, which is great for the market because some cities haven’t even begun to be tapped yet, according to Rand. The Northeast, the mid-Atlantic, a lot of California, and the Pacific Northwest are just a few examples, he said.”The reason is the fundamentals that you get in Georgia, or Florida, or the Carolinas, or Texas, appeal to the investors that have been in the first part of this institutional trend,” Rand said. “Many in the next wave have different expectations, which means different markets emerge. For example, you can buy a house in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. If you look at all the fundamentals of the D.C. suburbs, there has not even been a whiff of a recession in that market. Unemployment is down to 3 percent, the federal government and all the services are around there. It is the job center of the country. Home price appreciation is at 3 and 4 percent every year going back 20 years. But you can’t get any better than a 4 percent yield there, so nobody’s buying there.”On one hand, new sources of capital with different expectations means it opens up more geographies because there’s a diversity of business plans. More foreign investors are buying $3 million luxury condos for their kids to live in, because they don’t have any other way to invest in U.S. housing, so they buy a house or a condo in Manhattan or San Francisco. It’s not very smart, but no one’s really bridged that gap yet.”Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News, DSNews.com, The MReport, and TheMReport.com. Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Five Star Single-Family Rental Summit Single-Family Rental Marketcenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Is the Single-Family Rental Market ‘Viable’? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Survival in the SFR Market Requires Unorthodox Acquisition Strategies Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 10/13/2015 October 12, 2015 4,818 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Five Star Single-Family Rental Summit Single-Family Rental Market 2015-10-12 Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Homegrown BLT.

first_img Wayne McLaurin is a professor emeritus of horticulture with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Mulch and stake Make sure your garden gets 1 inch of water per week. (In excessively hot weeks, make that 2 inches.) If you get a half-inch of rain on Tuesday, give the garden a half-inch later in the week. Water early in the day to cut down on evaporation losses and to give your plants plenty of time to dry out, too. Wet foliage overnight may help trigger some diseases. With drip irrigation or soaker hoses, which deliver water right at the soil surface and not on the leaves, you can water almost anytime. Watch the fertilizer! Keep diseases down by placing the plant up on stakes or cages, and mulch around the plant to place a barrier between the plant and the soil. Mulch will also keep the soil moisture more uniform, which helps the tomato plant grow best. Tomatoes need it, but they need it in the right amount and at the right time. You should be side-dressing now, and timing is critical. The fertilizer you put out originally was enough to carry the plant until the first fruits “set” and the little tomatoes are the size of a dime to a nickel. Then, and only then, you should side-dress with more fertilizer. If you put out more fertilizer sooner, the plant will slough off the blossoms. It will grow vegetatively and not reproductively — it won’t produce tomatoes. Mind pests and diseases Wayne J. McLaurin Experts/Sources: Remember how great that first bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich was last year?The bread was toasted just right and slathered with mayonnaise. Then came bacon cookedto perfection, leaf lettuce just picked from the garden and the final crowning of yourfirst homegrown tomato — sliced ceremoniously, piled high with some hanging over the edgeof the sandwich. With a glass of iced tea and chips on the side, it was close to heaven.Well, the makings of that sandwich are within your grasp right now in the garden.Please handle the tomato plants carefully in anticipation of “The Day.”Tomatoes are 95 percent water Keep a lookout for insects and diseases. Check your plants as often as you can — at least two or three times a week. Get down on the bugs’ level and look at the underside of the leaves. This is where the insects hide and do their damage. If you keep these points in mind as you tend your garden, the “Day for That Sandwich” will come.last_img read more

Burlington to Survey Historic Buildings this Summer.

first_imgThe City of Burlington will be conducting an inventory of historicbuildings over the next several months in an area of Burlington’s HillSection historically known as known as “Prospect Park.”Lyssa Papazian, a historic preservation consultant, and Phillip Barlow, agraduate student in historic preservation, will be recording architecturalstyles, details, history, and photographing buildings for the City’sHistoric Sites and Structures Survey. This survey is an inventory ofhistoric structures that is used to assist city & state officials,researchers, and property owners in planning for the protection,preservation, interpretation, and promotion of important cultural andarchitectural resources.The area of the City being researched this year is between South Prospectand South Willard streets south of Main Street in the city’s Hill Sectionneighborhood. More specifically, there are two areas: § Prospect Park -North, South Prospect St. from the south side of Main St. to Cliff St.,east of South Willard St.. This area includes primarily residentialbuildings dating from 1910 to 1940 including excellent examples of theColonial Revival style. § Prospect Park -Middle, South Prospect St. fromthe south side of Cliff St. to Ledge Road, west to South Willard St.. Thisarea includes primarily residential buildings dating from 1900 to 1940.Of the cities over 10,000 buildings, less than 3,000 have been inventoriedfor their potential national, state, or local historic significance. Muchof the original survey work in Burlington was completed in the 1970’s bythe VT Division for Historic Preservation as part of a statewideinitiative. Subsequent surveying has been completed more recently in theOld North End and along Shelburne Street by the City using grants madeavailable by the VT Division for Historic Preservation and the NationalPark Service.If you have any questions or would like more information, you can call theBurlington Planning & Zoning Department at 865-7194.last_img read more

Mali peace deal to be implemented despite challenges

first_imgAn attack mid this week in Mali, where six UN peacekeeping soldiers were killed, has given a pointer to the kind of difficulties likely to be encountered in implementing a peace deal signed recently.Northern Mali is considered the deadliest region for UN soldiers, 35 of them have been killed in combat since 2013. Will S.Sudan peace deal be implemented? Related Many in Northern Mali are skeptical about peace deal Mali Peace Deal: Peace Deal Raises Hopes of Stability.last_img

Town of Sunman earns ‘2019 Safety Grant Award’

first_imgSunman, In. — The Indiana Public Employers Plan (IPEP) is excited to announce the Town of Sunman as a recipient of its 2019 Safety Grant Award. IPEP is a proud partner with the Town of Sunman and Voldico Insurance Tekulve-Vankirk Agency in Batesville, IN to maximize opportunities to promote a safe work environment and assist with stretching their risk management resources.The grant funds will be used to purchase safety equipment or safety training programs that will reduce or limit workers compensation exposure. Grant Funds totaled $6,435.46.IPEP was created in 1989 as a risk sharing pool for public entities as a response to the need for public employers to find affordable Workers Compensation claims administration for more than 700 public entities including cities, towns, counties, and schools.Pictured left to right: Bill Vankirk with Voldico Insurance Tekulve-Vankirk Agency, Jason Hoffman Sunman IN Town Marshall, Eric Ackerman with Downy Insurance, and Janet Jenner, Sunman IN Town Clerklast_img read more

2018 MID-TERM ELECTION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BROWARD COUNTY VOTERS

first_imgRelated: Miami recommendationsRelated: Palm Beach County recommendations Senator:                                                                        Bill Nelson District 20:                                                                     Alcee Hastings District 22:                                                                      Ted Deutch District 23:                                                                      Debbie Wasserman Schultz Governor:                                                                       Andrew D. Gillum/Chris King       Attorney General:                                                           Sean Michael Shaw  Chief Financial Officer:                                                   Jeremy Ring Commissioner of Agriculture:                                          Nikki Fried State Senator (D34):                                                      Gary Farmer, Jr. State House (D93):                                                          Emma Collum State House (D98):                                                          Michael Gottlieb State House (D103):                                                        Cindy Polo State House (D105):                                                        Javier Estevez County Commission (D2):                                             Mark Bogen County Commission (D4):                                             Lamar FisherJUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT Retain Justice Alan Lawson                                          YES FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALRetain Judge Burton Conner                                       YES Retain Judge Jeffrey Kuntz                                          YES Retain Judge Carole Taylor                                           YES CIRCUIT JUDGE Group 38:                                                                            Stefanie Moon Group 46:                                                                            Tanner Channing Demmery COUNTY COURT Group 19:                                                                            Jackie Powell SCHOOL BOARDDistrict 1:                                                                             Jim Silvernale Broward Soil & Water Conservation District 2                                                                               Richard Leys FL CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS (Must pass by 60% statewide vote to be ratified)YES on 3, 4, 9, 13NO on others  #1:  Increased Homestead Property Tax Exemption – Increases the amount of a home’s value exempted from property tax (Will force local governments to cut public services or raise local taxes)………………………………………NO #2: Limitations on Property Tax Assessments – Makes the cap on non-homestead (2nd homes and commercial) property assessment increases permanent (Will continue to limit resources available for public services; Three South Florida property appraisers support the amendment and say a Yes vote will avert a sudden and largely unexpected tax crisis for more than 530,000 residential and business property owners in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties)……………………….YES #3 – Voter Control of Gambling in Florida – Requires voter approval of casino gambling (Removes authority to expand gambling from the legislature and returns it to voters)……………. YES #4 – Voting Restoration Amendment  – Restores right to vote for most people with felony convictions upon completion of sentences (Gives 1.5 million Floridians the right to vote after paying their debt to society)…………………………………..YES #5 – Vote Required to Impose, Authorize, or Raise State Taxes or Fees – Requires 2/3 vote of legislature to impose or increase tax or fee (Will tie the hands of future legislatures making it nearly impossible to address budget needs, such as teacher raises and natural catastrophes)………..NO#6 – Rights of Crime Victims; Judges (multiple questions) – Adds a Marsy’s Law (victims’ rights) to state constitution, increases judicial retirement age; prohibits judges from deferring to admin agencies to interpret law (Victims’ rights already protected in the Constitution; Eliminates an existing provision that protects the constitutional rights of the accused)………………………………………………………..NO #7 – First Responder and Military Member Survivor Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities – Requires death benefits for first responders and military members, a supermajority vote for college fees, and adds state college system structure to constitution (3/4 majority vote to increase fees makes it very difficult to meet university needs) …………………………………………………………………………………..NO #9 – Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces – Bans offshore oil and gas drilling and vaping in enclosed indoor workplaces (Concern for the environment overrides concern about putting vaping in the Constitution.)…………………………………………………YES #10 – State and Local Government Structure and Operation – Prohibits counties from abolishing certain local offices, changes start date of legislative sessions, and adds an executive office and executive department to constitution (Takes away control granted to charter counties limiting ability to respond to local conditions) ……………………………………………………………………………………………….NO #11 – Property Rights; Removal of Obsolete Provision; Criminal Statutes – Repeals some obsolete language; repeals a provision saying that changes to a criminal statute are not retroactive (Impact of criminal statute portion is unclear and disputed. Other repealed provisions are already unenforceable or expired) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….NO #12 – Lobbying and Abuse of Office by Public Officers – Prohibits public officials from lobbying for compensation while in office and 6 years thereafter (Applied too broadly at local level; will not solve problems of money and influence in politics) …………………………………………………………………………….NO #13 – Ends Dog RacingProhibits betting on dog races (Ends legal wagering on inhumane dog racing)……………………………YES COUNTY REFERENDABroward voters will decide 11 county charter questions on the Nov. 6 ballot.  These amendments have been proposed by the county’s Charter Review Commission, which meets about once a decade to recommend revisions to the county’s governing document. The 19-member committee met for two years to come up with the items to place before voters. #1:  Funding for Countywide Transportation System Improvements thru Levy of Surtax……YES(the penny sales tax will be used to improve Broward county’s transit and transportation system)#2:  Standards for Establishing County Commission Districts…………………………..NO(this is unnecessary as it is in the state constitution) #3:   Redistricting Procedures for County Commission Districts………………………..NO(Not sure this really provides a solution to the redistricting issues; but a YES is okay as it can be seen as a good potential first step)#4 :  Broward County Affordable Housing Trust Fund……………………………………………YES(This will establish an affordable housing trust fund. Broward County has one of the most severe needs for affordable housing in the state; the key will be ensuring that the money willl be used as planned)#5:  Broward County Office of Inspector General’s Discretion to Commence an Investigation….. NO (no need to expand IG role)#6:  Broward County Planning Council Revisions to Zoning Glossary and Public Hearings…… YES(The clean up language is fine.  The Commission is sufficiently aware of the issues at one public hearing) #7:  Central Examining Boards Appointment of Alternate Members………………YES(the CEBs are currently unable to be filled)#8:  Board of Rules and Appeals Quorum Shall be the Majority of the Total Board Membership..YES(allows the Board to do business when not all members have been appointed)#9:  Posting of Notices, Agenda and Backup Materials No Later Than 48 Hours Prior to Meeting.…..NO (not necessary in Charter.  The sunshine law already governs this situation.  Potential slowdown with getting items on agendas.  This is also a highly reactive amendment because of one workshop the City of Fort Lauderdale held without good notice#10:  Composition of the Independent Board That Nominates the County Auditor……. YES(We have not been able to get the listed position appointed)#11:  Compositon of the Broward County Inspector General Selection Oversight Committee…. YES(We have not been able to get the listed position appointed)#12:  Housekeeping Amendment to Delet Ineffective or Unnecessary Language: Yes (these are all housekeeping matters to clean up the Broward County Charter) BROWARD COUNTY MUNICIPAL (CITY) ELECTIONS Coral Springs Commissioners Seat 2                          Dan DaleySeat 4                          Joshua A SimmonsCooper CityCommissionerSeat 2                         Lisa Conlong DodgeDania Beach CommissionersLauren OdmanTony SurianiDavieCity CouncilDistrict 2                  Caryl HattanDistrict 3                  Susan StarkeyHallandale Beach Special Mayor At-Large   – Joy D. AdamsCommissionersSeat 1                                 Steven Michael CarloSeat 2                                 Sabrina JavellanaHollywood CommissionersDistrict 1                 Luis H. PradaDistrict 3                Traci Lynn CallariDistrict 5                Francisco VargasVote YES on all Hollywood Referenda LauderhillCommissionersSeat 2  – Richard CampbellNB: This is a closely contested seat between two capable candidates. Campbell and John Beckford. However, after painstaking analysis Campbell is recommended for his several years of service to the city, particularly his work with the city’s,  particular in the field of sports. Seat 4   Denise GrantLauderdale LakesCommissioners Seat 1                         Marilyn DavisSeat 2                        Beverly Williams Margate CommissionersSeat 3                             Renata CastroSeat 5                             Joanne SimoneNorth LauderdaleMayor At-Large            Ana ZiadeCommissionersDistrict A                       Lorenzo WoodDistrict B                       Mario BustamanteOakland Park CommissionersMichael E. CamJane F. BolinParkland Commissioners Richard WalkerPlantationMayor                Peter S. TingomCity CouncilGroup 1             Erik Anderson Group 2             Denise HorlandGroup 5             Nick SortalPompano BeachMayor                Rex HardinCommissionersDistrict 1           John GeerDistrict 2           Thomas “Tom” TerwilligerDistrict 3           Michael S. SkverskyDistrict 4           Edward “Ed” PhillipsDistrict 5           Barry MossSouth West RanchesCouncil MemberDistrict 1                 Bob HartmannSunriseommissionerGroup C                 Jeff HolnessGroup D                Patrick JaBouin, Sr.  TamaracMayor At-Large – Elvin VilalobosCommissionersDistrict 2               Mike GelinDistrict 4               Debra PlackoWestonCommissionerSeat 4                Mary Molina-MacfieWest ParkCommissionersSeat 1                 Anthony DorsettSeat 2                Kristine JudeikisWilton ManorsMayor Justin FlippenCommissionerGary Resnicklast_img read more

Florida Church spends more than $7 million to pay off medical debt for Low income residents

first_img6,500 people in Volusia Country will be able to smile a little bigger now that they have little to no medical debt. That is all due to the efforts of the Stetson Baptist Church.According to reports, the Church spent more than $7 million dollars to help pay down the medical debt for several thousands residents living at or below the poverty line in their community.So where did all the money come from? Pastor Dan Glenn told reporters at the Sun Sentinel that last year they had an extra Sunday which left them with extra money after they paid their annual expenses. The congregation then came up with the idea to try and raise $48,000 and split it between a foster home charity and a business that buys medical debt from health care providers, to pay off the debts.To their delight, they were able to raise three times their goal, leaving them with enough money to not only pay off the medical debt of every Volusia County resident living at federal poverty level, but for those in four other counties as well.“It’s one thing for us to say, ‘God loves you,’” said senior pastor Dan Glenn said. “It’s another for us to show that.”Those who have had their medical debt paid off will be notified by mail.last_img read more

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION AMERICAN PHAROAH GALLOPS 1 ¼ MILES AS BAFFERT ALSO SENDS SANTA ANITA DERBY CHAMP DORTMUND & BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER BAYERN OUT FOR IMPRESSIVE DRILLS

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2015)–On a warm but picturesque morning at Santa Anita, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah galloped 1 ¼ miles as trainer Bob Baffert also overlooked serious drills from reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern and this year’s Santa Anita Derby victor, Dortmund.Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, idle since running a gallant second in the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 29, went to the main track for the third consecutive day as he backtracked with regular exercise rider George Alvarez to the three furlong pole and then engaged in a strong mile and a quarter gallop at 6:40 a.m.American Pharoah Link: https://youtu.be/7YZNuJ7rDY4Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund, third in the Kentucky Derby and idle since running fourth in the Preakness May 16, came on the track shortly before 7 a.m. and broke off 2 ½ lengths behind stablemate Holiday Camp at the half mile pole and registered an impressive half mile work in 47 flat under Martin Garcia, according to Baffert.  (He was given an official work time of 59.20 for five furlongs).  Baffert also  had the chestnut colt by Big Brown galloping out five panels in 59.60 and six furlongs in 1:12.60.Dortmund Link: https://youtu.be/lFca9qQb-foShah’s Bayern, who is pointing for the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 26, worked immediately following the main track renovation at 6:30, breaking off on his own with Garcia up from the 6 ½ furlong pole and getting six furlongs on Baffert’s watch in 1:11.60.  (Bayern was given an official work time of 1:36.80 for one mile).  Baffert had had him galloping out seven furlongs in 1:24.20 and one mile in 1:37.20.Winless in four starts since last year’s gate to wire triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, Bayern comes off a distant ninth place run behind Beholder in the Grade I Pacific Classic on Aug. 22, but Baffert is encouraged by what he’s seen from him since returning to The Great Race Place earlier in the week.“He’s enjoying the surface here at Santa Anita,” Baffert told Xpressbet’s Millie Ball.Bayern Link: https://youtu.be/VnRn5uDA-J4Spendthrift Farms’ two-time Eclipse Award Champion Beholder walked trainer Richard Mandella’s shedrow for 45 minutes shortly after sunrise.  The 5-year-old Henny Hughes mare, who worked an eye-catching half mile yesterday in 49 seconds breezing, with Gary Stevens up,  appears  to have bounced out of her second post-Pacific Classic drill in good order, as she grazed outdoors for an additional 20 minutes following her scheduled walk under cover.  With Santa Anita’s Grade I Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26 in her immediate sights, Beholder will likely face American Pharoah and other top males in what shapes up as an epic showdown in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.Beholder Link: https://youtu.be/bLLszGNd92M MULTIPLE ECLIPSE CHAMPION MARE BEHOLDER WALKS SHEDROW FOR MANDELLAlast_img read more

THOROUGHBRED CLASSIC SHOW MARCH 25 AND 26; CLASS ENTRIES FILLING FAST

first_imgHeadlining the weekend are the enormously popular $1,500 Hunter Derby, $1,500 Jumper Stakes, $1,500 Event Challenge and $1,000 Dressage Challenge, which everyone looks forward to either riding in or watching. Class lists and fees are available at ThoroughbredClassic.org , and can be viewed online or downloaded. Additionally, quick entry links can be found at Horseshowtime.com . Classes are filling fast, so prospective participants are encouraged to enter as soon as possible. This year’s judging panel will include several top names in the equestrian community, including world-renowned San Diego-based hunter/jumper trainer and clinician James Waldman, who will oversee the hunter ring. Arcadia, CA, March 9, 2017 – Final preparations are underway for the 10th installment of the popular Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), set for March 25 and 26 at Galway Downs near Temecula, CA. Sponsored by the Siegel CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) Foundation, the two-day event is open to all registered Thoroughbreds and offers classes in just about every equine discipline, from hunters and jumpers, to dressage, western and gymkhana. The class, Mandella explains, is something she hopes will lead to more OTTB adoptions. “I can’t think of a better way to showcase the potential of an OTTB,” Mandella said. “It really is another way for these horses to prove what they’re capable of and I’m excited to see the future stars of our Thoroughbred Classics in this class and even more excited to see these horses find their forever homes.”center_img Since its inception in 2013, thousands of OTTBs have participated in the many Thoroughbred Classic shows hosted all over Southern California, from rescues and lower end claimers to grade 1-winning millionaires, a true testament to the versatility of a Thoroughbred and to the loving people who guide them in their second careers. Additionally, this year a special class has been created which is open to all Thoroughbreds available for sale or adoption. The non-judged and free-formatted presentation is designed to showcase the horse to potential new owners. Options for disciplines include jumping, dressage, pole bending, barrels and trail obstacles. Pertinent information about each horse will be read by the ring announcers and the $25 class fee will be waived for all CARMA Aftercare Partners. “Galway is a unique facility that allows us to offer something for everyone,” CARMA Executive Director Lucinda Mandella said. “We can utilize the grass ring for the jumpers and excellent sand rings for hunters, dressage and western disciplines. Mostly notably, our OTTBs and their riders have the opportunity to compete on a CCI3*cross-country course. (California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2007 to raise money for retired racehorses. It is responsible for hosting fundraising events, educating owners and trainers on equine retirement, raising awareness and working to unify the racing industry in support of its equine athletes. Ways in which this is accomplished include facilitating the transition of racehorses off the track through its Placement Program and showcasing the breed’s versatility as equestrian mounts at its Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show.)last_img read more

MY DONEGAL ……….WITH CHARLIE MULGREW

first_imgOne of Donegal’s most prolific gaelic football talents Charlie Mulgrew is this week’s choice for ‘My Donegal’. Having captained Donegal to success in the Mc Kenna Cup in 1991, Charlie Mulgrew was then a member of the heroic panel in the 1992 All-Ireland Final.His managing career has led St. Eunan’s to a county championship final and Fermanagh to the All-Ireland semi-final in 2004. With both football and business endeavours in the county, Charlie Mulgrew has great love and respect for Donegal. By Caoimhe Ni ChathailWhat is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Forland Heights , Gweedore , it overlooks Tory Island ; great view over west coast of Donegal. If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?The weather!Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Dr. Jimmy McDaid, he has been a great doctor for Letterkenny and surrounding areas, also Minister for Tourism and Sport, did a lot of good for the county.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel O Donnell.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years? Winning the Ulster Championship 2011.What was Donegal’s saddest moment?The day mum died.What is your favourite Donegal-made product? Highland Bakery potato bread.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Anthony Arthurs, no matter where he goes, he always brings a smile to everyone’s faces.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Jerry McCarter.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Daniel McDaid.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Yellow Pepper.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden eagles.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?Brian McBearty.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“How’s she cutting?”MY DONEGAL ……….WITH CHARLIE MULGREW was last modified: July 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHARLIE MULGREWMY DONEGALlast_img read more