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Major US equestrian magazine changes hands

The Bellissimo family (from left), Mark, Katherine, Paige, Nicole, Matthew and Michael.

The Bellissimo family (from left), Mark, Katherine, Paige, Nicole, Matthew and Michael.

Florida’s Mark Bellissimo has bought US magazine The Chronicle of the Horse and its related media properties.

The Chronicle of the Horse, one of the industry’s most respected magazines, was founded in 1937. It changed hands on July 12, 2013.

“I’m so proud to be part of the long tradition of the Chronicle which is a leader in its industry,” said Bellissimo. “I am committed to keeping the organization’s core mission of being the most trusted resource for equestrian sport by offering independent journalism and the highest editorial integrity.”

The acquisition also includes the Chronicle’s website and its vintage black and white photo library.

Bellissimo, whose Wellington Equestrian Partners LLC owns and operates Wellington’s Winter Equestrian Festival, as well as the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, bought the world-renowned magazine independently. The company had been owned for the last 61 years by the Ohrstrom family of The Plains, Virginia.

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