Thursday News & Notes from Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS)

Not a horse in sight on Windurra’s cross country course.

It’s a very odd sight to be at Windurra in the middle of the day and see an empty cross country course. Usually the course is packed with horses and riders going schooling, or taking advantage of the awesome new gallop track with Attwood Equestrian Surfaces footing. But a seemingly endless heatwave and a lack of rain in the Cochranville, Pennsylvania area over the last couple weeks has made for less than ideal schooling conditions. Please join me in doing a rain dance!

National Holiday: National Eat Your Jello Day

Major Events This Weekend:

Event Rider Masters at Jardy: Website, Start Times, Live Scoring, Live Stream

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Gennessee Valley Hunt H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Riga Meadow H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Maryland at Loch Moy II H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Champagne Run at the Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Coconino Summer II 3DE & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Your Thursday News & Notes

Meet the horses and riders that will compete in the two-star at the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC). The Event at Rebecca Farm is once again hosting the eventing portion of NAYC, which includes a CH-J* championship for the junior riders at CCI* level and a CICOY2* Young Rider Nations Cup for the young riders at CIC2* level. [Meet the CICOY2* Riders]

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the $50,000 Eventing Showcase at Bruce’s FieldThe showcase will feature a morning of dressage and evening of show jumping on March 1, 2019, followed by a condensed Advanced cross country course the following day on March 2. Invitations will be sent to the top 40 horse and rider combinations in the world. [Sponsorship Information]

The Event at Rebecca Farm invites competitors to BYOWB — Bring Your Own Water Bottle. Event organizer Sarah Broussard said, “We’re providing water bottle filling stations around the grounds and hoping to promote healthy habits, increased water intake, and sustainability among our guests. This is a huge event and if everybody reduces plastic waste, even just a little bit, we can make a big difference.” [BYOWB at Rebecca Farm]

How many calories do you burn while riding and doing barn chores? Our friends at Horse & Hound used a fitness tracker to crunch the numbers. No surprise — mucking out stalls burns the most calories! [Calories Burned at the Barn]

Thursday Video: Anna Fortier made quite the impression on one of her first days working for Caitlin Silliman! No humans were injured in the making of this video.