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

It was definitely still #WardWednesday yesterday with McLain Ward placing 8th individually aboard Clinta. Photo via USA Jumping FB.

So now the excitement over the dressage and the eventing is over, but the game goes on with show jumping for three days in a row! I watched a fair amount yesterday, and while I’m an admitted moron when it comes to the finely tuned details of that sport (give me a big advanced cross country table any day over those jumps), I still really enjoyed it. I can see why it holds so much thrill! Everything is built on hair breadths of a second, and there are some seriously incredible horses.

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Major Events This Week:

Plantation Field: WebsiteStart TimesLive ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Twin Rivers Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Marlborough H.T [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]
Flora Lea Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]
MeadowCreek Park H.T – The Fall Social Event [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]
FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy Farm [Website] [Entry Status] [Times]
FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm [Website] [Entry Status] [Times]
News From Around the Globe:
Quick whiplash from WEG to Plantation Field, as we do a quick turnaround to action in Pennsylvania. With so many competitors, the action actually started yesterday with dressage of the CIC2* more than halfway done. I hope Boyd slept both Monday and Tuesday, because he has no less than six FEI horses competing this weekend over two divisions. [Plantation Field Fast Facts]
Fair Hill has big plans to host a four-star in 2020, but now state officials are saying it will be at least 2022 before a five-star is possible. The state is continuing design for a $20 million state-of-the-art equine facility, complete with an irrigated turf field and an eventing cross country course, with plans to go to bid by spring of 2019. Construction is targeted between June and December 2019. In the meantime, Hasseltine said that Fair Hill International could see a mixture of four-star and three-star competitions in October 2019. [Four and Five Star Futures at Fair Hill]
Jonty Evans continues to defy all the odds and astonish his doctors with his recovery. After a terrible fall only three fences from home at Tattersalls in June, Jonty spent six weeks in a coma, but he’s back home and pursuing intensive physical and speech therapy as part of his ongoing recovery. And don’t worry, he aims to be back on a horse as soon as he can! [The Aim is to Ride Again: Jonty Evans Recovers]
No need to wonder what kind of horse will go best with your personality, Horse Nation has it on lockdown. We’re submitting for your consideration a very tongue in cheek serious list of breeds and the types of oddball humans that they match. Are you a control freak? A desperate housewife? A retiree? We’ve got a breed of horse for you. [Horse Breeds to Complement YOU]