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

Maddie Wiggins killing it over the THIS jump at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show last week. Photo courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography.

Today is National Burrito Day, which is a pretty big deal. Never mind it’s the first day of dressage for the WEG test event, we have Mexican food to be thinking about! Technically a term for a small donkey (also represented heavily at my house), it’s one of the most delicious foods in the entire world. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to celebrate this important day in history!

National Holiday: National Burrito Day

Major Events:

The Fork: WebsiteScheduleRide TimesLive ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s InstagramEN’s Twitter

WEG Test Event: WebsiteScheduleThursday Dressage OrderFriday Dressage OrderLive StreamLive ScoresEN’s Coverage

Chattahoochee Hills CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

CDCTA H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Results]

Pine Hill Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Spring Bay H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Are you ready for The Fork? Gold Cup Fast Facts: The Fork CIC3*After fifteen long years, The Fork moved to Tryon last year, and this time around they’re preparing for the WEG. Not only are there 37 horses and riders in the CIC3*, but 23 entered in the two Advanced classes. All of last year’s winners are returning, including Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous, Liz Halliday-Sharp with Fernhill By Night, and Jessica Phoenix with Bentley’s Best. [Gold Cup Fast Facts: The Fork CIC3*]

Ten years have passed since Gina Miles rode her lap of honor in the Olympics, but her thoughts are once again towards representing Team USA. Gina Miles & Greenfort Othello Think BigWith recent Galway Downs CIC2* winner, Greenfort Othello, Gina has her sights set on returning to the top levels and perhaps gaining another Olympic medal. Othello had been sitting around for a while, but has an incredible work ethic and an amazing jump, so Gina has big hopes for the 13-year-old gelding’s future. [Gina Miles & Greenfort Othello Think Big]

Hot on Horse Nation: Pet Trusts: What Happens To My Horse When Something Happens To Me?

Everybody loves a good rags to riches story, especially when it is an OTTB. Lucky Starlite ran nine times, never hitting the finish line first, and ended up at a sales lot going for the low price of $1,700. Picked up by Janna Jopp and then gifted to Melinda Thomas, “Tiki” ended up becoming a star broodmare, creating multiple top level show jumpers and fox hunters. [Thoroughbred Aftercare Spotlight: Lucky Not Once But Twice]

Importing a horse soon? Don’t worry, Taylor Harris Insurance Services has you covered. You can insure a horse overseas as soon as you purchase it, so you can be sure it’s protected before it even gets home to your barn. THIS covers horses internationally, so you can have peace of mind no matter where you are. [THIS Horse Insurance]