Thursday News & Notes from Taylor Harris Insurance Services

I would REALLY like to be able to ride my horses with some kind of regularity, but between the freezing rain and the just plain freezing frozen ground, not much action has been going on around here. I’ll get a few days of good riding in, and then a proper cold front or a deluge will come my way, and my schedule gets all messed up. Please, please tell me that February will be better? Please?

National Holiday: National Backward Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Stable View H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Sporting Days Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Three Lakes at Caudle Ranch H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Galway Downs H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

It’s never too early to start planning ahead for the 2019 American Eventing Championships. This year, eventers from all over the U.S. will descend upon the one and only Kentucky Horse Park in the last week of August. From Beginner Novice to Advanced, all galloping across hallowed ground. Do you know what you need to qualify? Check the rules and regulations now. [2019 AEC Qualification Guidelines]

Not planning on the AECs this year? How about attending the European Eventing Championships instead? Held on the same weekend this year in Luhmühlen, Germany, you can get your tickets now. Take some friends! They’re surprisingly affordable, and you can be assured of one of the most memorable experiences of your life. [Buy European Eventing Championship Tickets Now]

Hot on Horse Nation: What We Can Learn About Parenting From Riding

Wouldn’t it be nice if all horses came running to you whinnying like they do in Hollywood? T’isn’t so, movie producers. I’ve had my fair share of uncatchable ponies and horses in my lifetime, and I know I’m not alone in developing some very serious techniques to increase my chances of success. (TBH, mostly my approach is to send “I’ve got ALLLLLLL day” vibes into the universe and hope that works. Play it casual, Kate!). [Horse vs Human: 14 Signs You’ve Gone Into Battle With the Uncatchable Horse]

If you happen to be in Wellington tonight, don’t miss the Hylofit Cocktail Party! Held at the Taylor Harris Beach Bar at the Palm Beach Masters show grounds, there is a happy hour with open bar to learn all about the newly launched Hylofit system. Eventers are raving about it already, so if you’re in the area, don’t miss out! [Taylor Harris & Hylofit Happy Hour]