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

Jan & Waterfront at Jersey Fresh. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

This week we are celebrating the life of Waterfront, Jan Byyny’s three-star mount for many years, as he passed away recently. He was owned and loved by Keelin Redmond since he retired from upper level eventing, and died at age 22. Tukie was infamously often a bridesmaid, finishing in second place at numerous international competitions, but persevering with the heart of a lion. He was a horse that absolutely loved the sport of eventing, and gave Keelin many years of laughs competing at the lower levels. Here’s to Waterfront! [Surefire Eventing: Remembering Waterfront]

National Holiday: National Smile Day

Major Events:

Tattersalls: Website, ScheduleStart Times & Results, Live Streaming

Renswoude: WebsiteStart Times & Results

U.S. Weekend Preview:

GMHA June H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

NJ Region’s H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

The Spring Event at Archer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Thinking about going to Rebecca Farm this summer? It’s time to submit your travel grant requests! The Rebecca Broussard Travel Grants are one of three types of Rebecca Broussard Developing International Rider Grants offered each year thanks to the generosity of the Broussard Charitable Foundation and administration of the USEA Foundation. The Travel Grants will be awarded to multiple riders for the purposes of offsetting travel expenses to compete at the Event at Rebecca Farm CIC3* or CCI3* held on July18-22, 2018. [Apply Here]

Sponsorship: the holy grail for professional riders. How do you get sponsors, and more importantly, how do you keep them? Yes, being one of the top riders in the country helps, but even if you’re just working your way up the levels, you can pursue sponsorship from a variety of companies, and help them promote their products along the way. Pro tip: get good at social media! [Sponsorship Maintenance]

Summer means more time to ride, and better weather in which to enjoy your equine buds. It also carries some extra new risks for colic, so proper care throughout the hot season is imperative to your horse’s health. Access and consumption of clean water is first and foremost, and keeping a fairly regular schedule during the extreme weather of summer is also important. [Top 3 Tips to Avoid Colic During Summer]