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

Photo via Virginia Horse Trials FB.

My unabashed favorite competition announced yesterday that they have rescheduled the Virginia Horse Trials spring competition to July 21-24th, which is exciting news. As events start to slowly come back to the calendar, I’ll be very interested to see how they implement proper safety and how riders manage in this new weird world. Hopefully the summer won’t be too full of craziness!

National Day Calendar: National Strawberries & Cream Day

News From Around the Globe:

Have a Sport Horse Nation matchup success story? Send a photo to [email protected] to be an upcoming EN banner ad cover model. Faraway shots are the best as it’s a long, skinny banner ad. This week: just to get the ball rolling, we’ve got a pic of EN editor Leslie Wylie with her SHN perfect pony match-up, Princess. [Sport Horse Nation]

Winona Horse Trials is delighted to be rescheduled for July 3-5 and it opened yesterday! Hosted at Stone Gate Farm in Ohio, the Winona HT encourages all riders to read the new protocols posted on their site and get excited to see everyone from a distance in July. [Winona Horse Trials]

As part of mental health awareness month, riding coaches in the UK will have free access to mental health training until the end of August. Due to the challenges of the current world, organizers felt it was important to remove the financial restraints for participating in the courses. The aim is to help coaches increase their knowledge of mental health, and their confidence when incorporating the learning into their teaching practices. [Equestrians Mental Health Courses in UK]

Feel Good Of The Day: Mare Fosters Three Orphaned Lambs

The final CCI4* of England has been cancelled with the announcement of Blair Castle being removed from the calendar. This means there will be no CCI4* events in Britain at all in 2020. Slated for the end of August, England is not opening for competitions as we are in the US, and does not expect to be ready by that time. [Blair Castle Cancelled]