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

Photo by Boyd Martin.

After many months of complaining about the hot hot heat, now we can complain about crazy amounts of rain! If your horse isn’t a fan of dressage, maybe they might like synchronized swimming? If you’re interested in giving it a try, just call up Boyd Martin he can hook you up with a dressage arena sized swimming pool.

National Holiday: National Root Beer Float Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

The Summer Event at Woodside: [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

IEA Horse Trials: [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

GMHA Festival of Eventing HT: [Website] [Entry Status]

Otter Creek HT: [Website] [Entry Status]

Fair Hill International HT: [Website] [Entry Status]

Spring Gulch HT: [Website] [Ride Times]

WindRidge Farms Summer HT: [Website]

News From Around the Globe:

Due to increased concern over public safety resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, EQUITANA USA’s live three-day celebration of the horse is canceled for 2020. The world’s largest equestrian trade fair and expo was originally scheduled for Sept. 25-27, at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event and its exhibitors, fans and performers will look forward to the 2021 event, slated for Oct. 1-3, at the Kentucky Horse Park year’s celebration and work to create an amazing reunion for everyone in 2021. All tickets will be refunded. [Equitana Rescheduled for 2021]

Back in the show ring but maybe a little rusty? Get some advice from Grand Prix show jumper Sloane Coles on how to get your show jumping warmup working like a well-oiled machine. While she admits that her warmup is pretty consistent and “boring”, it shows results in the relaxation of her horses and her students. [Warm Up with Sloane Coles]

Inspiration of the Day: Orphan Foal to USDF Horse of the Year

Best of Blogs: Quarantine Reminded Me It’s OK To Take A Break

Listen: EN’s own Leslie Wylie is the guest on this week’s Big League Eventing podcast