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

Photo via LRBHT Official FB Page.

This is my favorite story about Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials: the above photo is George Bates performing his duty before dressage and mowing the center line for the competitors. George has used the same exact mower for his purpose and this purpose only for the past 58 years! If you’ve ever been to Burghley, you’ll know that the sight of the dressage arena on Wednesday is a magical thing, and we all have George to thank for that.

National Holiday: National Toasted Marshmallow Day

Major Events This Week:

American Eventing Championships [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Burghley CCI4* [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Foshay [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

Silverwood Farm H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Park Equine KY Classique H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Can’t make it to The Colorado Horse Park for the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships  presented by Nutrena Feeds? Don’t worry! The USEA announced that they will be providing live streaming at the 2018 USEA AEC in partnership with Ride On Video. That’s right, you can sit in the comfort of your own home (or on the back of a horse with a cell phone) and watch your friends compete for championship titles in Colorado. [AEC Live Stream]

Overall badass and Olympic champion Zara Tindall just gave birth to her second child, and wasn’t shying away from talking about the challenges of coming back to fitness. Her daughter Lena was born on June 19th, and she has since then competed in two horse trials, but said it wasn’t quite as easy the second time around. However, don’t worry, she hasn’t ruled out another Olympic experience for her future! [Zara Tindall On Motherhood]

Conformation: it’s not just about looks. Helen Brettell is frequently seen as the President of the Ground Jury at events, a dressage judge at the national and international level, or a Young Event Horse (YEH) and Future Event Horse (FEH) judge. Born and raised in England, Brettell has years of experience competing at the upper levels both in Europe and the United States. An advocate for proper, correct foundation in young horses, Brettell looks for an “overall balanced athlete with clean straight limbs, good feet, an alert eye, and a big shoulder for reach and uphill balance.” [Conformation 101 with Helen Brettell]

AEC 2018 is on! With over 500 entries, there are 18 divisions full of horses and riders from all over the country. We have 9 combinations entered in the Advanced division, while the Junior Beginner Novice division is cranking out the numbers with 31 entrants. Tremaine Cooper is the designer for all the cross country while Marc Donovan is in charge of the Show Jumping. [AEC Fast Facts]