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

#WardWednesday courtesy of THIS FB Page

Taylor Harris has decided to start a new thing for Wednesdays, and I’m completely behind it. Instead of Humpday, Wednesday will now be known as #WardWednesday, but we can also exchange it for #WCW because McLain’s current droolworthy mount, HH Gigi’s Girl, can be my girl crush any day of the week. That photo is like a photoshop master’s dream come true….what can you put under her? Literally anything because she’s 10,00 feet over the jump.

National Holiday: National Coffee Ice Cream Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Course Brook Farm H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

Bucks County H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

Chardon Valley H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

In the news of weird science, a 40,000 year old foal was dug up in Siberia lately, and now they’re trying to clone it. The effort to clone the foal, which will require using a horse as a surrogate, is being made by Russian and South Korean scientists who are already collaborating on efforts to recreate the woolly mammoth.  Dug up out of the permafrost, the mud coated foal was entirely intact, described as having a gingery coat and a dark mane and tail with a dorsal stripe. It is being called the Lenskaya, or Lena horse (Equus lenensis). It is said to be genetically different from those living in Yakutia now, and was only 20 days old when it died. [Cloning a 40,000 Year Old Foal]

Hot on Horse Nation: ROUND ONE of the Blogger Contests! Mustangs IRL (Inspired by Spirit, Obvi)

It might not feel like it yet, but blanket season is just around the corner. And with that, we welcome the onslaught of questions about how to, when to, and why to blanket. SmartPak has gathered experts from Horseware, Shires, Weatherbeeta and within their own company to answer any and all questions about blanketing for the future. [Blanket Experts Unite]

Situations occasionally arise where a competitor may wish to lodge an inquiry or a protest. Are you aware of the rules that govern this process? Read on below for rule EV 118: Inquiries, Protests, and Appeals. Text has been taken directly from the USEF Rules For Eventing, with emphasis added by the USEA. Take a moment for a quick brush up before your fall season! [Rule Refresher: Inquiries, Protests & Appeals]

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Want to ride around the AEC Prelim course? Today is a good day for that!