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

Joseph Murphy and Sportsfield Othello at Pau 2018. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Calling all eventers in Area I and II — this is your last chance to sign up to ride with Irish Olympian Joseph Murphy! He is teaching a cross country clinic next week on Nov. 5-7 at Boyd Martin’s top facility Windurra USA in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Joseph excels at helping riders up their game on cross country. He is also king of the helmet cam — see his Burghley and Pau rounds as proof. Click here to read a clinic report for an idea of what you can expect. Then go sign up on Event Clinics.

National Holiday: National Cook For Your Pets Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Virginia CCI, CIC, & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Rocking Horse Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Gallop Farm November H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Galway Downs CCI & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Your Thursday News & Notes:

A golf tournament to benefit the Retired Racehorse Project will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Stone Creek Golf Club in Ocala during the week of the Ocala Jockey Club Three-Day Event. Buck Davidson and I Love My Horse Equestrian Boutique are presenting the tournament, which will start at 11:30 a.m. with lunch, followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $110 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Call Terry for reservations at 727-871-5728 or email [email protected].

Applications are now open for the Roger Haller Eventing Officials Scholarship, which is designed to provide financial assistance to a licensed official who is working towards promotion to the “R” license, the “S” license, or the FEI licenses. The scholarship can offset the costs involved in attending the necessary seminars and obtaining the experience required for promotion to the next level of licensing. The USEA will award a scholarship of $5,000 to a qualified individual in 2018. [Applications Now Open]

A 20-year-old OTTB proved age is just a number by winning the Retraining of Racehorses Challenge at Aintree this past weekend. Contestants faced jumps and obstacles they would encounter while out hunting. Kasilia, who ran 30 times and started hunting 10 years ago, took the top prize with Amy Brown. Go OTTBs! [Hunting Crown for Ex-Racehorse]

The latest episode of the Horseware Eventing Podcast is out now and features a lively discussion about Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4*. Thibault Fournier, Clara Loiseau and Alexis Goury are all under 27 and proved there is a formidable generation of even younger French riders who can now beat the best in the world. [The Pau Review Show]

The Portuguese Eventing Association (ACCE) has appointed a new board and adopted a three-year plan to reinvigorate the sport in Portugal. The plan includes boosting the number of events run in Portugal, a full training program for the National Team and ACCE members, and a marketing and communications campaign to raise funds. [New Board for Portuguese Eventing]

Thursday Video:

Take a ride around the 2018 Pau cross country course with Joseph Murphy and four-star first-timer Fernhill Frankie.