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

Get inspired with training tips from William Fox-Pitt, who catch-rode Sandro’s Star to a third place finish in Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field earlier this year. See H&H link below! Photo by Shelby Allen.

OK guys, I’ve been really slow this spring in getting my competition season started, and I’m gonna fully blame it on the weather here in Virginia, but it’s been pretty nice lately so I’m off and running! I feel like my young horse has really grown up this year and matured in his body (and hopefully his brain) so I am excited to do some bigger jumps and more fun courses and hopefully be a big boy. This weekend I’m going to a local hunter trials to run the 3′ cross country course and practice some of my finer controls … wish me luck!

National Holiday: National Vitamin C Day

Major Events This Week:

The Fork at Tryon CCI-S & HT [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills CCI-S & HT [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Events This Week:

Pine Hill Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

CDCTA Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Spring Bay H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Last chance to win VIP tickets to LRK3DE 2019!! The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is an equestrian event like no other. Now you have the opportunity to make it even more memorable by entering to win the Land Rover VIP Insiders Package. Winner and three guests will enjoy VIP hospitality passes, a course walk with an eventing athlete, and considerably more. Entries will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 4, 2019. [Enter Here]

Speaking of the world’s most admirable man (WFP), Horse & Hound has some top training tips from him to inspire your spring season. From videoing your dressage tests and analyzing them right after to alternating your posting diagonal every other stride, as well as practicing trotting jumps, William Fox-Pitt has the most wonderfully down-to-earth tips for improving yourself, your horse, and your at-home training sessions. [Top Tips from the Best: WFP]

Have weekend plans? Consider volunteering at an event! In addition to being a valuable educational experience and great way to give back to the sport, each event offers perks ranging from entry/schooling fees to gear and more. Sign up to volunteer via [Spring Bay H.T.] [Pine Hill Spring H.T.] [CDCTA Spring H.T.] [The Fork]

This week we pay tribute to the world’s oldest mule, Tootsie, as he left our presence due to age related health issues. Tootsie was 56 years old, and lived most of his life in a Donkey Sanctuary in England. Tootsie was well known for his love of a romp around the paddock with the old grannies of the sanctuary and his undying passion for food. RIP Tootsie. [World’s Oldest Donkey Dies]