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

Chris Talley and Wyeth cleared 5’3″ to win in 2016. Photo by Cindy Lawler.

Come for the eventing, stay for the bareback puissance! We’re excited to share the news that the bareback puissance competition is returning to the MARS Great Meadow International this year! With the CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S divisions running between August 22-25th, the bareback puissance will take place on Friday, August 23rd.

Are you up for the challenge? Riders interested in competing in the bareback puissance (for a $500 cash prize!) should email Chris Talley at [email protected].

National Holiday: National Get to Know Your Customers Day

CCIO4*-S Aachen: Website, Ride Times/ResultsEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

Penny Oaks H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

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

Your Thursday News & Notes:

EN sends our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Clare Bedford. Clare died as the result of a fall while competing in the 100cm section at the Solihull Riding Club one-day-event in England. Her horse was unharmed. [Rider who died following cross-country fall named]

Heads up if you’re heading to Penny Oaks H.T. this weekend: the Indiana Department of Transportation is is doing heavy roadwork to resurface, patch potholes and make repairs to the highways of Marion County. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there are some road closures to be aware of![Marion County Construction Plan 2019]

All eyes are on Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg ahead of the Pan American Games next month. Boyd and the dreamy black Trakehner gelding are our reigning USEF CCI5*-L National Champions, but Chirstine Turner’s “Thomas” is a rather unassuming little horse day-to-day on the farm. Get to know the little horse that could ahead of the big competition. [Pan Am Profile: Tsetserleg]

Truer words have never bee spoken: “Sisters, they argue,” says Holly Perry Gorman, head groom and older sister to Olympic dressage rider Kasey Perry-Glass. Now that’s a unique business relationship! How do they do it? [Groom Spotlight: Gorman Puts Sisterly Squabbles Aside As Head Groom To Olympian Perry-Glass]

Are you competing in Europe this summer? As one of the leading international equine insurance agencies in the United States, Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) agents are ready to help you extend your coverage for a trip abroad! [Request a Quote from THIS]