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

Photo courtesy of Jillian Scott Clipping Services FB.

It has begun: clipping season! This time of year a lot of people are not excited, but I am because number one, fall is my favorite time of year and I am 10000% over summer, but two, I actually enjoy clipping. I know, it’s weird, but it’s extremely satisfying and I always have a good audiobook, and I’m super OCD so I like everything to look perfect. Holla at your girl if you need some fresh cutz, I’ll be ready with my full body rain suit.

National Holiday: World Mental Health Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Maryland at Loch Moy H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Hitching Post Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Radnor Hunt H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

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

Fleur de Leap H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

News From Around the Globe:

We are so heartbroken to report that a beloved member of Area II eventing died while schooling cross country at Morven Park this week. Nicolle Villers Amatt suffered a fatal fall while schooling over a Preliminary log on Tuesday, and received immediate medical care and was transported to a local hospital. Her horse suffered only superficial injuries. Nicolle was an extremely accomplished rider, having competed through the Advanced level and developed many horses through the levels her whole life. She leaves behind her husband Neil and her 2-year-old daughter, Zara. [Fatal Fall at Morven Park]

Emily King has lost four of her top horses, along with six youngsters as her main owner has decided to leave the sport. While the split was amicable, Jane Del Missier has decided that owning horses for Eventing doesn’t suit her current lifestyle, and has thus ended the partnership. Emily competed at Pau and Badminton with Brookleigh, and was part of the gold medal winning team for the European Young Rider Championships with Dargun, both owned by Mrs Del Missier. [Emily King Loses Top Horses]

Sometimes Unicorns look more like bedraggled donkeys in the beginning, but that didn’t stop Mellisa Davis Warden from paying $400 for an ugly little 15.2 hand chestnut gelding she spotted in a field. Fred is certainly unassuming in looks, but makes up for it in heart and willingness to do the job. Now he competitively competes at Preliminary level, as well as the occasional hunter show and husband horse trail riding. [Warden Saw A Diamond in the Rough in Deadpool]