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

The dream, amiright? Photo courtesy of Allie Conrad.

Yesterday I put wood chips down in front of all my gates, because the mud was absolutely killing me. I think this year, I’m finally going to crack, and install gravel and honeycomb mats in front of the gates, because god forbid the horses stand LITERALLY anywhere else in the field. Why do they have to stomp all in the same place!

National Holiday: National Fig Newton Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

Stable View H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

The USEA has confirmed that the 2021 American Eventing Championships will stay in Lexington, Kentucky! Following record entries in 2019 and feedback from competitors on positive experiences, the Kentucky Horse Park has agreed to host the AEC a third year, on Aug. 31 – Sept. 5, 2021. [KY Horse Park Confirms AECs 2021]

Taking a new young horse off property for the first time can be … an experience. Keeping things positive and making sure the learning experience isn’t traumatic for either of you is key. Renowned show jumper Michael Whitaker shares his tips for jumping a young horse off property for the first time, and we all know he’s got to have a pretty good system. [Jumping a Young Horse Off Property]

Senior horses teach us invaluable things. Horse Nation writer Kristen Kovatch has her fair share of seniors, and she shares her stories of how each one has shaped her life as a human and an equestrian. [Why I’ll Always Have Senior Horses]

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Featured Video: In the FEI’s countdown of top moments in 2019, Ingrid Klimke topped the list.