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

Why yes, I will humblebrag about the way my horse jumps this tiny oxer.

So, this is my first year entering the Retired Racehorse Project, and so far, it’s a lot of fun. Yes, I do have a complicated beautiful drama queen of a horse that I love riding, but I also really love being in the FB group for all the trainers, and watching everyone else’s progress! It’s a super fun community and everybody has such different horses and different approaches to training, I highly recommend it if you’re thinking of going next year!

National Holiday: National Escargot Day

Major Events:

Houghton Hall CICO3*:  WebsiteStart TimesResults

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

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

Flora Lea Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

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

Willow Draw Charity H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

The Spring Event at Woodside H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

May-Daze at the Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

News From Around the Globe:

Friendly competitive atmosphere, lifelong friendships, and lucky charms; it’s time for the United States Eventing Association (USEA) Intercollegiate Eventing Championship at the Virginia Horse Trials. With 18 schools, 23 teams and 87 starters, the Championship is raring to go. Riders from across the country, and schools up and down the east coast come every year to VAHT, and the entries grow all the time. Check out the lineup for 2018! [USEA Intercollegiate Championship Teams]

The Woodside Preliminary Challenge is set to highlight the Event at Woodside this weekend for a 10th consecutive year. This highly-anticipated event, presented by Equine Insurance of California, CWD, Devoucoux, Professionals’ Choice, CARMA, and CANTER, invites the best Preliminary level horses and riders to go head to head for their chance at $15,000 in prize money. This  Preliminary Challenge is the only event of its kind, offering a world class competitive environment tailored for horses and riders who have not competed above the Preliminary level. [$15,000 Prelim Challenge]

Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land. Yes, that includes elephants. They also produce about 10 gallons of saliva a day, and their brains weigh half the amount that the average human brain weighs. Interested in more weird horse facts? Look no further. [25 Fascinating Horse Facts]

Hot on Horse Nation: Book Review: Fit & Focused in 52

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