*Originally published on May 29, 2013 by The Chronicle of the Horse.
Taylor Harris Insurance has announced the return of their $200,000 Triple Crown Challenge. To capture the prize money, a single horse and rider team must win all three designated grand prixs in the 2013 year.
The first event in the challenge is the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix on May 30 at Devon Horse Show (Devon, Pa.). The second leg will take place at the $250,000 FTI Hampton Classic (Bridgehampton, N.Y.) on Sept. 1. Following the first two events, competitors will vie for the win at the $250,000 Alltech National Horse Show Grand Prix (Lexington, Ky.) on Nov. 2.
“We’re very excited about the return of the Challenge,” said THIS president Michael Taylor said. “It proved difficult in the inaugural year, and we are hopeful that this year we will see a horse and rider emerge victorious. Taylor Harris Insurance is proud to support excellence in equestrian sport.”
To offer the fans a little extra excitement, THIS has teamed up with ProEquest to offer a Triple Crown Fan Challenge on Facebook. Fans can enter to win by naming the horse and rider combination they predict will win all three titles. Prizes include THIS backpacks, ProEquest saddlepads and jackets, 2 VIP passes to the Hampton Classic on Grand Prix Sunday, 2 tickets to the National Horse Show, a Devon Horse Show Silver Plate and much more.