*Originally published on May 22, 2014 by The Chronicle of the Horse.
Middleburg, VA – May 22, 2014 – For the third consecutive year, Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) is offering world-class riders $200,000 if they can win the $100,000 Grand Prix of Devon, the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix and the $250,000 National Horse Show Grand Prix. Riders must win each of these prestigious competitions on the same horse in the same year to claim their bonus.
“To offer the Triple Crown Challenge for the third consecutive year is exciting,” said Michael Taylor, the President of Taylor Harris Insurance Services. “Every year, we look forward to the Devon Horse Show, just a spectacular event in and of itself, to see who will be our rider to watch. This is our way of giving back to our customers and truly supporting and honoring the pursuit of excellence.”
“Taylor Harris Insurance is proud to support excellence in equestrian sport; that is why we continue to offer a rider reward for excellence and consistency. Winning three of the best US grand prix events is a testament to that excellence and the challenge cannot be won without it,” stated Bill Weeks, Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Chairman.
McLain Ward was last year’s contender for the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge having won the Grand Prix of Devon aboard Rothchild. “It’s a great opportunity, and I think it’s a great perk. It’s a real challenge. To try to win three major classes with one horse like that is pretty hard to do, as we’ve seen. But if you can win the first one, there is always a chance! We’ll see what happens,” stated Ward.
In addition to the Rider Bonus, Taylor Harris has teamed up with ProEquest to offer a Triple Crown Fan Challenge through their Facebook pages. Fans can enter to win by naming the horse and rider combination they believe can take home all three titles and win prizes along the way at each competition. Like the Taylor Harris Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TaylorHarrisInsuranceServices) to enter the Fan Challenge and get updates and inside information from ProEquest (https://www.facebook.com/ProEquest).
The first event in the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge, the $100,000 Grand Prix of Devon takes place in Devon, Pennsylvania on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix is scheduled for Sunday, August 30, 2014 and the third jewel of the Triple Crown Challenge will be contested at the $250,000 National Horse Show Grand Prix on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) was founded in 1987 to provide specialized insurance for all types of equine risk including property and casualty. Taylor Harris works with their clients to ensure they are equipped with the insurance coverage that’s right for each individual case. THIS places all policies with the highest rated and most secure insurance carriers, which are also selected for their prompt and reliable claims settlement. Their goal is providing insurance protection for all personal and professional equestrian related risk and delivering peace of mind for their clients.