Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

Life is so exhausting. Photo by Kate Samuels.

Life is so exhausting. Photo by Kate Samuels.

I hope you all had a wonderful St Patty’s day yesterday! I went hunting in the morning for a fantastic last hunt of the season, and I think my tweed has a little bit of a green tinge, so that served me well. I did forget to wear anything actually green, but luckily an obliging horse with a mouth full of grass slimed me early on in the day, so I’m pretty sure that counts, right?

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Pine Top Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Schedule]

Feather Creek Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Copper Meadows H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

News From Around The Globe:

Congratulations to Chelsea Smith, this week’s Fab Freebie winner! Chelsea will receive a triple color custom browband from Highland Browbands, and we can’t wait to see what colors she chooses. Thanks to Highland Browbands for putting on this week’s Fab Freebie! [Fab Freebie: Highland Browbands]

British Eventing has gotten jealous of our live scoring technology and looks to be upgrading this year. Live scoring could soon be rolled out across all BE competitions and the organisation is currently trying to find or develop a system to display scores on-screen at competitions and upload them to the Internet. At the moment, most events rely on scorers calculating and writing marks out by hand onto paper scoreboards. [BE Goes Live]

Spots are still available with Lucinda Green at the renowned Win Green Farm in Virginia! A two day Cross-Country Clinic with six time winner of Badminton, World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist and world renowned clinician Lucinda Green. Lucinda is appreciated for her ability to impart confidence in both horse and rider at all levels – beginner novice through advanced, amateur or pro. [Get Your Cross Country On]

Two horse crazy girls won the competition to design a jump at the famed Badminton Horse Trials this spring. Eight year-old Lyla Mainwaring and Chloe Spence-Gray, 15, won the competition to design an element of World Horse Welfare’s Garden Gate fence as part of its Charity of the Year status at the iconic event. Both girls’ amazing illustrations will be brought to life as real jumps at the prestigious event in England. [Young Riders Design Badminton Jumps]

Does your horse have an inspiring story about coming back from a serious injury or illness? OCD Pellets wants to hear all about it! Send in your rehab to [email protected]for a chance to win an OCD prize pack (2-month supply of OCD Pellets, 1-month supply of COS Canine, and an OCD Pellets hat and T-shirt). Entries close Monday, May 2, 2016, and the story that receives the most views on EN will win. [Contest Details]

Nothing is better than shining up your browband and your bits for a show. While there are lots of options out there, nothing screams blingy and shiny like this Herm Sprenger Diamond Paste. Diamonds you guys! Have your horse accouterments shining like diamonds. [SmartPak Product of the Day]

Boyd Martin on the Road to Rio:

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