Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

Last year's Fair Hill CCI*** winners, Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot (shown here at Red Hills 2012). Photo by Samantha Clark.

Welcome to yet another action packed weekend here at EN! I don’t know what I am going to do with myself in a couple of months when there is no big event to stalk and the ground is nearly frozen. Jenni is holding down the fort at Fair Hill this weekend, and I am headed to Kentucky to check out the action at the Hagyard Midsouth 3Day and Team Challenge. Stay tuned for plenty of action from both of these exciting fall events!

As this goes to press, we are about halfway through the Fair Hill CCI** dressage, with Boyd Martin and Pancho Villa holding down the lead on a 41.4. CCI** dressage resumes tomorrow and the CCI*** pairs will also ride dressage. I must give a big EN shout out to Ellen Doughty and Sir Oberon, who trekked from Texas to contest the CCI*** this weekend. Ellen is a true class act and “Obie” is an absolute cross country beast!

Fair Hill Links: [Website] [Dressage Times] [Live Scores]

Hagard Midsouth Links: [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Events This Weekend:

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Paradise Farm H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

“The Event” at Kelly’s Ford [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials [Website] [Ride Times/Live Scores]

Grass Ridge Horse Trials [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Missouri Wine Country Sporthorse Show [Website] [Ride Times]

Friday News:

The clock is ticking on the entry time for the contest that FLAIR is running. You can win $250 by winning back to back horse trials between now and October 31. Be sure to use FLAIR strips for both your cross country and stadium rounds (take photos so we can see you rocking them!), and then spend your $250 on…oh, who am I kidding, I would spend it on my vet and farrier bills. [Eventers Win Big With FLAIR]

Authorities are investigating the death of three wild horses in Oregon. The horses had been shot when authorities arrived at the scene, and currently information and suspects are being sought in this senseless act of cruelty. [Oregon Horse Shooting Investigation]

Colleen Rutledge will be at Fair Hill this weekend! Mara DePuy has taken over the ride on Colleen’s YEH ride, Roulette, for the weekend and I know Colleen will be rooting them on. Colleen will be on site tailgating, and she has invited all of us to come see her at her tailgating spot. I will send Jenni a heads up to bring the wine! [Check out Colleen’s Facebook for more information]

Elisa Wallace, part eventer and part mustang trainer, is doing a mustang demo at the Cagle Mill Country Fair Fundraiser for ACES. Elisa and her amazing work with mustangs has been hugely popular in the horse community, and it’s great to see her getting the opportunity to show off what these great little horses can do. Are you in the Cagle Mill area? Be sure to stop by and check out Elisa’s mustang moves! [Cagle Mill Country Fair Fundraiser for ACES]

A yearling Thoroughbred filly has broken the record for the highest purchase price for a horse. Sired by the famous Galileo and out of Alluring Park, the filly was sold to Qatari Sheikh Joaan’s Al Shaqab Racing, breaking the previous record that was set a mere two days earlier by another Galileo yearling. [Galileo Filly Breaks Sales Record]

Best of the Blogs:

Natalie Reinart blogs for the Retired Racehorse Blog on the necessities of improving breeding on American soil.

Boyd recaps his Boekelo weekend.

Friday Video Break:

The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is still in full swing. Featured on USEF Network: Sidesaddle jumping!

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