Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

How eventers show affection! Photo from Lainey Ashker's Facebook page. How eventers show affection! Photo from Lainey Ashker's Facebook page.

Happy Friday! Are you ready for another busy weekend? There are so many events running this weekend I don’t think I could keep them all straight if I tried. It sure is a wonderful thing to see the season in full swing. Are you competing this weekend? Don’t forget you can email us your photos or videos to [email protected] – it will almost be like we’re there with you!

As you all know, the fires in Southern California continue to rage. This is a scary situation, and there are plenty of people and animals at risk and under evacuation orders. You can check out our information post on the fires, and don’t forget to email us or comment if you are able to help or need assistance yourself. We can help spread the word!

Events This Weekend:

CHC International CIC and H.T.: [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Otter Creek Spring H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Hitching Post Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

CCC Spring Gulch H.T. [Website]

Kelly’s Ford H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Greater Dayton H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Fair Hill International H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Kent School Spring H.T. [Website]

Friday News:

Icabad Crane has made waves in the event world as a top racehorse turned aspiring event horse. The Horse poses a thought-provoking question: why aren’t there more horses like Icabad? There are more than a few top racehorses who are geldings or who may not be as successful as others in the breeding shed. Just imagine turning some of these horses into star athletes in other sports – ah, the potential! [Why Not More Icabad Cranes?]

Queen Elizabeth II made an appearance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show’s opening day this week. I can’t say I wouldn’t get massive stage fright knowing the Queen herself was watching me ride, so I give major props to those riders. [Queen Attends Royal Windsor]

A horse and buggy went for a run on the loose in Wisconsin this week. Six cars were damaged while the horse went for a spin with its freight in town, but no injuries (including the horse) were reported thankfully. [Horse and Buggy Loose in Wisconsin]

It’s officially allergy season! Not only are we reaching for the Kleenex, but our horses may be suffering from allergies as well. Fortunately for us, The Horse has a handy infographic complete with various equine allergens as well as how to identify symptoms. I’m sure your horse will greatly appreciate your education on his or her allergies! [Equine Allergies]

The Preakness Stakes will go off tomorrow afternoon. Derby champion California Chrome will seek to capture the second leg of the elusive Triple Crown, and his connections put to rest today rumors that the horse was under the weather. The three-year-old colt did have a slight cough this week, but they are adamant that there is nothing concerning happening and nothing that has hindered any part of his training. [California Chrome Throat Ailment]

Best of the Blogs: TalkingHorse – Serious Fun at Badminton

Friday Video:

I know most of you have likely already seen this, but you just have to see this rockstar of a cat. Now we can sleep that much easier knowing our barn cats are on duty each night!

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