Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

Allison Springer's Arthur enjoying some extra love from a friend of Allison's at Millbrook. Photo via the Allison Springer Eventing Facebook page. Allison Springer's Arthur enjoying some extra love from a friend of Allison's at Millbrook. Photo via the Allison Springer Eventing Facebook page.

Ah, the weekend. I’m sure many of you are hours ahead of me getting your weekend started at a horse show. As for me? I’m headed to go watch some Chiefs training camp – almost as exciting as watching High Performance Training Sessions, except with full pads and men in football pants and a little thing called a football. I guess I’ll take what I can get?

Millbrook continues dressage today in the Advanced division, and Jenni is on site to bring you the latest Chinch rants and other sorts of ridiculous news. Kate is also at Millbrook this weekend, competing her Advanced and Novice horses. Stay tuned for an Advanced course preview and much more from Millbrook.

Events This Weekend:

Millbrook H.T. [Website] [Times] [Live Scores]

River Glen Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Times]

Olney Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Rocky Mountain H.T. [Website]

Catalpa Corner Charity H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Silverwood Farm Summer H.T. [Website]

GMHA Festival of Eventing [Website] [Live Scores]

Friday News:

Feel like you’re missing out on all of the action from Millbrook? Never fear, PRO will be live streaming the Advanced and Intermediate cross country tomorrow beginning at 8 am EST. Guest commentators Danny Warrington and Piers Lloyd Owen will be joining the show, and you can listen on Ustream, the PRO website, or the link provided. [PRO Live Stream]

What would your horse pack for you at a show? Naturally, plenty of forage for said horse would be at the top of the list. How about hair spray? Extra spending money? A “HoofPad”? The Chronicle of the Horse has a full list of items a horse might list for his or her human at a show, and it’s definitely worth a read. [Chronicle of the Horse]

Emily King has been selected to represent the UK in the Junior European Eventing Championships. Held August 14-17, this event promises to boast some of the biggest talent in European eventing, and Emily has already begun to make her way up the levels as a seasoned competitor. This promises to be an exciting event, so if you’re in the area definitely add it to your must-see list! [Emily King Selected for Junior Europeans]

Is Tom Cruise getting into Kiwi racing? He was on hand to present the prizes for The Magnolia Cup Goodwood’s charity race yesterday. Don’t worry, plenty of selfies were taken in the process, and Mr. Cruise seemed to enjoy the racing festivities. [Tom Cruise Presents Prizes]

Eventing could be getting its own movie. Earlier this year we introduced you to Rick Hansberry, a screenwriter/producer from Lancaster, Pa. who after spectating at his first Rolex expressed an interest in creating a film representative of modern-day eventing. He went home, did some research and wrote a script, titled “Taking The Reins,” which is featured on the review website SimplyScripts today. “Essentially, this spotlight will create some wide publicity about the project and hopefully result in some serious interest in financing the project,” Rick explains. [SimplyScripts]

Friday Video:

Yep, I’ll take one.




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