West Coast Eventing’s Friday News from FLAIR Nasal Strips


Good morning Eventing Nation!

I come to you from the Pacific Time Zone. I feel so far behind from east coast and even further from across the pond. But, I feel I can bond with my California, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, et al eventers because we’re not behind, we’re awesome! I did it! I went south… South by Southwest. Look at me, fueling the east coast vs west coast competitiveness… But, everyone’s going south now anyhow. Here’s to warm weather!

No events this weekend so let’s move on to the News and Notes—–

Area V and the North Texas Eventing Association held their 2012 Banquet last Saturday. Dubbed, Country Nights and City Lights, there was a live band, lots of dancing, live and silent auctions, and many educational sessions. Congratulations to all the winners on their success and all the volunteers behind the scenes that make our eventing passions possible. [Go Area V]

British Eventing has made a press release on how to help you save money to prolong your eventing season. They recommend ride-sharing with a buddy to split costs and meet new people. In addition, BE members can save on car hires, groceries, theme parks and so much more by taking advantage of the BE Members’ Advantages’ Scheme. They also offer great rates on insurance through their affiliate. [Save money]

Jennie Brannigan has a brand new website. Keep up with her schedule and her team! [Brannigan Eventing]

International Dressage Rider, Heather Blitz, is looking for a new training base. She has been year-round in Wellington the last several years, but is looking for a place in the States or overseas to depart to when southern Florida starts heating up. [Help a girl out?]

Chris Stafford’s latest podcast is about Imagery. Dr. Inga Wolframm concludes this short series of The Big Five in Rider Psychology with some advice on how to use imagery as a tool to improving your riding performance as well as in other parts of life. Feel free to send in to your questions for the next show. [Stafford Radio]

Found on Facebook:

Kim Severson Eventing:  “KSE is immediately seeking a working student. An excellent opportunity for a super motivated, hungry young rider. In exchange for hard work, dedication to learning, and a good attitude, KSE will provide lessons and free board (when we are stabled in Charlottesville.) We leave for Aiken in less than 3 weeks. This position is available now. You must be 16+ with your own car and your own horse (1). There are options for competing your horse and riding other KSE horses depending on your level of skill. We are seeking a minimum of a 6 month commitment. This is a full time job. If you are interested in learning what it takes to be and to support an upper level rider, please contact Lisbeth Storandt at [email protected]

Laura Collett Eventing is looking towards Badminton, and so am I! “Hoping to see lots of you here – Henry and Steve will head to Badminton this year hopefully.”

Best of the Blogs: Silva Martin’s dressage horses have arrived in Aiken! The facility looks amazing, and Silva notes that all the construction from last year is finished, and it does look incredible. You feel like you’re there with all the photos. [Southern Charm]

Hot on HN: Help! I don’t know what color this horse is! I have a new found appreciation for the plainness of being able to call my big dumb gelding a bay. But these other horse owners have gorgeous horses resulting in a horse with no color name. [B-e-a-utiful]

Clinic Countdown: Leslie Law will be teaching a clinic in Area IV mid-March. Held at Finishing Touch Farm in Illinois March 15-16, this is not a clinic to be missed. [Area IV]

Denny Emerson is demonstrating the importance of a good quality canter for jumping at the first Day of the International Riders Symposium:

And Dr. Reiner Klimke shows you the right way vs wrong way on the flat in less than two minutes:

That’s all for now. Go eventing.

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