Dressage Day Two News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

"No Lunging"

“No Lunging”

Of all the photos that popped up on social media yesterday, from big grins to happy tears to exceptional extended trots and perfect square halts….THIS picture is officially the most popular one of the entire day. By a long shot. Of course, it’s courtesy of Dom Schramm, who is official head cheerleader for his wife Jimmie this weekend, but clearly also has some extra time on his hands. Dear Dom: please make my dreams a reality and convince either Michael Jung or WFP (or both!) to re-enact this photo. You will beat Kim Kardashian and totally break the internet with that one.

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U.S. Weekend Preview:

University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

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

News From Around The Globe:

It’s officially Rolex Contest Week! We’ve got so many prizes to give away this year, we had to dedicate an entire page to our Rolex contests. Be sure to check this page each day for the details on contests to enter while you’re at Rolex. Good luck! [Rolex Contest Page]

Outside of Rolex, the biggest news from yesterday was the FEI tribunal findings on Maxime Livio from the WEG. In short, the FEI decided to disqualify not only Maxime from the WEG, but the entirety of the French eventing team, which effectively moves the Canadian team up one slot and completes their qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games. This is good news for both Canada and the US, as we were planning on duking it out at the Pan Ams for one available Olympic spot, and now there won’t be bad blood either way! [Maxime Disqualified from WEG]

Want to quickly re-live the glory of yesterday with your early morning coffee? The USEF Network is not only streaming live, but offering replays of all the individual tests! We’ve gathered the top five for your convenience. Watch and learn! [Top Five Thursday Dressage]

Leslie Wylie loves breaking out her calculator, it makes her feel smarter than us neanderthals who can only spin words into magic and lose our minds when numbers enter the game (me). However, good thing we have her, because she’s awesome at making math happen AND making sick graphs. [Rolex At A Glance]

Whether you’re at Rolex or not, you can agree that it’s time to visit SmartPak for some new summer clothes to ride in. I’m a big fan of the ventilated shirt, because I spend all day from 7-7 outside riding, teaching, and doing things that make me sweaty and gross at the end of the day. With a FITS short sleeve breeze shirt though, I look better doing all these things, and I don’t get quite as sticky and uncomfortable as my day wears on. A warm weather must-have! [SmartPak Product Of The Day]

 A little Ralph Hill + Head of the Lake from 2014…