Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

Officially my most favorite meme of all time.

Officially my most favorite meme of all time.

 

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

Fair Hill International May H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

CHC International H.T. & CIC  [Website] [Entry Status]

Otter Creek Spring H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status]

Sol Events at Corona del Sol H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

The Event at Woodland Stallion Station H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Equestrians Institute H.T.  [Website]

CCC Spring Gulch H.T.  [Website] [Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

Congratulations to Lisa Bohm, this week’s Fab Freebie winner! Lisa is the proud new recipient of new Troxel Liberty Schooling Helmet. Way to #mindyourmelon in style, Lisa! [Fab Freebie: Troxel]

Oliver Townend has taken over Aoife Clark’s ride on Fenya’s Elegance for the upcoming eventing season. The 11 year old mare won Blenheim CCI3* in 2013 as well as Bramham CCI3* in 2014, and made her CCI4* debut at the WEG, finishing in 21st place overall. Oliver is well known for taking on horses that are more than a little tricky to ride, and after Aoife decided not to continue riding the mare, she was sent to his barn. He says that she’s “clearly not straightforward”. [Oliver Townend Rides Fenya’s Elegance]

Mary King posted an explanation of why she withdrew Kings Temptress from Badminton after dressage last week. “Gosh, bad timing. After all the excitement of getting to Badminton and doing the dressage phase, dear Tess went lame behind so I had to withdraw her just before the cross-country”. However, the issue seems to be minor, and manageable through veterinary and farrier maintenance, as Mary is aiming her at Bramham CCI3* in June. [Mary King on Kings Temptress]

Want to join the most eclectic team of eventing journalists around? Then you’ll want to enter our Fifth Annual EN Blogger Contest for your shot! We’re looking for our next victim talented writer to join our team, and entries are open until Tuesday, May 19 at 8 p.m. EST. [EN Blogger Contest]

Congratulations to Frankie Thieriot, the winner of this spring’s OCD Rehab Story ChallengeFrankie’s article on her horse, Fric, achieved the highest number of views, and she will receive a prize pack from OCD. If you have a rehab story you’d like to submit, keep an eye out for round two of our OCD contest! [Fric Frac Berence’s Rehab Story]

If you’re a boot and wrap collector aficionado like myself, you’ll have to get a pair of these Eskadron Climatex Training Wraps. I was recently introduced to these, and while I initially thought they were just another pair of polos, I was wrong. These wraps keep the legs cooler than polos, and provide quite a bit more cushion and protection than your regular pair of polos. They also look super professional and nice, and seem to hold up well. [SmartPak Product of the Day]

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