Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

#Twinning. Two ponies from my work :) Photo by Kate Samuels.

#Twinning. Two ponies from my work ūüôā Photo by Kate Samuels.

All eyes are on Red Hills this weekend — we can’t wait to see which horse/rider combinations come out of the 2016 gate swinging. Jenni is on the scene and will be bringing us coverage throughout the weekend so check back often!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Southern Pines H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Schedule]

Red Hills International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Gallop Farm March II H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

News From Around the Globe:

Congratulations to Kaitlin Hartford, this week’s Fab Freebie winner! Kaitlin will be sporting a fancy Equi Belt, and we can’t wait to see how she likes it! [Fab Freebie: Equi Belts]

Kentucky Equine Research and EN are teaming up to host the Great KER Fitness Challenge this spring! Download the free KER ClockIt Sport app for your phone and record your rides for a chance to win a $100 gift card to, an EcoGold Secure XC Saddle Pad, a lesson with your choice of Bruce Davidson, Liz Halliday-Sharp, or Dom or Jimmie Schramm; and feature story about you and your horse on EN. [Contest Details]

Does your horse have an inspiring story about coming back from a serious injury or illness?¬†OCD Pellets wants to hear all about it! Send in your rehab to¬†[email protected]¬†for a chance to win an OCD prize pack (2-month supply of OCD Pellets, 1-month supply of COS Canine, and an OCD Pellets hat and T-shirt). Entries close¬†Monday, May 2, 2016, and the story that receives the most views on EN will win. [Contest Details]

Attention Beginner Novice, Novice and Training riders! Mark your calendars¬†for the Heart of the Carolina’s Three Day Event on May 4-6. With the goal of providing an unparalleled educational opportunity for riders and carrying the classic long-format forward, Southern 8th is unveiling new divisions and a new eventing series challenge for 2016. [HOTC Three Day]

Renowned event photographer Amy Dragoo suffered a big loss when the majority of her gear was stolen recently.¬†As she attempts to slug through the justice system, she’s offering MAJOR deals on her photos from past events to help fund her replacement gear. Amy takes amazing photos, and she’s offering up to 40% off! [Full Details] [AK Dragoo Photography]

Ecogold has also stepped up to help Amy replace her photography equipment. Losing everything she uses to make a living is devastating to an entrepreneur, and Ecogold wants to support the horse community by donating 50% of online sales now through Sunday evening towards Amy so she can replace her stolen equipment and get back to work as quickly as possible. [Ecogold Products]

Jennie Brannigan has announced the syndication of her top young horse, Stella Artois.¬†Currently owned by Jennie and long time supporter Beth Battel, they are inviting new people to join the “Toddie” team. Placing in the top in 12 of 17 competitions last year, Toddie will be moving up to the 2* level this year, and Jennie believes she has the stuff of a top level horse. [Brannigan Eventing Syndication Announcement]

As eventers, we’re all about our cooling therapy for gallops and jump schools.¬†We know whats up when it comes to keeping our horses legs nice and tight, and part of that is finding good cold therapy products. There is always the classic water and ice approach, but new technology can make your life easier. I have these Ice Horse wraps, and they’re awesome for a number of reasons, but mostly I love that I can throw them on, and put my horse in the stall and accomplish other things while he’s icing instead of being stuck watching him and yelling occasionally as he tries to pick his legs up out of the ice boots. [SmartPak Product of the Day]