Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

Lainey Ashker doing some pinch hit jogging for Katherine Coleman and Longwood. Photo courtesy of Lainey.

Lainey Ashker doing some pinch hit jogging for Katherine Coleman and Longwood. Photo courtesy of Lainey.

Hot weather really makes drinking a cup of hot coffee first thing not as appealing, so I finally caved and made my first batch of cold brew tonight, ready for the humid heat of tomorrow. Not familiar with cold brew? A monkey could basically make it, and it’s actually less work in the morning (aka five more minutes of sleeping), so you should definitely get on that train. And, lets be real, we all drink about a jug (more or less) of coffee every day, so it’s worth making in big batches. Has anyone heard of a horse rider who doesn’t drink coffee? Find me that person. We need to interview them as an anomaly for EN.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Tattersalls Links: WebsiteEntriesRide TimesLive ScoresScheduleLive Stream@Tatts2016

GMHA June H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Waredaca H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Poplar Place Farm June H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Camelot Equestrian Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

IEA H.T. & N/T3D [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Colorado Horse Park CCI/CIC & H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Team Ireland is feeling the pressure with Tattersalls as the last competition before the team is named for Rio. With a team of four to be selected, there are twelve riders on the short list, all twelve of which are riding at Tattersalls this weekend. Horse Sport Ireland’s Eventing team manager, Nick Turner, has quite a selection in front of him. After day one of dressage, there are three Irish riders in the top ten, with Padraig McCarthy leading the way on Mr Chunky with a 44.7. [Irish Team Named Next Week]

Belgian Olympic rider and owner of Chattahoochee Hills Eventing Carl Bouckaert is recovering well from a dirt bike accident six months ago. In December of last year, Carl sustained injuries from the accident that required him to stay in a hospital in Boston for seven weeks as well as more than a dozen surgeries with the insertion of plates and screws, and a bone graft in late March. While Carl isn’t back to riding yet, we’re happy to report that he’s finally able to move around and weight bear on the leg a bit. Hopefully soon Carl will be without crutches and back in business! [Carl Bouckaert Recovering in Georgia]

Ride Safe has joined the USEA as a Contributing Level Sponsor of the 2016 USEA Intercollegiate Championship and Prize Level Sponsor of the 2016 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships. Ride Safe is a sports medical ID bracelet that is designed to be worn all day, every day, by equestrians on or off the farm working around horses. The bracelet allows you to easily display your personal information on the metal nameplate. Each bracelet has an ID code laser engraved on the back of the plate. In the event of an emergency with your horse, friends and family members or trained medical staff can gain immediate access to your medical information by entering the code into the website ( via a phone or computer. [Ride Safe Partners with USEA for AECs]

Love those ponies with chrome, but in the summer their noses get sunburnt so easily! You can run out to the field every two hours to reapply sun screen, or you can get one of these handy Crusader Fly Masks with a long nose, specifically built to protect the sensitive pink skinned horses. The Crusader Fly Mask is one of the most durable yet soft fly masks around, and this extra protective layer is perfect for horses prone to sunburn in day turnout. [SmartPak Product of the Day]

Mike Ryan & Dromgurrihy Blue (Rocky) take us round the CCI*** crosscountry course at Tattersalls International 2012.