Friday News & Notes From FLAIR Nasal Strips

Doug Payne & Vandiver. Photo by Kate Samuels.

Doug Payne & Vandiver, co-leaders after dressage day one at Millbrook. Photo by Kate Samuels.

Millbrook day two is underway, and my nose is already sunburnt. My horse was good-ish yesterday, but he’s a magical unicorn and scores well even when he feels like a soon-to-be-imploding-firecracker. Actually, he held it together pretty well. At the age of fifteen, maybe he is finally coming into his own? Tomorrow I’ll be doing some more coverage of the upper level dressage, as well as some course walks, so stay tuned!

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U.S. Weekend Preview:

Millbrook H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

River Glen Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Catalpa Corner Charity H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Cobblestone Farms H.T. [Website]

News From Around the Globe:

The Jersey Fresh International Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that they will expand competition access to additional acreage abutting its present Cross-Country courses. The area has most recently been available to JFI for competitor hacking during the Event but will now be readied for 2017 competition. The arrangement making this property available is intended to be a precursor of longer-term plans to obtain additional space for future events. [Jersey Fresh Expands]

Tryon International Equestrian Center is ready for the AECs in just four short weeks! With over 500 entries for the competition, people are chomping at the bit to get down there. Next week Tryon is going to release drone footage of each cross country course, so that everyone can have a look-see at the courses. The USPC Championships a week ago were a good test run of the Prelim, Training, Novice and Beginner Novice levels, and Tryon is confident in their ability to provide a unique experience for the AECs. [Tryon International Prepares for AEC Domination]

Don’t forget Jenni and The Team in Rio!! She’s down there getting pecked at by mosquitos for all of us, and keeping us up to date with the behind the scenes action as all the best riders in the world prepare for the ultimate test. [Behind the Scenes in Rio]

My horse has really sensitive leg skin, and he’s always getting rubs and weird skin situations from boots when I ride. However, I always bring these Dressage Sport Boots to shows, because I know in the most important of times, these boots will not rub him at all, and they actually protect his legs should he make a bad decision and whack himself spooking at the 10,000th port-a-potty. [SmartPak Product of the Day]