Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

Colleen Rutledge and her daughter Cassie competed at Loch Moy Farm's Twilight Eventing series on Wednesday night. Thanks to Maria Barrett for submitting the photo.

There are so many days when it’s really cool to be an EN writer. Am I talking about the days when I somehow manage to have a conversation with Michael Jung in a garbled German-English hybrid language? Definitely. Or days when I get to snap pictures while Andrew Nicholson rides by on one of his 37 four-star horses? That too. But it’s the days when I write about a buckskin Appendix named Rusty who’s holding his own against the fancy warmbloods and 30-year-old Molokai enjoying his retirement in a quiet Kentucky field that really make this job awesome. Thank you, EN readers, for allowing me to do what I do. You rock.

Events This Weekend:

Hunters Run HT: [Website]

The Summer Event at Woodside: [Website] [Times]

Otter Creek Summer HT: [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

GMHA Festival of Eventing August Horse Trials: [Website] [Times] [Live Scores]

Area VII Young Rider Benefit HT: [Website] [Times] [Live Scores]

Fair Hill International HT: [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Colorado Horse Park One Day HT: [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Your Friday News:

Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen are in third place provisionally in the Hartpury International CIC3* after the first day of dressage. Dirk Schrade and Edino currently lead on a 37.7, followed by Lucinda Fredericks and Flying Finish on a 38.5. Clark and Glen are prepping for the Blenheim CCI3* next month. [Hartpury Results]

Team FLAIR’s Meaghan Marinovich will be at Hartpury Horse Trials today and tomorrow talking with competitors about protecting their horse’s lungs with FLAIR Nasal Strips. Her cell number is 07506430062, and she’ll be on the grounds in the lorry park and around the barns. [Team FLAIR]

Katy Groesbeck and Oz Poof of Purchase are featured on the cover of this month’s Arabian Sport Horse Magazine. Katy and Poof, an Anglo-Arabian gelding, led the Rebecca Farm CIC3* after cross country and ultimately dropped rails in show jumping to finish eighth. Many thanks to Peggy Ingles for featuring Katy and Poof on the cover! [Arabian Sport Horse Magazine]

Laura Collett is back in the saddle this week after a serious accident at Tweseldown that left her in a coma with lung damage last month. She jumped her top upper-level horse Noble Bestman this week for the first time last fall, but confirmed that she will be taking a break from competing for the foreseeable future. [Horse & Hound]

How would you like to win a $5,000 shopping spree from SmartPak? Wylie crunched the numbers over on Horse Nation on exactly what you could buy with $5,000. We’re talking 5,617 aluminum pulling combs, a 22-year supply of SmartHoof Pellets or 217 gallons of fly spray. [SmartPak Super Spree]

Lynn Symansky is holding an online auction to fund her trip to Pau with Donner in October. There are a variety of really cool auction items up for grabs — including a laser from EN’s very own sponsor SpectraVet — so be sure to check out the auction and help Lynn get to France on this very cool OTTB. [Lynn’s Auction]

Most riders tighten nosebands past the standard two-finger rule, according to researchers in Ireland and Australia. Of the 200-plus horses studied, only 12 percent had nosebands loose enough to fit two fingers, while 47 percent had nosebands too tight to fit any fingers at all. [Horsetalk]

SmartPak Product of the Day: I’m finally doing enough cross-country schooling with my new OTTB that I need a breastplate to keep my saddle in place, and I’ve had the Harwich Elastic Breastplate by SmartPak on my wish list for months now. Like every other eventer, my colors are navy and white, so it matches my gear perfectly. [SmartPak]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoJ8cOMHzSc
Phillip Dutton on training young horses to jump — presented by Cosequin

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