Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

 

Sunset at Pau. Photo via the Pau Facebook page.

If you’re anything like me this week, you are lucky to have made it to Friday. I’ve been suffering from the ups and downs of post-season baseball, so I must find a way to juggle my attention between baseball and Pau this weekend. I almost feel compelled to use a hashtag here, but I’ll refrain.

Dressage continues today at Pau, with the remainder of the North Americans riding today. So far the Americans have been quite competitive in the dressage, and Hannah Sue Burnett currently leads the North Americans in 5th place on a 45.7.

Pau Links: [Website] [Dressage Times] [Live Scores] [Course Preview]

Events This Weekend:

Waredaca H.T. and Classic Training 3 Day Event [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Holly Hill Fall H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Heritage Park H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

MCTA Jenny Camp [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Friday News:

Are you competing at Waredaca this weekend? If so, make sure to dig into those Welcome bags, as our sponsor FLAIR has generously donated a free FLAIR strip in each bag. Slap those on, and while you’re at it, go for the win since this is the last weekend to qualify for the $250 FLAIR contest!  [Eventers Win Big With FLAIR]

Sally Cousins appears to be recuperating well from her fall at Fair Hill. She posted an update on her Facebook page letting everyone know that she had been released from the hospital with a concussion. Ideal Contini also appears to be uninjured from the scary tumble they took on cross country last weekend. We wish Sally a very speedy recovery! [Sally Cousins Eventing Facebook page]

Colleen Rutledge continues to get good news from the doctors. Her Facebook page was updated today to let us know that she has been cleared to drive and has had some of the staples from her surgery removed. We wish Colleen the best of luck with her continued recovery! [More info on Colleen’s Facebook page.]

Courtney King Dye is expecting! Courtney wrote a blog earlier this week and announced her pregnancy, also including the ultrasound results to let everyone know it is a girl. Many congratulations to Courtney and Jason on their new addition! [Read Courtney’s blog here]

The USEA Annual Meeting and Convention is rapidly approaching. The meeting is being held in Cincinnati, Ohio this year from December 4-8. I’ve heard wonderful things about previous conventions, and I would expect that this year’s edition would be no different in terms of the educational opportunities. [USEA Annual Meeting and Convention]

West Nile Virus and EEE have both been reported in Kentucky. These dangerous diseases have claimed the lives of 4 horses to date. Make sure your horses are properly vaccinated! [WNV and EEE in Kentucky]

Are you in the know about next weekend’s Breeders’ Cup? I know I’m not. I used to be an avid racing fan, but I’ve fallen off the wagon a bit ever since Zenyatta retired. In case you are wanting to up your knowledge on the upcoming fall classic, check out Bleacher Report’s full scoop. [Bleacher Report’s Breeders’ Cup Predictions]

Wild horse advocacy groups are offering rewards for information on Oregon horse shootings. Three horses were shot in Oregon earlier this month, and the advocacy groups are working closely with authorities to find those responsible. [Reward Offered in Wild Horse Shooting]

Best of the Blogs:

Jan Byyny recaps her winning trip to Fair Hill.

How do you think you would fair in a no-tack jumping competition?

Sinead Halpin reflects on her Fair Hill weekend.

Friday Video Break:

Here is a little Andrew Nicholson action from last year’s Pau.

 

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