Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

Today's shout out goes to Area IV's Meaghan O'Donoghue and Pirate for their selection to the USEF World Class Training List. Photo by Jenni Autry.

What a whirlwind week it has been here at EN. Yesterday, we posted breakdowns of both the names who made the USEF’s Winter/Spring Training Lists as well as those who missed the cut. My Facebook for one has been buzzing with reactions to the lists, and I am sure that we are all on the edge of our seats to see what the winter and spring hold for our riders.

In the Southern Hemisphere, the Adelaide International Three Day Event CCI4* division will contest the dressage today, kicking off what promises to be an exciting weekend in Australia. This is the only CCI4* event in the Southern Hemisphere, and it happens to be in one of the most unique locations as well. The cross country course runs through the city — if that isn’t something to get spectators on board, I don’t know what will.

AI3DE Links: [Website] [Schedule] [CCI4* Entry List] [CCI2* Entry List] [Live Scores]

Events This Weekend:

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Full Moon Farm HT [Website] [Ride Times]

Las Cruces H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

River Glen Fall H.T. [Website] [Ride Times]

The Fork H.T.  [Website]

Ocala Horse Properties Fall Event [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Friday News

Did you miss yesterday’s coverage of the USEF’s Winter/Spring Training lists? If so, you’ll want to mosey on over to the links below and check it out. The lists are chock full of outstanding talent this year. With so many young horses and new names on the lists, you have to be excited about the support many of these pairs are receiving from the USEF as the future of the team. We also jotted down some names that many of us expected to be on the lists that was conspicuously left off. Feel free to share your opinion in the comments of the coverage posts. [USEF Releases 2014 Winter/Spring Training Lists] [Notable Names Left Off the Winter/Spring Training Lists]

Yesterday was National Guinness Record Day. In honor of the occasion, TheHorse.com researched the equine-related records in the Guinness Book of World Records and listed them for our reading pleasure. The winner of the world’s smallest horse, Thumbelina, lives in St. Louis. No, I don’t visit her on a regular basis but I can’t say I haven’t been tempted. [Equine World Records]

A new US Sport Horse Breeding Association has been formed. In order to bring more focus to sport horse breeding in the US, ten breeders from around the country put their heads together and hatched this idea to form the USSHBA. The goal of this association is to bring a louder voice to the breeding industry in the US, promoting education and development to further improve the quality of horses the country is producing. [US Sport Horse Breeding Association]

Australia’s Shane Rose will have his 2012 Olympic partner, Taurus, back for the Adelaide Three Day this weekend. Shane suffered a tremendous setback when Taurus had to be withdrawn from Olympic competition due to a muscle injury. Now the pair will contest the CCI4* this weekend in Adelaide, and Shane is confident in their chances. [Shane Rose Confident About Adelaide]

Molly Kinnamon has a working student position open at Principia Stables in Kirkwood, Pa. All the details on the position are available on her blog. [Working Student Position]

Best of the Blogs

Lindsay Berreth shares her Galway experiences on her Everything Eventing blog.

Friday Video Break:

Catch up on last year’s Adelaide International cross country action.

 

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