Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

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Good morning EN! Thank goodness it’s Friday today, because for once, I have a weekend of “leisure” coming for me! I’m planning to put some shorts on at some point and reflect light try to scare little children do this thing called “tanning” that I’ve heard so much about. Currently, I look like my arms were transplanted from a completely different person, while the rest of my body…well…let’s just say that if I lose electricity, sometimes I glow in the dark. #horsegirlproblems

Events This Weekend:

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

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

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

The Colorado Horse Park H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

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

IEA Horse Trials, Classic Training & Novice 3-Day  [Website] [Entry Status/Times] [Live Scores]

News For Your Pleasure:

Kitty King is holding the lead after the conclusion of the first day of dressage at Tattersalls CCI3* in Ireland this weekend. Riding the lovely Persimmon, Kitty scored a 40.4 to sit on the top over Izzy Taylor riding Allercombe Ellie and Paul Tapner on Indian Mill. Forty-seven riders completed their tests yesterday, with more to come today. Keep an eye on our American pairs in Ireland this weekend too, including Jacob Fletcher, Jules Stiller, Katherine Coleman and Ann Taylor. [Dressage Report] [Americans at Tattersalls]

Top British rider Emily Llewellyn has made the decision to retire her 4* partner, Pardon Me II. The flashy chestnut gelding, now 17, took Emily from Pony Club to double gold at Young Rider Europeans, and then all the way to the CCI4* level at Badminton and Burghley. The cheeky gelding will now be retired at Emily’s yard, and hacked out by a very lucky fourteen year old student. [Pardon Me II Retired]

Are you in the Middleburg area tonight? You better hop on over to Twilight Jumpers tonight, for tailgating and spectating on superstar riders! Hosted by Great Meadows, tonight will feature a $5,000 invitational mini prix, with riders like Silvio Mazzoni (new US eventing show jump coach), Jan Byyny, Kurt Martin, Brynn Hammel and Lisa Barry as well as 15 other grand prix riders from Argentina, Hungary, Australia, Belgium and the US. More fun could not be had. [Twilight Jumpers FB] [Website]

If you are based in Illinois, you should be paying attention to the controversy with Barrington Hills. These horse boarding facilities are the largest in Illinois, and quite possibly the whole Midwest, but they are in danger of being shut down. The Village board can fix this issue by simply amending the zoning code to include horse boarding. Local equestrians are uniting to work together to change the zoning code as quickly as possible, otherwise more than twenty barns full of horses, riders and trainers will be forced to shut down. Keep up with their progress and support their cause by checking out their Facebook page. [Barrington Hills]

An intrepid reporter takes to the NYC streets to find out what people think of California Chrome’s favorite cookie (Mrs Pastures)

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