Friday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

chinchillin_fullpic_artwork_1OK, official voting time: who thinks that the above photo should be somehow incorporated into the EN staff outfits when we are roaming the world reporting on Eventing? On one hand, I think it’s awesome. On the other, I feel like if I were to show up in England wearing a t-shirt with that on it (under my tweed jacket, obviously), I might encounter some odd glances. Do you think the British public would appreciate my humor? Or would the rest of the world think I was just some looney from ‘Murica wearing a chinchilla shirt? I mean…who really wears shirts with chinchillas on them? Maybe I can get a tiny shirt made for the Chinch with this logo….CHINCH-CEPTION!

Events This Weekend:

Cosequin Stuart H.T. [Website] [Live Scores]

Roebke’s Run HT [Website] [Ride Times]

37th Annual Whidbey Island H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Champagne Run at the Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Huntington Farm H.T. [Entry Status/Times]

Coconino Summer I H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm I [Website] [Entry Status]

Powder Basin H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Times]

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Riga Meadow H.T. [Website]

News From Around The Globe:

Interested in how Andrew Nicholson got to the top of the sport? Finally there is a book that you can fully immerse yourself in while stalking admiring the silver fox! Guilty admission: I may or may not have the autobiographies of Mary King, Pippa Funnell and William Fox-Pitt already in my library, and am eager to get this one as well. Andrew’s book is called “Focused” and it comes out on August 29th. He hopes that “Perhaps it might show some younger riders today that you don’t need to come from a wealthy background to make it to the top.” [Love To Stalk Andrew Nicholson?]

If you’re heading to Stuart Horse Trials this weekend, don’t miss the FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips tent near the Secretary. A member of the FLAIR team will be on hand all Saturday, offering FREE nasal strip applications prior to cross country. All you have to do is come by the tent on your way out to cross country with your horse in tow, and they’ll expertly put a FLAIR strip on your horse. [Cross Country Like California Chrome]

Want to win $500? There is a bareback puissance July 26 at Great Meadow the hour before showjumping for the WEG final outing! It promises to be a great event and crowd pleaser, and they need 5 more riders. You don’t have to be a showjumper, just have a horse willing to go over 4′ and a fun attitude! If interested email [email protected].

Now we have scientific proof that not only do badly fitting saddles affect your horse’s back, but they can also cause back pain in the rider. British scientists have confirmed that a saddle that doesn’t fit can cause asymmetry, stilted gaits and extreme back stiffness in both the horse and the rider, having terrible effects upon each other when combined. Rider back pain was most commonly associated with crookedness, which can come from sitting in a saddle that does not set you up for success. [Get Your Saddle Fitted Properly!]

Want to win a Tipperary T2 helmet to call your own? In honor of Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day, our awesome sponsor Tipperary is giving one of these helmets away! Send us the story of why you #mindyourmelon, every ride every time, along with a photo of you rocking your helmet to [email protected].Please keep entries to 200 words or less and send them in no later than Monday, July 14 at 5 pm EST. [Tipperary T2 Helmet Contest]

The Maryland Horse Trials is still seeking many volunteers for both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. If you want to spend an educational day enjoying the sport of Eventing, this is your chance. The value of sitting with a dressage judge all day, or watching a hundreds of jumps, the value of volunteering is often underestimated. Plus, they give out great logo-wear! [Volunteer for MDHT Here]


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