Thursday News & Notes from Nupafeed

Kim Severson’s groom Andi Lawrence really enjoying Ireland with Cooley Cross Border! Photo via Andi.

I’ll make a bold statement today, before anybody can beat me to it: I think Cooley Cross Border will return to his homeland and make a big statement this weekend, and bring home a top five placing for the USA. I’ve got him on my Eventing Podcast Pod Picks Team, but sadly I’m not even close to the top of the leaderboard, so I’m calling on you, Kim, help me out! You can watch live here.

North American ride times at Tattersalls:

Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Revelation: 10:30 a.m./5:30 a.m. EST
Katherine Coleman and Back to Business: 11:55 a.m./6:55 a.m. EST
Kathryn Robinson and Let It Bee: 1:52 p.m./8:52 p.m. EST
Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border: 2:20 p.m./9:20 a.m. EST
Phillip Dutton and Z: 3:24 p.m./10:24 a.m. EST
Buck Davidson and Carlevo: 3:38 p.m./10:38 a.m. EST

Tattersalls Links: Website, Entries & Live Scores, CCI3* Ride Times, Live Stream, EN’s Coverage, EN’s Twitter, EN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Preview:

GMHA June H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

GVRDC Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

Poplar Place June H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

IEA H.T. & Classic 3DE [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Colorado Horse Park CCI/CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

Noelle Floyd Style, popular blog from the Hunter/Jumper world, has dipped her toe into the Eventing crowd. Now that we’ve invaded Devon, there is no looking back. Sara Kozumplik Murphy hit the big time with her win at the inaugural Devon Arena Eventing on her sparkly unicorn, and now she gets her own NF Style interview. [Eight Questions for Sara Murphy]

I don’t care what world you’re from, if you’re not looking at Devon right now, we need to talk. I’ve been following Devon on Instagram (@devon1896) all week, and the crew over at Horse Nation has been right there with me. A few things to shamelessly enjoy: shetland pony races, perfect hunter braids, tiny children on tiny perfect ponies, and Ladies’ Day. Ladies’ Day is where everyone gets dressed up in the most incredible outfits with the most insane hats you’ve ever seen. You gotta check it out. [Ladies’ Day At Devon]

Drama in the Hunter world as Kelley Farmer and Larry Glefke file a complaint against the USEF regarding their positive drug tests and subsequent suspensions. Glefke and Farmer were suspended in January following positive tests for the substance, GABA, a naturally occurring amino acid that is also given to horses to promote calmness. Glefke was suspended for 24 months and fined $24,000 and Farmer was suspended for 12 months and fined $12,000, and the pair claim that there was intentional mishandling of the evidence. [Glefke & Farmer Lodge Complaint Against USEF]

100% the most amazing video of the month: