Wednesday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

Finally arrived! Photo via Jordan Linstedt's FB page. Finally arrived! Photo via Jordan Linstedt's FB page.

Jordan Linstedt definitely wins the prize for the farthest distance traveled amongst the competitors of Carolina. Jordan arrived at the Carolina Horse Park on Monday with her Rolex horse Revitavet Capato in tow, with the plan of competing at Carolina and the Fork in preparation for Rolex. Soon we’ll see a few other West Coasters joining her out here in search of tough final prep runs before the big day.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Carolina International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Poplar Place CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Stable View H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

Stone Gate Farm needs you to help them help the Area VIII Young Riders. On Saturday night of their May recognized horse trials, Stone Gate Farm is organizing some horse races…on bouncy balls. As the event gets closer, more details will become available on the event, but for now, they need your help in naming their colorful bouncy ball mounts. Check out the event and vote for your favorite color-themed names. [Saturday Night at the Races]

In England, it’s not uncommon to see some pretty famous equine faces out hunting. In the winter, even some prominent active equine athletes get to stretch their legs out in the field, with top hunters, racehorses, steeplechasers, and eventers making appearances. Lenamore still gets out for a good leg stretch, while Lebowski and Merlot’s Magic find time in between competing at the 3* and 4* levels to get out and about. [10 Famous Horses Spotted]

What does it take to become Colorado’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred? A chestnut thoroughbred mare with a willing attitude, apparently. Chita, a 6 year old mare owned and ridden by Ashley Gubich, won the title at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo this past weekend. Chita can do anything from jump bridleless and without tack with Ashley to taking care of her 3 year old son as he learns to ride. [Churchita the Unicorn]

SmartPak Product of the Day: The Piper breeches have really branched out their selection as their popularity has bloomed and their latest selection includes new silicone knee patches. Silicon patches are grippier and stronger in my experience, so I’ll definitely be trying a pair of these breeches out. [SmartPak]