Wednesday News & Notes from FLAIR Nasal Strips

Virginia sunsets are tough to beat. Photo courtesy of Ellyn McMahon. Virginia sunsets are tough to beat. Photo courtesy of Ellyn McMahon.

The sunsets this year have been incredible, and thanks to the unseasonably warm weather, EN readers up in the Northeast have been able to get out and enjoy said sunsets from horseback. With opening dates for April events around the corner, the quiet drag of winter is coming to an end!

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Full Gallop March H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Rocking Horse Winter III H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Sporting Days H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Twin Rivers Winter H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

The never ending quest to find the perfect XC shirt may finally be at an end. World Equestrian Brands has debuted their Equetech Custom Cross Country shirts that are totally customizable, and you can win one! Simply write a story in 100 words or less why you chose your particular cross country colors and email it to us along with a photo of your colors by March 3! [Show Us Your Cross Country Colors Contest]

Charlotte Dujardin got more than she bargained for at a clinic in California last fall. After sitting on the diminutive Gio for a demonstration, Charlotte knew she had to have him. At a smidge under 16 hands, he’s not her usual ride, but pack a power punch, taking the Elementary world of dressage by storm in his first show. True to Carl Hester’s habit of naming horses after fruits and vegetables, Gio has picked up the barn name ‘Pumpkin’. [Charlotte Dujardin Debuts Her New Horse]

If you’ve been waffling on whether to go to Rolex or not, now’s your last chance to buy tickets before prices go up. Advance ticket sales ends tomorrow, March 2, and starting March 3, prices will start going up. Make sure to take advantage of the early bird discount! With Michael Jung bringing back reigning two time winner fischerRocana, there’s a chance history will be made! [Rolex Ticket Sales]

SmartPak Product of the Day: With spring in the air, I’ve started digging out my 1/4 zips, which I left abandoned in my drawers in favor of warmer jackets as it got colder. These 1/4 zips are a staple for me in the fall and spring, as they keep me warm enough when I’m not moving much but breathe and wick when I start working up a sweat. [SmartPak]