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EN Today: Pumpkin carving contest!

Can you “hack a gourd into a masterpiece of insanity-in-the-middle?” (Good one, Vis.) Check out this pumpkin carving contest, presented by FLAIR.

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From Visionaire:

Dear readers, the 2012 eventing season has almost come to an end.  A chill is in the air, the fall three-days have almost wrapped up, and you’re starting to see Santas at Wal-Mart.  Before you know it, young children disguised in cute costumes will be begging at your door for individually-wrapped sugar goodies (that, let’s be honest, you’d rather not share and just eat them yourself).  Houses are adorned with rustic dried cornstalks and a familiar orange gourd: the pumpkin.

Pumpkins at Stephen Bradley’s

Horse Nation has a display of some impressive Halloween horse pumpkins… which got us thinking, why not have an EN Pumpkin Carving Contest?  Admittedly, my skills are rather rudimentary– I’m far better with a set of body clippers than a kitchen knife.  But I know we have some very creative and artistic readers who would love to hack a gourd into a masterpiece of insanity in the middle.  So, what say you dear readers?  Are you up to the challenge?

Send us a photo of your best “Eventing Nation”-theme carved pumpkin.  Entries will be judged on creativity, use of theme, and overall awesomeness.  Email your entry to; one pumpkin per person, please.  Photos must be received by November 5– if you don’t already have a pumpkin, they’ll be pretty cheap on November 1st!  The winner will receive a package of 5 FLAIR Nasal Strips, a FLAIR baseball cap, and a $50 VISA gift card.  

Go Eventing and Go Carving.

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