Friday News & Notes from Nupafeed

When two bros have no chill about their romance. Photo by Kate Samuels.

When two bros have no chill about their romance. Photo by Kate Samuels.

I’ve spent the past few weeks reading every single cookbook that I own (plus a few new ones) and making exhaustive lists of things that I want to cook over the next few horrible cold and dark months. The one good thing about the winter is that I have more time to cook and bake at night, because I HAVE to stop riding at 5:30 because it’s basically pitch black at that point. This means I have a few “normal” hours before I pass out during which I can make delicious things and then immediately give them away because lord knows if I ate everything I cooked, my horses would not thank me.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Sporting Days Horse Trials [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

Four locations around the United States are making a bid for a CCI4* approval in 2017. The Rolex Kentucky CCI**** was the first four-star outside of Europe and has occurred every April since 1998 in Lexington. Now four venues have confirmed they are placing bids with the USEF to host a fall four-star: the Tryon International Equestrian Center, the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area, Great Meadow, and the privately owned Ocala Jockey Club. Exciting times ahead for the future of Eventing in the United States! [Four Locations Bid for 4* Approval]

Horse movies can be a double edged sword for everyone who knows anything about horses. You want to want to like it, but the mistakes made by hollywood and the constant horse whinnies every time the camera pans towards them are just a little unbearable. Candace Wade was a judge in the NYC Equus Film Festival this year, and was kind enough to write about her favorites (trailers included) for Horse Nation. [Highlights from Equus Film Festival]

Ah, the problem with horses that don’t like to load up on the trailer. Jason Webb of Australian Horse Training is a renowned UK-based horse trainer with a passion for starting young horses, solving equine problems and teaching riders of all abilities and ambitions develop and strengthen the partnership they have with their horses. He took time to weigh in on the common question, “How do I get my horse to load better?” on Horse & Hound. [My Horse Won’t Load!]

When in doubt for a horsey friend during the holidays, give the gift that can’t disappoint. A gift card to SmartPak!! You can give you friends anything from $15 to $1,000 in SmartPak goodies either through email or give them an actual fancy card in the mail. What would YOU do with a SmartPak Gift Card?? [Holiday Shopping Solved]