The biggest shopping day of the year is here, EN. How are you spending it? I have never been a big Black Friday shopper. I prefer to sit in the comfort of my home and monitor my Facebook feed for the stories of all of the craziness my friends are witnessing. I passed by a Best Buy yesterday and saw people waiting in line, outfitted with tents and thermoses and ready for the madness to begin. Black Friday is an American tradition, and I can appreciate it for all of the hilarity that ensues once the clock strikes midnight.
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Did you hear about our awesome contest brought to you by Tredstep Ireland? We have teamed up with Tredstep to give away not one, but three pairs of breeches from their Symphony collection. All you have to do is snap a selfie of you and your horse and send it to email@example.com. We will pick the top 10 submissions and put them to your vote. As is the usual with our contests, creativity and humor make the chinchillas especially happy. Click the link for more information on the contest. [Thanksgiving Selfie Tredstep Contest]
In a Breeders' Cup rematch, Goldencents will look to repeat in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile. Named after one of the greatest racehorses to grace the racing scene, the Cigar Mile is sure to be a hotly contested race that will bring back many Breeders' Cup contestants. [Cigar Mile Preview]
Spilled wine is definitely something to get upset about from time to time. Sometimes we have to learn to pick our glasses up and move on, but in super groom Meg Kepferle's latest blog for the Chronicle, she explains the importance of taking breaks, both physical and mental, and learning that reflection on disappointments or criticism is useful. [There Is Some Use Crying Over Spilt Wine]
American endurance rider John Crandell has spoken up about the recent controversy surrounding the sport. John believes that more bureaucracy is not the answer, rather smart decisions and education will be the best answer. In a time when the sport is under the scrutiny of the FEI, perspectives from riders and those close to endurance riding are interesting to hear about. [Bureaucracy Not the Answer for Endurance Woes]
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Friday Video Break:
In honor of the first official shopping day of the holiday season, I've started looking up "pony for Christmas" on YouTube and grabbing the tissues while watching these little girls and boys receive the gift of their lives. Here is one to get you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy.