Thanksgiving Day News & Notes from Nupafeed

Happy Thankgivinnnnnggggg!!! From Pepe with love. Photo by Kate Samuels.

Ok so not to brag or anything, but my friends and I are kind of a big deal when it comes to Thanksgiving. As the most important holiday of the year, we’ve been planning the menu to end all menus, and it’s a little off the beaten path for 2017. Roast duck with port wine glaze, cheesy hassleback potato gratin, roasted butternut squash, brussel sprouts braised in cream, garlic lemon green beans with toasted bread crumbs, homemade rolls, and a cocoa stout layer cake with malted buttercream icing. NBD guys, we just over here practicing for our inevitable cooking show.

National Holiday: National Espresso Day (so you can get up and cook/bake/interact with people all day)

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Pine Top Thanksgiving H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

News From Around the Globe:

To nobody’s surprise, Alan Davies has received the FEI Best Groom award, in recognition of his devotion to Carl Hester and Charlotte DuJardin’s horses throughout the years. Alan has been nominated for the past three years, narrowly missing out each time, so he was thrilled to finally take home the title. We all know he kept Blueberry looking fantastic, and it’s a delight to see him honored! [Alan Davies: Super Groom]

There’s a reason why we keep reading what Jimmy Wofford writes, and its because the man has a way with words. On this Thanksgiving Day, take a trip back in Jimmy’s past to hear about the greats that inspired, taught, and influenced him and many others in their journey to the top of horse sports. [Silverbacks of the Sport]

How far will you go to afford yourself some saddle time? “When I start to complain about money to my non-horsey friends, they’re like, ‘Why don’t you just sell the horse?’ I have to say, ‘That’s not an option!’ You don’t say that to a horse person! She’s my friend, and I’m responsible for her. I’m willing to put up with a lot to make sure I keep her happy and that I have her in my life. It’s not something I can imagine my life without. Other horse people understand,” Kellie Benn said when she reflected on fitting her mare, Penny, into her busy life. [Amateurs Like Us: Night Shift Plus Shoestring Budget Equal Saddle Time]

Hot on Horse Nation: Photo Challenge: Giving Thanks to Our Horses

Best of Jumper Nation: An Open Thank You Letter to My Trainer

Really throwing it back to Pine Top in 2010 for their Thanksgiving HT!