Wednesday News & Notes from SmartPak

We should all take a moment to hail a cab in the company of Bruce. Photo via JJ Sillman’s FB page.

It’s the time of year when everyone waxes poetic about what makes them thankful. JJ Sillman, photographer extraordinaire and member of the Central Kentucky Riding for Hope rescue takes a minute to recount how lucky she is to work for the rescue:

“After a two hour trail ride around the Kentucky Horse Park pretending that I was a 4* rider on my trusty Paso Fino…. I have to say again how thankful I am for all of my amazing coworkers, multiple bosses, sweet clients, and all of the fabulous horses I get to work with and learn from at my job. I am so lucky.”

Thank you for giving back to the horses, JJ! I think all of EN will join me in saying we are thankful for your selfless hours of taking stunning photos at events as well!

National Holiday: Go For a Ride Day (Seriously, need to burn all that turkey off this week somehow!)

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

Your Wednesday News & Notes:

Sam has made it look easier than it is, but having a top 10 finishing streak at the CCI4* level is an incredible feat. EquiRatings recounts the legacy of these equine legends, who finished in the top ten at least four consecutive times at the four-star level. Spoiler alert, La Biosthetique Sam owns the largest streak by double the number of the horse who comes in second. [The Elite Group of Four Star Specialists]

With the 2018 calendar out, it’s time to start making some decisions! GEarl and Jen McFall have to make sure plan plenty in advance, with a sales and training program, pony club, and breeding all going on. They often pick a ‘must-go’ event and work backwards from that when planning their calendar. [Planning Your Event Calendar]

Have you ever wanted a stable where your horses can graze on your roof? It might not be high on your list of priorities but after seeing these stunning photos of the stables of Nacho Figueras, a top polo player in Argentina, you might want to reconsider. [Modern Architecture]

SmartPak Product of the Day: SmartPak’s 25 Deals of Christmas has started! Each day SmartPak reveals their special for the day, for 25 days straight! Yesterday’s deal was on Piper breeches and tops, what will today’s sale be for? [SmartPak]