And the Winner of the World Equestrian Brands Thanksgiving Top Dog Contest Is …

William, EN's 2016 World Equestrian Brands Thanksgiving Top Dog. Photo courtesy of Drea Comstock. William, EN's 2016 World Equestrian Brands Thanksgiving Top Dog. Photo courtesy of Drea Comstock.

The readers have spoken: Drea Comstock’s barn dog of a lifetime, William, is EN’s 2016 Thanksgiving Top Dog! Many thanks to World Equestrian Brands for sponsoring this fun holiday contest and congrats to all our finalists — and to our very deserving winner. 

“For nine years, William was the best barn dog that there ever was, as long as you like your barn dogs naughty,” Drea explains. “Racing around on three legs and bossing everyone equally, everyone at the barn knew him.”

“His favorite place in the world was the barn. When we were at home, he was just waiting to be able to get back. He made all of us smile, every day, whether he was chasing a coyote through the snow in his blue dog blanket like a flying ottoman, trying to herd the horses unnecessarily and only occasionally successfully, or highly inappropriately diving through your legs, nose right at crotch height, so you have to pet him.

“Unfortunately, William passed away suddenly last month. I was so thankful to have this dog with me for nine years. I couldn’t have started my own business and powered through the stress and exhaustion without my best friend.”

Some photos of William’s time ruling the roost at Dark Horse:

Drea will take home a pair of Equilibrium Tri-Zone Allsports II Boots courtesy of World Equestrian Brands! These multi-purpose boots are designed to be versatile for busy horse owners. From jumping, cross country, flatwork, hacking and turnout, the AllSports II boots can do it all. The boots retail at $114 and are available in black or white and sizes small-extra large. Click here to learn more about the boots.

FlyPups: If you’re wondering where to shop this holiday season, please consider World Equestrian Brandswhere a portion of all sales benefits FlyPups. This non-profit’s mission is trifold: transporting dogs from desperate situations to no-kill shelters and forever homes, providing aid to dogs during natural disasters, and delivering trained dogs to veterans for service and companionship — all at no charge. Visit to learn more about this wonderful organization.


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