Best of EN Thanksgiving: 10th Annual Edition

Happy Thanksgiving, EN! As is tradition on Turkey Day, we’re taking a look back on our posts from years past. It’s hard to believe this is our 10th year! From John’s very first Thanksgiving post in 2009 to the hilarious roundups of Thanksgiving memories and traditions, looking back on how far we’ve come makes us very thankful for you.

2009: EN’s First Thanksgiving Post

“With respect to Eventing Nation, thank you to the thousands of you who have welcomed us into your eventing lives. It may seem like a small thing for you to log onto Eventing Nation, but we put a great deal of time into developing the best eventing content to serve our readers, and every single visitor means a great deal to us. Thank you all so very much and go eventing.”

2010: Much to Be Thankful For

“I challenge everyone to remember and appreciate all the many things we have to be thankful for this season. Thanks to our riders for taking the time to send us their responses, and as always thank you for reading.”

2011: Beware of Attacking Turkeys

“The turkeys in question might claim self defense, but I think not. You be the judge.”

2012: EN Asks: What is Your Favorite Thing About Thanksgiving?

“From the EN family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy this very special day to spend inside/warm and with food, as Sinead Halpin would say.”

2013: EN Asks: What’s Your Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition?

“The red wine has been known to flow like the salmon of the Capistrano. This occasionally leads to some notable athletic contests, such as brother-on-brother form tackling and Greco-Roman wrestling. Injuries are common, though a dislocated shoulder and bite marks have  thankfully been the worst of them to date.”

2014: John Shakes His Tail Feather for Thanksgiving

“Why are you watching John dancing in a turkey costume on Thanksgiving? WHY NOT. Spoiler alert: This gets funnier each time you hit that box of wine for a ‘top off.’ From the EN family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! And may your day be filled with a little insanity in the middle.”

2015: Thank You, Eventing

“We thank the horses who stuck with us. We thank the great horses who represented us at the sport’s highest levels. We thank the teaching horses and the green horses and the good soldiers who carried us and listened to our commands and galloped down to the coffin complex with ears pricked. They keep us grounded and help us fly.”

2016: And the Winner of the World Equestrian Brands Thanksgiving Top Dog Contest Is …

“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.”

2017: The Year of Gratitude

“Cheers to the four-legged friends that leave permanent marks on our hearts. Cheers to the kindness and generosity of the eventers. Cheers to our sport for bringing us all together.”

2018: Ode to the Adult Rider Program

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving and all through the barn
I’m thinking of things I’m thankful for, so I’ll spin you a yarn”

In 2019 we’re thankful for YOU, dear readers, for sticking with us for the past decade. Here’s to another great 10 years! Go Eventing. 

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