Friday News & Notes

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I love Thanksgiving, and not just because I get to eat some of my favorite foods. I also really love witnessing everyone far and wide expressing gratitude. This is something I wish we could do more than once a year, so let’s make an effort in 2021 to normalize gratitude. If you want to start off your morning with more warm and fuzzies, check out this list of things folks were grateful for this year, from The New York Times.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

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

Major International Events:

Portugal Winter Tour/Barroca d’Alva: [Website] [Entries]

News From Around the Globe:

Got a tricky pony to catch? Or in my case, a herd of geldings who know perfectly well the gate near the barn for the morning, and prefer to stand one field away and stare at me like I’m the idiot in the situation. Don’t lose your cool, and take it slow with these tips to help make your life a little better. [Tips For Catching Your Horse]

Area X includes Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada, and this week we’re shining a light on ICP Instructors from that area. From instructors for upper levels to coaches who specialize in amateurs at Beginner Novice, if you’re in Area X, we can help you find the right one for you. [Area X ICP Instructors]

Outdoor sport is set to open up again on December 2nd in England. This includes equestrian activities, which are currently part of the lockdown per the British government. Riders and owners will be permitted to ride and travel, while following COVID safety protocols. [Light at the End of the Tunnel]

Hot on Horse Nation: Grateful For Our Horses