Friday News & Notes from Nupafeed

Jennie Brannigan enjoying some fall fox hunting! Photo by Ellie Glaccum Debenham.

Jennie Brannigan enjoying some fall fox hunting! Photo by Ellie Glaccum Debenham.

It may not be the highest priority right now, but perhaps it’s a good thing to take our minds off our political state in the U.S. Are you guys ready for the super moon on Monday night? It’s going to look bigger and brighter on Monday night than it has in over 70 years and won’t look this cool again until 2034, so maybe worth a peak outside. If you’re a real nerd like me, you can read about perigree-syzygy here.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Full Moon Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

River Glen Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Poplar Place Farm November  H.T. [Website] [Entry Status]

Texas Rose Horse Park  H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

News From Around the Globe:

What is the best way to find a trainer for yourself and your young event horse? Finding someone who matches your style, can communicate effectively and also knows how to ride a young horse and prepare them for the future can seem daunting. Stephanie Rhodes-Bosch, based in Purcellville, VA, has advice for any rider out there seeking to find a new trainer. [Finding the Right Trainer for You]

Shipping fever is one of those oft-forgotten things that strikes in the most horrible of places. Now that we ship our horses all over the country and the world with not much thought, what can you do to reduce the risks of travel stress, and what do you do when your horse’s immune system is weakened? [Shipping Fever: What To Know & How to Reduce Risk]

Making invisible horses visible was the key topic of discussion at the annual World Horse Welfare conference yesterday. “Visible” horses can be categorized as the usual sport horses that live more or less normal lives, while “invisible” horses are the ones that are hidden and dumped in a variety of places, and fly under the radar of organizations that mean to save them. England is much more active and strict on the topic of abuse and neglect than the US, and it is their mission to make it clear that while there are reasons for neglect, there are never any excuses. [World Horse Welfare]

Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials invites you to tour the Millbrook Firehouse on Friday, Nov. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 20 Front St. A special presentation and donation to the Millbrook Rescue Squad will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres from Gourmet to Go will be served. Families are welcome. Please RSVP to [email protected].

Hot on Horse Nation: 5 Things I Took For Granted at a Boarding Barn

2016 Book List Must-Read: Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal

LAST DAY for Blanket Blowout at SmartPak! Today is the very last day that you can get up to 35% off on almost 70 different best selling blankets for winter at SmartPak. If you haven’t already gone into your blanket supply and sussed out the ones that are ripped and maybe not waterproof anymore, now is the time. Make sure you donate your old blankets to a local rescue, and then treat yourself to some brand new ones at SmartPak. [Blanket Blowout]

My Cousin Vinny! (It’s a weird movie reference, y’all)