Thanksgiving Day News & Notes Presented by Stable View

An idyllic start to the morning. Photo courtesy of Silva Martin.

As the baker of the family, it’s more or less required that I bake several pies for Thanksgiving. So every year, I have to dream up something that’s more incredible than last year, which means the pressure builds and the expectations are high. This year, I decided to kill the competition and make Christina Tosi’s “crack pie”. Why is it called that? The ingredients are inexplicable, I couldn’t describe what it tastes like if I tried, but it has earned it’s name honestly. If you have a chance, make it, and you’ll fall in love. And be addicted, and unable to stop eating it.

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News From Around the Globe:

The incoming Burghley Horse Trials course-designer and director have shared early thoughts on what fans and riders can expect as plans continue “full steam ahead” for next year’s event. Derek di Grazia, whose designing credits include the Tokyo Olympics and 10 years of Kentucky CCI5* tracks, will be the brains behind Burghley’s 2022 course as the fixture prepares to return following a two-year hiatus. [Burghley Horse Trials Full Steam Ahead]

Alexandra “Alex” Philpin says she needs to get a real job. She’s been an eventing and dressage competitor, an instructor for 30 years, a barn manager, a British Horse Society instructor, and a groom for eventers, dressage and para-dressage horses at the international level. Originally from Wales, she was teaching and competing clients’ horses in England when the opportunity arose to move to the United States. She took a teaching job to Mill Creek Equestrian Center in Topanga, California, and while working there, received a phone call from Karen O’Connor asking if she’d like to groom and manage the O’Connors’ barn. There began her journey into international grooming, and it hasn’t stopped. [Philpin Travels the World In Search of a “Real Job”]

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Jim Wofford thinks that dressage training with event horses is great…up to a point. Modern riders completely understand the need to use dressage to train their jumpers on the flat; that’s not the problem. The problem arises when riders try to apply the principles of dressage directly to jumping. Read on to see his thoughts on the matter. [What’s The Point?]

Ginny Leng narrating her winning 1985 Badminton round with Priceless? The perfect way to start the day!