Thanksgiving Thursday News & Notes

This adorable photo of Biosthetique Sam and FischerRocana on vacation together is everything. Photo via Michael Jung.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! With all that’s going on this year, Thanksgiving celebrations are looking a little different this time around, but I hope you all get a chance to talk to family and eat some delicious food. Also, pet your ponies and enjoy this photo of the cutest Sam in all the lands.

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: 

21 months after a life threatening bacterial infection resulting in severe neurological damage, Upsilon is back in work. Tom Carlisle reports to H&H that the process has been long and slow to say the least, but his whole team is so delighted that the horse is back to full work on the flat and feeling great. He’s unlikely to event again, as Tom says he has nothing to prove, but if he’d like a little showjumping that’s not off the cards. [Upsilon Back In Work After a Long Recovery]

Want to make sure your horse doesn’t miss out on Thanksgiving feasting? Here are four recipes you can use today!

Shaving whiskers is officially off the table now, so put away those clippers. The FEI has ruled that shaved whiskers will be illegal for International competition starting in July of 2021. Horses with shaved whiskers except for partial clips due to veterinary procedures will be disqualified. [No More Whisker Clipping]

Winter! Time for working on your transitions to nail your dressage tests in 2021. Check out this video with top dressage rider Ashley Holzer helping a rider soften her walk to trot transitions, and then go home and try it yourself! [Softening Your Transitions]

Speaking of dressage, what’s Charlotte Dujardin work on at home? She always wows us in the ring at shows, but how does she get there? Secret: she doesn’t practice her tests at all! [Charlotte Dujardin at Home]