It’s a week from Thanksgiving! In my world, this means massive amounts of pie baking. I went to my local wholesale produce store this week and bought an unreasonable amount of apples (read ~120 apples) for apple pie bonanza. I go crazy in my extra hours making pie dough, and creating fun lattice designs and filling them with apples full of spices and a little sugar. I discovered a perfect way to freeze them and then bake them for the day, so you can buy one of my frozen pies and then bake it and pretend it was homemade! Perfection. Equestrian with a side of secret baker, you know?
U.S. Weekend Preview:
News From Around the Globe:
It’s Adelaide week, with the only CCI4* in the southern hemisphere kicking off today. Alice Dunsdon brought Fernhill Present all the way from England to contest their fifth distinct CCI4* together, and Clarke Johnston is representing New Zealand, but the rest of the field is Australian. The field also includes Shane Rose, Stuart Tinney, and Megan Jones all gunning for the win of the last four star of 2015. Dressage starts tomorrow, with cross country on Saturday and Show Jumping on Sunday. [Adelaide CCI4*]
Time is running out to enter our exclusive giveaway from MOJO! We’re giving away a MOJO wristband and a halter patch for your horse. Entries close tomorrow, so get them in now! [Get Your Balance Back with MOJO]
Get ready world, because Carolina International is stepping up their game with full live video coverage from EqSportsNet for 2016! With live video feed of the entire CIC3* division as well as cross country and stadium of the CIC2* division, this is totally amazing for Eventing fans everywhere, and I’m incredibly excited, for one. In 2016, the event will award $75,000 in prize money, in addition to providing renowned hospitality for riders, owners, and sponsors and a robust spectator experience. [EqSportsNet Carolina International Coverage]
The Horse Radio Network Holiday Radiothon is coming up on Cyber Monday, Nov. 30! Featuring 20 hosts, celebrity guests and over $2,500 in prizes, you don’t want to miss this epic 12-hour long party. EN’s own Jenni Autry and Leslie Wylie are hosting the final hour, and we need YOU to call in so we can show the world eventers are awesome. [HRN Holiday Radiothon]
Jen Ruberto is making a name for herself as the OTTB matchmaker for Ohio and West Virginia trainers, and sport horse enthusiasts nationwide. Along with her husband and his family, she runs Ruberto Racing Stable, and in her off time travels around to scope out thoroughbreds looking for new careers, taking video and pictures. Trainers have come to know her and respect her, and now actively seek her out to help their athletes find new homes. Riders of all disciplines call her and know that her eye is good, and she plays matchmaker to great success. [Paulick Report: Thoroughbred Matchmaker]
KER ClockIT Session of the Week:
Taking it easy in the off season? Keep using KER ClockIt to gain insight into your rides. This week’s example session is a walk hack over terrain. Although the rider isn’t going fast, you can see how the horse’s heart rate changes in response to the climbs (altitude shown in blue). KER ClockIt can also be used as an odometer to track your total riding mileage and time, while the live map can help you find your way back home.
Remember, between now and the end of the month, share your sessions for a chance to win a $100 gift card to http://shop.kerx.com. There’s no limit to the number of entries—the more sessions you record and share, the better your chances of scoring KERx supplements, saddle pads, ClockIt accessories, and more! More details: http://www.kerclockit.com/sport/share-your-sessions/