Hello everyone! I hope that this holiday season is filled with good food, good drink, and good times for you, your family and friends, and especially the animals.

I’ll be doing my annual best and worst of the year wrap up just after New Year’s. For the next ten days I hope to be as far off-grid as it’s possible to get with an iphone in my pocket and a lap top in my backpack.

Happy New Year to all – yes, even those who haunt the halls of the FEI and EC. Where would this blog be without you?