Winding Creek Farm

This past weekend my husband and I journeyed down to North Carolina for a friend’s wedding. The good news is that it was so wonderful to watch Peter, my friend of 28 years (since pre-k), get hitched! The bad news is that it was so cold in NC! We left cold and cruddy weather behind[…]

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Happy Birthday Secretariat

Happy Birthday to the greatest racehorse in history, Secretariat! You’ve probably seen the below picture before as I posted it when I wrote about our tour of Claiborne Farm. Also, if you want to read about Secretariat’s life in detail, I highly recommend William Nack’s book, (read my review here). What a special, amazing horse.[…]

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The Manor Tavern

Most people choose restaurants based on the food selections, the wine pairings, and the service. Me? I pick restaurants located in horse country with that distinct equestrian ambiance I love so dearly. Of course I enjoy eating delicious food, but what I love more is being seated amidst elegant hunt country décor. I know –[…]

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Random Recollections on Foxhunting

I recently finished a small booklet, Random Recollections on Foxhunting, by Harvey Smith Ladew. If the name Ladew sounds familiar, it’s because I visited his house and gardens a few summers ago and wrote about the tour in this post. His home, “Pleasant Valley Farm,” now known as “The Ladew Topiary Gardens,” is located about[…]

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VV – Kentucky Derby Collection

It’s that time of year! Vineyard Vine’s Kentucky Derby collection is hitting the shelves, and, as usual, they have outdone themselves. Their wide variety of dresses, suits, accessories, and ties will make a statement whether you’re enjoying the race at Churchill Downs or at a local party. I’m particularly happy to see that two fascinators[…]

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Breeder’s Cup Bound

I’m so excited – we are going to Breeder’s Cup this year! Since the race will be hosted at Keeneland, and I love any excuse to journey to Lexington, my husband and I, along with my sister, brother-in-law, and friends Zach and Susan, planned a trip. We were really nervous that we wouldn’t get tickets[…]

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Riding Aside

Riding sidesaddle (at the walk, of course) is definitely part of my ‘Horsey Bucket List,’ so I was very intrigued when I read about the Side Saddle Chase taking place next month. The inaugural ‘Mrs. George C. Everhart Memorial Invitational Side Saddle Chase’ will be held at the 49th annual Loudon Hunt Point-to-Point Races on[…]

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Spring Cleaning

There’s just something about spring cleaning that really gets the blood pumping. There’s a renewed vigor for life as the earth begins to thaw, and the birds return home. I think it’s hope. The warmer weather brings hope for new beginnings, new life, and new opportunities. This year, I am hoping to train as much[…]

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