The Red Prince Mare

I feel like I’m always apologizing for my absences on here – sorry friends! It’s been a busy summer, and it has continued into the fall. All is well here, but with work, the farm, and my animals, I haven’t had a lot of time to blog. Also – I’ve been riding more (woo!), so[…]

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Artist Tim Olden

I came across equestrian artist, Tim Olden, on Instagram, where everything wonderful seems to reside. Right now Tim is perfecting his equestrian art in the watercolor medium, but he is hoping to move on to acrylic soon. Below you will find his Q&A as well as quite a few lovely portraits. I was lucky enough[…]

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The Polohouse is For Sale

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know that I’m a fan of Alison Sherman’s blog, The Polohouse, and etsy shop of the same name. You can also find her on Instagram @polohousestyle where she posts items for sale in her shop and other equestrian curiosities. She also posts photos of[…]

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Still Here

Friends – I’m still here! I’m so sorry for my lack of posts – I did not mean to go MIA! I’ve just finished up a very busy two week stretch where I’ve been riding, writing, and traveling. Summer is supposed to be a relaxing time, but that hasn’t been the case so far, (but[…]

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Polohouse Style

If you’re not following Alison Sherman on Instagram @polohousestyle, do yourself a favor and head over there right now! I’ve been following Alison for quite some time, always admiring her life in a renovated polo barn filled with classic equestrian décor. I was beyond delighted when Alison announced the opening of “The Polohouse,” her Etsy[…]

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Best Weekend of the Year

Friends, the best weekend of the year is upon us! Yes, Black Eyed Susan Day and Preakness tomorrow and Saturday!! In honor of spending two days at one of my most favorite places – Pimlico, below is Red Riders, a piece by one of my new favorite equestrian artists, Tyler Robertson. You can find him[…]

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Canvasworks Designs at Ladew Gardens

I came across equestrian artist Lisa Curry Mair of Canvasworks Designs on Instagram (@vtcanvas), and I am head over heels in love with her work! And the good news is that if you live in the Harford County, Maryland, area – you can see her art in person at Ladew Gardens! Lisa has more than[…]

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Verb(ing) – XVI

Reading I’m enjoying two horse books at the moment – no surprise there. The first is American Pharoah by Joe Drape. I’m about halfway through and would definitely recommend it. I love learning the back story and behind the scenes of our 12th Triple Crown winner!   I also just started The Sport of Kings[…]

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History of Riding Boots

**This originally appeared in the 2016 September/October issue of Horse & Style Magazine.** I can’t believe the time has come, and we’re at the end of our History of Equestrian Style journey. We started at the top with the helmet and worked our way down. All that’s left is the history of riding boots, an[…]

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Sporting Artist – Franklin Voss

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, then it’s probably no secret that I love sporting art. “Sporting art is a relatively modern term. It is traditionally understood to refer to a genre of art that encompasses country pursuits, predominantly in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The art documents the popular rural[…]

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