Book Review: A Portion for Foxes

I’m way behind with this review as I finished this one almost a year ago – yikes! A Portion for Foxes, by Jane McIlvaine McClary, was published in 1972, so there is definitely an ages-old feel to it, but that shouldn’t stop you for giving this one a chance. I learned of this book while[…]

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Jackie Kennedy’s Wexford

So my obsession with Jackie Kennedy, the equestrian, continues. If you have a cool $6 million lying around, you could purchase Wexford, the home Jackie had built in Middleburg, Virginia, in 1963. During JFK’s presidency, the Kennedys rented a large farm in Middleburg called Glen Ora, and Jackie fell in love with the area as[…]

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Happy + Birthday

I find that I do more reflecting on my life around my birthday than at the start of a new year. I recently celebrated my 34th birthday, and I have to say, I am so happy with where I am in life. Is my life perfect? No, but it’s perfect for me. I have a[…]

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Book Review: Portrait of a Rider

I’d been looking for Vicky Moon’s coffee table book, The Private Passion of Jackie Kennedy Onasis: Portrait of a Rider, for quite some time. It was always too expensive, but I was recently able to find one relatively cheap on ebay. (Others are now, finally, similarly priced on Amazon). Please believe me when I say[…]

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Farm in Middleburg

I’m obsessed with real estate – especially farms for sale in the surrounding areas. I’m always on Zillow or realtor.com checking out what’s happening in my hood, and not because I’m interested in moving (never again!), but simply because I’m nosey. I also find that looking at fancy farms is a great way to get[…]

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Salamander Resort & Spa

I’m a little behind with this post – sorry! So back to our Middleburg day trip a few weeks ago… James and I capped off our wonderful, very horsey day together with dinner at the Salamander Resort & Spa. Salamander can be found one side street off of the main road that runs through Middleburg,[…]

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The Town of Middleburg

Middleburg is adorable and perfect for those lovers of all things equestrian, especially foxhunting. I had never been to Middleburg, but after reading Vicky Moon’s The Middleburg Mystique, I knew a visit was in order. James and I arrived around 10:30 on Saturday morning and went straight to the National Sporting Museum and Library. I[…]

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The Sketches of Paul Brown

The first stop on our tour of Middleburg was the National Sporting Museum and Library. Admission into the Museum was $10 per person, and it took us around an hour to get through as it’s not too large. Showcased there was a variety of equestrian and sporting art in a multitude of mediums. Some of[…]

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An Equestrian Weekend

I hope you all enjoyed your weekends and got to do something you love! James and I spent Saturday in Middleburg, VA – it was my first visit to this equestrian corner of the world. Of course, I loved it and will go into more detail about some of the shops and restaurants we visited.[…]

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2015 Equestrian Summer Reading List

Yes, it’s that time again – time to break out the books for the summer! Below are my ‘equestrian reads’ recommendations, as well as a look at my own list! My Recommendations Turning for Home, by Natalie Keller Reinert In this 4th book of the Alex and Alexander series, Reinert focuses on off-the-track Thoroughbred adoption.[…]

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