Verb(ing) – XI

Reading I just finished Dick Francis’ Silks – look for the review coming soon. Now I’m getting ready to pick up these two babies: Show Barn Blues, by Natalie Keller Reinert, and Patrick Smithwick’s, Racing My Father. Smithwick currently lives one zip over in my beloved Monkton, Maryland. Maybe I can score an interview with[…]

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Hampton Ivy’s Fall Line

I’m excited to announce that Hampton Ivy’s Fall Line has been released! As always, they have outdone themselves, and this preppy girl is in heaven as their new designs have a heavy equestrian influence. Check out their shop to see plenty of plaid and FOXES! The foxhunting bangle below, along with the cream cashmere bangle,[…]

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La Troienne and Her Foals

Our education of the great equestrian artist, Milton Menasco, continues… In this post we’ll take a look at Menasco’s most famous and valuable work, “La Troienne and Her Foals: Eighteen Vignettes and One Painting Together in One Frame.” Menasco was commissioned by John Whitney in 1953 to paint this famous broodmare and all her offspring.[…]

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The Perfect Equestrian Gift

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you know how much I love the work of equestrian artist, Liz Wiley. In my post from May, we learned about her company, and in July, we had a Q&A session where we learned more about Liz, her background, her style, and her passion for horses.[…]

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Book Review: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

Earlier this summer I finished Anton DiSclafani’s debut novel, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls. Other than not knowing how to pronounce the title, and a little bit of weirdness toward the end, this book was an absolute page-turner. When we meet Thea Atwell, she is being dropped off at Yonahlossee by her father. We[…]

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Pinterest Showcase: Equestrian Décor

Equestrian Décor is probably my most favorite Pinterest board. I post to it so often that I’m thinking of breaking it out into multiple boards like, “Equestrian Art,” “The Equestrian Library,” etc. For right now though, everything will reside together until I make up my mind. All of the below pictures are from Pinterest, of[…]

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Book Review: Ruffian – A Racetrack Romance

William Nack’s Ruffian – A Racetrack Romance was an excellent follow up to Jane Schwartz’s Ruffian – Burning from the Start as it took on a slightly different perspective. Schwartz focused on straight history: Ruffian’s lineage, her training, and each race. Nack, however, focused on his personal experiences while covering the filly’s career. If William[…]

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