Milton Menasco & The Black Stallion Series

While equestrian artist Milton Menasco was best known for his horse portraiture, he was also recognized as the illustrator for four books within The Black Stallion series. This series, published by Random House, released its first book in 1941. Menasco illustrated, including the cover, the following: Son of the Black Stallion, The Black Stallion and[…]

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Be Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have some wonderful activities planned for this long weekend ahead! I am off to my in-laws’ tomorrow and then will hit the stores with my mom and sister for some shopping on Black Friday. Susan has a horse show on Saturday, so I’ll be helping her with her new[…]

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Book Review: The Middleburg Mystique

I have an obsession for places that are completely devoted to horses. My most favorite place in the world, (which even trumps Disney World), is Lexington, Kentucky. I also love Saratoga, New York, and have plans to visit both Wellington and Ocala, Florida. Middleburg, Virginia was an easy location to check off my list as[…]

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Old Friends Farm

On the Thursday before the Breeder’s Cup, we took a tour of Old Friends Farm, which is located in Georgetown, Kentucky. Of course, I was there to see my main man, Silver Charm, but I was also looking forward to meeting all of the retirees. “Old Friends provides a dignified retirement to Thoroughbreds whose racing[…]

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Book Review: Show Barn Blues

Natalie Keller Reinert is one of my favorite equestrian authors. I recently interviewed her for Horse & Style Magazine because she is just so cool, and everyone should know! Reinert’s most recent book is Show Barn Blues; I finished it about a month ago and loved it from beginning to end. In SBB, we meet[…]

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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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Churchill Downs and The Julep Cup

We flew into Louisville last Wednesday and arrived around ten in the morning. After we piled into the rental car, (it was a squeeze with the four of us and our luggage!), we found a small Mexican restaurant (Me Gusta) for lunch. It was excellent! The four of us (me, James, my sister, Kim, and[…]

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Kentucky Has My Heart

Hi friends! Sorry that I’ve been MIA a little; I was in Lexington for the Breeder’s Cup last week and returned late Sunday night. As you can imagine, our trip was phenomenal in every single way. I will do some longer posts, but below is a rundown of what we did, so expect to read[…]

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