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Breeder’s Cup – Saturday

Saturday was Classic day, and since we had the issue in the Bourbon Lounge the day before, we decided to arrive at Keeneland bright and early. Thankfully, we were able to snag a nice table in the corner, away from all the hustle and bustle. The day was relatively grey and dreary with sprinkles on […]

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Shared Belief

Rest in Peace to champion racehorse, Shared Belief. He passed away last week after complications with colic. He won 10 out of his 12 races, 5 of which were graded 1 stakes races. Shared Belief dominated at every distance, among his peers and elders, and he was truly one of the Greats. As always, Seabiscuit […]


Breeder’s Cup – Friday

Breeder’s Cup on Friday proved to be rather interesting. Our group had purchased tickets both days for the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Lounge, which was located at the top of stretch, essentially. While the website made it very clear that there was no assigned seating, it did, however, make you think that there would still be […]


Dudley’s On Short

Dudley’s On Short, a restaurant located in downtown Lexington, was recommended (by readers via the annual Gold List) in Equestrian Quarterly Magazine, so it was on my list of places to eat. Of course, we waited until the day of to make reservations, and with so many people in town for Breeder’s Cup, we were […]


Pharoah Phans

This picture was taken at the Chrisman Mill Winery, which we visited after our tour of Old Friends. It was pure coincidence that all four of us packed our American Pharoah shirts, so we decided to wear them on that Thursday before the Breeder’s Cup. Starting from the left is our friend Zach, me, my […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sunday Morning at Merryland

Just over a week ago, we spent a Sunday afternoon at Merryland Farm in Hydes, Maryland. It’s a training facility and is the sister farm to Country Life, which is a Thoroughbred nursery. Both farms are owned by the Pons family. I have met Josh Pons a handful of times, and he is very friendly […]


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 […]


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. […]


Fox Fire Farm

Just one zip code to the west lies my beloved Monkton, which, in my opinion, is true Maryland Horse Country. Unfortunately, the prices of homes in that area reflect its desirability, but it never hurts to do some “window shopping,” as they say. I love looking at farms for sale in my area, and Fox […]


Amazing American Pharoah

I was at a wedding on Saturday when American Pharoah ran in the Travers Stakes, but I was able to follow commentary on social media. Once I learned that he had come in second, I was pretty upset for my hero. Later I read that his owner said his gut instinct was to retire AP […]


Manhattan Saddlery

On our way out of New York City last week, my husband and I traveled south on Madison Avenue to 24th Street where we found the last tack shop in the city: Manhattan Saddlery. It was nestled behind some scaffolding, so we almost missed it. After being buzzed inside, it was like stepping back in […]


Belmont Park

After reading Ruffian: Burning from the Start and Ruffian: A Racetrack Romance, I wanted to visit her grave at Belmont Park in New York. I had never been to Belmont before, but since James and I were in Manhattan last week, we decided to swing by the track on our way to the Hamptons. Prior […]


Maryland, a Thoroughbred State

Though she be but little, she is fierce. Even though Maryland is a tiny state, she is a Thoroughbred state! Last week I went to a polo match sponsored by the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation, and grabbed a few brochures to peruse. I knew that Maryland had quite a bit of horse country, but these […]


Mane Fling Photography

What do get when you combine a passion (and a talent) for photography and a love of horses? You get Sarah Johns, owner of Mane Fling Photography, who is lighting up the South with her artistic abilities and equestrian style. Sarah was kind enough to answer a few questions for Maryland Equestrian; please see her […]


Richard E. Bishop

I first came across these snooty foxes years ago on the Horse and Hound website, and I’ve loved them ever since. After a little recent research, I have found that artist Richard E. Bishop is to thank for this little fox’s extreme cuteness. The fox and his snootery comes on a variety of glassware, (and […]


The Oregon Grille

The tour of equestrian-themed restaurants continues! Next up is The Oregon Grille, located in Hunt Valley, deep in Maryland horse country. I have dined at Oregon Grille multiple times, and have always had wonderful experiences. While Oregon Grille is a premier steak house, I have always gotten a seafood dish and been extremely happy with […]


For Fox Sake

Oh for fox sake!! My BFF knows me so well. She found this adorable mug on Etsy and surprised me with it for my anniversary. Isn’t it the cutest? The shop is called SummerLaneDesigns; you can find other mugs, as well as customize your own – how lovely! +35   


The Hampton Classic

“As one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, and a premier destination for horse people, the Classic is a much-anticipated stop on the summer tour. Now well into its third successful decade, The Hampton Classic Horse Show is in a class all its own, both in the minds of spectators and […]


American Pharoah Gear

With the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years comes lots of collectible items! I have already purchased a t-shirt as well as framed the cover of Sports Illustrated, (it goes perfectly in my mudroom). Below are some other items you can find out there! +37   


B.C. Signs

B.C. Signs was recommended to me by my friend, Sherri, the owner of Swift Wind Farm. When she worked with the husband and wife team more than a year ago to develop her hunter green sign, Sherri raved about their professionalism and high quality craftsmanship. “B.C. Signs is a company which creates unique handcrafted signs […]


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