What I Hope For many of us, the world looks significantly different than it did at the beginning of the year. Many stables shut their doors to anyone other than those directly involved in their horses’ care. Others have
Last week, I took some riders to a show. It was a mixed bag: some good, some not-so-good. There were no blue ribbons, although there were some good placings in competitive classes. With those, however, were a fall, some refusals,
I teach riders who are interested in advancing their riding and moving up. Some are adults returning to riding after a long break. Some are riders who have spent a long time in large lesson programs, and have realized they’d
Clairvaux attended the Rose Mount Farm Horse Show this weekend. The show is a wonderful Virginia hunter show in the rolling hills of Spotsylvania. We had three riders in attendance and everyone performed well! Jennifer Smith and her Luck of
June was a long month. The first half was filled with showing, showing, showing. We had the Upperville Colt and Horse Show, followed by the Loudoun Benefit Horse Show. They are both held in the same location and we are
Upperville. It conjures visions of beautiful oak-shaded rings, amazing horses and questionable weather. It’s Sunday night: we spent the day setting up our stalls and getting the week’s “earlybirds” accustomed to the rings. Many thanks to our wonderful team members
We had a fun time at the WIHS Barn Night last night! We had 39 people in our group, many of whom got together beforehand for dinner at Rosa Mexicano, across the street from the Verizon Center. Joanna, along with
I’m going to take a brief pause from writing about horse topics to write about something else I enjoy, traveling to new places. I don’t have much time for non-horse activities, but today I had some time to kill before
Last night, I flew to Jacksonville, Florida to coach Alyssa Rhee at the ASPCA Maclay Regional Championships. At the same time I was leaving for Dulles, the commercial shipper was picking up Alyssa’s horse, Futuro. The plan was for me
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