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Opaline Glass

 My new love in the glass world is Opaline Glass.  The term “opaline” refers to a number of different styles of glass and it can be French or even…

Carl and Charlotte to join Lottie Fry in Tokyo 2020 individual final

Photo caption: Charlotte Dujardin and Gio are through to the individual dressage final © BEF / Jon Stroud Media Charlotte Dujardin and Gio book their place in the…

The Saturday Edit – July Version

Sorry I missed this post for June.  Life has been incredibly busy here on the farm.  So forgive me. Here it goes….. 1) Current Read – Far From…

Fun Vintage Finds on Etsy

Here are some fun vintage finds….. Love this set of Limoges plates.  See them here. This is one of my favorite Haviland patterns.  Four are available. Some of…

Get set for Tokyo

With this summer’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games fast approaching, experts from British Equestrian’s World Class Programme reveal what’s happening behind the scenes to ensure that human and…

Spotlight on show horses in partnership to promote healthy body condition

The Horse Trust and Liverpool University have teamed up to help raise awareness of healthy body condition in show horses Dr Tamzin Furtado, a behaviour change scientist from…

Table Tidbits – Table Setting Envy

 I don’t think you can ever have too much stuff for your table.  Excess in most things?  Bad?  In table setting?  Never ever!  That’s why my collection of…

Equestrian Shadow Box for Alfie

I am just now getting to the point where I can think about moving forward with remembering Alfie.  So far, nothing has been done – no grave marker,…

Help Save the Planet One Day at a Time

I realize that climate change is a very unpopular subject for many, but the recent floods in Germany put it back on the front page where it belongs. …

Summer Kitchen Accessories to Love from Rod’s

Enjoy summer cooking and entertaining with these cute kitchen accessories at home. Summer is in full swing. Dress up your kitchen counters or table with these whimsical accessories….

Fun Summer Finds

 Where has the summer gone?  Better enjoy it before it’s fall.   Is this not the cutest romper you’ve ever seen? Here is the long version and I love…

Fun Paper Goods from Pony Macaroni + a Discount

Check out these cute cards and prints from Pony Macaroni. I’m easily distracted by cute prints and cards. I still send snail mail and thoughtful notes, so my…

Even donkeys are getting into the football spirit

It’s not just us humans who are excited about watching England in the Euros final this Sunday Harry the donkey – like his namesake, England footballer Harry Kane…

The 10 stages every rider goes through while horse shopping

Are there any suitable horses in the Northern Hemisphere? Can you remember how to rise to the trot? What about the vetting?! Yep – horse shopping is a…

Fun New Needlepoint

Some fun new needlepoint to stitch.   Love this one! Another great pillow canvas.  You can never have too many flowers in the house and in the garden.  Love…

What’s Going On

Basically, not much has been happening around here.  We’ve had heat waves and rain and the weather is all over the place.  I would say our main job…

Equine vet “flung to the back of the stable like a ragdoll” backs safety hat campaign

A vet who suffered serious head injuries while examining a horse, is backing a campaign to encourage her veterinary colleagues to wear safety helmets when handling equines Charlie…

That Competitive Equestrian Spirit – Lessons Learned

With the Summer Olympics starting soon, we’ll be seeing a lot of athletes in the coming weeks.  I’ve been a competitive athlete all of my life, swimming as…

Happy 4th of July

 It’s our nation’s birthday. Time to celebrate the red, white and blue. I stitched this many years ago and I pull it out around Memorial Day. My Birds…

British Olympic showjumping confirmed for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for FEI The British Olympic showjumping team for the Tokyo Games has been revealed The British Olympic Association can today announce the three…

Bicton Arena makes Britain’s 2021 five-star eventing dreams come true

After the disappointment of Badminton and Burghley’s five-star cancellations, Devon’s Bicton Arena saves the day and fills the early September Burghley slot After an acclaimed first CCI4* in…

Nine things every owner wishes they could tell their horse

Whether it’s asking where a shoe might be or reassuring them a new supplement isn’t poisonous – there sure are a few things we’d love to speak to…

Friday Finds

 lllll TGIF but it’s a long holiday weekend.  Rain and colder temperatures in the East today.  Hoping you have a wonderful holiday weekend in store.  Here are some…

Equine Empress retires from the army

What happens to military horses when they retire? They find their way to a horsey haven, AKA The Horse Trust Empress was born in Ireland in July 1999….

Can you spot an overweight horse?

Find out whether you’re able to spot an overweight equine with Spillers’ online test With equine weight management such an essential part of ownership, it’s really important you…