I am in love with the equestrian decor from Thomaspaul! He started his brand in the 90s with neck wear accessories that soon evolved into a home collection in 2001. His company now covers all aspects of the home. The warm, unique patterns of the collection would look great in any home. I’m definitely saving a spot for them!
It’s still October Adopt A Shelter Dog month! And I’ve just found another really great place to adopt. Muttville is an organization that helps senior dogs. When you think about getting a dog, most people want a puppy. The older dogs are almost always overlooked. Muttville helps senior dogs through rescue, adoption, foster and hospice. I’ve been looking through the available dogs, and they’re so adorable, I just want to adopt them ALL!!! So this month, do what you can to help senior dogs. Donate, adopt, volunteer, or foster through Muttville!
Here is a little behind the scenes video about Muttville:
It’s that time of the year! Some of the world’s top riders travel to Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center to compete in one of the most prestigious indoor horse shows in the country. And it starts today! If you can’t make it to D.C. this week, then do like me and tune in to the USEF Network on Saturday October 27 for the WIHS Equitation Finals and President’s Cup Grand Prix!
If your dog is anything like mine, they tear through toys in no time. I have searched and searched for long lasting toys for her and have yet to find one. Tennis balls seem to be the best, yet still not durable enough. But here is a toy that I am dying to try! Made for the most aggressive chewers, Boionic rubber toys are made of FDA food grade materials. The rubber floats, is dishwasher safe and is 100% recyclable. Awesome!
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1. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
2. One Fine Day – The Chiffons
3. You’re My Best Friend – Queen
4. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
5. Walk Of Life – Dire Straits
6. Dig A Pony – The Beatles
7. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
8. Somebody To Love – Queen
Sayaka Ganz is a Japanese, Indiana-based artist. Her materials consist of reclaimed plastic and household items. She uses these materials to create sculptures of animals and capture their movements. They look windswept and as if they were emerging from the walls, slowly materializing.
For the past couple years I’ve had the pleasure of visiting family in Bolivia, South America. Most of my family lives in Santa Cruz and La Paz. One of the things I like to do is visit the riding clubs, obviously because I myself ride horses, but also because of their history and sense of community centered around horses. The club in La Paz is where the riders in my family first learned to ride and it is one of my favorite places to visit in Bolivia. Club Hipico Los Sargentos is nestled in the mountains of La Paz, Bolivia. The club offers many different amenities such as horse-back riding, soccer, racquet ball, tennis, a shooting range and a gymnasium with various fitness classes. This year, on October 27th, the club is hosting the 2012 Campeonato Nacional, national show jumping championship. Clubs, riders, and horses from all over Bolivia will travel to La Paz to compete.
Here are some pictures from my visit in December:
The club house exterior
The interior of the club house and a view of the pool
View from the grand prix field
One of the private barns and the beautiful winding road leading up to it