Thomaspaul Home

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!

Thomas Paul Home Accessories
1. Horse Accessory Pouch
2. Thoroughbred Shower Curtain
3. Thoroughbred Pillow
4. Queen Thoroughbred Duvet Cover
5. Thoroughbred Hand Towels



Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

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!

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Here is a little behind the scenes video about Muttville:



Pink for Everyone

Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Add a little pink to your day!

Pink For Everyone - Breast Cancer Awareness style
1. French Connection Suzy Sleeveless Top –
2. Smythe Equestrian Puff Sleeve Jacket –
3. Rag & Bone The Dre Slim Boyfriend Jean –
4. 2012 BCA Estée Lauder Dream Pin –
5. Asos Marshmallow Loafers –
6. Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow Printed Sunglasses –
7. Tory Burch Robinson Zip Continental Wallet –


Coconut Clop

Quite possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. I love Monty Python and the Holy Grail! The coconuts get me every time!



Washington International Horse Show

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!

WIHS 2012 Poster

Washington International Horse Show October 23-28, 2012

Laura Kraut at WIHSLaura Kraut will be at WIHS this year!

Temporary stalls in the streets for WIHS 2012Temporary stalls in the streets of Washington, D.C.

1980 Tim Grubb at WIHSTim Grubb at the 1980 Washington International Horse Show

via WIHS


Bionic Dog Toys

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!

Bionic Ball Bionic Ball

Bionic Bone Bionic Bone

Bionic Stuffer Bionic Stuffer

Bionic Toss-n-Tug Bionic Toss-n-Tug



Pink for a Cure

October Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Honor women by wearing pink while you ride!

Pink For A Cure - Breast Cancer Awareness style
1. Alessandro Albanese Fitted Competition Shirt –
2. Animo Lena Jacket –
3. SSG Soft Touch Riding Gloves –
4. Tailored Sportsman Trophy Hunter Breeches –
5. Ariat Monaco Field Boot –
6. GPA First Lady Helmet –
7. 2012 BCA Estée Lauder Dream Pin –


equiJAMZ – 04

Hit play and enjoy! – mobile and tablets…

equijamz mobile …click me


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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


Reclaimed Creations

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.

Confluence by Sayaka Ganz


Night by Sayaka Ganz


Emergence by Sayaka Ganz


Midnight by Sayaka Ganz




Club Hipico – La Paz, Bolivia

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.

Club Hipico Los Sargentos Campeonato Nacional 2012

Here are some pictures from my visit in December:

Club Hipico Los Sargentos club house The club house exterior

Club Hipico Los Sargentos club house and pool The interior of the club house and a view of the pool

Club Hipico Los Sargentos grand prix field View from the grand prix field

Club Hipico Los Sargentos horse and winding road One of the private barns and the beautiful winding road leading up to it

Club Hipico Los Sargentos schooling horses The schooling horses waiting for their students