I’m passionate about a lot in life. Two of those are horses and entrepreneurship, especially when we are talking about female-led companies. Because, yes, I’m also a big fan of supporting my fellow females.
I recently had the chance to interview and write about three awesome women who have made names for themselves in the equestrian world as business-owners. Not only that, the piece was published in Horse Illustrated, one of my favorite publications.
You can pick up at copy of the April 2017 issue at your local bookstore.
Many thanks goes out to the business-owners: Christy Weflan of St. Croix Saddlery and Legal Horsepower, Julie Browning Bova of her eponymous interior design business, and Laurie Sharma, who started equestrian apparel brand Equine Couture as a one-woman venture with a single sewing machine.
I took part in my first horse show last weekend. It was nerve-wracking, scary, and lots of fun! I rode an adorable Morgan horse named Gemini, trained by the Wick family over at Hardwood Creek Farm in Minnesota.
I was the one riding, of course, so my husband gets the credit for the following photos. He didn’t do half-bad, considering he was also keeping our two little ones in check!
Plus, arenas are notoriously bad for photos– poor lighting, lots of photo bombs, fast-moving, etc.– but I wanted to share them with you anyway. Enjoy!
I feel so fortunate that I’ve had the chance to write about some amazing people for HorseChannel.com.
If you’re a horse person too, you might like to check them out!
In this piece, I emphasize that it’s never too late to get involved in the horse world!
I also loved writing this one, about a mother and daughter pair I know who both ride.
Finally, if you love art and horses, you will probably love the artists I feature in this piece.
I don’t want to leave you empty-photo-handed, so here’s a shot I took at a recent horse show here in Minnesota (F.A.S.H: Friends of the American Saddlebred Horse). [Trust me, it’s no easy feat getting a clear shot of a moving animal in a poorly lit arena! And I love this shot!]
There is a lot of construction on my current route to the barn, so I took the scenic route yesterday. I was so inspired that I stopped about 5 times on the way home from my riding lesson to take some shots of what I found along the road.
We hauled both kids and took the 3.5 hour flight down to the Gulf Coast of Florida last month. I was excited to try out my new camera in a different environment. So while no horses were to be found in the area, I still enjoyed some beautiful natural moments.
Here are some of my favorite shots.
That’s all for now, though I could add about 100 other favorites :).