Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lauren Sprieser Returns in April

Okay, it's time to start looking forward to spring - warm weather and fun with our four legged friends. Lauren Sprieser is returning April 15-16 - just in time to gear up for the new show season and work on those new tests.
FYI, Lauren has drawn the attention of US Dressage Team Chef d'Equipe, Anne Gribbons, while in Florida - check out the following link:

Friday, January 14, 2011

Even 18 degrees can be beautiful.

The corner office with a view - just had to step outside and take this one tonight!

Before and After

This is what happens when you have 40 mph wind after heavy snowfall.

Rowdy and Griffin playing on the enormous wall of snow.

Rowdy and Griffin after playing on the wall of snow.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy 2011!!

My three loves on the mountain in Vail, Colorado!
The good news is we had a safe and wonderful trip to Vail while everyone in Wytheville enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures, the horses and cows saw grass again, no calves were born prematurely, and ponies were able to play outside naked!  The bad news is we apparently brought a lot of winter back with us from Colorado - lots of snow yesterday and a windchill of -15 this morning - BRRR!  The problem with a ski trip is that it fills your snow quota for the year in five days, and you're ready for spring when you come home.  I realized this morning that technically it hasn't even been winter for one full month yet, so we have a ways to go! 

On the horse front, we can now get back into the arena thanks to last week's warm-up, and my first rides back on the big boys have been AWESOME - which was completely unexpected after so much time off.  Maybe we all needed a litte Christmas holiday from work!  Anyway, the best part about a vacation is appreciating coming home so much.  We are all very thankful to be able to live on a beautiful farm with so many amazing animals and the people we love!  Here is to a happy, healthy and blessed 2011 - cheers everyone!