CHIO Aachen 2016

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Traveling to the Aachen horse show this year was a trip down memory lane. I last showed there 34 years ago in 1982 as a member of the US Team.  Aachen is indeed one of the most special venues in the world with the huge main stadium seating 40,000.  I am told that 350,000 spectators attend the show over its …

Barns and daffodils

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Barns and daffodils – two of my favorite things.  This is the “zoomed in” view from my desk window which makes it difficult to stay on task 🙂  Daffodils, harbingers of spring, abound all over Wildwood.

Born in the USA

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Nothing quite like a Bruce Springsteen concert 3 rows from the stage. Fantastic 3 ½ hour performance from Bruce, Patti and the entire E street band. Fabulous musicians and incredible energy throughout. It appeared none of them ever took even a water break. Don’t know how Bruce does it as we are the exact same age to the day and …

BBRRR in Germantown

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Getting 8 doxns dressed to go for a walk takes more time on cold winter mornings! We go an average of 2 miles per day through the pastures – pretty far for little canine dwarves.

Visiting Pearl Harbor

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Rainbows are everywhere and all day in Hawaii due to lots of intermittent showers preceded and followed by brilliant sunshine. Pearl Harbor was inspirational and moving . No purses, backpacks or any bags allowed inside visitor center. Cameras and credit cards only.

Having fun in Hawaii

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I gave a 2 day clinic on Oahu in both the northern and southern parts of the island .  The level of riding was very high and the students were  eager to learn. Everyone was so friendly and nice.The funniest part was the makeshift microphone ! You gotta do what you gotta do!