Photography Friday: Mother’s Day Edition

Mum trophy

In the past, I have mentioned that I have a lot of respect for my mother’s opinion regarding horses. As a horsewoman, breeder, and entrepreneur, much of her life has been spent around horses. Growing up in England, she competed in showjumping and other English disciplines, before coming to the states and starting a business in reselling off-the-track thoroughbreds. She then started a breeding business, standing stallions of varying breeds- including but not limited to Belgian Warmbloods, Trakehners, Connemaras, and more.

Our main stud, Hadrian, taken at the old farm

The cornerstone of her breeding program, Hadrian

Even though growing up on the farm I got to see much of this first hand, it wasn’t until a conversation we had earlier this year that really opened my eyes to her success. While not in her nature to name-drop, we started talking about many of the people she has had business with over the years, and the list was impressive. Susan Beebee (eventer) and Jim Koford (dressage/Art Deco) both boarded stallions at our farm at one point, and she regularly dealt with and sold a couple horses to Daniel Geitner (showjumping/hunters), just as examples. So here are some images documenting the bi-continental journey of one horsewoman! Thanks mum, for teaching me so much and infecting me with the horse bug.

Starting young (middle child) at a horse show in England

Starting young (middle child) at a horse show in England

Showing as a kid

Showing as a kid

Pony jumpers

Pony jumpers

A handsome Grey in England

A handsome Grey in England

Competing alongside her sister in England

Competing alongside her sister in England (left)

late 80s perm and a cute bay

Late 80s perm and a cute bay

chestnut

I’d take this chestnut home if I could!

Another family love - german shepherds

Another family love – german shepherds

Ribbons with one of her favorites, Blue Boy

Ribbons with one of her favorites, Blue Boy

Schooling Blue Boy

Schooling Blue Boy

Schooling Blue Boy

Schooling Blue Boy

OK, so not of her, but of one of the OTTB's, and my brother hanging on the gate

OK, so not of her, but of one of the OTTB’s, and my brother hanging on the gate

New Millenia, New Discipline! Dressage on her own Bud Light

New Millenia, New Discipline! Dressage on her own Bud Light

Another current family horse, Cochise

Another current family horse, Cochise

Happy Mother’s Day, and have a great weekend!

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