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    Tryon International Equestrian Center One Bedroom Onsite Cabin

    Several months ago I had the pleasure of taking my first overnight trip to Tryon International Equestrian Center. I’ve been to the facility several times since it opened a few years ago, but they’ve all been day trips. We just went to school not show – but TIEC is a three hour trip from Aiken, so I figured for West’s sake – it would be best to stay overnight instead of trying to do it all in one day. Zach and I booked a one bedroom cabin, right on the Tryon International property. I had never actually seen where these cabins are in relation to the show venue before, and…

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    2019 Fall To – Do List

    It might be the first day of November, but it’s still fall – there’s still time to complete you fall bucket list! Fall is my favorite season, and each year I find that it doesn’t quite feel like fall if I don’t do anything “fallish.” I’ve put together my favorite fall activities, and where you can find them locally. Get out there and enjoy the season! 1 . Pick Apples My favorite place to pick fresh apples is Justus Orchard in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Justus is a family owned farm, with plenty of activities, and the best apples! You can pick your own apples, or choose from a great selection…

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    Top 5 Aiken Resturants

    Whether you’re a local, in town for a horse show, or in town for the whole winter – we all gotta eat! Today, I’m sharing with you my five favorite restaurants in South Carolina horse country, Aiken. #1 – Grumpy’s Sports Pup Although one of the most low key spots on my list, Grumpy’s Sports Pub has my heart. Whether you want a burger, to watch the game, the best wings in town, or just a cold beer – Grumpy’s is your place. Not joking about the best wings in town … Grumpy’s actually has the best wings ever. Anywhere. The food is outstanding, and the staff are superb. Grumpy’s…

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    Gladiator Polo in Wellington, FL

    Zach and I had the pleasure of attending “Gladiator Polo” in Wellington during our trip in April. It’s no different than regular arena polo, except that horses wear gladiator masks. Enjoy a few low qual photos from the match!

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    2019 Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon Course

    I wouldn’t say that I had the pleasure of running the “Run the Bluegrass” this year – but I did it. To my surprise it wasn’t *quite* as bad as I was expecting it to be, but I fully credit that to the beautiful scenery I had to look at while I was running. (Okay walking.) The race starts and ends at Keeneland, and takes you through some of Kentucky’s most historic horse country. Here are a few photos from along the course!

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    Good Morning Keeneland, Good Morning Racehorses!

    Mom and I woke up eaaarly Friday morning and headed out to the track. We arrived at 7am, before the sun even came up – jockeys and horses were already out and workouts were in full swing. Some horses were lightly cantering, some just walking or trotting, and some were full out galloping. Some jockeys rode alone, some in pairs, and others in packs, similar to how they are on race day. We watched for probably an hour before heading to the Track Kitchen for breakfast. If you’re ever at Keeneland in the morning – you have to eat here! You eat along side the jockeys, owners, and grooms. After…

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    Tucker Tweed Tryon Travel

    Hi friends! In my last post I told you all about my trip to Tryon International Equestrian Center! Today I want to share about one of my favorite products that I brought along with me! Appropriately named, the Tryon Travel bag by Tucker Tweed! In upcoming months, there will be an entire Tryon Travel series, but for right now, the duffle is the only bag available. Jill, the Tucker Tweed owner has shared her ideas for upcoming pieces with me, and they are going to be so incredible! The single duffle is perfect for overnights or short, weekend trips. I fit three pairs of breeches, four long sleeve sunshirts, a…

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    Tryon Schooling Days

    Hi friends! What an incredibly busy, yet fantastic two days it has been! For those of you who haven’t kept up with my Instagram this weekend, West and I have been at Tryon International Equestrian Center! While we very much appreciate all the “Good Luck” comments and messages I got, we weren’t there to show! We spent the weekend schooling! It was such a blast, and being able to go to such a big venue and ride with no pressure was great for us both. Especially with the 2019 show season kicking into gear. But Tryon is a show venue! How’d you go there to not show? You’re right! Tryon…