As equestrians, we can easily sit down and point to various horses we’ve come across that have had a huge impact on our riding careers. Maybe it’s the first horse you ever sat on, the first horse you owned, or somewhere in between, but these horses taught us invaluable lessons about riding… and about life. I can easily point to several horses I’ve ridden that have shaped who I am today, but there’s one horse in my life who I didn’t ride much at all that has not only touched my heart, but has forever changed my world view… and it’s that horse I want to celebrate today.
If you’ve spent some time in the show ring, chances are you’ve accumulated a few ribbons. And if you’re anything like me, you want to stare at your hard-earned satin all day long. The problem is figuring out a way to display them so they’re visible, pretty, yet (somewhat) contained. I’ve done quite a few ribbon display projects over the years, including a shadowbox, basketball display case and large glass jars. But this horse show ribbon display hanger is by far my favorite project to date.
A brand new show venue is in the process of being built in Central Ohio: Willow Way Equestrian Center and people are excited. While the farm itself (Willow Way) has been around for quite some time, connections with the farm purchased land behind the existing facility, excavated it, and are building a showgrounds. I had the opportunity to compete at the inaugural horse show at Willow Way Equestrian Center, and while it’s far from finished, what is complete is phenomenal and it’s easy to see the facility’s potential.