October 14, 2013
Equestrian Quarterly Paid A Visit To My Farm!
I am very please to announce that Equestrian Quarterly magazine is featuring a lovely story about me, my farm, and my horses in their current Fall 2013 issue. EQ is a beautifully photographed coffee-table publication celebrating the equestrian lifestyle. Last June, the folks of EQ came to the farm with George Kamper, their Photography Director, to shoot the story. Please enjoy his photos taken for the magazine and be sure to visit Equestrian Quarterly on Facebook.
1 The first page of the story
2 This is what the boxwood allee leading to the stable looked like last June when Equestrian Quarterly came to visit my farm. I had this 8-stall European-style stone barn built about 10 years ago.
3 Here I am about to go for a ride on Rinze.
4 Rinze is one of my five Friesians. The other horses are Rutger, Ramon, Meindert, and Sasa.
5 People are always asking about the the paddock fencing. It's more than 100-years-old and it's white cedar fencing that I imported from Canada.
6 This is a great shot taken from the loft of two Friesians being led into the stable across the cobblestone courtyard.
7 And another great shot of a horse being led outside
8 These are carriage harnesses hanging in Betsy Perreten's office. Betsy is the stable manager.
9 My Frenchies, Francesca and Sharkey posing as the EQ barn dogs. They just love the camera!
10 This is the stable kitchen, where much of my copper cookware is on display. The kitchen has a soapstone counter top and a soapstone sink.
11 The stove is an Aga Cooker, a heat storage stove and cooker. When this unit is turned on, the low-intensity but continuously-burning source makes the kitchen a cozy place to be.
12 This is the equine food and supplement room.
13 The stable interior
14 This is Rutger enjoying a beautiful day.
15 One of the courtyard hitching posts
16 Sasa with a mouthful
17 Three buildings make up the stable complex. There's also the carriage house and across the way are employee offices.
18 Betsy has been my stable manager for more than ten years.
19 Handsome Ramon
20 Some of my carriages
21 My sister, Laura Plimpton and Ron Palacio are in charge of my blog and also Francesca and Sharkey's, called The Daily Wag.
22 Let's not forget about the other equines on the farm - Clive, Rufus, and Billy, the miniature Sicilian donkeys.
23 My home and kitchen office overlook the farm.
24 This is the main greenhouse, which is always a hub-bub of plant activity.
25 Another undulating boxwood hedge surrounding the herbaceous peony garden. That's the stable in the distance.