October 13, 2015

A Hot-Air Balloon Flight over My Farm and a Horseback Ride

A day filled with stunning views and inspirations.

This past weekend, I went horseback riding with a small group of friends. It was a beautiful autumn morning, and the plan was to meet at Muffin Dowdle’s home and then ride through the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation - the largest park in Westchester County, New York, with more than 43-hundred acres of varied terrain. Our ride included some amazing views of the Cross River Reservoir and the changing foliage surrounding it.

Earlier that morning, I was fortunate enough to catch some other breathtaking sights - of a hot-air balloon flying over my Bedford farm. Balloon pilot, certified FAA instructor and owner of Balloons Over Westchester, LLC, Michael Blum, was flying a passenger toward the reservoir just as I was outside my front porch looking out at my paddocks and fields. It was such a clear day for taking these photographs - I hope you enjoy them…