So Proud of Olivia D’Errico!

So Proud of Olivia D’Errico!

I found out quite by chance about a month ago (through Evelyne Villers’ excellent Chronique in Premiere Edition) that my own cousin’s daughter, Olivia D’Errico, has qualified for the Quebec Equestrian Games which will be held at Bromont on the 16th to 18th of September.  Bravo, Olivia.  I’ll see you at Bromont!  (Meanwhile, I asked Rico, my cousin and her proud Dad, to let me use some photos on this blog site…let me know, cuz!)…and so he did. Unfortunately, the great jump pic that I wanted was “security-enhanced” so I couldn’t publish it here. But I have found another! Brava, Olivia and “She’s the One”, your lovely mare! I’ll see you at Bromont!

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Happy Feet Airborne to BC

I leave tomorrow for Maple Ridge, BC, to attend the Pacific Canadian Horse Show.  CHHAPS (the Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society) is the Show sponsor, and I may get to meet Bromont Loupin Prince, the splendiferous stallion featured on the cover of Ground Manners.  Even if I don’t, I will be breathing the same air as he does, and Betty Baxter, co-owner of Five Winds Farm and Vice-Chair of CHHAPS has assured me that I will meet his progeny.  Deb Harper, NH trainer and official photog of the event, will meet me on Friday and spirit me away to her place where I will meet her miniatures, Lyric (a Trakehner) and assorted precious cats and dogs.  Deb asked if I wanted to do any ground work with the horses–ground work!–all ground work is to me is, ‘how close can I get to your silky face and will you let me kiss it a la Pepe Le Pew’!  Could anyone be any more fortunate than I am at this moment in time?!!  To boot, I will be meeting with a cousin of mine, Carole and her husband, Danny, whom I haven’t seen in nearly twelve years. I won’t be bringing my computer, but I will report back here with photos upon my return…a return, I’ve no doubt, which will be one of ebullience (to misquote Freud)!  British Columbia, here I come!

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