Category Archives: Lessons Learned

JJ’s Sunflower Session with Sweet Fresno

I’ve always drooled over the pretty pictures my friends’ post on social media of them and their horses, beautifully posed and looking like magazine stars. Several years back, I met a local equestrian photographer here in Atlanta, Erin Wheeler of Sweet Fresno Photography, and her signature style quickly became a favorite of mine. I had […]

Solving a 15 Year Mystery at the Lucinda Green MBE Clinic

When I was in college (about 15 years ago), my friends and I loved playing the Lucinda Green’s Equestrian Challenge eventing video game. During the cross country portion, she yells something that sounds like “Betsy!” and we’ve always wondered what she was actually saying. So, when I heard that Lucinda Green MBE was coming to […]

AEC Recap Part 2: We Conquered Kentucky!

After a week at the Kentucky Horse Park in my Ride Heels Down vendor booth and hanging out with JJ, it was time for the real reason we came – competing in the USEA American Eventing Championships! We had qualified by accident (read the story behind that here) at Beginner Novice, and after we scored […]

AEC Recap Part 1 – The Lead Up

Once I found out we had qualified, I was torn making the decision of either vending at the USEA American Eventing Championships again (this is my third year sponsoring the event) OR competing at the legendary Kentucky Horse Park. After some encouraging from my friends, I decided to do both – I would vend AND […]

Jacobs And JJ Spot Paint Their Own Path To AEC

REPUBLISHED FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE CHRONICLE OF THE HORSE. By: Kimberly Loushin JJ Spot didn’t exactly make the best impression when Ainsley Jacobs first started riding him in 2014. “He had real bad anxiety issues,” she said. “He was very nervous and very tense, and he would just grab the bit and run. He’d […]

Sharing is Caring – Another Training CT

After learning that we had qualified for the American Eventing Championships, I wanted to get one last cross country schooling session in before JJ and I left for Kentucky, so we hopped on down to Chattahoochee Hills to do that and pop around a Training CT as well. A work trip the weekend before the […]

We’re Great at Being Average (Area III Champs Recap)

I just got home from the USEA Area III Championships at Poplar Place Farm and it was definitely a weekend of ups and downs. Metaphorically, that is. I didn’t actually fall off this time. ;) A month ago, I went to Poplar to run the May Horse Trials at Novice to “prep” for this event […]