CCHR’s Newest Board of Directors Member …me!

I am so pleased to report that the CCHR  (www.calcoastalhorserescue.com) has asked me to join their board of directors.  It is such an honor to be included in this group of dedicated professionals who give selfishly and tirelessly to help horses in need. 

JULIA WITH AMIGO, A CCHR  HORSE THAT WAS RESCUED AND GIVEN A NEW CHANCE AT A HAPPY LIFE

JULIA WITH AMIGO, A CCHR  HORSE THAT WAS RESCUED AND GIVEN A NEW CHANCE AT A HAPPY LIFE

The Mission of CCHR is to rescue abandoned, abused, neglected and slaughter-bound horses and to provide them with a second chance at healthy and productive lives.  CCHR relies on the generous support of donors, friends and sponsors. 100% of your donations go to care of the horses and the maintenance of their home and sanctuary. 

JULIA SERVING HER FAMOUS "KILLER GRILLER" AT A RECENT CCHR BOARD MEETING

JULIA SERVING HER FAMOUS "KILLER GRILLER" AT A RECENT CCHR BOARD MEETING


Super Jet Still Going Super Strong

I just visited my 24-year old retired horse, Jet, this morning in beautiful Santa Clarita.  (John always called him “SuperJet”). 

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Jet has the best retirement possible.  He gets to graze on green grass with his pals during the day, then return to his over-sized in-and-out stall at night. 

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I call it The Ritz-Carlton of horse barns. They even have cameras in the stalls!  I am continually grateful to be able to keep him here.  The management is excellent and he is healthy and content. 

When I visit – maybe once a month or so – he is always glad to see me.  But because he is so happy in his retirement, he is never sad to see me go. 

There is no better feeling than knowing he is looked after and cared for so well.  

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Jet was my first horse and will always hold a special place in my heart.  He taught me how to ride…and so much more!




British Polo Day… Chukkers of Fun

My friend Nancy and I had a blast recently with our friend and professional polo player, Ardeshir Radpour at British Polo Day at Will Rogers State Park. 

with professional polo player Ardeshir Radpour

with professional polo player Ardeshir Radpour

I love what Ardeshir says about polo:  “It’s about horsemanship first and the game second.” 

With my horse-loving friend Nancy

With my horse-loving friend Nancy

These sturdy little horses are inspiring to watch.  They are truly professional athletes, with giant hearts and competitive spirits. 

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If you’ve never seen polo, I encourage you to check it out – the crowds are fun and welcoming and the game is fast-paced and exciting. 

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British Polo Day has grown to encapsulate a network of 10 annual events, spanning Abu Dhabi, Australia, China, Dubai, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Singapore, Sumba Island (Indonesia), Thailand and the US.

It is the only international polo network of its kind. 

Check out more here: www.britishpoloday.com.

Have you ever seen a polo match before? Would love to know your impressions.

Happy Birthday Valentino!

Happy Birthday Valentino! 

My dear, sweet boy turns 19 this Friday.  It’s hard to believe he’s 19 – he is so fit, healthy and active.  Everyone who meets him thinks he’s quite a bit younger. 

This birthday I am celebrating the gifts he has given me over these four years we have been together. 

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He has taught me how to ride, but more importantly, he has been the impetus for many strides on my path of personal growth. 

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He is the most loving and patiently understanding horse I know. 

I continue to learn from him daily and cannot express the depth of my gratitude for the privilege of owning, riding and caring for him.

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