"If You Have a Lemon, Make a Lemonade."

by kristin thornton May 02, 2018

HOW DO YOU CREATE YOUR LEMONADE RECIPES? 

"If You Have a Lemon, Make a Lemonade.” Is perhaps the most popular quote cited In Dale Carnegie’s self-help book published in 1948 titled, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.

Some periods in our life are more trying than others. There are many ways to process the lemons we are given and it is especially important to realize the importance of the activities we enjoy, like riding, to add that needed spoonful of sugar.

 

 

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Ancestry.com, 23 & me and .... THE JOCKEY CLUB!

Ancestry.com, 23 & me and .... THE JOCKEY CLUB!

by kristin thornton April 25, 2018

DNA testing delivers a level of precision to ancestry, As the hunter/jumper industry strives to sustain the affordability and tradition of the sport in the U.S, it is important to utilize the historical and DNA records already in existence with a breed that once dominated both the hunter and jumper disciplines : The Thoroughbred. 

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4 LINKS FOR FRIDAY: MARCH 23

4 LINKS FOR FRIDAY: MARCH 23

by kristin thornton March 23, 2018

CLICK BELOW FOR DETAILS AND LINKS for the week including  LIVE STREAM (George Morris in Excellence), READ (Darby Bonomi, "Ready To Ride), ON-DEMAND (Behind the scenes clips at The Saut Hermès 2018 at the Grand Palais), MUST HAVE APP (Starbucks).

Salut!

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ENTREPRENEUR TO ADMIRE: Barbie Coleman of Urban Sundry Limited

ENTREPRENEUR TO ADMIRE: Barbie Coleman of Urban Sundry Limited

by kristin thornton March 14, 2018

An innovative retail concept, Urban Sundry Limited, was recently launched by Barbie Coleman, an entrepreneur that transferred the important skills she learned during her successful corporate career.  Her business model not only provides a  career she loves, but it also represents the sophistication of expertise becoming  more prevalent in the equestrian industry.  The following interview will not only resonate with many experienced entrepreneurs, but it also offers exceptional advice to individuals that are thinking of or that have already have launched their own businesses.

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4 LINKS FOR FRIDAY: MARCH 2

4 LINKS FOR FRIDAY: MARCH 2

by kristin thornton March 02, 2018

1) FOLLOW: Get Inspired with Tonya Johnston Mental Skills Coach feeds including Podcast, Instagram, Facebook  2) WATCH: On Demand: Deeridge Derby Week, Wellington, Florida  3) READ ONLINE:  The Plaid Horse Style Issue 4) BUY: "Trust Me, It's a Sport" T-Shirt by The Fit Equestrian...CLICK BELOW FOR FULL STORY & LINKS.

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It is Never too Early or Too Late...

It is Never too Early or Too Late...

by IMA Design Consulting Collaborator February 26, 2018

“Beauty is the first thing to go. If you don't have anything inside you, you are going to be so lonely.' "
- Carolina Herrera’s advice to her four daughters, 1997
Advice I have followed since reading Ms. Herrera's interview in Town & Country over twenty years ago.  A perspective for all ages of equestrians as we navigate the opportunities and obstacles in life. It is never to late to fill yourself up...

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4 Links For Friday: Feb. 23

4 Links For Friday: Feb. 23

by kristin thornton February 23, 2018

 

1) FOLLOW: Health & Wellness @Rachael Good Eats 2) READ: "Hunt Country Noir" by EQLiving 3) SHOP: NEW Barbour 4 oz Waxed Jacket 4) SUBSCRIBE: free digital to EQLiving...CLICK BELOW FOR FULL STORY.

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4 Links for Friday: Feb. 16

4 Links for Friday: Feb. 16

by IMA Design Consulting Collaborator February 15, 2018

  • SHOP:  Vintage Motif Equestrian Metal Signs by Ursula Dodge Studios
  • WATCH LIVE STREAM: $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherhill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular
  • FAVORITE SOCIAL POST/ACCOUNT TO FOLLOW: Alden Corrigan Media
  • READ: “Dear Hunters: Change Comes from Within” 

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THE FARM STAND: Setting the Bar for Health & Wellness Offerings at Equestrian Events

THE FARM STAND: Setting the Bar for Health & Wellness Offerings at Equestrian Events

by kristin thornton February 06, 2018

Through the vision and diligent work of Becky Gochman and her team, "The Farm Stand" is celebrating its inaugural year as a health and wellness sanctuary at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center. Located between pony island and the grand hunter ring, the cornerstone of this mini village is a carefully selected group of high quality local vendors and the ambiance is enhanced using a food truck experience. Attendees of WEF now have the ability to source a wide variety of nutritional snacks, meals and juices that nourish and satisfy multiple dietary needs. This is an important addition for all attendees, but I am especially impressed because equestrians of all ages are athletes and proper nutrition is an important part of our lifestyle.

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BALANCE CONDITIONING AND SQUAT BENEFITS FOR EQUESTRIANS

BALANCE CONDITIONING & SQUAT BENEFITS FOR THE FORWARD SEAT RIDER

by kristin thornton February 01, 2018

Balance training is often neglected when people are developing their fitness regime, explains Marlie Doriston a personal trainer with a B.S. Kinesiology. Ms.Doriston expands, “This may be because they don’t understand the benefits of balance training. Balance is the ability to control your body’s position, whether stationary (i.e. a complex yoga pose) or while moving. Balance is a key component of fitness, along with strength, endurance, and flexibility.

 

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Karen Burke of Bravura Designs: AN UNKNOWING IMPETUS

Karen Burke of Bravura Designs: AN UNKNOWING IMPETUS

by kristin thornton January 23, 2018

Karen Burke of Bravura collection is one of the artisans that motivated me when I was really questioning if the amount of time and finances I was dedicating was truly worth the effort. She sent me the most amazing thank you note the day her story went live and this heartfelt act of kindness resonated with my soul during a time that I was at a tipping point. She was a critical and positive impetus to my continuation of "storytelling", without even knowing her impact.

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ENTREPRENEUR TO ADMIRE: Susan Benson of Somerset Equestrian Trading

ENTREPRENEUR TO ADMIRE: Susan Benson of Somerset Equestrian Trading

by kristin thornton January 19, 2018

"I love building brands and helping them succeed. Diversity and new challenges keep me motivated. I love being able to switch gears and put all my energies into a new project. Most of all I love being able to make a difference and help brands succeed. The freedom to travel and attend horse shows also keeps it fun!"

- Susan Benson, Founder Somerset Equestrian Trading & Somerset SportArt

 

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