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Meet my very 1st horse, Lazarus.
I couldn't wait for Santa anymore or ask one more time for a pony for my bday (after age 30 it got embarrassing). I took matters in my own hands and I finally decided to pick a pony that needed a new home. Laz found me as I contemplated with this idea. He was sweet yet very sassy, fresh off the track, Thoroughbred (OTTB).
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Monday, May 5, 2014


After last year's girls trip to the Rolex, I convinced my Husband, Mom and Dad to go.
Plus, my Nephew is finishing his first year at UK (GO CATS)
Trying to pack for a fun little getaway....somehow, he also knows when we are set to leave
 This one? Not so much ;)
Our Waffle house stop on our way from MI to KY
Yes, I had their hashbrowns instead of waffles
We met up with my Nephew Thursday night did a bit of what we like to call "Gear up!"
My husband and I with my Parents, capping off the evening with cappuccinos and dessert (a fantastic place to visit!) at Shakespeare's in Lexington
Friday, we decided to go to Keeneland's closing day
Upon entering, we saw this glorious gelding
Ironic being this day was also Laz's 13th birthday!

 Our first race, the gates were right in front of us...lucky!
 My pick didn't win but I wanted him anyway :)
 Down in the paddock, viewing our picks for the next race
 Billy and my fam really enjoyed it
 There is something so amazing about horse racing, and somber. It's a conflicting, heart beating, emotional, exciting ride.

 Excuse the wind/rain blown hair (YIKES it looks like Laz's forelock) but that's my big winning chestnut in the background. I made $19 off my $1 bet. Boom.
Of course, like any overly compassionate better, I lost it all on the next race ;)
Our Nephew, looking so preppy and dapper. He fits quite well in KY now

Then, Saturday, our only day at the Rolex
Enjoy the XC photos
Such drama and skill and heart and athleticism and bravery!!!

 Found my 'friend' Caitlyn from OTTB Designs on the course which was FUN
Watching ponies fly by, sitting next to my love, while getting a tan?!
YES please
PS I also worked over a walking taco which was glorious in it's own right

 Billy loves a draft or draft x
 My fave shot below

 Now many of you that visit, probably think, ohhh I want to be an eventer!
Yes, I do too, but I'm too much of a chicken shit so I found myself thinking "Ohhh I want to be a volunteer here with Laz as my mount and just stand for 6 hours having people pet him!!"

What a fantastic trip it was!!!


  1. How awesome!!! I would love to attend the Derby and the Rolex. I went to the FEI games a few years ago and it was like heaven. Love the pics!!

  2. How fun and great pictures as always!!!

  3. LOL!!! The volunteering comment cracked me up! I love it! I've got my fingers crossed that I'll get to go next year. I hope!