Spring. My favorite time
of the year. The grass is turning green, the trees are
just starting to bud out, and the sun has been shining.
After a long wet winter riding in the indoor arena, it is
so nice to be schooling out in the fields and on the
cross-country courses again. Event Season, here we come!
On our recent safari in Botswana, we saw many
amazing things. While our land cruiser was crossing a
plain, the carmine bee-eaters swooped and circled around
the vehicle to catch the insects that flew up in front of
it. I was able to catch this fellow grabbing his lunch.
recently returned from a fabulous trip to Africa. A group
of friends and I went on a two week mobile camping safari
in Botswana, visiting Savuti, the Okavanga Delta and the
Kalahari Desert. This is the third time I have done a
similar mobile safari, and this one was probably the best
one yet. We had the same guide we had before, Gee, and he
showed us an amazing time. We saw tons of wildlife, and I
took many thousands of photos. As in the past, I will
(eventually) write up a detailed trip report with photos
to post, but it will take me months to get it done, so you
will have to wait a bit. But in the meantime, I will post
a few photos from the trip to give a preview.
The Polar Vortex has been upon us, and like much of
the country we have been enduring freezing temperatures
and sub-zero wind-chill. Groundhogs Day is tomorrow, so we
will see what old Punxsutawney Phil has to say about
whether the end is in sight.
I, however, am going somewhere warm. Jineen and I
leave early Monday Morning for a mobile camping safari in
Botswana. Weather.com shows it is in the nineties
there this week; I am ready for some warm. I canít wait
to get back to the bush and see the wildlife; a group of
us will be going with the same guide we have been on
safari with before. I will tell you about it when I get
the meantime, I am lucky to have a super staff to run
Windchase while we are gone. Much thanks to Cindy
Anderson-Blank and Amy Faison for keeping everything
going, along with Jean Bowman, and working students
Heather, Nikki, Rachael and Sarah. Also thanks to our
excellent farmhand, Jose, who keeps Windchase in top
shape. We are lucky to have such an exceptional team at
Happy 2019! The Windchase Team celebrates with the
Annual Windchase New Yearís Day Polar Dive.
sure flies; Christmas has come and gone already, and the
year is quickly coming to a close. We welcome the dawning
of 2019, and hope for peace and good fortune in the New
December 1, 2018
A bit of Windchase Fun.
Here is a look at the First Annual Windchase Bareback
As always, I am thankful for all of Natureís
beauty around me, and grateful that I get to live and work
in such a beautiful, magical place as Windchase.
am also lucky to have a super staff and working students,
and thankful to have such a great group of people to work
Left to right:
Kyle, Nikki, Amy, Sarah, Cindy, Heather, Morgan,
Little Pete, and Jean. Wearing their Holiday
finery for the Windchase Bareback Puissance!
November 17, 2018
The Windchase Winter Jumping
Clinics are starting up this coming Saturday, November 24.
After that they will be held on Sundays throughout the
winter. For dates and more info, go to our Jumping
Clinics page To sign up, go to this link: http://bit.ly/Windchase
How to school
November 17, 2018
Windchase Magic in Autumn.