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Bog Post Pamela Burton

Take a Gallop Through the Woods

Stay on this Horse Farm in the South of FranceTrips and Travel – Stay on this Arabian Horse Farm in the South of France It will soon be time to travel again – Belgium natives Wim and Karolien Strobbe-Heyns are living their dream, combining their love of Arabian horses and their hospitable natures to run…

Van den Bos Wins Double as Lightning Bolt Storms to Sheikh Zayed Cup Win

21 August, Ostend, Belgium ~ It was another memorable double for owner Landgoed Waterland and trainer Karin van den Bos in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-supported race in Ostend, Belgium. Dynamites, the 4-year-old chestnut colt by Nashwan Al Khalediya, had given Waterland and van den Bos…

Haras Du Domaine De Monlau – An Exceptional Stud Farm in France

The first feeding came as morning touched the river 2 June 2018, Montauban, France ~ Haras Du Domaine De Monlau was begun in 1989 near Montauban, France, by Robert and Marie-Ange Bourdette. Escaping from the city life of Paris, they found the ideal horse farm property in this corner of southwest France dominated by an…

Haras de Thouars – a Breeding Farm of Distinction

Pastured mares and babies

The farm was pulsing with activity28 May 2018, Haras De Thouars, France ~ Recently we had the opportunity to visit one of the premier Arabian stud farms in France, the Haras de Thouars. Located north of Agen, about 115 kilometers north from Toulouse in the south of France, the Haras claims 130 hectares (321+ acres)…

On to New York

Coffee St Regis

4 September 2017, USA Labor Day – Steve & I were staying in New York City, the real New York, as some say. We were guests of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival at the St. Regis hotel. We enjoyed the many subtle amenities, including our own pot of coffee in the morning in this most…

Horsereporter Wanderings

RB Sand Pearl photo by Hoofprints, Inc.

Arabian race owners are receiving increased paybacks from 2017 races. 17/08/2017 I do some of my best creative thinking while cooking. There’s something about the simple tasks of playing with food that allows me to relax in thought while enjoying the scents of my favorite spices and making food that is fun to share. Experimenting…