During this holiday season, The Plaid Horse family wanted to take a minute to share our favorite holiday memory or wish with you!
My holiday wish is that everyone finds a pony under the tree!!☺️🎄🦄
Every holiday season since I have been little, I have dug out the reindeer antlers from the closet and taken pictures with my horse with them on. I have a picture of every horse or pony I have ever leased with them and hope to keep this cute tradition for years to come.
Each year I’m fortunate to spend the holidays surrounded by amazing family and friends that support my dreams. That’s better than any gift! Except maybe a horse… 😉
My wish is that all the horses are loved by their owners and everyone has a great show season!
Friends and family are very important to me, especially during the holiday season, and this year I have been blessed with a new barn family! I began working for Lisa Halterman of Haven Farms in San Diego, CA and the warm welcome that I have received is better than I could have ever asked for. The clients and horses alike are kind and great teachers. I cannot wait to grow and learn as an equestrian with this generous holiday gift!
My favorite Holiday Memory as an equestrian happened many years ago, when I became the owner of the horsey love of my life. Fourteen Christmases later, Diva is just a few months from her 29th birthday and still makes my heart skip a beat when she struts her stuff around the pasture. She is still my favorite riding partner, and the best model a photographer could ask for!
One of my favorite holiday memories is celebrating Hanukkah with my horse, CeeCee, each year. Each day of Hanukkah I treat her to something special, whether it is Snaks 5th Avenchew horse treats, a massage with my Groomage tool, or a ride using the Back On Track saddle pad. CeeCee works so hard for me all year long, so being able to celebrate Hanukkah with her is one way I am able to thank her.
My favorite holiday horse memory would have to be finding out I would be leasing a pony, I’m Not Blue. It was the best feeling to call her mine, and I will never forget the feeling that day. She took me places, and had the sweetest attitude.
I’ve been obsessed with horses as long as I can remember, but it took several years before I actually started riding lessons. In those dark, pre-riding days, I satisfied my pony need with model horses and toys. One Christmas, my Grandfather gave me the most beautiful little barn for my horses that he made in his workshop. It had six detailed stalls, “acres” of wood fencing and an engraved plaque above the barn that said, “Upton Stables – Lauren Upton Owner.” That barn is the most beloved gift I’ve ever gotten, and I still have the little plaque on my shelf next to ribbons my real horse won.
My holiday wish is to continue to compete and succeed with my horse, Dealer, after his loss of eyesight in one eye and for him to maintain a stable condition.
My holiday wish is that everyone keeps having lots of reasons to smile and celebrate. I wish everyone a 2018 with lots of “4 off the floor” moments.
Irene Elise Powlick
This is me and my horse Contemporary (aka Legs!) and my holiday wish is to relax and enjoy time with the horses 🙂
This holiday season I hope everyone is blessed with love and a wonderful time!
From our barn family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays! We appreciate all the time you spend with The Plaid Horse whether it’s reading the magazine or blog, listening the plaidcast or scrolling through instagram. Enjoy this day to celebrate the love between family, friends and of course — horses!