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Holiday Gift Guide

Butterfly Saddles – Great Choice for Pony Clubbers

All Butterfly® saddle models are built on a patented tree-system that will not pinch at the withers or shoulders.

Butterfly saddle 1It automatically adjusts to each horse for freedom of movement and greater comfort.

There are no more painful pressure points at withers and the shoulder can move freely, promoting impulsion and willingness of the horse.

Due to its adaptability, a Butterfly saddle will fit a variety of horses and is ideal for youths, who are changing horses as they are growing and
their skills improve.

The close contact seat promotes proper balance.

Butterfly saddle 2Butterfly Saddles are available for each discipline, find out which model is right for you.

Andrea Collins from Butterfly Saddles USA will bring different models to your barn to test ride.

The saddles are made from German saddle leather and are available in a variety of styles to fit every budget, starting at $ 2,150.00 for a basic all-purpose model.

Comfort, Balance, Flexibility - All at an affordable price!

Contact Andrea at 610.220.3742 or visit www.dt-saddlery.de/en

Hoofjack makes a great gift!!

What's under your tree?

HoofjackFrom Mini to Draft, Hoof to Head, the Hoofjack® hoof stand provides the support your need.

The Hoofjack® comes complete with cradle, straight post, magnets and instructional DVD.

Available in mini, geriatric, medium, standard and draft sizes.

All size are available in green, purple, red or pink.

Hoofjack 2A dental/headstand attachment is also available for dental/facial procedures.

Hoofjack® is manufactured and assembled here in the USA and comes with a 3 year warranty.

Contact us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 208-278-5283 or visit us online at www.hoofjack.com so you can have Comfort for your horse, Ease for your body.

Lots of great holiday & winter items to choose from at Pughtown Agway!

Pughtown Agway is a Farm, Feed, and Garden Center located ¼ mile south of the Route 100 and route 23 intersection.

Pughtown 2We carry a large selection of Horse, Livestock, and Pet food.

In addition, we sell bulk mulches, soils, fertilizers, grass seed, and more!

Pughtown 3Our beautiful garden center carries a wide array of perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, and native plants.

We also carry all of your winter essential,s including heated buckets, hoses, stove pellets, fire wood, rock salt and calcium chloride.

Our newest addition to our store is our complete line of locally sourced meat ,cheese, and baked goods!

We now offer Why Not Farm and Eden Valley Farm beef, Snouts and Sprouts Chicken and pork, and Conebella Farm cheese, cheese spreads, Greek yogurt and smoothies.

Pughtown 1Our store is also fully stocked with amazing locally made gifts just in time for the holidays!

Stop on by and take a look OR SHOP ONLINE!

Contact us at www.pughtownagway.com or call 610-469-9238

Rick's Heritage has great holiday shopping, much with huge savings

Rick's Heritage Saddlery is ready for your holiday shopping.

Ricks 1We are celebrating our 40th year in business with some great holiday offers in store and on our web site www.saddlesource.com.

Please come in our stores to shop local.

We have thousands of saddles to choose from, both new and used, and don't forget about our free trial program.

Ricks 2Come in to check out the newest additions, the Beval Solaris regular price $2799.99 on sale for $1799.99, and the Artisan regular price $2499.99 on sale for $1599.99.

Be sure to sign up for our email list on our website to receive special offers only available to email subscribers.

We also have two other locations in Cream Ridge and Englishtown New Jersey which carry western riding tack and apparel.

Yeti coolers and Carhartt are available at the New Jersey locations also.

Phone: Pottstown Pike, West Chester, PA 610-431-3272.

Eileen custom designed jewelry

Eileen’s original career began in a dental laboratory.

tempidesignHaving tinkered in the jewelry realm, the tools and equipment from the dental business made the conversion to jewelry designs simple when she retired from dentistry and launched Tempi Design Studio.

The signature medallion line is a family heirloom piece, reworked to allow copyrights, featuring the ‘Pharaoh’s Horses’.

debbie 3In addition to the Pharaoh’s Horses are horses of riding disciplines, foxes, dogs, birds, nature and nautical themes.

The intent is to capture the accuracy and enchantment of the subject while creating a keepsake of wearable art. New designs are constantly being added for him and her.

Eileen has taught classes at the Center for the Arts in Centreville, Md., on the ‘Lost Wax method of Casting ’.

Known online as E. Catherine Marie, Tempi has work available in several art galleries, specialty shops and catalogues around the USA.

The Kitten's Cooler and Other Stories

BEDFORD, N.Y.--Judy Hoffman Richter has been involved with horse sports for over half a century, and she dedicates her latest book, The Kitten's Cooler and other stories, to her late sister Carol Thompson.

Judy Richter for bookJudy Richter The book is a delightful gathering of memories from the 50's up to today, told as a series of short stories about people, horses and dogs that have filled Richter's life.

Richter is an all around equestrian, having been a rider, trainer, clinician, judge and author.

She owned Johnny's Pocket, ridden by Norman Dello Joio to numerous grand prix wins, and trained Sue Mutch Pinckney, who was sixth and then second in the Maclay Finals.

CAROL THOMPSON FOR RICHTER BOOKHer son Phillip is a successful amateur owner jumper rider who is the treasurer of the U.S. Equestrian Team.

Her book opens with The Kitten's Cooler.

The Kitten was Carol's first really good horse, and his cooler evokes many cherished memories.

There are stories about family and friends like George Morris, never to be equaled hunter rider and playboy Bobby Burke and Emerson Burr, who ran Fairfield Hunt Club and horse shows for 50 years.

There are stories about the horses and dogs in her life, stories about Coker Farm and reflections on teaching and the state of the sport in today's world.

Carol Thompson 2 for Richter bookRichter has also written several how-to equestrian books and two memoirs, Some Favorite Days and It Begins, It Ends.

The Kitten's Cooler is available on Amazon or contact Xlibris at 1-888-795-4274, www.Xlibris.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The perfect stocking stuffer, Horses naturally

Here is The PERFECT Stocking Stuffer for any aged horse lover - HORSES NATURALLY by Ginny Jenkins, is available in paperback thru Amazon.com.

GinnyJ 300x300 HODV07 1Ginny will guide you on a photographic journey of grace and beauty with her photos and endearing quips and quotes.....naturally.

You can almost hear the distant whinny and swish of a tail, shown here in over 120 shots of horses in natural settings that many of us take for granted.

Ginnys bookMany of these beautiful horses are from right here in Chester County, Pa., in Maryland, Virginia and then some from England.

The everyday sights and emotions of a life around horses are yours to relive through this inspired photographic book that puts glamour aside and shows of the more intimate moments that so often go unnoticed.

Ginnys book 2Ginny delicately honors the spirit and heart of all those animals she meets and photographs.

She is also welcomes photo sessions with you and your horse in the barn, out in the meadows or in the ring, as well as special small events.

You'll probably see her taking shots at local horse shows and events for THE HORSE OF DELAWARE VALLEY.

Contact her via her website of www.ginnyjenkins.com

The History of Ludwig's Corner and Ludwig's Grill and Oyster Bar

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa.--Ludwig's Corner lies on the historic intersection of Routes 100 ad 401, known as Conestoga Road, originally named Conestoga Pike.

Ludwigs Inn 1The pike was named after a local tribe of Indians, the Conestogas.

The creation of the pike attracted numerous schools, taverns. churches and smithies.

In 1816, Jacob Ludwick opened The Captain Lawrence, also knows as Ludwick's Tavern.

Ludwigs Inn 2During the 20 years preceding the Civil War, thee were many "routes and hideaways" in the general area.

It has been said that a tunnel to help escaping slaves ran westward from the building, which is now called Ludwig's Inn, under Route 401 to the old Ludwick's Tavern.

Ludwig's Corner Inn was build tin 1848 and served as a general store and post office during the 19th century.

The store closed in the 1930's.

Ludwigs Inn 3From 1960 to 1992 it became the legendary "Black Angus Inn."

In the spring of 1992, a new page in the history of the Inn was turned.

The building underwent restoration to preserve it's historical and structural integrity.

An oyster bar was added, portraying a New England nautical theme.

The staff at Ludwig's Grill and Oyster Bar are dedicated to preserving the high quality food and service of this historic Chester County landmark.

Join us for our Thanksgiving Day Grand Buffet - for reservations, please call 610-458-5336.

 

The Fox's Kitchen: Cherished recipes from Philiadelphia's historic Radnor Hunt

MALVERN, Pa.--From the Radnor Hunt, the oldest continuous foxhunting organization in the US—steeped in tradition and promoting sustainable hunting practices—comes The Fox’s Kitchen, a beautiful cookbook reflecting the intersection between a beloved sport and the country living and entertaining that Radnor Hunt fully embraces.

thefoxskitchen websiteRadnor Hunt has always epitomized the best of eating, drinking, and making merry; whether it’s contained in a pewter flask or in a crystal port glass; whether it’s served on a paper plate or on Wedgwood porcelain; whether it’s a post-hunting tailgate, hunt breakfast, or dinner for 12!

Foxs Kitchen 1To celebrate this long devotion to food and drink, members and friends of the hunt have come together to create this beautiful collection of recipes borrowed from the kitchens around hunt country.

Radnor Hunt is pleased to share this collection of 15 full menus and nearly 100 recipes—everything from cocktails and appetizers to main courses and desserts.

Foxs Kitchen 2To purchase the book, please visit our website – thehoundsfoundation.org/thefoxskitchen

2019 Calendar Celebrates Secretariat’s Last Living Sons and Daughters

A new 2019 calendar features the last living sons and daughters of legendary 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat.

Calendar 1The first calendar in this series, released last winter for 2018, was quite successful, raising more than $4,600 for the equine industry groups it benefits despite the late December launch.

“We were very happy with the support we received for the 2018 calendar, even though it was truly a last-minute idea,” said writer/photographer Patricia McQueen, who created the calendar as a fundraiser and to share these very special horses with Secretariat fans everywhere. “By launching the 2019 calendar in the more timely month of October, we hope to reach even more people this year, and as a result raise even more funds.”

Calendar 2The new calendar spans 15 months, from January 2019 through March 2020.

Featured on the cover is stakes winner Fast Market, now the oldest known living offspring of Secretariat at age 32.

As a racehorse, he made more starts (144) than any other Secretariat.

The other five living sons and daughters included in the calendar are:

- Torbay (31), a full brother to two-time Pacific Classic winner Tinners Way.
- Ball Chairman (30), the dam of G1 winner Perfect Soul. She did not appear in the 2018 calendar.
- Stakes-placed Border Run (30), a full brother to Terlingua and Pancho Villa.
- The last-crop Secretariat’s Fire (28), who is the last Secretariat mare to produce a foal.
- Secret of the Sea (28), one of the final Secretariat foals born in the spring of 1990.

calendar 3Albany’s Secret is also included; she passed away in August but was a happy and healthy 30-year-old until the day she died.

“Sadly, we have lost four of our living legends this year,” said McQueen, noting the additional losses of Innkeeper, Time Alert and General Poppy (just a week before his actual 35th birthday last April). “Unfortunately it’s what we have to expect with these old horses; we just enjoy them while we can. On a personal note, they have provided me with a lifetime of memories, and despite the tears when they leave us, I am better for knowing them.”

The Living Legends Class of 2019 also includes two very special elderly grandsons of Secretariat: 29-year-old Horse of the Year and sire phenomenon A.P. Indy, and 26-year-old Istabraq, a legend over the hurdles in the U.K. and his native Ireland. “These two grandsons are each very deserving of the term ‘living legend’ and I am honored to include them.”

There is one more very special horse featured – Secretariat himself. Thanks to the generosity of The Tony Leonard Collection, a photo of the Triple Crown winner by the late, great photographer appears in the 2019 calendar.

All profits from the sale of the calendar are allocated to three worthy organizations, each of which has been a caretaker of one of the last known Secretariats.

They are Bright Futures Farm, an equine rescue and sanctuary accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance; Victory Alliance Ranch, an equine rescue and sanctuary supporting veterans and special needs children; and Virginia Tech’s MARE Center.

“These and similar organizations work so hard for the welfare of all horses, and this is my way of giving a little back,” said McQueen. “I’d also like to thank the industry media for helping us in our mission by spreading the word.”

Although the publicity for the 2018 calendar only produced one more living daughter of Secretariat (Ball Chairman), she hopes there might still be others out there and asks anyone knowing of such a horse to reach out to her.

The calendars, which will start shipping immediately, are available for $25 each at www.SecretariatsLegacy.com.

Media contact: Patricia McQueen, (508) 788-1367

For exceptional gifts and décor with Chester County flair, visit Eleanor Russell Ltd.!

CHESTER SPRINGS, Pa.--Known as the ‘go-to shop’ by the locals, Eleanor Russell Ltd. offers extraordinary gifts and décor for you and the ones you love – even the dog (and the cat)!

Our shop is ‘a-glow’ with Chester County flair for the holidays – whimsical fox prints from Great Britain, artisan soaps from E. Russell 1France, beeswax & bayberry candles, Jack Russell bookends, scrumptious locally made toffee, bourbon honey, and leather book boxes are just a sprinkling of what’s in store during your visit.

Plus, you’ll find a most handsome and extensive selection of equestrian themed gifts & décor for all the riders on your list.

E. Russell 2Located less than a half mile from the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show grounds, Eleanor Russell is nestled in the Shoppes at Ludwig’s Village at the intersection of PA Routes 100 and 401, immediately behind the Ludwig’s Inn and Oyster Bar.

Be certain to explore our Facebook page, and stop in for a slice of extraordinary shopping!

Complimentary gift wrapping is provided with any purchase.

Holiday hours: Mon–Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4.

Call 610-321-2777 for more information.

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Mollie Eckelberry

Youngsters on your list will love MOLLIE ECKELBERRY'S "The Planting Fields Fox, a beautifully illustrated book that introduces children to some of the beauties of Planting Fields Arboretum on Long Island as told by the antics of a fox family.

jumping sm.jpgMollieAvailable on Amazon.com are other favorties by Eckelberry, including "The Foxes of Kirby Hill," "Vest Pocket Farm," "The Cat Burgler of Castor Bay" and "Willa."

For the adults on your list, there are  many wonderful illustrations.

cat burglerItems include a line of note and greeting cards, illustrated in her distinctive style with steeplechasers, farm animal, domestic animals, horses, wildlife, birds and even a mouse.

Eckelberry also has shopping lists available with various illustrations.

Her animal illustrations are particularly enchanting with wonderful expressiveness.

Find these one of a kind gifts on her website, www.vestpocketfarm.com, or for more information can 516-922-2229.

 

Alix Coleman

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