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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Visit Eleanor Russell for Exceptional Gifts and Décor with Chester County Flair!

LUDWIGS CORNER, Pa.--Offering a most handsome and vast selection of equestrian themed gifts & décor for all the riders and fox lovers on your list, Eleanor Russell is your ‘go-to shop’ for all things Chester County.

Russell 1You’ll find Belgian jacquard weave pillows with equestrian designs, whimsical fox pitchers from Great Britain, fabulous USA made scarves and baby blankets with snaffle bit designs, Portuguese majolica serving pieces adorned with foxes, and more.

Russell 2Plus, our shop is simply ‘a-glow’ for the holidays, with something special for you and all the ones you love – stunning pieces for tabletop made with crabapples and pinecones, artisan teas and bourbon honey, our English made Ginger & Lime spa collection, Frasier Fir candles, boxwood and leather book boxes are just a sprinkling of what’s in store during your visit.

Located less than a half mile south of 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.

Russell 3Be certain to explore our Facebook page, and stop in for a slice of extraordinary shopping!

Complimentary gift wrapping is provided with any purchase.

November/December hours: Mon–Wed. 10-6, Thurs. 10-7, Sat, 10-6, Sun 12-4.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

For more information, call 610-321-2777.

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 Horse of My Dreams is a book to dream about

Truly the horse is one of the finest creatures on earth.

Horse dreams 2In it we find embodied all of our own hopes and dreams.

Our longing to live noble lives.

Our need for companionship.

Our yearning to feel truly free.

Horse dreams 3In The Horse of My Dreams you’ll meet a stubborn Shetland pony who teaches her girl the importance of hanging on.

You’ll see how a young woman learned to trust again after a serious riding accident.

You’ll fall in love with a stray donkey who finds a home—and a friend.

And so much more.

So make yourself a cup of tea, open up this book, and claim a few refreshing moments on a busy day for yourself . . . and the horse of your dreams.

Callie Smith Grant is the editor of Second-Chance Dogs, The Cat in the Window, The Dog Next Door, The Cat on My Lap, The Dog at My Feet and The Horse of My Heart.

Horse dreams 1She is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults as well as many animal-themed stories and poems, which can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer’s Journal.

Available Wherever Books and Ebooks are Sold

Maurice Pilling, Pennsylvania Master Carver

BOOTHWYN, Pa--Maurice is a self taught artist with inborn talent.

Pilling1His career has included making first class ceramic molds and paintings of tall ships and seascapes.

He then began working with wood making fine furniture. I

t was his love of the warmth of wood that lead him to create 60, one of a kind, unique horse head sculptures like the few shown here.

These sculptures are carved from Mahogany, Basswood and the rare exotic Birds Eye Maple.

Pilling 2 rightHis work is fabulously detailed, engaging and they capture the intrigue and presence of the horse at it's finest, alert and intelligent.

They command attention.

Each piece is a signed, dated and numbered original.


Pilling 3Please go to the Facebook account: "Cindy Pilling" to see his other creations including a large 3 1/2 foot shark on a driftwood base, a large seahorse, a near six foot dragon, a near six foot alligator, a large swordfish on a driftwood base, tarpons and more.

Checkout the Facebook under "Cindy Pilling" or email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone: 610 485 5669.

Maurice is located in Boothwyn, Penna. 19061.

Inquiries welcome.

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 –

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 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.

Molli 4Mollie Eckelberry Eckelberry also has shopping lists available with various illustrations, including one with a delightful picture of a fox.

Her animal illustrations are particularly enchanting with wonderful expressiveness.

She has wonderful note and greeting cards illustrated with kittens and cats, a Christmas "deer" dog, owls, mice and other enchanting animals, and all of them come with envelopes.

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


PHS Saddlerys Belt & Bracelet Collection

The PHS Saddlerys Belt & Bracelet Collection is brought to you from the original manufacturer and owner of the Dr. Cook Bitless Bridle.

Belt 1At the age of 14, working from his parent's farm in the Midwest, Mr. Paul founded PHS by building horse and pony driving harness.

Through mail-order and our retail store, PHS has continuously provided saddlery items to horse owners across the U.S. and Europe for the last 65 years.

Belt rightOur manufacturing facility is located in the Southern Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Belt 3All Belts are made of 8-10 oz American leather, with a hand rubbed finish for a luxurious feel and with unique buckles with snaps at the end for easy buckle change.

There are several styles to choose from.

Prices start at $38.95 - $69.95.

Belt 2Our Double Wrap Bracelets & Key Fobs make a great holiday gift, and with prices starting at $12.95 to $19.50 they are perfectly priced for the barn holiday gift exchanges with no size worries.

All items are in stock for same day shipping.

Belt 5We realize you have a choice when you shop, and our passion is to provide a top quality product you will truly enjoy for years to come.

To order: (look under Belts,Bracelets & Keyrings) or call 877-942-4277

Dr. Cook Bitless Bridle allows gentle control

Can your horse benefit for riding in a Dr. Cook Bitless Bridle?

The Dr. Cook Bitless Bridle was developed after years of research.

The design allows gentle effective control with pressure that is distributed evenly around the horses head.

Sometimes when you just can't find a bit that works, trying the Dr. Cook Bitless Bridle could be the answer to your problems.

Going Bitless, no matter what discipline you are in (English or Western) ,even for a short period of time, can be like hitting the refresh button on your computer.

Bitless 1Its also great to have a bitless bridle on hand for situations such as being able to ride right after having your horses dental work done, or on long trail rides where they can graze and drink without the nuisance of having a bit in their mouth.

And being able to take the bit away makes sure your horses bad behavior is not related to the bit you are using.

Bitless rightOlder horses with severe tooth loss will be much more comfortable bitless.

Going bitless is great for lesson & therapeutic ridding programs where the rider has not yet developed the skills necessary to ride in a bit.

Transitioning to bitless requires a surprisingly small amount of effort and time, sometimes even in the first ride.

Bitless 2We suggest you start in a small enclosed area (round pen,indoor arena etc).

The Dr. Cook Bitless Bridle is marketed all over the world and used in all disciplines.

Available in English & Western styles starting at $69.95, its easier than ever to go bitless.

It's made in the USA out of premium American materials.

To or call 877-942-4277

Anita Curtis's wonderful NEW book is out: "Many Happy Returns"

​Many Happy Returns is a book about reuniting with your animals, by internationally known animal communicator and author, Anita Curtis.

curtisThis is a collection of incredible stories about the enduring relationships between animals and their people.

Many animals have a deep soul connection with their people, one strong enough that these animals come back after their deaths, sometimes with signs or messages, or sometimes even looking like a whole new animal.

Most of the stories in this book are about animal reincarnation.

Curtis rightWritten by the animals' people, with selection from both Anita and those fortunate enough to have been her clients.

The stories are heartfelt, uplifting, sometimes funny, filled with love, and always simply amazing.

If you have ever loved an animal, have known an animal's love, these stories are written for you.

They will open your eyes to reunions you may have already felt or sensed.

And they will validate the love you know you have experienced.

Order soon via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 610-327-3820

What's Under Your Tree?!


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

hoofjack 1Hoofjack® can be used by horse owners, trimmers, farriers, and veterinarians.

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

It is available in mini, geriatric, medium, standard and draft sizes.

hoofjack 2All sizes are available in green, purple, red or pink.

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

Hoofjack® is manufactured and assembled here in the USA and comes with a three 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 so you can have Comfort for your horse and Ease for your body.

Check out our Tooljack®tool cart for a mobile solution to managing your tools.



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 or call 610-469-9238

Give a Gift of PonyLocks This Holiday Season

Remember that wonderful horse you had growing up that taught you basically everything there is to know about horses and was responsible for making you into the horse person you are today?

Pony Locks 1Do you currently own the best unicorn of a horse and are always wanting to be at the barn with him or her?

What better way than to have a keepsake made from that once in a lifetime horses’ tail?

Pony Locks rightPonyLocks Custom Horsehair Jewelry and Leather can take a piece of your horse's tail and make it into something beautiful that can be worn every day.

They can be very versatile to be worn with formal wear or your everyday gear.

Silver tubing pieces are able to be engraved with the horses’ name and nameplates and hang tags are able to be added to belts and jewelry for that personalized touch.

pony locks 2Each piece is completely unique so there will never be two of the same.

Just like your once in a lifetime horse!

For all the styles and options available, please refer to the website at

You can call or email for a free brochure at 919-961-1841.

Placing your order is easy.

Print the order form from the website and send it in with your hair.

Gift certificates are also available.

This Holiday - Find Everything you wish for at the Toll Booth Saddle Shop!

The Toll Booth Saddle Shop has been serving the equestrian community since 1974.

Toll Booth 2If you are looking for supplies for you or your horse, we carry many of the brands you love such as Kerrits, Ovation, RJ Classics, Tuff Rider, Camelot, KL Select and many more.

Do you need a gift for a horse lover?

Toll Booth 1 rightThere is a large selection of gift items available at Toll Booth.

We have anything from horse themed throw pillows, to blankets, to jewelry.

Did you realize we offer stable advise for our customers too?

Things like: How to wash your riding breeches, what is the difference between polo and standing bandages, Clipper Care, Does my horse need a fly sheet or blanket and when?

Toll Booth 3Blanketing terms, Are you a good boarder? Marvelous Mantras……you ask it,we’ll try to help!

Shop online with us now too – our ecommerce site is up and running!

Visit or call 888-615-3473, we would be happy to help.

“THE WORLD IS JUST NUTS!” a new book by Ginny Jenkins

 Here’s a fun NEW lighthearted, but meaningful little book with GREAT heart - just released by Photographer/Artist, Ginny Jenkins…..due out just in time for holiday gift giving (Early November).

Ginny 1It’s THE perfect stocking stuffer for the animal and nature lover on your list!

“This is a wonderful photography book for animal & nature lovers; a humbling reminder to all.

It made me smile…..great for ALL ages!” Shelly Pelet-Galpin, Dir., Locust Lane Riding Center.

Ginny 3 rightPage after page, the reader can find many heartfelt messages of motivation and inspiration - wait til you hear what they all have to say!

Find every one from horses to cows, goats to sheep and swans, crows, chickens, rabbits, turtle and so many more….with visuals from Nature too.

Ginny 4Ginny shares their messages with you from both the Animal Kingdom and Mother Nature.

It’s entertaining & simple enough for 4H and Pony Club members on up, filled with quite poignant messages to those who might be too busy and preoccupied to notice when bound to our present computer world and hand held devices.

Cost: $14.95 US + $.90 tax and $3.15 S/H = $19 total.

Facebook (Ginny J. Jenkins – Facebook) or Email orders or use Paypal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. include your name, address, & Phone #

Ginny 3OR…….. SAVE ON shipping & handling by picking up at either:

Creekside Antiques, Rt 322/Rt 30, Downingtown or

Pughtown Agway, Pughtown Road, Spring City, Pa.

Eleanor Russell Ltd., Ludwigs Corner Shoppes, , Glenmoore, Pa.

Book signing Sat, Nov 23rd -Hibernia United Methodist Church HOLIDAY BAZAAR,, Coatesville 9am-3pm.

Ryerss Farm HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Sun., Dec 1st (1 – 3pm) Book Signing

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Advertising Director: Ginny Jenkins

Marketing Manager: Heather Bradway

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