O'Shaughnessey Unbridled — riding



WOODBROOK HUNT CLUB | End of Season Hunts

The long, lazy days of summer are here with a vengeance in the Pacific Northwest, minus the bit of gray skies this past weekend. This ideal riding weather made me reflect back on some beautiful spring days spent hunting with Woodbrook Hunt Club - the oldest club west of the Mississippi, located in Lakewood, WA.Pastoral fields, spring flowers, and blue skies inspire great camaraderie and good times. The memories are sweet and so is the company. These pretty pups know how to have a good time.What rides have inspired you?

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Persistence: Building Dreams

For as long as I can remember I've had this dream. Inspired by others journeys in raising young horses, I worked hard to bring my dream to life. My dream was supported and influenced by not only family and friends, but the horses themselves. It sounds simple but my path with our young horse, Persistence, has been full of surprises, teamwork, and triumphs. Born an orphan foal five years ago, Persistence’s only chance at life was to find a surrogate mare. After her mother passed during the birth, owners Tim Dooreleyers and Suzanne Johnson of Greystead Sport Horses knew what they had to do. A Clydesdale mare was found and raised Persistence as her own. The mare's name was Angel,...

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OS Rider Update: Mara Depuy in her own words

After spending the spring season on the sidelines due to an injury, O’Shaughnessey rider Mara Depuy is back in action and ready to make her return to the riding world. In a normal year, I would be reporting on how the competition season is going, how my horses are feeling, and how they did in their big spring 3-day events. However this year has not been “normal”. So instead my spring report will be about re- direction, physical therapy and humility. After a good start to the year in, I took a tumble into the water off Coolcorron Kinsale at the Carolina International CIC while riding Liam, an exceptional cross country horse. We both shook it off and despite a...

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Manifattura Valor 2014 Collection

A huge thank you to Dappled Grey for pointing us towards the 2014 collection from Manifattura Valor. They feature beautiful spun wool and leather goods including merino wool competition shirts, handwoven scarves and blankets, saddle pads, halters, and horse blankets. We are absolutely smitten with their latest saddle pads. Our favorite is the Sterzing (pictured above), made of 100% pure wool felt with leather trim and adjustable fastening straps. What is your favorite piece from the new collection?  

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SSG Grand Cell Mate Riding Gloves | Sara's Picks

While I hate to take a call when I'm out riding, I end up doing it more often than I care to admit. The Cell Mate Riding Gloves make it a much less fussy situation and I've got the phone back in my pocket before I know it. You can purchase the gloves at any one of SSG's retailers. As a side note, these make a great stocking stuffer, make sure to add them to your wishlist.

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