Last week we took a day trip to North Florida. We ate lunch with my dad and his wife at a delightful little restaurant. My oldest sister, her husband, and my niece joined us. After lunch my sister invited the kids to go to her house for a little while.
My sister and her husband own one of the largest and most successful Thoroughbred breeding and training farms in the state. Almost every Triple Crown race has at least one horse in it that was broken at their farm. They have a gorgeous 300 acre training facility. Their house is located on the back of the property.
The girls were thrilled to spend some time with their 12 year old cousin. Bookworm loves to ride horses, and my niece has several of her own. They had so much fun riding together. I’m looking forward to taking the kids back for another visit soon. It’s so peaceful there! Here are a few pictures I snapped as we drove around the farm. Next time I’ll take some pictures of the horses.
What a beautiful view — what a wonderful opportunity to live in the middle of all that! I bet your sister is one of our customers — we sell a tremendous amount of product to the worldwide equine industry.
Carolina Gal says
How beautiful! My Alaina would love to be there with you all. She’s a big horse enthusiast!
Happy New Year to you and your family, Mrs. C.
awesome…my oldest would love it! she did equestrian for 6 years before having to quit due to honors courses….she misses it but her schedule just doesn’t allow for it. it was PRICEY too….but…she loved it…where she’s going to college next year, there are several riding stables..I hope she can go once in a while….horse farms are beautiful!
I have eaten at that restaurant. Which makes me think I may have driven past that horse farm. We used to live in Marion County, FL. Lovely horse farms all over the place. Especially this time of year, spring. So green.