My busy home life with two young children and a lot of administrative tasks for a growing business makes it hard to clear my head and get into ‘creative mode’. Nothing does that for me like a trip to Ocala. At home, walking (sometimes running) can get me in the zone. But the best is travel. Something about leaving the detritus of the every day behind does wonders for my creative spirit. In the winter, I spend several weekends in Florida showing. It is as much about work time as it is play time – and happily so, I really enjoy the time to get small projects crossed off my list and I really enjoy being at the horse show, under the live oaks, the largest of which sits right at the entrance to our barn. I am often found on the terrace in front of the barn, under the grand old Live Oak with my computer in my lap, enjoying visiting with my barn mates as they come and go. It was on one of these trips that I met up with The Scout Guide Equestrian. They joined me and my hunter Apollo for a day of hanging out and horse showing. We talked about my upbringing, inspirations for Oughton and how many of the designs evolved. Find the interview here.
All Photos by Ashley Cline. Interview by Molly Knott for The Scout Guide Equestrian.