by Carola Lott

On the last weekend of September, three young Millbrook riders, Alice Roosevelt, Anna Duggan and Tess Lipsky, will compete in the US Eventing Championships at Texas Rose Park in Tyler, Texas. This is a three-day event comprising dressage, cross country and show jumping. 

To qualify for the beginner novice division, in which the girls are competing, they had to win one first through...

Four-legged professors to help women take the reins of leadership and influence

The Horse Institute (Ancramdale, NY) will host a weekend retreat on October 5 and October 6 to help women take the first steps toward assuming a more confident, compassionate and influential role in their lives, be it as an executive, business owner, community activist , spouse or parent. “We will help clarify the steps you need to take to become the true leader of your life,” explains Marie-...

by Carola Lott

There are horsemen and there are riders. They are not always the same thing. The horseman looks after his horse and puts its wellbeing ahead of anything else. A rider gets on his horse after it has been tacked up, and when he is done, hands him to a groom.

Peter Wylde, who recently moved to Winley Stable on Little Rest Road, is not only a champion rider at the pinnacle of his profession...

On Friday, August 30, the Millbrook High School volleyball team won its first game of the 2013 season, beating New Paltz, 25–4, 25–25 and 25–7. 

The girl volleyballers are still aware that last year they won the Section 9 Class C title and had an undefeated season, a feat that continues to inspire their competitive spirit.  That spirit showed Friday afternoon. 

by Carola Lott


When I was recently invited on a fishing trip to the Big Hole River in Montana, I was thrilled but also somewhat dismayed. When I last fished, some years ago, I was too inept to catch anything but young and foolish fish, often smaller than my fly. In desperation I turned to that splendid Millbrook resource, the Orvis Sandanona Fly Fishing School. 

Almost every week...

by Carola Lott

W. Cothran “Cot” Campbell, owner of this year’s Belmont winner, Palace Malice, regaled a crowd Friday evening at a Mashomack’s Artists and Explorers and Writers evening. 

Speaking with self deprecating humor in a honeyed Southern drawl Campbell declared “no human ever lived a more unorthodox life than me.” He “never graduated from elementary school, high school or college although...