Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Sadly, Teddy, the little horse with the big heart that inspired and amazed us all was euthanized as a result of an injury in an accident at Karen and David O’Connor’s barn at The Plains, Virginia.
The O’Connors, in a brief statement, said: “Teddy got frightened and bolted. He slipped running back to the barn and suffered a severe laceration to his hind leg, severing the tendons and ligaments.
“Doctor A Kent Allen was on the scene immediately and it was determined after examination that the injuries were catastrophic.
“Everyone who knew Teddy is devastated.”
Teddy was a hot propect to attend the Olympics. The 13-year-old eventing super pony had defied the odds and gravity throughout his career.
Standing at just 14.1 hands, the Shetland/ Arabian/ Thoroughbred-cross gelding was the reigning Team and Individual Gold Medalist from the 2007 Pan American Games and had top-six finishes at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2007 and 2008.
He was the 2007 USEF Horse of the Year and had recently been named to the USEF Short List for Eventing for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Ridden by three-times Olympic veteran Karen O’Connor, Teddy developed a huge fan base.
“Seeing was believing with Teddy as it seemed impossible to imagine that a pony of his size could do his job with such tremendous ease,” the USEF said.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
We then topped off our evening with a couple glasses of Champagne & Chambourd with Kim & Pete at La Grande Orange.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
I had a fun filled day today. I had a morning lesson on Kylie, she behaved, and I rode pretty good, it has been raining the past few days, so I haven't been able to ride too much this week. I delivered some custom bracelets and anklet orders I had made. Next it was off the San Gabriel Bead Company where my good friend Susan fired my PMC pieces. I also bought some cool new tools for future jewelry projects....Rawhide Mallet, Tapered Flat Nose Pliers, Stepped Pliers, 5 Step Mandrel Set, Cut Lube, Soft Brass Brush & a Brass Texture Plate.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The third Katsuya born from SBE Restaurant Group's partnership with master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi and super-star designer Phillippe Starck. Chic, modern design meets inventive sushi in a nouveau-mall environment that rivals the Grove. The sushi was as good as the Katsu-ya in Studio City that we go to, however, it was a completely different experience. The two story restaurant is beautiful (very trendy) and the service was great. They had an interesting twist on sushi bar seating, which was perfect for the four of us. Little tables jetted out from the sushi bar to accomodate more sushi bar seating. It is also much better for group socializing. It was a great dinner, but very pricey, of course! Pete, Kim, Chad and myself indulged in Seared Tuna w/ Japanese Salsa, Spicy Albacore Sashimi w/ Crispy Onion, Crispy Rice w/ Spicy Tuna, Special Katsuya Roll, Blue Crab Hand Roll, Salmon Sushi, Crispy Sesame Tuna, lots of Cold Saki!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Retiring Big Brown at the peak of his powers makes sense in the volatile breeding market, but robs Americans of a much-needed racing hero, rather than a brief tease. If Big Brown wins the June 7 Belmont, he will become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown.
Big Brown, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, cruised to a 5 1/4-length win in the 1900m Preakness Stakes in Baltimore on Sunday. The Belmont has been a graveyard for recent Triple Crown contenders. Since 1979, 10 horses have won the first two legs but come unstuck in the Belmont.
Only 11 horses have claimed the Triple Crown of the 2000m Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. "Everybody wants to see something great," Big Brown's trainer Richard Dutrow said.
"Maybe we're going to see that. That'd be a lot of fun. "When everybody's talking about him, he'd be in the same breath as Secretariat, Affirmed, all those good ones."
Monday, May 19, 2008
I used the long lines on Mazzy yesterday and she was perfect. I am such a ditz sometimes though....I put them on while she was on the crossties, and I was going to "drive" her over to the round pen, however, she had no idea what I was trying to do, so she tried lying down - down she went on her knees!!! I thought wow that would be a cool trick to teach her, but I didn't know what I was doing to make her do it. She tryed going down twice, until I finally decided to lead her over to the round pen instead of drive her. I only walked and trotted her, one becasue I didn't want to overwhelm her the first day using them, and second becasue it was too freaking hot. I also put open fron boots on her for the first time, and she was fine, didn't seem to mind or even notice they were on. She is suck a quick learner. So far, so good. I measured her again, and she is still 16.1.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Owner, Jack Robinson plans to open a new bar, "Crown Chapter 2," he said, and wants to remain in Pasadena. But that might be difficult, considering the city's rising rents and low vacancy rates.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Run to Trader Joe's on South Lake and get Argentina Red Shrimp...they are the absolute best little crustaceans! Almost taste like little lobsters.....yum! Kim and Pete had us over for dinner and treated us to a delicious shrimp and homemade pesto dinner! Good wine, good friends, sitting out by the fire pit....what more could you ask for?
Posted by Five O'Clock Somewhere at 1:04 PM
Monday, May 12, 2008
When we arrived at Pat's to drop her off Sunday, we found a teeny skunk baby in the backyard. We carried it to the wood pile for safety (from the dogs). Chad now wants to de-stink it and keep it as a pet. It was very cute, but I'd rather have a dog.
Posted by Five O'Clock Somewhere at 2:17 PM
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
INTANGAROO’s earnings now total $464,231.
Watch INTANGAROO’s victory in the $300,000 Grade 1 Humana Distaff
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I enjoyed a visit from my Dad last weekend. We had a nice dinner over to Pat & Robin's one night after they spent the day at Sea World with Dave. We went out to visit both horses. I also took them to Flintridge Children's Show for a wine tasting event. There were lots of people we knew there....a bunch of firefighters and horse friends ...Dan Claridge, Robert & Stephany Sepulveda (Stephany is part of the guild that put on the horse show), Kim Tasker..... We then went out for Mexican Food and more drinks!
Join us for a Mint Julep on Derby Day!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Track Location: Pasadena, CA
Race Time: 2pm (don't be late - it only lasts 2 minutes!)
Come watch the the crown jewel of the elusive Triple Crown, and then shop for some jewels.....
Tara Cornelius of Five O'clock Somewhere and Susan Kelso of Luna Grace Designs will be hosting a Jewelry Boutique from 10am-4pm (cash or check only, please). Bring your gift lists. Mother’s Day and Graduation Day are just around the corner. And don’t forget those hard-working teachers! There’s something for everyone.
Outrageous hats welcomed!
for more information http://www.fiveoclocksomewhere.us/
***Bring a friend and get 10% off one item***
My niece Ashley showed today, which also made the day special. She and her horse Gallatin placed 2nd & 3rd in the Green Rider division.