My love of animals has been with me for as long as I can remember. I spent my earliest years picking up stray lizards, horny toads, orphaned squirrels, birds or kittens… basically anything termed “animal” or “helpless”. My parents were not
My early teens through young adulthood were dedicated to horses. My specialty
was English Hunter/Jumper thoroughbred showing. I showed many hunters and
jumpers to regional success in my hometown area of Los Angeles California through out the years. I also trained students in equitation and hunter/jumper fundamentals.
My stepfather owned a very well known training stable just outside of Los Angeles
in the San Fernando Valley. We had the honor of training and boarding horses
for many celebrities such as Paul Newman, Robert Duvall, David Carradine, Tab Hunter, Jose Ferrer and Elizabeth Ashley.
Orchids are a passion of mine ...