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"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family (or horses!). Every minute should be enjoyed and savored...." ~ Earl Nightingale

USHJA Derby Finals with Cassius

USHJA Derby Finals with Cassius

To have the chance to participate in the sport of equestrian show jumping is forever a dream and an immense privilege for me. The hunters are truly where my heart beats, and my horses hold the key to that heart. There is endless talk these days about what...
I am so excited to be supporting Equus Foundation

I am so excited to be supporting Equus Foundation

Friday introductions are a thing here on the ole social media platforms, and from time to time I like to re-introduce myself as the voice behind all the content that you see on here 😎 I am Michelle Durpetti, and I am a wedding planner and owner of Michelle Durpetti...
Rest easy, Ramon

Rest easy, Ramon

No matter how long you are with me, it is never long enough… My sweet Ramon passed away during the night, peacefully. He was the horse who brought me through my very first national derby, and who gave me confidence and so much love. He was the snuggliest, and when it...
Happy Earth Day 2021!

Happy Earth Day 2021!

Happy Earth day to you! Hello friends – I have attempted to dedicate a small portion of my day to Earth Day every day for the past several years. I recycle my soda cans, turn the water off when I brush my teeth, and I requested no more paper statements for...
St. Joseph Day Traditions

St. Joseph Day Traditions

St. Joseph’s Day tradition and fun facts are always one of my favorite things to talk about! This holiday always knows the way to my heart, which happens with Zeppole each year at Gene & Georgetti 🤩. I have blogged about this feast day before because it is one of...
The Comeback

The Comeback

The comeback will be greater than the setback. A phrase I thought I understood until I really experienced it myself this week. Having been through the last 15 or so months that I have lived, these kinds of quiet, seemingly inconsequential victories are the ones I have...

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