Hilary and her mare Fancy have always shared a special bond!

Hilary and her mare Fancy have always shared a special bond!

I am SO excited to share the news with my Horse Junkie enthusiasts that my bestie Hilary Mills and her new fiancé Drew Saito are officially engaged!  And the best part…this non-rider knew EXACTLY how to properly propose to his Horse Junkie bride-to-be!

Hilary has been a Horse Junkie from a young age and has owned and loved several different horses.  But one in particular has recently stood out – her mare Fancy That! AKA “Fancy” who she has had and trained since she was an adorable little Dutch Warmblood filly!  Her now fiancé Drew knew how close a bond Hilary and Fancy have formed over the years and informed Hilary yesterday that he had hired a photographer to do a photo shoot of the two of them.  Hilary excitedly agreed and put on her cutest equestrian outfit (which isn’t hard for her because she is ALWAYS adorably fashionable!)

Halfway through the photo shoot, Drew (who Hilary thought was at work) showed up!  The photographer suggested he jump in for a photo with Hilary and Fancy (which of course Drew had set up ahead of time) and as she stood there grinning and waiting for the photo to be taken, Hilary heard “Hey babe?…” and she turned to see Drew down on one knee with the ring, asking her to marry him!  Talk about THE most romantic proposal a horse gal could ask for!

Proposal - Photo credit Downtown Photo Ft Lauderdale

Proposal – Photo credit Downtown Photo Ft Lauderdale

She said yes! - Photo credit Downtown Photo Ft Lauderdale

She said yes! – Photo credit Downtown Photo Ft Lauderdale

The happy couple (+ Fancy!) ;)

The happy couple (+ Fancy!) 😉

So the bar is set my fellow Junkies…feel free to share with your significant others!  Has anyone else had a very horsey proposal and how did YOUR other half do it?

And a big CONGRATULATIONS to two WONDERFUL, sweet, beautiful people – Hilary and Drew, I wish you all the best in your new life together – and Hilary, don’t forget to teach Fancy how to carry the rings down the aisle!  😉

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!