Welcome to “Maryland Equestrian,” an Equestrian Lifestyle Guide!

Laurie Berglie founded this blog in 2011 under the name, “The Sassy Grey.” Initially, it was about the training adventures of her grey OTTB mare, Misty Mystique. And, boy, were there some adventures! Through the years, however, the blog began to take a different shape.

Having resided in this great state for her entire life, Laurie is a Maryland girl through and through, and she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t utterly obsessed with equines. Putting these two descriptors together for the renaming of this blog came pretty naturally, and Laurie is the sole writer and curator.

In 2016, Laurie published her first book, Where the Bluegrass Grows, an equestrian fiction romance novel set in both Kentucky and Maryland. In 2019, she published the semi-sequel, Kicking On, which is Macy Holland’s story. Both can be purchased on Amazon for $9.99 in paperback and $2.99 on Kindle. For more information on her writing, please visit her author site at: www.laurieberglie.com.

Currently, Laurie lives on a fixer-upper farm in Harford County with her two horses, two dogs, three cats, and husband, James. She also leases the sweetest Oldenburg-cross who she shows in the hunters.

You can get in touch with her at: laurie.berglie@gmail.com. She can’t wait to hear from you!