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how the blonde and the bay came to be...

In 2015, The Blonde & The Bay was born from an idea to begin my own creative venture. Instead of bombarding my friends with photos of my mare, Leah, I made the decision to start a separate Instagram account solely for horse related content. Our journey began to to take shape as I posted our adventures on the regular, from successes to struggles and everything in between. The rest is history. 


My name is Madelyn, but you can call me Maddie. I began riding at the age of 3 and from the moment my foot slid into the stirrup, I never looked back... I am 31 years old now. My dressage career started in 2004 with my Welsh Pony, Brightwood. Since then, many things have changed, but one has remained the same: my fire for this sport. I am a United States Dressage Federation Bronze and Silver Medalist. My mare, Ulfilia DG "Leah" is a 23-year-old Dutch Warmblood.


She is the true star of The Blonde & The Bay show.


As of December 2019, Leah fully retired from FEI competition and transitioned into living her most deserved best life without the rigors of a performance horse schedule. She'll be with me until the end of time, and happily enjoys her days in the paddock underneath the Texas sun. 

The Blonde & The Bay is my passion project. You will see and read the content I'm most proud to highlight - transparency, honesty, and a look into what's next coupled with what's happening inside my horsey trajectory. We are thankful to collaborate with some of the top companies and brands within the equestrian community, and cherish the connections made with some pretty remarkable folks along the way.


It's been an honor and a privilege to be so candid with you all for the last nine years. Thanks for being here!

as seen on the blonde and the bay...

Cavallo Equestrian

The American Quarter Horse Association

Purina Horse Nutrition

Novella Equestrian


Dressage Queen Dream
Dreamers N Schemers

Kastel Denmark
Kerrits Equestrian & EQL

Tucker Tweed Equestrian
Lane Boots

Bex Sunglasses

Remarkable Leather Goods

Adamsbro Equestrian

Sixteen Cypress & more...

• Dallas Market Center Style Eyes Influencer

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