Chanel Bonfire, Hyde Park and Horses

This is Lilo Blum…

She was the owner of Lilo Blum’s Stables just off Hyde Park in London. Caroline and John Kennedy rode there as did their cousins the Radziwills and Zsa Zsa Gabor and Topol and many others.  She was a feisty older lady when I was a girl in London.  While Mother was off spending her giant divorce settlement, I worked for Lilo grooming horses, mucking out stalls and leading tourists on horseback through the park in exchange for time on a horse.  I was crazy about horses then.  There’s a hilarious story about me and a group of young Saudis that didn’t make the final edit of Chanel Bonfire.  I’ll post it on the blog soon.  But in the meantime, here’s a story about Lilo from The Age in 1972 right about the time I was there.


One thought on “Chanel Bonfire, Hyde Park and Horses

  1. Hello.
    I used to help out at Lilo’s stables too.
    Grooming and helping out taking horses to blacksmiths etc.
    I was about 13 and have fond memories of being 3rd in the Hyde Park gymkhana on a horse called Rainbow. Even though Tartan was my favourite.

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