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Family Affair: For Better or Worse with Lorraine Chappell

Lorraine Chappell accredits the support of her husband, Malcolm, for her path of success in horses, and in life. Married for 30 years (“which means we got married when I was five,” she laughs), Lorraine recalls that as an mechanical engineer who owns a manufacturing company, “Mac” was about as far removed from the horse world as you could get when they first met. His role quickly evolved from horse-husband to an integral part of her professional life. “I really couldn't do it without him,” she says. “He supports me in every way possible. Some husbands are “neutral” and if you're an enthusiast or hobby rider that's okay. But horses are relentless, and when you eat, sleep and breathe horses every moment of every day, you need a really understanding partner who does more than tolerate it. My husband is there for all the good, bad, and in-between.” Mac has…

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