Lisette Milner

Lisette Milner – Home for the Holidays

When Lisette Milner packed herself and her 3 horses off to Germany in the late spring of 2003, it was just supposed to be for the summer months.

But, both Lisette and her horses were doing so well training with Ernst Hoyos, she decided to stay. For Milner, that meant she was leaving behind her beautiful new home and farm in Wellington, Florida, her students, and husband Michael, who long ago nicknamed her Mia, for Missing in Action.

Michael Milner has been back and forth to Germany on many occasions in the past seven months. “When he is here,” Milner said, “he does not miss one training. With his camera ready, and a cigar in hand, he is right there watching from the sideline.” It was Michael, and accomplished photographer, who took Lisette’s holiday photo, along with her own Euro-companions Bella and Tada, the Milner’s West Highland Terriers. “They are allowed in all the restaurants here, and have become quite the connoisseurs of German cuisine.” added Milner in her holiday letter to friends. “They have their own water and food bowls in most of the restaurants here, and we are shopping for bigger winter jackets for both of them!”