Her music and equestrian careers followed her when she moved to Virginia. She played in the Petersburg Orchestra conducted by Dr. Nathaniel Gattlin and studied privately with Anne Bakker of Richmond, VA. At the same time, she earned her AHSA (now USEF) Dressage Technical Delegates License and advanced to an 'R' Dressage judge. Dee Dee sat on the VADA Board of Directors many years and served as President for one year. She was married to Capt. Andrew de Szinay, an international dressage judge for national shows and one of the founders of the FEI North American Young Rider Championships. Many years after his passing, Dee Dee retired as a dressage judge and turned to philanthropy. She and her daughter, Bettina, donated the "Captain Andrew de Szinay Memorial Executive Board Room" to the new USDF building in Lexington, KY.
Life is a circle, and Dee Dee’s final years were spent surrounded by her cats, horses and rose gardens at Glen Oaks Farm in Somerset, VA. With a continued passion for the cello where, until the end of her life, she continued private study with Doug Wolters of Silver Spring, MD. She was a quiet, private, giving woman, who touched all who knew her very deeply.