As a high performance athlete, we spend endless of hours day in and day out to get better, stronger, faster, achieve higher scores, bigger goals and so on. The days normally start at a very early hour and we work really hard to get to where we are and to achieve the goals that we have put up for ourselves. A lot of what we do you don’t see in social media or magazines. But some days we get to share some extra special moments with you all.
As a top rider and trainer I’m very happy to call myself a Platinum Performance Sponsored Rider. Only a handful of riders in the US are sponsored by this amazing company that offers veterinary-developed supplements for horses, dogs, cats and humans to increase their wellness, performance and conditions. I have been using Platinum Performance on my horses for over 20 years and I am extremely pleased with the results. This in a combination with good training and care is a winner for me!
On Monday February 10 th I had the pleasure of meeting the Platinum Performance team for a super fun and exciting photo shoot at my new training facility, Arroyo Del Mar in San Diego.
The day started at the crack of dawn, it was pitch black and freezing cold, only to set everything up for the perfect morning light when the sun finally made its way up over the hill. It was magical! The light, the mist, the smoke coming of the ground from the frosty grass.. We couldn’t have picked a more perfect day!
I’m always amazed, when I meet a good team, how smoothly everything works. They had brought a photographer, a cameraman, an assistant and a makeup artist along with lots of their products to feature in the pictures. My dear Anna came down for the day to help me and assisted in everything and anything that I needed. You always need a good eye, a helping hand and someone that knows you well, when it really counts. For me, when it really counts, Anna Blomdahl is the only one I can count on. She knows what I need, and has been with me for 18 years!
The sun rose and we waited for the perfect light to appear to begin our photo shoot. I chose to use my horse Chrevi’s Ramour for this shoot and even though he was very excited and high as a kite when we first brought him out he was happy to show of in front of the cameras.
Lots of pictures and video clips were taken of me and “Ram”, posing and riding, during this very productive morning, and also a couple with my beloved dogs. I am so excited to see the final results from the shoot and I can’t wait to share it all with you.
The pictures and videos are going to be used in Platinum Performance catalogs and also for promotions around the US, for example at the big competitions on the East Coast like Wellington, FL.
I really enjoyed having Platinum here at Arroyo this week and I’m proud to be featured in their advertisements. If you haven’t yet tried their products I recommend that you do!
Stay tuned for more pictures to come when they are out for print!
All the best,