How is it possible that 2017 is coming to an end?! Is it only me that feels that way?
It was a very interesting, exciting, and different year for me! So much happened and everything went so fast!
In the beginning of the year I thought that I wasn't going to show that much on the GP level with Marron! Sure…in May I was on my way to the National Finals in Gladstone, NJ.
Marron and I ended up 5th overall, and that gave me a ticket to represent The United States in The Nations Cup in Denmark!
So instead of flying back home to LA I flew to Europe! Then I was selected a second time to be on the Nations Cup team, this time in Falsterbo, Sweden. Both shows were a great experience! I had great American team mates and it was fun to represent the US. It was also very inspiring to ride and train with so many super good riders!
That whole journey took me to Montreal, Canada, where I stayed for 3 months! The plan was to continue to Wellington, FL, for the winter season but plans were changed and I took my dogs and horses and went back home to California.
Life is good! I'm riding in the first CDI of the year, the first week of January in Temecula at Galway Downs. Marron is doing the CDI-W/3* Grand Prix, and the GPS. Ram is doing 4th level and Fuego is going out for the first time showing in First level!
It's exciting to show again. Except for the show in December with Marron, a couple of weeks ago, I have not been in the show ring since June.
I'm back to teaching and are doing clinics, so eventually I will start up my training business again!
This will be an exciting 2018 with so much going on! I will try to keep you posted!
I wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy 2018! All the best of luck in whatever you are showing or doing! Don't forget to be nice to people on your way up - because you will meet them on your way down! Humble and kind!!
Happy New Year!