Another year is coming to an end, and another Holiday letter is coming from me!
I can’t believe how fast 2018 went by! Once again it was a good one and I’m very Thankful for all the support from everyone around me and a special thank you to all my sponsors: Custom Saddlery, Triple Crown, Platinum Performance, Goode Riders, Mastermind, Heritage Gloves, MDC Stirrups, PS of Sweden and K9 Sweden. It takes a village to make it all work, and all of you are so much part of it!
I did some National and International (CDI) shows with great result. I won a couple of GP, and that gave me a ticket to participate at the National Finals in Chicago with Marron, and we ended up 4th. That was a fun show, and everybody was there!!! Hope to have a horse there for 2019!!
Later in the year I rode in the Regional finals, this time here in Burbank, CA and won both the CDS Grand Prix as well as the USDF Grand Prix. Fun ending to a good show year on Marron!
My other two horses have also done well, and very often got high point of the whole show. Fuego in 3rd level, and Ram now moving up to PSG.
I’m still teaching, doing seminars and clinics, all like it’s always has been!!! It’s hard to slow down… As long as there is wind I will and have to fly!
Now my goal is to find another top horse, so I can be part of the highest level of the sport. Marron will be 19 next year. He looks and works like a spring chicken, but 19 is 19. It’s a humbling sport!!! You can’t drive formula 1 in a Toyota, so… I’m working on it!
I did receive a phone call from Steffen Peters, a couple of months ago, where he asked me to be part of his Team in San Diego, as an independent trainer. I thought of it for a while, and finally decided to take it on! I will start in January of 2019, and I’m looking forward to making the move!!! There are many nice horses, high quality of riders, inspiring to train and ride! The facility is beautiful, and here is a link to take a look. https://www.arroyodelmar.com
A Huge Thanks to Karen Izzy Bristing, who let me come to her facility when I so much needed a place to stay! Equinox is a beautiful facility, and both me and my horses have had the best time!I Everyone made me feel so Welcome!! I will miss it a lot and are looking forward to visit and teach some of my students!
My address for now will be the same: 949 Rivas Canyon Rd. Pacific Palisades CA 90272. I have to make sure it all will work out, and also find a place to live. For now, I will only rent a furnished apartment.
Thank you everyone for all your support during the year! I will keep you all posted on how everything is going!
Happy Holidays and a Healthy, safe successful great 2019!