In case you missed it ...
I've been asked to blog about my spring season by the U.S. Eventing Association. We're calling it, "Two Horses, Two Three-Days" and it will chronicle Trip and Texas' journey to their respective three-day events. While it's a thrill to be asked to do this, it's also a little daunting. I'm not hugely superstitious, but horses are horses (need I say more!?).
So in case you missed it, here are links to:
Keep checking in for further updates!
I just wanted to send out a quick note before we start competing in Aiken. We've been so lucky with the mild weather so far this winter, but the recent snow, combined with the frigid temps, made me glad that I decided to head down for an entire month this year. Of course, as soon as I started packing, we started enjoying 60-degree weather!
Mr. Indiscretion ("Trip") and Miss Texas have a big spring planned for them, with Trip being aimed for the Jersey Fresh 2*, and Texas the Virginia 1*. In order to get all the qualifications needed for those two three-day events, I need to get a jump start on the season. Trip will tackle Intermediate at Pine Top the end of February, and Texas will try her hand at Preliminary at Sporting Days the beginning of March.
Keep reading to learn more about what's to come in Aiken and beyond.
We'll be staying at The Aiken Complex in the heart of Aiken. Lucky for me, my best friend Sabrina Morris will be joining me for the whole trip, along with her two horses Irish and Allie. The other horses joining us are:
Demery Schriver's Athena
Lisa Warnock's Constant Sorrow ("Connor")
Jessie Eisold's Distributor
Mary Anne Steele's Don't Blink ("Luther")
Mike Hillman's Ensign Crusher ("Wesley")
Yenisey Yanes' Gus
Troy George's Juliet
Suzannah Evans' Toby
Special thanks go to Mary Anne and Sabrina for shipping extra horses down! We made for quite the caravan!
The barn has some extra stalls that we can utilize if we need to, so if anyone wants to make a last-minute trip to Aiken, let me know! We're literally down the road from several cross-country schooling venues, and there are schooling shows every weekend and some during the week. Even if you don't want to compete, Aiken is a great place to get out of the indoor arena and stretch your legs a bit.
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