Where Are We Going?
2014 was a wonderful year for Dino and I. We conquered a lot of demons, made huge improvements in our partnership, and discovered our mutual excitement for the sport of eventing. It was a big year!
But 2014 is gone and 2015 is here. Where are we headed now?
We're moving forward in eventingland, that's for sure. My big, fat goal for this year is to run Beginner Novice.
I feel a little weird about this goal.
It's exciting and challenging, for sure. For us, for me, right now, completing a full XC course at 2'7" is a big freakin' deal. To do that with confidence will be an absolutely massive achievement for me.
But on the other hand, I can't help thinking about everything I've done in the past that was bigger, or more competitive, or more technical. I competed successfully in the Level 0 jumpers for a season at rated shows. I've ridden First Level dressage tests, and schooled some Third Level movements. I've jumped my pony 3'6" without issue. I've taught countless lessons. I've trained green horses. The base of knowledge and experience I have is pretty darn good, I have to say.
And yet here I am, getting ready to "move up" to BN.
It's a weird place to be.
But it's the place we're at regardless, and I'm absolutely excited to push forward, work hard, and hit the horse trials with guns blazing this year!
In 2015 I also want to be a better human being. More selfless, more prayerful, more giving, more kind. To think more often about how I can give, love, and help instead of how little I can get away with doing for others. If everyone was a little less selfish, how much more beautiful would the world be?!
And at the beginning of a shiny new year, I also want to take the time to say Thanks to all of you who read this blog in my little corner of the interwebs. Every one of you has been supportive, encouraging, and truly invested in Dino and I. This blog has helped me become part of a unique community of riders, and I am so, so blessed by all of you!
Here's to 2015. Let's Git 'Er Done!