SO....instead of repeating all the amazing details and interesting antidotes I post daily on my facebook page (follow me at: https://www.facebook.com/whitney.weston.3 for a full fix) I will post some pics and highlights of the past month. Needless to say winter training has been amazing, inspiring, and the most challenging time of my life!
|Simon montage via Cynthia Lawler at Rocking Horse OI|
|What an honor to make it into Red Hills magazine! The Lust-Bucket last year in the Advanced|
|Elvis learning the ropes: how to be a winning event horse! He has been doing great at training level and makes his preliminary debut in a few weeks!|
|One of my favorite signs at Red Hills|
|More amazing pics from Rocking Horse!|
|Simon at Red Hills CIC*, so excited we are now qualified for CIC** in a few weeks!|
Red Hills was the first FEI international of the year. It did not disappoint with a huge crowd of 50,000 spectators, trade fair, huge atmosphere, security guards...the works. I am still wearing the wristband that allowed us into the stable area. I was so proud of Simon taking on that kind of excitement and going to work like a gentleman. The announcer said "watch these horses in the CIC* division, in four years you will be sure to see their names on teams competing for their countries". What an inspiration! No pressure Simon! I also learned that Simon and I make it onto the Tallahassee news the next day....have to get my hands on that tape!
Jump like you mean it,