This has been an amazing year to say the least with this amazing horse. Finishing 8th at Rolex Kentucky CCI****, becoming an Alternate for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and placing 14th and top American at our very first Burghley CCI****. A big thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way, especially my syndicate owners : Vicki Larson Sukup and Steve Sukup, Kal Loveless, and Susan Day and Jonathan Easterling. This would not be possible with out you all. My sponsors: Buckey Nutrition, Soteria Equestrian Safety, One K Helmets, Ecogold Equestrian Textile Engineering, Choice of Champions, Custom Saddlery, Treadstep Ireland, Rose Equestrian, Giddy Up Gear, Equiflexsleeve, VeruGreen Naturals, Rather Be Riding Photography, Horses ‘n’ Motion, Amanda Moretz Bodyworks, Holly Breaux Chiropractic, my vets Dr. Nash, my farrier Chase New, and everyone who has donated to help me fulfill my dreams.
I’m so thankful especially for my pillars of support: Timothy Harfield, Rick Wallace, Karen O’Connor, Rosemarie Spillane, Loreen Kay, Aly Rattazzi, Calandra Coon, Laura Youngblood Carithers, Braden Wallace, Rebecca Bowman, and Kathy Quinn Clark. I can not really put into words how much Johnny means to me, he truly is SIMPLY PRICELESS. And in making this video I was inspired by the passion of the sport of Eventing, the love of an incredible horse, and the amazing community that supports me! Johnny and I have attained some of my biggest dreams this year and with many more to come, I’m really excited for 2017!
I spent the week at the USEA Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where I met up with Dad and Briggs. There are no horses in this episode, but lots of horse people, including Peter Gray, William Fox-Pitt, and Phillip Dutton. I also spent some time swapping stories with Patricia Da Silva, VP Marketing for ECOGOLD (my very first sponsor).
Oh…and I HATE tapping! (and Briggs loves nose hairs).
Off to the Burghley Horse Trials, and tricking my brain into thinking that it’s no big deal. “It’s not Burghley. It’s ‘Bergley.’ I’ll do Burghley next year” 😉
A course walk with David O’Connor, Phillip Dutton, and Holly Payne. A successful jog. And a late-night ‘flasher.’