Don’t Let This Feeling Fade

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!

Safety First

In this week’s vlog, I take Johnny for a gallop and explain a little about my thought process going into two weeks of pre-Rolex training in Florida with Karen and David O’Connor. Ozzie is learning quickly and overcoming the reactive side of his brain. It was a huge deal to see him finally learn not to run away and instead to catch me!

I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my safety equipment, and so I talk about my favorite body protector, the Racesafe Provent 3.0, and the Helite Air Shell. I also share a little trick for how to properly store your safety equipment.

I spent a lot of time this year testing our various types and configurations of safety equipment in order to make sure that I am not only protected, but also comfortable and have full range of motion. Thanks to my friends at Soteria Equestrian Safety, I have found what I think is a perfect combination.