Well the 2012 season is under way after a nice break during the holidays. And lucky for me Maxine decided to return after a long trip home! Stewie is clipped again, and feeling stronger everyday. We started show jump lessons with Harold Chopping in Southern Pines, something I have done on occasion for a few years. Riding with an excellent jumper rider is so worth while, as they provide many new techniques for horse and rider. I plan on a few more lessons until Harold heads to Florida at the end of January.
On January 28 Holly Hudspeth Eventing will head to Aiken until February 10, then Stewie will ship to Pine Top for the intermediate horse trials. We plan on hitting a few local Aiken events, and I will be getting some help from Phillip Dutton. Chuck has decided to take a week off and come too, which will be so fun to have my whole family there!
Maxine, Eliza, and Bradi are also heading south, and I look forward to helping them get back in the ring since November.
I want to say "welcome" to all my new students at Equiventure Farm. Rebecca and Charlotte Goodman, Liz Kiewalt, Mykal Roth, Liz Tillman, Vanessa Thornburg, and coming back again, Christine Pavy. It has been great having so many nice people to see everyday, and I truly appreciate being part of an operation with all the wonderful students at Equiventure.
I will also be heading to Shoeman Farm March 17 in Michigan and Pine Meadow Farm June 9-10 in Minnesota for clinics. My website will be updated soon, and I am really looking forward to going to the Foote's and back to my home state! Good luck to everyone this year! See you out there.