Anne Moss photo of me and Rug jumping at a DVCTA clinic about five years ago

Anne Moss photo of me and Rug jumping at a DVCTA clinic about five years ago

I am cooking up a scheme….like all eventers this time of year, when there is no eventing, I love to take the time to look at calendars and lists of events, and try and figure out how I am going to plan the outings and afford to event in 2013. Along with that process, is the accompanying anxiety about being ready, having enough jump schools, fitness, knowing and improving dressage technique, and it all means getting some instruction. It’s an ongoing process (and that’s why we love it) that requires not only time, attention and dedication, but let’s face it — money.

Many eventers love to go south to Aiken or Florida to compete and train, but to be honest, I know that only the top end wealthiest riders, and professionals, can make that trip. I have tried and tried over the last several years to plan a southern trip and it honestly just doesn’t seem to work out in my life or work schedule. It also is a bit of a waste to go down for just a week, and do one event in February, when the competition schedule in my area (Area 2) starts in April.

surefire_09_jw_03_182I’d rather be consistent and get instruction on a regular basis over the winter, so I’m cooking up a scheme to move the mountains to me — to bring in some good instructors, arrange it so WE can afford it, schedule them conveniently for us ammys who work full time weekly jobs. If anyone is interested in joining in for a fun winter contact me at eventhorse@gmail.com. I will need to have probably 10 riders to make this a go, and I hope I can develop a series of once-a-month clinics. Please join me! I’ll make more details available later. But if you’re interested, let me know asap — I welcome suggestions — and get on my list; email eventhorse@gmail.com.

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