Just in case you didn’t see my disclaimer already, I’m posting it again. Because one cannot knock on wood too many times, yes? (Unless you’re OCD like me, then the answer is probably definitely yes)
Disclaimer: Dear Lord, if you happen to read this blog, or see into my thoughts, or what have you, please know that these are hopes and I’m not overly ambitious. Or I’m hoping not. I will work hard towards all the ideas that are to follow, and should you deem that my more lofty goals be too much, I only ask you please spare my horse’s soundness. Please keep him safe on the roads that he travels with me. And I apologize for the over-indulgence in wine for the last several years. Amen.
So, assuming that all the riding/training goals of yesterday’s post get accomplished, here is my wish list of events to attend this year. Written in the digital version of the most erasable pencil ever.
Jan 12 – Pipe Opener CT – BN
We’re signed up for this already, and we’re hopefully just going to pop around at BN and get our sea legs back!
Feb 3 – Sporting Days Recognized HT – BN
Maaaaaaybe. Depends on how he’s going, if it’s financially feasible, and a lot of other poop. It’s in Aiken, which is an almost 5 hour haul. And I hate driving that much.
Feb 16 – Pipe Opener CT II – Novice
If all goes to plan (again, see disclaimer) I would love to get back to Novice level at this show
March 9 – Southern Pines Recognized HT – Novice
Eeeek this is where I scare myself.
April 20 – Longleaf Recognized HT – Novice
May 11 – May War Horse Schooling HT – Novice
Includes the possibility of just schooling XC in case I decide to do option B
May 25 – Paradise Farm Recognized HT– Novice
Because I’ve heard such good things about this place, I’d love to fit it in!
June 15 –War Horse Schooling HT – Novice
June 22 – Stable View Recognized HT – Novice
Another gorgeous facility in Aiken. This one will depend on how we are doing competitively because….
Aug 27 – AMERICAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIP – Novice
OK now I’m terrified. But I said it. Wrote it. Typed it. Whatever. I’d be fulfilling a life dream if I can make this happen. And it’s at the Kentucky Horse Park!