Wow! Its been two months since my last post! Time flies. We have been really busy and we've had a lot going on with starting my training business, finishing up my Senate job and preparing for WEG, but I cannot complain! Life is good!
The really big news is that I made the US WEG Team! We had a good showing at Lamplight which placed us 5th overall and 4th on the ranking list. The competition was stiff, the pressure immense and the weather in the Midwest just plain stinks!! It rained with thunder and lightning almost every day, and was 90 degrees. Not what we are used to! We had mistakes in our tests which did impact our placings - the difference between 3rd and 6th place overall was less than 1 percentage point! Our take home lesson from Nationals was that we need to go home and iron out all the wrinkles before WEG! The US team REALLY wants to medal with this event being held on home turf!
MP is feeling good and I'm feeling good so I think we are on the right track. We had a really good support team in Chicago including Scott, Ellen, Devon, Susan Parry, Katy P, my parents, my aunt Karen and cousins as well as a few Midwesterners, my mom's best friends Susie & Robbie. It was an amazing experience and once again it reminded me of what a great life it is that I have, with a wonderful horse, wonderful companion, and wonderful friends and family.
Pictures to come, and I will plan to post once a week from now until the WEG! I need a snazzy phone so I can do this on the road...