Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Sorry I haven't posted in a few days! Everything has been so hectic and crazy! I placed 4th in the Freestyle with a 69.675% and my ride could not have been any better!!! We are back in California now and getting back into reality. On the plane ride back to California they had to do an emergency landing back in Lexington, KY because there was an issue with the wheels of the plane!!! Everyone is fine but it was really scary. Overall, this has just been the most amazing experience and I hope I get to compete in the Festival of Champions back in Kentucky in October!!! The top 12 compete individually and right now I am ranked 10th! It would be such an honor to go! Keeping my fingers crossed!
Friday, July 19, 2013
I had such an amazing day today, I honestly could not ask for a better horse. I came in 3rd with a 68.921% and won the bronze individual medal. I could not be happier!!!! So many emotions have come over me through all this. Today, taking it all in, I just started bawling. I cannot even explain the feeling that has come through this experience of a lifetime. My team did so wonderfully and I am so proud of them!!! Through this experience I know that I have made friends for life. I qualified to ride my freestyle tomorrow and I ride at 3:20 (12:20 CA time) and you can watch it live on usefnetwork.com I could not have done any of this without my supporters and sponsors, Elma Garcia Films, People On Horses, Glanzen, Custom Saddlery. I also would not have gotten this far without my incredible trainer and the best mom ever Kristina Harrison or without the help of Debbie McDonald!!! Pictures will be coming soon but it is pretty late here so I might just post one then wait until tomorrow for the rest! So excited for the freestyle tomorrow!!!
Upon arriving in Kentucky Etsie would not drink from her water buckets and we had to figure out how to get her to drink so she could stay hydrated. Now the princess will only drink bottled water! Oh the things we do for our babies!