I received an email today from the young rider dressage squad co-ordinator that we have the opportunity to travel to Germany for almost 2 weeks through August this year as part of a YR program.
We would be staying at Rheinische Landesreitschule Riding School, included is 3 meals a day, 2 riding lessons a day (dressage, jumping and work on the lunge), theory lessons every day and general stable work, along with touring a few of the prominent studs and foal auctions depending what is on between the dates of our stay.
I am incredibly tempted to take this opportunity, it would be a fabulous experience for me to improve not only my riding skills but theory knowledge as well.
But money and university is the problem!! It is going to cost me approximately AU$5000 to stay (good value, that's including return flights, 3 meals a day, all lessons use of school horses etc) but then there's the general spending money and going out for tours etc which I would need to cough up extra for.
Biiiig decisions ahead!!! I have until the 11th of June to 'express my interest'