Well, I'm a little in shock, thrilled and also pretty bloody upset!!
I got a letter in the post today from the equestrian federation of australia.
For years I have been working so hard to get into the state squad. Years and years of working so incredibly hard, riding everything I can, intense lunge lessons etc, absorbing information from every port of call possible.
And finally, after so much hard work, I have been given a place on the YR state dressage squad for 2010!!!!!!!!!! Even my coach didn't get on the squad this year!
I am absolutely stoked, thrilled, ecstatic!!!!
Being on the squad gives me access to international squad coaches, judging clinics etc. it is a huge honour to be selected and we have some very talented and very wealthy young riders in the state that I have been chosen ahead of. Me, short stumpy little kayty who has worked her butt off, never had a pricey, well bred and stunning moving her, never had mummy and daddy hold my hand through everything.. got placed on the state dressage squad!!!!
We have a problem though. I currently do not have a horse, and anything that has been offered to me is no where near up to the ability to being competing elementary/medium at state level this year. SHOOT!!!!! I can't believe it, after so long and so much work I finally get in, and now I may have to reject my position. I feel like crawling under a rock and crying right about now.