Winter training has definitely started. I had a clinic last weekend, and one coming up this weekend as well. As well I have contacted Christine Traurig to start a series in 2014.
I've aimed my sights at PAG 2015 on the PRE I am riding. Currently working on him to increase suppleness, strength and getting him straight through his changes. I have 12 months to get him successfully going PSG. And have to obtain an FEI passport, all my permissions and a qualifying score to declare - as well as plan which CDIs to attend to qualify. It will be a totally new experience for me and I am so grateful to the owner of the horse for allowing me to ride him at such a high level!
My current FEI horse has been posted for sale :( It is heartbreaking as he has taught me so much but I am looking forward to selling him on to someone looking to learn the ropes on a very safe, committed and talented PSG/I1 horse with plenty of years left in him.
With the proceeds I am hoping to buy a young horse with the breeding, movement and rideability required for an international GP prospect. With this horse I would be aiming for Tokyo 2020.
It is an exciting time!! But stressful to think about all the time and monetary commitment required :( Wish me luck!! This winter is all about moving forward and advancing my own riding to the next level
I hope everyone else has similar goals in always advancing their riding!! Learning is the best thing we can all do for ourselves!