Howdy everyone! :)
Some of you may remember me, probably not though. My Father was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007 and passed away January 1, 2011. So I never had a lot of horse knowledge and definitely not riding knowledge. I came to the Horse Forum in 2012, I was a Junior in highschool and just gotten a different pony and came here for riding advice and I thought she was pregnant so advice on that also. Well she wasn't pregnant which I was actual thankful for.
Well! Now I am in college! I've always had a dream of becoming a more educated rider, and riding more often and eventually competing which I thought would never come true. At my college we have both Hunt Seat and Western teams that are recognized by the college which is amazing!
I wanted to make the Hunt Seat team so I went to both pre-practice rides and then the tryouts. Due to my lack of consistent riding, and not starting at a young age I would have been estatic to have made the JV team. I MADE VARSITY! I was speechless, I jumped up and down and called my Mom and my boyfriend to share the news! I was amazed! Along with making the team I would practice twice a week and would be showing, which I have NEVER done before. I started the semester off with not much, clothing and experience wise. I started and am still in the Walk-Trot class for showing. I bought myself Tredstep Donatello boots which I LOVE and started buying the rest of my clothing, breeches, show shirt, show jacket, and now I'm working on the helmet.
I have showed in 5 shows out of 6, and placed 4 out of the 5 times I have showed. 2 fifth places, and 2 second places!! I am VERY proud of myself for everything I have accomplished so far in the horse world and the college world!
This is my second semester and I am taking 17 credit hours, practicing twice a week for the team, commuting from home, and holding down a work study job. I have a show this Sunday which I am somewhat nervous for but I'm not. I'm doing pretty good right now considering my hectic schedule!
I just wanted to share my happiness with the rest of you and an update on me! Plus the accomplishments I have made considering the situation I've overcome with my family from the past few years.