Yay! Congrats! And you looked so calm in the vid. You'd never know that this was a huge step for you by watching it.
You are a very strong and determined person to be able to confront your fear so head on day after day to reach your goals. I know having the right coach is a huge help, but most of it is you and your determination. Just wait till next year, you'll think those BN fences are speed bumps.
Lol HITS, I don't think any of them are close to the Ohio border...unfortunately. But how cool would that be if you came my way to ride and compete with me :)
MudPaint - thank you :) Stong and confident, I don't know, you flatter me :) Determined, yeah. Embarassed, yes - embarassed to see all my friends and fellow competators moving up, while I get left behind.
I was never scared of the BN fences. They are easy peasy for me and very small for me, and I do hope that soon, one day, I can look back and say the same thing about Novice fences. Lol. It's a daily work in progress, I'll be honest!