I cannot believe all the choices I have here in Area III for showing and clinics. In Seattle, you had one option every other weekend during the summer for events, a couple of derbies in the spring, and maybe some clinics over the weekend. In some ways that is nice, you know your schedule year in and year out, no wondering where you’re going this year. Most weekends here I have a recognized horse trial within a few hours or a schooling horse trial or any number of dressage and jumper shows.
When my trainer sent out a proposed schedule for this spring and summer, my eyes bulged out. There is something literally every weekend! There’s no way I can do all of that, I do have to spend some time at home with the dogs and the boy… I guess?
Anyway, I’ve narrowed it down to the following so far:
3.18.17 – 3.19.17 : Ashland Farm Clinic
3.25.17 : Chatt Hills Schooling Show
4.1.17 – 4.2.17 : Lainey Ashker Clinic
4.15.17 – 4.16.17 : FENCE H.T.
5.6.17 : Silverthorn Jumpers
5.20.17 – 5.21.17 : Chatt Hills H.T.
5.26.17 – 5.28.17 : Circle of Friends Agility Trial
6.3.17 – 6.4.17 – Aiken XC Schooling Weekend
6.17.17 – 6.18.17 : Stephen Bradley Clinic
6.24.17 – 6.25.17 : Stableview H.T.
7.8.17 – 7.9.17 : Chatt Hills H.T.
8.12.17 – 8.13.17 : Windridge Farm H.T.
Just looking at that and I’m starting to feel a little overwhelmed but very excited! I am going to have to make sure I keep on top of things both at home and at work. We’ll see how things are going in June before I start penciling in the rest of the summer but I’m hoping for good things!