Monday, February 21, 2011
The Road to Southern Pines I
Lissell and I are entered at Southern Pines I (March 12-13). Nothing too excited, just Beginner Novice. But for those that have been following Lissell's story from the past year or so, you'll know what a big deal this is. But really, it's not a big deal. At least that's what I'm telling myself. We're just traveling 8 hours for 5 days to jump 2'6" jumps. Ok, maybe I'm officially crazy. But it sounds like a lot of fun. A bunch of people from my barn are going, and maybe their stories from last year's sunny weather, combined with the dismal forecast for the next week, pushed me over the edge and I entered. Lissell's first competition since 2005. Oh yea ... we haven't jumped cross country since then either. But no biggie. One quick school while we're down there, and we'll be set. Right??
Seriously though. I'm having the best time with Lissell right now. She's just awesome. The dressage is what is it, but is getting better all the time. And the jumping ... well, there's nothing like it. She's just the best. That's a picture of Lissell charging through the water back in the day.
Ok, enough gushing. We still have a few weeks before we leave and a lot can happen between now and then. Especially when your horse is 19. But here's hoping all goes well.