Yes, it's two weeks belated, but no less heartfelt!
We have so much happening that once again, I've neglected this poor blog. I know, I seem to say I'll get better about that every time, and I begin with the best of intentions. So, no promises this time other than to myself!
So far the month of January has been just beautiful, such a change from last year. Brilliant sunshine, unseasonably warm temperatures and we are gearing up for a phenomenal year in 2012. New clients, new horses in training, a brand new energized board of directors for ETI Corral 88 (with yours truly being elected as President for the third year running...I am truly humbled by the support in our community) and so much hope for the upcoming show season has given us so many reasons to be excited going into this year.
Just a few tidbits of news from this past year:
In February, I took my gorgeous black NV Beau Bey gelding to Equine Affaire in Pomona to participate in their "Ride With The Best" program with Deborah Johnson. What a wonderful experience and I thank everyone so much for all their comments about my boy.
My beautiful daughter, now attending Victor Valley College, made her show ring debut in the Saddleseat discipline and rocked the house both times she's shown thus far. I am so proud of you Lisa!!
We took a client's lovely mare (Purebred Arabian) to a clinic with Diana Muravez hosted by the High Desert Chapter of the California Dressage Society at Hidden River Ranch last August and were thrilled with her performance.
Same mare as above attended her very first horse show in late October and brought home a second place ribbon in her show ring debut, in a fairly deep class. We could not be more proud of you, Belle!
Also in August my black horse made his triumphant re-entrance into the show ring at the Mojave River Valley Horsemen's Association Hot August Nights show, winning three out of four classes (placing second in the other), including the evening's biggest class of 15 horses.
Now on to bigger and better things!! As we begin this year, I want to offer many thanks to all the people who have continued to believe in us for so long ~ my incredible family, my fantastic friends and my amazing clients. Thank you all so much for your support over the years!!