It’s always funny when I sit down and try to make plans, because we all know how well THAT kind of thing works out. Especially with horses. It’s laughable really.
But if we don’t have plans then we’re just aimlessly wandering about, which makes life pointless. Okay maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. Point being – my OCD self definitely needs a plan, even if that plan doesn’t actually happen. And maybe I’m just filled with a false sense of confidence because our 2015 plans actually, by some miracle, worked out. Either way, here’s what I’m thinking for 2016:
Feb – PH schooling HT (Novice) or SA jumper show
March 25-26: MCP USEA HT or Curragh schooling HT (Novice)
April 23-24: Holly Hill USEA HT (Novice)
May 28: Willow Draw USEA HT (Novice)
July 14-17: Coconino Novice 3-Day in AZ (Novice)
Fall is where things get more sketchy, but:
Oct 1-2: Fleur de Leap USEA HT (Training)
Oct 22: PH USEA HT or Quail Run Farm schooling HT (Training)
Nov 5-6: Willow Draw USEA HT (Training)
If everything actually went as planned, we’d be showing in Texas, Louisiana, and Arizona. That sounds awesome to me, so things probably won’t go as planned.
Really my entire year is plotted around the Coconino N3D in July, and the idea of trying to go to venues that we haven’t been to yet. Because doing things we haven’t already done is what makes it fun, right? If Coconino doesn’t happen then maybe we’ll go to Georgia for a couple weeks instead. If THAT doesn’t happen, maybe we’ll aim for AEC in Tryon, NC.
Or, more likely, none of it will happen because I’ll be too poor from buying a truck. Details.