This trip has come together in a whirlwind...there are still pieces that need to be pulled together very quickly in the next few days.
In between feeling like I have absolutely lost my mind for dropping everything to go ride a horse in a CPEDI3* basically sight unseen, I am genuinely excited. I have been "itching" to get back in the show ring for most of the summer, and while there is joy in every ride, there is something so exuberant about a big horse show...the glitz of the showgrounds and all the horses so well turned-out, the camaraderie of everyone showing as well as all the officials and organizers...it really feels like a celebration in so many ways.
I have become a great deal more confident in my riding in the past 6-8 months, and while I wish I had more time to practice "test riding" before I go, I actually feel Ok about things. I am trying to put together some sample choreography to the freestyle music I have, so that won't be too stressful (it is nice in these moments that I have amassed practically a library full of freestyles!).
In closing...I would like to thank everyone who has helped along the way, and who continues to support the dream!
If you are interesting in supporting my quest to London, please do not hesitate to contact me!