Many thanks to Hannah Sue Burnett for checking in with us! Many horses are headed south to Ocala for the winter, and Hannah just arrived this past week. We wish her all the best in 2014! Thanks to Hannah for writing, and thank you for reading.
Hello Eventing Nation!
It’s been far too long! I just wanted to give you a quick update on how things are going with my horses and students.
After the fall season wrapped up, all of my horses had a nice long break. They were outside more than inside, were allowed to grow a nice thick coat and many had their shoes pulled. Now that there are events basically year-round, I don’t think we give our horses or ourselves any time off to recover, reflect and prepare for the upcoming year. Ashley and I also had a vacation and are excited to ring in the new year and get the horses legged up for a competitive 2014.
We arrived in Ocala a few days ago, at the lovely Moore Hill Farm that is conveniently across the street from Ms. Mars’ gorgeous facility. Ms. Mars is kind enough to allow me to train there during the winter and it’s great to be so close to her wonderful Harbour Pilot and my friends that ride and work there.
This year Ashley and I will be sharing the house and farm with Darrin Mollet and Bill Ballhaus. Darrin is a talented event rider and enjoys playing polo with her husband, Bill. I look forward to an exciting spring and am blessed to have such great people around me.
We start the season with some young horses competing in January and then the big guys come out to flex their muscles in February.
Hope everyone up north is staying warm and looking forward to seeing everyone out eventing this spring! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from HSB Eventing!