Summer is definitely here–it’s supposed to be 100f today, and it certainly wasn’t cool this morning. Steph has escaped to some ridiculously scenic place on the east coast, leaving us behind to wreck havoc on her business. Did I say us? Yep. I hope you’ll all join me in welcoming Emily Rosenbaum to the WSH team. Emily is an H-A pony clubber who spent a year in Kentucky working for Megan Moore. She’s finishing out her degree in Exercise Physiology at BSU and we managed to snag her before she gallivanted off elsewhere to do cool stuff. I don’t know if you’ve had a lesson with Emily yet, but she’s enthusiastic, fun, and very, very knowledgeable.
Another advantage to having Emily on the team is that I actually got to go to a horse show(!!). Rafter K Event Derby was last weekend. The fearless (dare I say intrepid?) Shelley managed the whole thing with a broken hand. Color me impressed. She was assisted by Meghan Faherty and Sarah Berkowitz, both of whom seem pretty cool. Steph taught long hours and lots of people on Friday and Saturday, doing her best to give all the riders a fun, successful experience over fences.
Although Shelley is out of the saddle for a while, we had a good group of clients riding.
Janelle brought Seamus. They rocked their way through the clinic and then had a fun, safe round out on the cross country, no doubt prepping for bigger things coming up soon.
Stephanie B proved that she has more grit and bounce than the rest of us combined. Although she didnt get to play on Sunday, she and Ms Song jumped the biggest fences I’ve ever seen them go over and I have no doubt they’ll be back stronger than ever. Watch out BN competitors!
Speaking of Beginner Novice, yours truly and the coolest horse on the plant (aka Cuna) completed their first ever BN round at mach speed. We have high hopes of acquiring brakes in the near future.
Lots of exciting things going on at the barn. Aspen, a lovely jumping mare, is joining us for a while before her owner takes her back and Wesley, a cool grey gelding is with us to find a new home. (Ad coming soon. Don’t rush me.) Steph is off to McCall next week, but she’ll be back in Boise for lessons and training a couple days a week. Stay in touch–you can still come play at Pierce Park Stables or you can join her in the ever-so-refreshingly-cool mountains.
PS If you are mountain-bound, take me with you!