Friday, January 30, 2009

Aiken preparation

Charly and the team are down to the last few days of withstanding the cold winter in Maryland before our trip down to Aiken, SC for February and March. Yesterday the accumulation of snow from the preceeding storm had a frozen layer of rain on the top and the entire countryside looked like one big ice skating arena. I spent the day running errands and organizing my rig and felt pretty accomplished...I then took things one step too far and attempted to hook up the trailer...oops! Luckily there were a few very friendly people with big trucks around! Bubba got pulled out, stayed hooked up while getting hooked up to the trailer and THEN pulled up and out the driveway! PHEW. It was nice to have help and get that done, but I really REALLY need to work on getting a 4wd truck.

Charly has a few friends coming on the road trip with us. A lovely mare named ULLA (sale horse), Manhatten (an Intermediate horse I'll be competing in Feb) and Smiley (John Nunn's young horse). Once I'm down and settled in there will be 1-3 more horses arriving; SO if you're looking for a few fun months in Aiken, I'd love a working student :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nunn Finer

I am proud to announce that I'll be a Nunn Finer sponsored rider for 2009!

Nunn Finer products are offered through Bit of Britain ( and many other tack stores throughout the United States; the company produces products that us eventers really need! They have very good quality bridles, breastplates, girths, boots and more.

Nunn Finer riders will be holding free course walks at events throughout the United States with Nunn Finer sponsored riders, I believe I'll be doing some course walks come Fall. Usually each event has a flyer up near the score board, definitely try to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Thank you Nunn Finer!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Waters Edge Farm

Waters Edge Farm in Sykesville, Md

This farm is owned by Liz Patrick and right in the heart of Maryland eventing... did I mention it has a beautiful new barn with bedrooms and a kitchen upstairs? There's a big outdoor, an indoor some cross country jumps, trails, pastures and soon to be lots of clinics with me! The Waters Edge clinics are open for riders to haul in, stay over or just to come watch. I'm excited to meet and help out a new group of riders. I can't wait to see all the things we can do at this lovely facility.

For information on boarding or my up-coming 2009 clinics please contact
Liz Patrick