Planning for the 2012 Takeover

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Wishing my gallop field still looked this green!


               A little later than most, I have finalized my plans for the first half of 2012. I am super excited to be attacking the game once again, and I plan to come out better than ever, with my main man at my side. Unfortunately, we have to run one more CCI**, because our qualifications for a CCI*** run out at the end of 2011, so I will be re-visiting Jersey Fresh this year, which is a little daunting to try and best my previous 2nd place finish! 

            I will be traveling down to Aiken, SC in the second week of February, a little later than others. I am fortunate enough to live on a dirt road, and I can do a reasonable amount of fitness on that even through the winter months. I will be returning to VA after The Fork. 

FEBRUARY 24-26: Pine Top (Intermediate)

MARCH 23-25: Southern Pines (Advanced)

APRIL 5-8: The Fork (Advanced)

APRIL 20-22: Fair Hill CIC***

MAY 9-13: Jersey Fresh CCI**


      As always, my calendar is conservative, yet competitive. I like to keep my competitions to a small number, and do lots of work at home in between. The goal at the end of the season is to be able to give Nyls some time off, and then gear back up for some more Advanced horse trials, and then a CCI*** in the fall. 

     Hope to see you down in the warmer weather!! Until then, stay toasty next to a fire like mine!


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