We spent a couple weeks on a wonderful family vacation in Canada and missed having Katie there with us. The barn is back in full swing a week after returning and in full show prep mode. On a sad note, while I was away, our retired barn mascot Meeko was lost to colic. He was a character and we all miss him. I am still processing in my heart the hole he has left in the barn.

Katie has been very busy as well going to shows in Germany almost every weekend. She missed a very good chance for going to the national young horse championships on the young stallion due to a poor elimintion call made by a judge. Very frustrating. Many ask when she is coming home….we will keep you posted. It seems they like our California girl over there! I have my tickets to go see her and ride for the beginning of September!!

Next weekend 4 of us are showing at the SD chapter show in Del Mar. I will post times as soon as I get them. Ellie will be in the RAAC championships at this show!!!

The last wknd of Aug is the S. Cal Junior Championships in LA and Samantha and Nicole have qualified!

Big news in progress!! Nicole (14) is at the Pony Club National Championships and has swept everything so far with scores ranging from 72% to 78%!!!!