Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Team 55 - Parys **
What a blast the Distance Derby has been! This will be my third year to compete and I’m looking forward to more great times on the trail and reading about the adventures of fellow Derby riders. I was lucky to meet or exceed several riding and competition goals in 2013, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store. I will continue to compete in CTR, help with the NHTC Trail Challenge, work on improving my partnership with my horse, and enjoy many excellent days on the trail with friends.
My main horse will again be my 15yo white Foxtrotter, Mika. He has surpassed all my expectations and amazes me with his great attitude, willingness and ability. He is a hoot to ride and I am blessed to have such a good partner. We should up our mileage again in 2014 as I plan to compete him in more Open CTR’s so will increase our competitive as well as conditioning miles. Wiley, my 16yo Paint, and Lucy, my 9yo Half Arab, will also get some saddle time.
2012 / 684.20 miles / 18th Place
2013 / 803.66 miles / 24th Place