Incase there was any doubt, the Kentucky Horse Park is amazing. So amazing in fact that two days before the competition I freaked myself the f out. Thank goodness the lady I traveled from Arizona with was amazing and helped me pull my head out of my ass. Slider thanked her as well!
Slider traveled like a million bucks, and was truly a gem at the competition. He was tense, but that was it. No spooks or anything, he was 100% rideable the whole time.
The cross country course is behemoth. Not many rolex jumps were out, but the sheer amount of space was almost overwhelming. To be surrounded by so much beauty and history was definitely inspiring...after I finished having my meltdown.
If you are a fan of Thoroughbreds you have to make it to the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover. It was amazing to see all the different body types and various training styles. I was blown away by how calm many of them were, the winner of the hunter division was fantabulous!
Almost every single person I talked to was friendly and just as excited as I was to be there. RRP truly created an amazing atmosphere of learning and camaraderie.
I really didn't want to leave Kentucky when it was all said and done. The rolling green hills and miles of black fence. It is like poetry about spring and dawn, everyone says the same thing yet it never gets old.
The trip even came with a fun blogger meet up!
She is so friendly and great! She brought a friend and my friend from Georgia was there and my dad. Us girls start talking ponies and after a few minutes my dad says wait a minute have you guys ever met before? We all had a good laugh and told him no, horse girls are just that awesome!
I walked the cross country course with Slider several times just enjoying the sights.
I'm not the bravest rider in the world, but someday on the right horse I still dream about galloping around that course. It will be amazing.
I keep getting distracted while typing this up so I'm going to end it here and then come back to write about specific rides. Talk to y'all soon!