Summer is always a time for enjoying the great outdoors and just plain being more active than in the winter. This year, however, the action –and traveling– has been non-stop.
As my faithful readers now, I’ve just returned from a much-anticipated trip to NYC for RWA, and now having only been home a little over a week, am gearing up to head to Kentucky Horse Park next Monday for United States Pony Club (USPC) Championships and Festival. For eight days a group of us will be set up in what is considered the “heart of horse country.”
While this may seem like a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a week, I expect it to be high paced (But, yes, fun!).
The focus of the first several days will be Championships. This is where the kids who finished the highest in all of their disciplines from across the several regions of the U.S. will compete for bragging rights. This year, the dressage team from the Great Lakes Region will have two kids from our club — one being mine )
The second half of the week is festival — an intense three days of instruction led by some of the top equestrians in the country (and in some cases from other countries), most former pony clubbers.
Of course, as usual, any time away from home is stressful these days. Not only am I separated from the job (which on the surface would look like a blessing, but is really a nightmare) but it will also be difficult to keep up with my new commitments to writing and reading everyday. As I’ve mentioned in my time management posts, organization is a key to being successful so it is my goal to keep very fine tabs on my after-PC hours in the hotel to stay true to my commitment to myself.
Stay tuned here for pictures and tales from KY in two weeks. I hope to keep this blog current next week–from the road.