Hello CLD members and friends,
I am feeling very blessed as I sit and type this letter to you all. I am so incredibly lucky to be able to participate in the sport of dressage. Just to have the physical ability firstly. I am so grateful for my health. Then to be blessed that I am my horse’s person. I am fortunate that I have an equine partner that trusts me and puts up with me (most of the time)! I know that any of these things could change in the blink of an eye.
His health, my health, circumstances change. We never know what the future holds for us. I try not to take things for granted, but of course, I sometimes do. Any number of things could happen, and it just might. In the mean time, I am going to try to appreciate my time with my horse, enjoy the moment and drink in as much as I can. Life is so precious, but much too short. Sometimes things happen that make us realize just how short and precious life is. My deepest condolences go to Pat McVary, who just lost her beloved horse, Rio. He was one in a million.
We are approaching the end of another show season so we need to start thinking about sending those scores in to our awards chair, Teresa Litchfield, for year-end awards. The deadline for sending scores in is October 10. We will be holding our Annual Meeting and awards dinner at the Sangamo Club again this year on November 2nd, where we are sure to enjoy another delicious meal! I am looking forward to seeing many of you there! There will be more details to follow. Enjoy the rest of 2019!
Your CLD President,