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  • As the year ends, what was the highlight of your year, and goals for 2010!

    Title says it all, what was the best part of 2009 and your 2010goals and dont forget your New Years Resolution!


    Best of 2009:
    -new height record! 4'3"!
    -nailing the flying lead change on the straight line

    Goals for 2010:
    -Do well in shows
    -learn how to look up!

    New Years Resolution:
    -Stop looking down!
    -exercise more

    And yours?

  • #2
    Best of 2009
    -bought new horse
    -brought him along, from up from 2'6" to 3'6" courses
    -found a BNT to help me with him

    -Show higher than 3'6"
    -Fix flying changes

    New Years Resolution
    -Quit getting the nasty deep spots


    • #3
      Best of 2009
      -being able to jump my pony around confidently
      -Champion of our division at the only AA show we went to

      -Sell my large pony
      -Be competitive in the Adult Hunters
      -Attend College in the fall

      New Years Resolution
      -stop buying bridles
      -stop using my "right hook" while I jump


      • #4
        The highlight of my year has been the success of my customers. After we finally realized we were here to stay (since we only moved here 4 years ago for my husband to go to law school) I actually advertised my business and have had so.much.fun with my great group of customers showing, riding, and goofing off during down time. I work hard but I know every day how lucky I am to do what I love most every day and get paid for it- but having people that make it fun is definitely the icing on the cake. Having people consistently winning this year has (in my opinion) shown me that my system works and I'm proud of my business. I've (and it has) come a long way, baby!

        My goals for 2010 are.. well, to keep on keepin on, to continue to make my customers happy, to continue taking lessons from other professionals around here, and to ride better and teach and work harder and better this year. I'm happy with my program but there will always be room to step it up.

        Away from the horse thing, my first and foremost goal the first part of this year is to SELL OUR HOUSE! The 2nd part is to buy something else!
        Teneriffe Enterprises- NW Indiana


        • #5
          Best of 2009:
          --I was the one on my horse for his first ride at the new farm, first jump, first trail, first buck , all the good stuff.
          --The old Crosby fits him almost like a custom (!!!)
          --My horse LOVES water and is very reliable on trails, even though he's still kind of a baby. And I am not really that brave of a rider and even more of a chicken in the open.

          Goals for 2010:
          --Ride in the snow. Just once.
          --Have my boy consistently going long and low in the indoor. He's good in the bigger outdoor, but small indoor is a little tough.
          --Possibly get him out to his first show.

          Resolution for 2010:
          --Figure out how to fit regular lessons in, even if it's just tagging along on a walk trot lesson.
          --Get more comfortable riding in the open. I have the horse for it.
          I love my Econo-Nag!


          • #6
            My highlight: Showing Sam in our first over fences class... and winning it. Okay, it was crossrails, and it was a schooling show, but the ribbon doesn't say any of that. d; Overall, it was great starting to jump with him and seeing how much he developed and how grown-up he looks now.

            My goals for 2010: Get better at jumping so I can be better for Sam as he continues to learn. Show again over fences--and again, crossrails count. d; Stop looking down to check if he's on the correct lead.
            "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

            Graphite/Pastel Portraits


            • #7
              Best of 2009:
              -Going to Ecuador to compete and winning the team competition
              -Moving up to the high junior/amateur-owner jumpers with my ex-junior hunter

              Goals for 2010:
              -Go to Devon and Indoors for the high ammies. I've never gone to Devon, Harrisburg, or Washington, and I really want to go!
              -Do some of the smaller national standard classes this summer.
              Proudly blogging for The Chronicle of the Horse!


              • #8
                Best of 2009:
                - The feeling my mare gave me when we finally jumped a 1.10 track and she was with me all the way.
                - Realizing that my gelding is now a mature horse and is generous enough to forgive my mistakes and keep trying for me.

                Goals for 2010:

                - Jump double clear at Newcomers (1.10-1.20m) with both horses.
                - Move into Foxhunter (1.20-1.30m) classes and be competitive in them by the end of the year.
                - Get both horses to lessons regularly and jump them once a week.


                • #9
                  Bought a horse, that only the trainer rides!

                  2010- My hopes and dreams for a great new year, which are very simple!
                  Ride my own horse & stay on!
                  Getting no loud chuckles within earshot, from the peanut gallery..

                  Resolution- Don't enable or encourage others to keep buying more horses.


                  • #10
                    Highlights of 2009:
                    Having started and developed the 4-year old and 5 year old year end champions of the KWPN Iron Spring Farm Cup for young jumpers.

                    Getting the job riding for Olympic Showjumper Tim Stockdale in the UK

                    Goals of 2010:
                    Apply to vet school (and hopefully get in)
                    Learning how to breed and ultrasound my own horses
                    and continue to learn and progress every step of the way!
                    Ryu Equestrian & Facebook Page
                    Breeding Horses Today, for the Equestrian Sport of Tomorrow.
                    Osteen & Gainesville, Florida.


                    • #11
                      Best of 2009:
                      -had great trips at all of the 3'6" equitation finals!
                      -got the chance to ride a lot of nice horses

                      Goals for 2010:
                      -get my equitation horse back in work
                      -do the jumpers, hopefully the high juniors!!

                      New Years Resolution:
                      -stop my body from snapping open early
                      -exercise more


                      • #12
                        Best of 2009

                        - going on a hunter pace and really enjoying my horse!

                        Goals for 2010

                        - get my horse 'show-able'

                        New Years Resolution

                        SHOULDERS BACK!!
                        Originally posted by barka.lounger
                        u get big old crop and bust that nags ass the next time it even slow down.

                        we see u in gp ring in no time.


                        • #13
                          Congratulations to all and here is to continued success in 2010!

                          Highlights of 2009

                          My mare had a beautiful Oldenburg foal by Westporte

                          Sold my gelding that only my trainer was riding

                          Moved to a new barn with an incredible trainer and staff

                          Leasing to own my dream horse

                          Was highpoint rider in my division in multiple associations

                          Made it to the local medal show and remembered my courses and walked away with a nice ribbon

                          Lost 15 pounds

                          Sponsored a child that would never be able to afford the sport

                          Goals for 2010

                          Continue to give back to a sport that has given me so much by sponsoring another child

                          Make it back to the medals

                          Show my mare again after she had time off to be a broodie (going uber well right now)

                          Shoulders back,eyes up, hands following and not getting ahead!!

                          Hopefully, continue to keep the weight off
                          Last edited by oldenburger with fries and a cold beer; Jan. 2, 2010, 08:39 AM.