Collection of compositions & photos of an aspiring equine journalist

"The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Well, well, well...the weeks have just been flying by. Graduation is soon approaching and so to distract myself from that morbid date, I have joined the VT Horse Judging Team this semester. Since I am not able to ride this semester with the VT Equestrian Teams due to lack of economic resources, I have decided to learn to judge horses and get judged on how well I judge. Few. Yeah, it's a doozy. We have been practicing like 3-5 times a week placing classes and giving reasons and this weekend is our FIRST real contest in Tennessee. So away we go on adventures road-tripping to farms to check out pretty horses. I know. Life is so terrible. Yet, I feel that there are a lot of reasons to be given in my future. Wish us luck -

Oh yeah, I bought my favorite pair of jeans ever yesterday - Wrangler Cash Jeans! Check them out - absolutely amazing quality and fit! Still looking for boots, maybe the ladies Justin L5045 Antique Crepe Soles with green tops? Love me some Justin boots. Need some real square toes, with hot colored tops of course, to wear for judging contest trip in Fort Worth, Texas this April. Yee-haw! =D

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Terribly Tropical

Two great pictures from my Caribbean Cruise over spring break - check out the clear water =)

Private Island/Animal Sanctuary Costa Maya, Honduras. Near our port in Isle of Roatan. Absolutely gorgeous clear blue waters - perfect for tanning, snorkeling, exploring and kayaking.

Tropical paradise - Geoff's Caye Belize. Phenomenal snorkeling =) colorful fish, huge pink and green corals and I even saw Dorey! Tiny exotic island with a max of 10+ psalm trees.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Counting Sheep

So I got back from spring break vaca on sunday night very, very late. It literally took me about 3-4 days to just fully recover. Now, Mexico has exploded out of my travel tote bag and is all over my room. AH!

Further, I just finished taking a quiz for this extremely interesting travel and tourism class that is online this semester. We have to make a travel itiniary for our term project and mine is going to be on New Zealand. Yay. I have TRULY always wanted to visit there! My first fun fact that this country's sheep population is double the actual amount of residents. So if I ever visited and could not sleep, I am sure I would have plenty of sheep to count =)

Pictures from the islands later - I highly recommend cruising! It was a fantastic vacation.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wait just a minute...

I take that back. It totally snowed all day yesterday...again! Ugh.

The only thing keeping me going at this point is the fact that on Friday I will be headed somewhere muchos warmer. Traveling south, further, further, and then cruisin' down towards the equator! Woot!

"I got my toes in the water, booty in the sand, not a worry in the world, cold drink in my hand - life is good today."

Monday, March 1, 2010


Today merits a huge "thank you" to Mother Nature as it was a day of clear skies and sunshine without a snowflake in sight. =) As you can imagine, this made me smile. Then again, the mild warmth of the rays of sunshine remind me how long it has been since I rode last...almost two months to be exact! Miss Julia has settled nicely into her new home in Goochland and I could not be happier; though I do anxiously await her horse show debut this spring with her new owner. I love kids. Most of all, Jules' new kid is an exceptional one. I love horse shows and pony club events and having a horse/rider combination to cheer for! I am sure that they will do positively fabulous their first time out.

The feeling after the last xc fence, galloping to the finish, adrenaline pumping and enjoying every bit of the rush from jumping large, solid obstacles at speed is definitely a feeling an eventer never forgets. A time of celebration that is virtually a different experience for every rider. A time to relish in the accomplishment. I know that Jules' new kiddo will be able to experience this extreme emotional rush, and I smile inside.

In closing, only one exam, 3 more days of class and a 15 hour drive separates me from a warm Spring Break Vacation! Woot! Keep your fingers crossed that we will have sunny, warm and dry weather in the Caribbean this coming week - look out Florida, here I come! I promise tropical pictures to follow B-)